Original thought, original artistic expression is by its very nature questioning, irreverent, iconoclastic.
When you start writing about the stuff that is the central experience of your own life, you can talk about whatever you want, in whatever way you want.
The First Amendment defends all forms of speech including hate speech, which is why groups like Ku Klux Klan are allowed to utter their poisonous remarks.
I'm not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.