“The government used the pandemic as an excuse to permanently take civil liberties away.”
Joe reads this and then hastily shuts the book. It’s probably a banned book. How did it end up here in this dusty bookstore? He should get out of here before he’s caught near it!
But...he can’t resist the book. He buys it.
Outside the bookstore, a man flashes a badge. “You’re under arrest for willfully buying a book that questions government policy!”
At his trial, Joe learns the book was planted to catch subversives. He’s sentenced to five years in prison.