Stupidity does not imply malice, but malice implies stupidity. That’s because a stupid populace is irresistible to a malicious ruling class; the soviets knew that it is much easier to deceive and control unintelligent masses. People were methodically “dumbed down” by “the elite” through their indoctrination schemes such as schools and universities. Similar to the current United States, isn’t it? Indoctrinated masses along with immigration policymakers favoring less educated migrants and mass-media operatives pushing their propaganda directed specifically designed for the undesirable, free-thinking people.
The ruling class doesn’t have any interest in “We, the People”. Americans of all backgrounds suffer greatly while incompetent rulers make their life worse every day. Their main concern is staying immune from any form of accountability, regardless of political affiliation.