The average American reads Karl Marx much like they read Bible: They read badly.
Searching between words they skip across, wondering how they can use this text to feel like they are not failures, looking for a rationale for crucifying and attacking other human beings.
It is not the failure of conservatives, or liberals. It is an American failure; We read badly to rationalize behaving badly.
“Here are the reasons I should hate all those who [don't] believe in this.”