Bernie publicly 'coming-out', exposing, and committing to
non-violently confront this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire that has
'captured', controls, and is now merely 'posing' as our former country,
and which as the focal 'object' of his "Political Revolution against
EMPIRE" absolutely INSURES both that he has to be on the correct
side of each and every little "identity issue", all the bigger but still
subordinate 'symptom problems' orchestrated "abroad and at home" (in
foreign as well as 'domestic policy') controlled by the Empire, and
pledges his life, treasure, and total efforts to fighting for our entire
"ailing social order" against EMPIRE. Which means that Bernie has got
to be committed to "the people" on every issue for the people and will
be burning every bridge to the Empire.
Being against EMPIRE is the only single valid 'litmus test' which can be simply understood and totally enforced by the people in the coming non-violent Second American Revolution against EMPIRE --- just as it was in the First (and only successful) American Revolution against EMPIRE, as the great Revolutionary historian and academic analyst, Joseph Ellis so clearly demonstrates:
"The British ministry and the Continental Congress were, in fact, looking at
the crisis from different ends of the same telescope in ways that
accurately reflected their contrasting political assumptions. The
British approach was decisively IMPERIAL, top down from George III,
through Lord Germain, to all those converging ships and men. The
American approach was decidedly REPUBLICAN, bottom up, dependent upon
broad-based popular consent from that enigmatic entity called “the
people.” To repeat, nothing so sweepingly DEMOCRATIC had ever been
attempted before, for the quite sound reason that a poll of the people
was almost assured to produce a muffled or divided response or, worse, a
What seems most historically significant, at least in retrospect, is how true each side was to the core values it claimed to be fighting for. It was the coercive power of an EMPIRE against the consensual potency of a fledgling democratic republic. History seldom provides pure embodiments of such contrasting political alternatives, but in the summer of 1776 they were both on display"
Ellis, Joseph J. (2013-06-04). Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American
Independence (pp. 49-50). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
By committing himself to fighting against the 'meta-problem/meta-cause' of EMPIRE, Bernie would be casting his lot inexorably with "the people" and irretrievably against the cancerous cause of all our "Sorrows of Empire" [Chalmers Johnson] ---- and you just can't 'fake-it' as a Revolutionary against any Empire; the British EMPIRE, the Nazi Empire, the Japanese Empire, or all the way back to the Roman Empire.
Thus, Bernie in committing publicly to his "Political Revolution against Empire" would not only address the partially informed and very willing to proceed Revolutionary young people who flock to his campaign, but also all of the "lower information voters" (actually the more deluded/propagandized 'subjects' of the Empire who don't yet really understand the cause of their anger, AND even win over the most highly principled anti-war, anti-capitalism, and anti-Empire radical left --- like Chris Hedges, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, David Harvey, Paul Street, Kevin Zeese, Michael Parenti, and all the public intellectuals, academics on Empire, all the way from principled anti-War libertarians to the furthest reaches of Trotskyites et al. who, unlike Chomsky, have 'not yet' concluded that supporting Bernie is the best chance we have ever had for democracy against EMPIRE!