If humanity passes through this karmic gauntlet (a/k/a Transition Period) and can thereby look back and study history, it will find in this election a prism of every projected prejudice under the sun.
On C.D. there's a small group that has made African American voters into the problem.
A few others have cast their prism upon older voters, and held them accountable for Sanders not winning.
Still others blame women and those who identify with Hillary on behalf of gender.
Here's Mr. Feffer's equally narrow prism weighing in on the Sanders' phenomenon:
"Falling behind economically and feeling betrayed by politicians on both sides of the aisle, America B might have moved to the left if the United States had a strong socialist tradition. In the 2016 primary campaign, many of the economically anxious did, in fact, support Bernie Sanders, particularly the younger offspring of America A fearful of being deported to America B. Unlike Europe B, however, America B has always been more about rugged individualism than class solidarity. Its denizens would rather buy a lottery ticket and pray for a big payout than rely on a handout from Washington (Medicare and Social Security aside). Donald Trump, politically speaking, is their Powerball ticket."
I have two responses.
First, it is precisely this "search for a target to blame" syndrome that takes the collective focus off of where it justifiably belongs.
Two, where the focus belongs is on those elites who used all manner of fabrication, faux voting numbers, and assorted fallacies to produce the already agreed upon outcome in the same way that Neo-Cons pushed a case that was already FIXED FOR war (and that war was an all-out War of Aggression--i.e. The Supreme Crime against Humanity).
Instead of casting about for why "this specific group" didn't produce enough votes for Sanders, or why "that group" followed suit, attention MUST be placed on those who controlled the metrics by limiting voter access, not just publishing but also endlessly repeating completely erroneous "news" stories; and then having the fail-safe system of "the super delegates" to provide the 1% ruling class with the outcome they desired... after a very expensive and largely farcical display of "Democracy" in the form of an election run-up whose results were foreclosed upon before the great farce began.
Studying how ants behave within a closed cage is different than opening up the cage... to thereby invite and discovery far more refreshing results!
About 10 days ago I used an analogy that went right past the poster it was aimed at. He was still arguing the various demographic numbers when I pointed out that IF there was a leak in a dam, it didn't matter how much water was poured in.
I wonder who can read this metaphor for what it's critiquing about the recent election run-up as mock-up of Democracy?