Ideologies must have a foil, an enemy, to demonize and focus attention, to oppose, to hate. The influence of an ideology depends on the credibility of its enemy. If the enemy proves to be benevolent, the ideology can not maintain its influence.
Corporatist America is the world's biggest bully and the perfect foil for an ideological mobilization of the oppressed. US policy is dominated by corporate influence and competing ideologies. The US exacerbates inequitable distributions of resources and power. The US facilitates extreme opposition. This is badly managed power.
We can do better.