What left me stunned and agog about Hillary's statement wasn't what she said, it was how she said it.
No American politician in the last century would have been pilloried for saying "I want to create a special tax on the profits of oil companies above a certain threshold, and earmark the revenues for a special fund to be spent on researching technologies to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil." That sounds so peaceful. Nobody would even blink at that statement.
What worries me is that when Senator Clinton came out and said the exact same thing, but in plain English: "I want to take those profits...", they didn't run her down with pitchforks, dogs, and torches. That's nearly out-'n'-out bolshevism, folks, and few seemed to mind.