America 2016 is an oligarchy (rule by the few). The D.C. establishment is essentially civilian contractors for corporate and special-interest oligopolies, foreign and domestic. In that devil's bargain, the will of the people is thwarted, and the withdrawal of the consent of the governed is ignored. Result: Volcanic pressure builds within the middle class as their circle of liberty closes, their opportunities diminish and their wealth is cornered by fewer and fewer hands.
If the out-of-touch D.C. establishment and "elites" dare to wonder what can happen next should they continue to defy the expressed will and rational demands of the people, let them study the events in France circa 1780-1800. History often repeats itself, and, usually, it's not pretty.