I guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic, less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us. If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return.
We have to stop idolizing the men who do these things, and the films they make using these practices. In film school, I saw plenty of guys in my classes worshipping these directors as their heroes. It made me sick. Plenty of directors achieve greatness without stooping to such tactics. Worship them instead.