From chaos emerge new systems of organization and stability. Clearly here "the system" wasn't working for a sufficient number that they were willing to risk chaos in search of something better -- or at least something different. (Eventually, the Devil you don't know become less fearsome than the Devil you do.)
If those who did not want the proposed (and available) solution were truly committed to not having it, the clear option was to propose and implement something better quickly, something more desirable, something that addressed the concerns that fueled the rising discontent.
Hanging onto the status quo was not the answer, but obviously its the only one they came up with. And ... voila! People can only be told to stuff it and get in line for so long. You may not like what happens next.
There are lessons here for the USA (USA!! USA!!), and clear choices that could reduce the likelihood our country, too, will reach such a crisis. The question is -- will those who can, for now, do anything about it? My bets are on: I doubt it.
The voters are waiting, and they are also in a really crappy mood.
(And P.S. -- Hillary, stealing THIS election, too ... is not an answer. For one thing, you don't do it very well. To the DNC -- There are other reasons, other options. Figure 'em out. Faster.)