How stupid I've been. It just this morning occurred to me why neither Bernie, nor anybody else, is ever going to provide a free four-year college education for all.
The reason is that without the promise of free college on the other side of military service, it would be impossible for the military to keep enlistment levels high enough to man the perpetual war and line the pockets of the oligarchs.
It would mean reinstating the draft--this time with girls being taken--and that would mean living the 'sixties all over again, and then some.
Free college: it ain't gonna happen.