Dystopian entertainment is all the rage now that Donald Trump is president, and the more unglued it sounds about an approaching American totalitarian state, the better, hence the liberal cheerleading for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a TV series made for the streaming service Hulu.
It’s based on a loopy 1985 novel by the radical feminist Canadian author Margaret Atwood, which imagines the United States quickly falling under a theocratic dictatorship based on its Puritan roots. America becomes a patriarchy called the Republic of Gilead. All women are deprived of their rights and forbidden to read. Due to environmental degradation, very few women can conceive a child, so a slave class of handmaids are created, whose entire purpose is giving birth. The handmaids wear dowdy red gowns (to represent menstrual blood) with large white bonnets that obscure their faces.
Liberals called this story “very timely” in 1985 and never stopped declaring it timely. …This is why conservatives tend to laugh when liberals rail against the scourge of “fake news.” There is no faker news than the notion that America is on the precipice of a Puritan patriarchy under President Donald Trump.
But the left pretends it’s real. …
In the real world, it’s the “theocrats” like the Little Sisters of the Poor that are being forced to bow to the Libertine Left’s demands to fund contraceptives for employees. The Democratic platform endorsed forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions.
This is why Vox Day’s 3 Laws of SJWs is relevant. As Law 3 states: SJWs Always Project. And here is a case in point, for far from America presently being close to a ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ type dystopia, it is actually closer — at least in academia, entertainment, etc. — to a mix of 1984 and Brave New World against the Right. And so this is just one more instance of SJW’s projecting their own actions / behavior onto the Right. The more I understand this law, the more the Left makes a twisted sort of sense.