In today’s connected world, it’s easy to track the sentiment of the gregarious masses trying to predict what the future holds for them. Evidently many unhappy campers believe it to be a dystopian hellhole involving the suppression of critical thought by a totalitarian government — or so a recent surge in sales for George Orwell’s classic book “1984” would indicate.

According to the Amazon best seller list, which updates hourly because it can, book sales for the optimistic novel from our high school literature class have surged in the last week due to the ushering in of President DJ Trump. A spokesperson for Signet Classics, which publishes “1984,” told NPR sales have increased almost 10,000 percent since the inauguration — a significant increase over the one book sold the week before to Jared who lives in a van down by the river.

Adding insult to injury and fuel to the fire sale of books, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on Meet The Press last Sunday, unleashing a hale storm when she used a classic phrase from the book stating the administration had “alternative facts,” when assessing the size of the inauguration crowd.

Why Kellyanne didn’t just say heavy security and Washington D.C.’s increasing shift toward a blue state could have caused the low attendance is beyond us but instead she uttered what critics called “newspeak.”

In the novel, the term “newspeak” refers to language in which independent thought, or “unorthodox” political ideas have been eliminated. “Doublethink” is defined as “reality control.”

If Kellyanne Conway is controlling reality, the only ones who will benefit will be the executives at Signet Classics as the publisher just ordered a 75,000-copy reprint of the book.