From decimating the cotton industry in Africa to hammering the softwood lumber industry in Canada, the United States have always been protectionist. It's almost as if it's hard-wired into their DNA. Fervent patriotism likely also plays a role.
What is it that brings us into conflict with others? What are the roots of violence? Why do we lose our natural state of compassion and our connection to the humanness of others? Could it be that it begins with our thinking?