Bernie should have had the courage, honesty, and brains to use not only that simple graphic that you reference, but also the simple and full 'action sentence' WITH an effin 'object' of "Political Revolution against EMPIRE" --- instead of his 'collapsing like a cheap suitcase' and using the vague, meaningless gutless, and incomplete two-word hollow sound-bite campaign slogan of merely "Political Revolution" (against what, Bernie? Against WTF, Bernie?? You useful idiot sheepdog!)
This is the most meaningful and constructive article on CD in ages --- which leads to the only solution of democratic socialism. I've ordered Philips and Brick's book, although as a student in and of the 60's, it may or may not add to my agreement in this only sane and effective path forward.
I can't say enough of JKG, although I've never read his book on American / British Left Comparisons (post WWII to early '70s), I'm also sure that it comports with my own belief that England and the other former European Empires which shit-canned imperialism in favor of social democracy could have led America not to the phony "third way" but to the only serious 'anti-Empire way' --- but instead America perverted this path of sanity for the people and instead infected Europe with turning back to a new form of Global Empire that we have as a metastasized stage-four cancer today.
And as far as the Democratic 'D' Vichy Party of Clinton and Obama are concerned, all I can say is that both their deadly and deceitful legacies will mirror what I wrote in the Boston Globe (Jan 2001) about Bill's own Legacy:
"Clinton's legacy? It will be as the Neville Chamberlain of the Democratic party, and for the same reason: that he caved-in to fascism ---- not the old personalized, nationalist fascism, but a newer ‘friendly fascism’ of global corporate empire.
Clinton tried to triangulate corporate fascism with a slightly friendlier version, which could feel our pain while applying it also. He learned too late that you can’t co-opt fascists by applying half their programs for them. They will only grouse and continue to do the second half with rougher hands on the controls.
Clinton has left America without the defense of a democratic party ---- without an opposition party to the rule of global corporate empire.
Clinton and the DLC hijacking of the Democratic party were a 'one trick pony', as proven by Gore's loss.
Christopher Hitchens has summarized better than anyone, "The Democratic party is not so much dead, as actually, visibly, palpably rotting on the slab".
Clinton, like Chamberlain stepping off the plane, is smiling to the crowd, while waving the death certificate of the Democratic party, which he has just negotiated."
Socialism, as Warren Beatty sang in the 'Luncheon Fund Raising' scene in "Bulworth" is the essential 'dirty word' to save of burning democracy from this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire.