Thanks to Kellyanne Conway’s coinage of the phrase “alternative facts” as her Newspeak version of the word “lies”, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 has become an Amazon bestseller. What has yet to be reported is the dramatic rise in sales of other books and movies such as:
The Art of the Deal
Mystified media types are hoping that Mr. Trump’s descriptions of the elements of the deal including “think big”, “fight back” and “have fun” will provide some insight into his superficially illogical actions.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
For those willing to substitute “America” for “Alice”, the “Orange King” for the “Queen of Hearts” and the “Conway Capper” for the “Mad Hatter”, this book may contain the key to the puzzle that is Donald J. Trump.
If I Ran the Circus
This Dr. Seuss favorite seems particularly appropriate for today’s White House. Rumor has it that his publisher is also scrambling to reissue another of his works under the modified title: One State Two State Red State Blue State.
Prepper’s Long-Term Suvival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
Billed as a plan to prepare one’s home and family for any life-threatening catastrophe, it appears to be the perfect guide for surviving the next four years.
On the Beach
Nevil Shute’s 1957 post-apocalyptic novel may provide a blueprint for those Silicon Valley billionaires-cum-survivalists looking for a safe hideaway in even more remote locations than Australia like New Zealand, Antarctica and Idaho.
Of particular interest to modern day readers are the chapters in the Book of Revelations dealing with the sounding of the seven trumpets. Substitute “Trump” for “trumpet” and you may have an explanation of what the heck the President is up to.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Although the movie Dr. Strangelove probably can’t help viewers explain current events, it will at least provide them with a few laughs on their inexorable doomsday path.
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