I finished A Warning by Anonymous and can ardently recommend reading it. Be prepared to be challenged near the end and what needs to be done in order for this democratic republic to survive.
The text can be juxtaposed with other literary works into a dismal projection of what may come of us…
“President Trump is fundamentally undermining our perceptions of “truth.” He has taken us down a dark, subjectivist rabbit hole. To him, there is no real truth. If people believe something is true, that make it true. A scientist will tell you a tree is a tree. It cannot be both a tree and a sheep at the same time. Not for the president. A tree is only a tree to him if we all agree it is. If he can convince us it’s sheep, then it is a sheep.” (A Warning, Anonymous)
“You are a slow learner, Winston,’ said O’Brien gently.’How can I help it?’ he blubbered. ‘How can I help seeingwhat is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.’Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once.You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.” (1984, George Orwell)
Think of this when Trump speaks at his next fetid campaign rally or Two Minute Hate, if you prefer.