I was with you every step of the way until your very last sentence. It doesn’t seem realistic to me that lots of Americans will educate themselves on the basic truths you accurately summarized. If we’re going to be realistically hopeful at all, I think it’s more likely that lots of people will jump on the Cut-The-US-Empire Bandwagon if some effective national figure articulates it as clearly as Bernie articulated inequality issues. What to learn from Bernie is how much energy can be created very rapidly by someone willing to talk about what we’re not supposed to talk about. That’s the only way I can imagine it happening.