Is the USA now an 'evil empire'?

Ronald Reagan’s ‘Evil Empire’ Speech in 1983

Ronald Reagan’s ‘Evil Empire’ Speech in 1983

Back in 1983, then US President Ronald Reagan made a speech in which he named the old Soviet Union as an ‘evil empire.’

But what about the USA?  Is it now an evil empire?

Consider the following:

July 29, 2015

Monsanto is an incredibly powerful force in modern agriculture, supplying a wide swath of farmers with seeds, pesticides, and data. They are also notoriously secretive and combative with journalists, a PR strategy that has helped perpetuate the “Evil Empire” meme.