An article, “Brave New World“, by Victor Davis Hanson. Here’s the final para, but you should read all of the paras that come before:
Panta rhei — ‘everything is in flux’ — Heraclitus says. The world we knew is not the one we wake up to after a short nap. January 2009 now seems like a far-off dream, in a way that 2016 may be a nightmare.
A surreal journey through recent times. If I hadn’t been there myself, it would be impossible to believe it was true.