Note: The points I present below exclude the dog-and-pony show of the primary presidential candidates of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as a whole different set of factors are present.
The most important question of all is this, "Why is Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party polling double-digit points over Jill Stein and the Green Party?"
Until left-leaners are willing to admit that the gap between Gary Johnson and Jill Stein is truly reflective of the electorate, the situation will not change. The following questions must be answered with brutal honesty.
I contend that this article, while being mostly factual, is exceptionally divisive and is a perfect example of one of the reasons why Jill Stein and the Green Party is polling so poorly.
I am an Anarcho-Communist (Libertarian Socialist), I am as far left as it gets. There is one thing that is becoming clearer by the day, anarchists, as a whole, have absolutely no idea at all on how to present (sell) our principles so they are palatable to people who are in total opposition to what they believe anarchism or socialism/communism really means ... not the propaganda utilized by the elite ruling class to crush such ideals and principles. Honestly, I must accept responsibility for being a primary offender.
It is my belief that progressives face the same affliction.
It is not enough to have the right message. The message and the presentation must not only be palatable ... it must attract attention, support and loyalty from a broad base of the electorate.
I have asked at least 30 people over the last six months why they don't (or didn't) support Bernie Sanders and/or Jill Stein. The top two responses, in order, are as follows:
I don't believe in socialism [*], and
He or she sounds like an angry, old has-been or similar state of being.
[*] It is absolutely mind-numbing the number of people who believe that social (or socialized) programs is socialism. That, alone, tells the story of the education system in the U.S.
Disclaimer: While most anarchists advocate against voting because we advocate against Statism (of which government is a part,) I, as a personal decision, acknowledge that we do not live under anarchy and that I have a personal responsibility to advocate for the programs and policies that help the masses at this point in time. As an expat living in South America, I mailed in my vote for Jill Stein two weeks ago.