We're of course in much better shape than the good Americans in either series. We still have judges who can strike down a particularly fascist executive order. But we have a flood of soulless fascism in the wings and closer to resist.
In Colony, our heroes are doing the best they can, in whatever ways they can. Their losses are grievous, and they're always on the verge of losing more. But they fight on, taking ever more chances, as everyone including members of their not so extended family side with the overlords.
Katie's sister, tonight, was conflicted but in the end still turned Katie and Will in. In the end, their bravery succeeded, but it was a close call, and they both know, all the resisters know, that things are likely to get worse.
We're still a long way off from that, of course. But let's not kid ourselves. The very fact that the Vox article strikes a chord, the very fact that Colony has increasing relevance to what we see on the news, should give us pause - and inspiration.
And that's not fake news.
See also Colony 2.1: Prelude ... Colony 2.2: 1969 ... Colony 2.3: The Wall ... Colony 2.7: Countdowns and Intentions ... Colony 2.8: What Passes for a Happy Ending ... Colony 2.9: Together Again
And see also Colony 1.1: Aliens with Potential ... 1.2: Compelling ... 1.5: Questions ... 1.6: The Provost ... Colony 1.7: Broussard ... Colony 1.8: Moon Base and Transit Zones ... Colony 1.9: Robot Arm ... Colony Season 1 Finale: Not Quite Enough