Causality Poop

Political chicken-or-egg questions, one for each side:

Do neocons want war all the time in order to militarize American society, or do they want to militarize American society in order to ensure perpetual war?

Do comfy class/professional activist/media liberals care about identity politics more than class and foreign policy because they can actually see progress being made with identity issues, or does progress only happen with identity issues because such people care about them more?

For what it’s worth I think the former is true in the first question, but I’m less sure than I used to be. I’m absolutely certain that for the second question, the latter is correct.