John Dewey created an entire ideology around "democratic socialism" out of this kind of "pragmatic" approach to politics it has hobbled the working class ever since.
Dewey's thinking goes like this: It doesn't matter what Wall Street does to people anyplace else in the world as long as we get a few crumbs here.
It seems most people are willing to not take notice that this small coterie Dewey's followers have quietly embedded themselves inside the Democratic Party taking on the moniker of "democratic socialist."
They have approved of every single imperialist war (with World War II they were objectors) and drilled it into us that we should be content with all kinds of minor "reforms" which they call "baby steps" that are supposedly part of this great big long road of "incremental reforms" that will some day--- in many generations to come--- result in their perverted sense of what socialism is coming into existence: kind capitalists they have educated who will look after the working class with our best interests at heart.
This is the heart of what Bernie Sanders and his little band of "democratic socialists" expect us to accept as "political revolution."
Just don't rock the boat talking about the need for a huge massive electoral all-people's united popular electoral front against monopoly and imperialism--- forget about peace (which is Hillary Clinton's Achilles' Heel) and you will get pie in the sky when you die.
Democratic socialism is neither democratic as we see from their deceitful dishonest trickery and chicanery and it is definitely not socialism.