The term ‘revolution’ has an increasing usage, witness two books cited today, quite apart from the Sanders ‘Our Revolution’, and that is either good or not depending on whether the term is serious or simply being coopted. We should support the general usage on the grounds that subversive thinking might wish to hide behind a ‘coopted’ term.
The question is emerging: is a ‘real’ revolution possible? It seems almost as if the current Trump morass is provoking its own opposite and like all forms of ‘ancient regime’ seeding the dialectic of its downfall. However the american system is an immensely powerful juggernaut and the prospect of its transformation into ‘democratic’ totalitarianism is terrifying.
The american system was flawed from the start and a reset via a true democratic/postcapitalist real revolution is more than indicated. A major difficulty is the context of international solutions in the context of a single nation state, e.g. the US.
The issue is still gestating but the realization is dawning that we are entering a terminal phase of civilization and that we must at least have a drawer-ready revolutionary option. The term ‘revolution’ in its real sense…