Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Never Underestimate The Power Of Morons

The Handmaid's Tale is all the buzz right now.  If you weren’t aware you apparently have a life.  A sane life.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a fictional story set in a dystopian, totalitarian society in the republic of Gilead.  Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it focuses on subjugating women, punishing gay people and taking away human freedoms in the name of protecting its citizens.

In the spring of 1984, according to The New York Times book review, Atwood  began to write a novel while living in West Berlin which was still encircled by the Berlin Wall: The Soviet empire was still strongly in place and was not to crumble for another five years.  She visited Soviet bloc countries Czechoslovakia and East Germany where she experienced a wariness, “the feeling of being spied on, the silences, the changes of subject, the oblique ways in which people might convey information.”

Only clinical paranoia would lead a normal person to write a story describing a mass slaughter of elected officials beginning with the assassination of the president leading to the declaration of martial law in America; a paramilitary overthrow of the government and suspension of the Constitution.  Court cases are decided by biblical scripture, women are not allowed to work or have money and gay men, lesbians and others accused of “gender treachery” are hanged.

Atwood’s pious, locked-down Gilead fear mongers to a fare-thee-well to the weak-minded, intellectually bankrupt simpletons on the Left..  So Hulu, which is streaming The Handmaid’s Tale, has a hit on its hands.  It portrays how the smallest freedoms are the first to disappear followed by a radical reordering of America.
The author noted:
“In the wake of the recent American election, fears and anxieties proliferate. Basic civil liberties are seen as endangered, along with many of the rights for women won over the past decades, and indeed the past centuries. In this divisive climate, in which hate for many groups seems on the rise and scorn for democratic institutions is being expressed by extremists of all stripes, it is a certainty that someone, somewhere—many, I would guess—are writing down what is happening as they themselves are experiencing it.”
This is nothing more than feminist fear mongering bordering on hysteria.

Actress Ann Dowd, whose cruel Aunt Lydia controls rebellious handmaids with cattle prods and ritual humiliation, said she hoped the series would fire up viewers to take to the streets to defend women's rights.

"I hope it has a massive effect on people. I hope they picket the White House…I think we should never underestimate the power of morons," Dowd said. 

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