Seven things Noam Chomsky believes (on electoral politics) that much of the “left” do not.
1) Chomsky believes that it is likely that the Bernie or Bust contingent played a role in throwing the election to Trump.
2) Chomsky does not believe that the Democratic Party is “self destructing”. Rather he believes a) that the neoliberal wing of the party is self-destructing and b) that this is a good thing.
3) Chomsky believes that a takeover of the DP by the Sanders wing is possible, desirable (obviously) and very much worth the investment of activist energies.