Just to clarify a bit. I used Sanders’ name reluctantly only because he was, and is, outlining what the majority have been demanding. My intent was to phrase that as the only old politician paying attention. Not as someone to look to for replacing the wreckage that will need to be cleared away but as someone who at least marked the path and said what needed to be said. Just don’t look too closely at his record because it won’t help.
The practical steps to salvage the country are very difficult to define without a major break with tradition. We literally have no tools for this situation. I’ll retain hope until November that something can make a major structural change unnecessary.
There are amazingly young people coming into this with a clearer understanding of the world we are entering and without the chains of dogma. If they can manage to take control quickly we have a chance.