Let's not be naive.
Yes, It Can - It Is!
But resistance is never futile...
Electric Light Orchestra
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
"I demand a better future"
"It Can't Happen Here" is a 1935 political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, and a 1936 play adapted from the novel by Lewis and John C. Moffitt. Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a US Senator who is elected to the presidency after creating rabid devotion and fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values. After his election, Windrip takes complete control of the government and imposes a plutocratic/totalitarian rule with the help of a ruthless paramilitary force, in the manner of Adolf Hitler and the SS. The novel's plot centers on journalist Doremus Jessup's opposition to the new regime and his subsequent struggle against it as part of a liberal rebellion. The parallels to our unfortunate president-elect and a palatable wide-spread fear are both uncanny and disturbingly prophetic.