There is an episode in the classic Twilight Zone series which, I believe, is relevant to the contemporary political landscape.
In this episode, an Air Force test pilot suffering from amnesia wanders through a town empty of people. He enters a gas station, a police station, and a diner finding all the common accoutrements of life, but without the people that give the inanimate objects meaning and purpose. Gradually, his temperament evolved from confusion to frustration to anger to disconsolate weeping.
Physically, he never changed from the man that first entered the town, but on a mental level he underwent a dramatic shift. He was the same. The town was the same as any other American town. The only aspect not the same was the absence of people. This absence was so abnormal that the character just wanted out, to awake from the nightmare and live in a normal world filled with the living.