Last night I was watching this video about "Why Yoda Should Have Prevented Order 66" in the Star Wars universe, and it occurred to me I had seen this same shock, stunned outrage, and denial not long ago: I saw it on election night. It was all there -- a group of people who considered themselves the elite heroes, having doomed themselves through over-confidence and having overlooked obvious warning signs, felt betrayed by people they considered scarcely human, their only function being to support the elites. It must all be the result of a nefarious plan -- in a galaxy far, far away it was the Sith, but closer to home, Russia makes a convenient (however implausible) scapegoat.
Such melodrama is comical, in no small part because it is out of place. Yes, Hillary Clinton's political career is as dead as Ki-Adi-Mundi, but no actual people died in this election. The Democrats will be back, none the wiser for their defeat.