Four-and-a-half years ago during the Occupy Wall Street civil unrest, I wrote:
This movement has the feel of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to me. The mob is gathered. They are angry. The Brutusian appeal to the intellect and reason will certainly fail to resonate with these mobs as certainly as it did in that play. They’re just waiting for their Antony, who understands their intellectual and moral limitations, to show up and bribe them with [free college, debt forgiveness, free health care, guaranteed government job with a good wage, etc.], and then they’re going to start stringing the rich (Brutus/Cassius), guilty and innocent alike, from the lampposts. It’s coming, I fear.
Looks like the mob found their Antony in Bernie Sanders.
Prescience: you can’t teach it.