Anyone cheering violence and armed conflict fundamentally does not understand the world, truth, life, or violence. Probably a democratic process -legitimate elections can deter wars of conquest and dictators. Putin, Erdogan, and Communist party in China are basically non-democratic. Good for them, right?
Liberals in the United States have cheered for years as un-elected surpeme court judges crushed the rights of teachers, 1952 Engel v Vitale, the rights of unborn children and fathers, 1973 Roe v Wade, and soon after 2015 Obergefell v Hodges will be the rights of anyone to protest same-sex marriages, abortions, or anything else; the rights of religious liberty will be subordinated to subjective opinions, like erotic liberty -self defeating sexualized identity.
Inter-personally and internationally, start with the assumption 100% of people are liars. Yet somehow III% of people are "first responders" for all the rest. >50% of "rich" Westerns may not be bothered to vote on their own government, and maybe 1 billion people don't have access to running water. Duty and honor anyone?
Where is the line between patriots and nationalists? Who are the trend setters and who are the culture victims, to put it stupidly? Who gets to write the history book. Well, God does.
Are Russian speakers in East Ukraine bigger propaganda victims than Americans who think Homer Simpon and John Rambo are cool? Maybe, for now.
Probably no one, not arm-chair quarterback Trump supporters, or the global elites themselves, like Oprah and Obama, can comprehend a global power game. Maybe most are just OK with secular humanism -materialism, consumerism, and/or universalist spiritualism, -yoga, and "ISIS fighters just need good jobs."
It works for EU trans-national socialism, to allow millions of Arab refugees to prop up economy, but ignores a spiritual reality. The danger of secularism is not people will believe nothing, it's they will believe anything.
So, is this about economics -scarcity, and then national interests, never national allies, or is this about something more, the worldview presumptions of every person that guides every decision and every belief.
There will always be wars, there will be winners and losers and those who will attempt to deny every bit as long as they can. The question of violence and the selfish -evil human heart is not if, but when and for how long. The alternative to war and peace is not moralism, its morality -absolute red lines, not lies.
"The modern man in revolt has become useless for all purposes of revolt...because he doubts everything." Maybe Americans cheering Russian nationalism are somehow doubting their own patriotism, which is the correct expression. What was the ideological alternative to atheist communist central control over the 50 year long cold war? What is the ideological alternative to Islamic jihad in Iran's new land route to Israel? What is the ideological alternative to authoritarian militarism in China?
The Cold War was steadily won. I think Korea and Vietnam and Iraq had to be fought. Leaving Iraq and failing to intervene in Syria was an epic failure. These new Cold Wars are being steadily lost since 2008. God bless America? We won the cold war, we invented the space shuttle, the no-fault divorce and internet pornography to the tune of 500,000 years of video, every year. God bless America?
Why is Germany and Japan not on the UNSC, to support free market economy and democracy in the face of authoritarian miliarism? It's a pretty corrupt world, with pretty corrupt people in it... Obama says no to being "world police" in 2008. Poor hillary and trump agree. better learn to speak chinese. Might be more Christians and China. They have 2 space stations and their own internets.