Yes, Mike, a small portion of the population has caused what has happened to America since the middle of the last century, but that’s what routinely happens in a society when capitalistic greed begins to run amuck.
A capitlist society can be both a powerful and a good society, but it requires equally powerful socialistic guardrails to protect it and us from its predatory component. Once the very top of the social pyramid gets into a position whereby it can buy up a democratic government like the super rich have bought up the Republican Party, the game is up.
Now the whole mess of a country is at the mercy of a psychopath that the super rich are hoping they can control. Where around 1933 have we heard this story before?