We are not alone

For those who might be saying, I’m probably over-reacting, nobody believes this is for real, here’s some crowd-sourced information that might both assure you (that you are not the only one) and terrify you (that it probably is for real):

Amazon’s top 12 editions of political fiction as of right now (Feb 10, 12:50 .m. EST):

1. 1984 by George Orwell (Signet ed.)
3. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (Signet ed.)
6. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (Kindel ed.)
7. Animal Farm by George Orwell (Signet ed.)
10. 1984 by George Orwell (Berkley; 60th anniversary ed.)
11. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
12. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (Audible ed.)

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  1. …and yet ultimately aren’t we all alone? Strange times, strange times. when I was about nine, I looked at the state of the Western World and understood we were mirroring the Roman Empire – just before it fell. Not bad for a nine year old! I have been teetering on the edge of the cliff for the past forty five years, like the chicken in the children’s tale who runs around crying that the sky is falling in. Terrified and unsurprised. My eldest son, who is far more politically astute than me is happily less traumatised . He shrugs his shoulders as if to say ‘ What else?’

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