If the following scripture is true, this is quite an indictment about our failed solutions and reason for increased awareness and productive action.
Ephesians 2: 2. from the Amplified Bible. You were following the ways of this world [influenced by this present age], in accordance with the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit who is now at work in the disobedient [the rebellious, the unbelieving, who fight against the purposes of God].
This says that the spirit at work in the disobedient, rebellious and unbelieving is the spirit of Satan. If this is so, then it cannot be their upbringing or societal influences. However, we can agree that they are victims, but of their own choices to comply with evil spirit influences.
If true, the solution then is to rebuke and bind the evil spirits that are influencing the disobedient, rebellious and unbelieving in our society so they become partakers of real freedom.