Please, don't anyone flame on me for what I am about to point out. Just read and respond.
When I was in college I took a "Modern European History" class. The professor was German and had not only lived through WWII in Germany, he managed to collect a lot of German propaganda material. It showed the Swastika on all different consumer products. I found it really distressing, because it was so prevalent and clearly, the German people really bought into the government at that time. Lately, I have noticed how many American flags are on consumer products, bumper stickers, store signs. One day I had the thought that if I were from another culture, I would perhaps feel the same level of distress that as a college student, I had felt upon seeing all those Swastikas. It made me realize that as an American, I do NOT believe in the things our current government is pursuing. However, I see all around me, that Americans who do are flying their colors so to speak. No doubt to people from other cultures, we are all the same, just as I thought all Germans were the same. Dangerous stuff!