What Americans need is a "political revolution". The election of Trump makes this very clear. As he puts his team together and begins to spread his influence far and wide, the need for political revolution will become a screaming need. Screaming need. More than just urgent.
Bernie doesn't understand the meaning of revolution. He doesn't seem to get that it means deep institutional change. He thought he could make a revolution within the Democratic Party and he seems to still believe that.
The oligarchic system we have, which fools continue to refer to as a "democracy", has provided us with an oligarch for president. The people have spoken, some people say. Not so. The people have lost their capacity to speak and be heard. No majority of American voters elected Trump. He did not get 30% of the electorate, yet he is given the right to wield the power of the entire people's government. He is not the choice of the American people, he is the product of a corrupted electoral system.
Political revolution begins with elections that accurately reflect the will of the majority of the people. It isn't necessary to storm the Bastille to create deep institutional change. What is necessary is a voting system that people trust based on one person, one vote, that correctly tabulates the votes and can be verified. The election just held did not accurately count the votes and it cannot be verified. It is a faith-based system. We need facts, not faith. No one can prove that the results of this election reflect the will of the majority of those who voted. The loser got more popular votes than the winner. It is a bizarre system that should be replaced with something that works. That would be the first revolutionary act in the political revolution.
So we have a loud mouth billionaire landlord to lead this oligarchy while we wait impatiently for democracy like the second coming. If he comes to grief, which he certainly will, maybe this will put the people into the mood to make some revolutionary changes. So it's a good thing after all, like the sinking of the Lusitania or the attack on Pearl Harbor were a good things insofar as they galvanized the political will of the people to act.