Pundits have for years blamed the surge of the American the far-right on Donald Trump, and deflected criticism of the US. The reality is that groups like the Proudboys or QAnon conspiracists are symptoms of a fractured society in a faltering empire.
This is a tragedy, but it is no accident. It is part of the law enforcement and justice system in the United States, which dates back to slavery. It has maintained this system, and ethnic minorities are imprisoned and murdered in wild disproportion to population amounts.
Self proclaimed socialists such as Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Corbyn have seen moderate success in electoral politics which has opened up a space for socialists to introduce their ideas to a much larger audience.