In my political youth in the 1960s & 70s, there were all sorts of activists talking ultra-revolutionary ‘pick up the gun’ rhetoric. It had no appeal to me since I abhor violence & you have to give me credit for recognizing nuts when I see it. But on the other hand, those ‘pick up the gun’ screwballs understood the character of the Democratic Party. Nowadays, the so-called far left is debating whether it’s Sanders or Warren who presents more of an ‘existential threat’ to US capitalism. Capitalism, now in its barbaric phase, may be in existential crisis but it sustains no threat from the left who have morphed from ultra-lefts to whipped puppies.