Everyone has their meta-narrative, e.g. Marxists think the world is divided into bourgeois and the workers, Objectivists think the world is divided into producers and the moochers, anarchists think the world is divided into statists and anarchists. They all pick a side, and fight for that side.
Here is my meta-narrative: In every category of human competence, individuals are divided into P-type people vs. NP-type people. The P-type people can verify in polynomial time, whether a new way to act is productive and results in human well being or not. The NP-type people can design in polynomial time new ways to act.
Much like a lizard which thinks it is holding up a wall, P-type people think they are in control of the world. They go through grand posturing and schemes to make it all work.
But the handful of NP-type folks are actually running the show, the rest are just imitating the gestures & paths discovered by the NP-type people.
I think NP-type people should only help the quickest P-type people who agree with them.