There is indignation and anger because the political fault lines are no longer just about schooling, taxes or health care but more about what kind of country the United States wants to be. Do they want to be a banana republic led by flag-waving jingoistic patriots who love guns and fringe religion or one based on justice, equality for all and achieving higher goals.
While neither party holds a monopoly on perfection it seems the Democrats are a little closer to getting there except that they have made their own mistakes. By having their own insiders derail the Sanders campaign they helped remove the candidate who might have had a better shot at defeating Donald Trump. Instead they have placed their bets on Hillary who has been branded the safe candidate but who no one likes all that much.
Bernie was too radical for some but then he also spoke to the worker who felt bad that he had lost his job while Clinton reeks of Washington establishment.
Trump, who is a populist buffoon, currently commands a lead in the polls leading me to think that a lot of Americans are currently not dealing from a full deck. You just need to watch this man for a few minutes on any broadcast to understand the depths of his inadequacy to hold any level of public office. I wouldn’t let him be the local dog catcher. He is that much of a disaster with unjustified smugness thrown in for good measure.
The YouTube youth core is doing their best against the older uneducated whites who think that Trump is a successful business man who tells it like it is. But judging from the polling numbers I’m beginning to wonder whether they will have any effect because they are preaching to their own loyal young demographic.
The disenfranchisement that many people feel has actually more to do with the level of injustice that is currently plaguing the country and the rest of the world. The American dream might just be a fantasy which has been replaced by those who are deemed worthy gleefully lining their pockets while the rest of the peasants are left staring in envy from outside the city gates.
If you want some evidence simply watch the film "The Big Short".