Why did the capitalist mission (led by America and Britain) to build a pro-Western democratic paradise in central South America, the Middle East, and Africa fail?
It failed because the mission was totalitarian—it was a brainchild of the Western political establishment. This establishment called itself capitalist; they claimed that they wanted to create a democratic and capitalist paradise. But they were after total control. Their real agenda was to create a global geopolitical order which they could dominate. The people of central South America, the Middle East, and Africa refused to accept Western hegemony.
In capitalist societies, the government is as totalitarian (especially in the areas of foreign policy and warfare) as the governments in communist countries. Why do capitalist governments launch so many covert military operations in foreign countries? Because they know that their military operations do not enjoy public support. If they told the masses the truth about what they were doing in foreign countries, they would lose the next election.
The masses in capitalist countries are brainwashed by academia and the 24/7 media—they are ignorant, naive, divided, and lacking in political skills. They are incapable of taking united action to force their government to change its policies. The capitalist academia and media are part of the political establishment. They endeavor to keep the attention of the masses focused on irrelevant issues. The important issues are never analyzed and debated.
The political weakness of the masses, gives the capitalist governments a complete monopoly on power. They are free to commit any atrocity anywhere in the world and they are not answerable to any institution or to the voters. The irony is that the erstwhile Soviet Union’s foreign policy was more transparent and non-violent than the foreign policy of the so-called bastions of democracy and capitalism, the USA and Britain.