The inability of an ideological doctrine to convince people of its validity or sincerity may arise from its inability to meet practical demands, inconsistency of principle with practice, indoctrination with an opposing belief, or general dissension. An ideology which proves adequate for one society may prove inadequate for another. The social methodologies required to create, promulgate and sustain a global ideology have not yet been developed, so that parochial mindsets go unchallenged, pervading society with their limited views.
The Chinese 'Cultural Revolution' was an unsuccessful attempt to halt modernization. The peace movement, which is world-wide, is quasi-ideological and has not had sufficient success in the most heavily armed countries. Its failure to convince all peoples and leaders may lead to world disaster.