You're suggesting that the fall of the Soviet Union had no impact on the countries directly within the regional influence of the U.S.S.R.? That's incredibly against what history would suggest, but that's obviously just your opinion and not history. Perhaps Russian was never in Afghanistan either?
The one uniting principle behind this movement is opposition to corporate welfare. These demands are made in the context of large amounts of tax-payer money going to corporations. The demands present an alternative to corporate welfare, instead investing in our population instead of large corporations that are too insolvent to even exist except in some magical political unreality. So to be clear, you're saying you'd rather give your tax-dollars to a General Motors or Bank of America instead of helping someone pay off their college debt or rebuilding roads or something useful?
I'm going to guess you're also one of those fellows that supports unlimited military spending, judging by your comments about spending during the Cold War. I bet you also love tax cuts, because they promote business? It's naive ideologues like you that need to leave politics alone. Your simple, absolute black and white world is not what reality is composed of. It seems impossible for complexity to exist for you.