In a serendipitous bit of “This could happen to you” before next Tuesday’s presidential election, Amazon has just released the first two minutes of The Man in the High Castle’s season two premiere. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s a show about what would have happened if the Axis powers had won World War II and Adolf Hitler and the Empire of Japan took over the Allied territories, putting large swaths of the United States under fascist rule. The new scene opens on a class of high-school students as they recite their pledge of allegiance.
“I swear I will observe the law, conscientiously fulfill my duties at home and school, be faithful and obedient, and pledge absolute allegiance until death to the leader of…”
Can you guess who the leader is? Can you? Here’s a hint: He’s probably the guy who campaigned on being the “law and order candidate” while Germany was wallowing in the Great Depression in the 1930s. The Man in the High Castle returns on December 16.