OK. A revolution for what, and for whom? The US has been racing backwards for years, back to the years leading into the Great Depression. The US shut down/shipped out a massive number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s, and still pretends there are no consequences. The past 20 years have been focused on maintaining a pep rally for the middle class. In real life, not everyone is able to work (health, etc.) and there aren't jobs for all. We have a poverty crisis out here. The US has fallen well behind the modern nations in virtually every respect, and can no longer adequately compete in the modern world economy. The overall life expectancy of the US poor has continued to fall, and the number of Americans in deep poverty has soared. Nudging up the minimum wage is like putting a piece of duct tape on a widening crack in a dam.
On the commentary of the left, we haven't heard it in years. It was drown out by the liberals' pep rally for the middle class. If the US had an organized left, they would have been shining a spotlight on our poverty crisis -- the proof of the failures of our deregulated capitalism. Our own 20th Century history shows why it's impossible to save (much less, to rebuild) the middle class without shoring up the poor. I think we've reached the point where it's no longer possible to pull the masses together to push back (against financial and corporate powers) for the common good.