Handmaid’s Tale: Scare Porn for the Anti-Christian Left


Too long? Skip to the last paragraph. I finally make an original point. – Dave

From PJ Media:

What is it about Margaret Atwood’s execrable novel The Handmaid’s Tale that makes liberals believe that kind of future is not only possible, but right around the corner (that is, unless we elect liberals to office)?

For the uninitiated — and if you are, you best get familiar with the plot because we’re going to be living it soon — the story is about a dystopian future where women are chattel, good only for breeding. A bare-bones synopsis:

Beginning with a staged attack that kills the President and most of Congress, a Christian fundamentalist movement calling itself the “Sons of Jacob” launches a revolution and suspends the United States Constitution under the pretext of restoring order. They are quickly able to take away women’s rights, largely attributed to financial records being stored electronically and labelled by gender. The new regime, the Republic of Gilead, moves quickly to consolidate its power and reorganize society along a new militarized, hierarchical regime of Old Testament-inspired social and religious fanaticism among its newly created social classes. In this society, human rights are severely limited and women’s rights are even more curtailed; for example, women are forbidden to read.

And guess who thinks we need to fear the Christians? Hillary Clinton:

“Now, I am not suggesting this dystopian future is around the corner, but this show has prompted important conversations about women’s rights and autonomy…”

Yeah, I’m not suggesting that the Christian, Fascist, dictatorial, messianic, crazy-eyed, Bible-thumping, anti-LGBT, probably Nazi-loving people of America would go down this road, but…it sure does prompt important conversations…

What is it with these folks and conversations. Didn’t Bill Clinton want a national conversation about race? 

I watched the first three episodes as a favor to my wife. The concept is accurately described above – but there are such rapid flashbacks that the narrative is hard to follow.
The idea that Christian religious phrases are used by this fictional totalitarian regime is an obvious anti-religion theme. Characters repeat phrases to each other – and some are from The Bible.

Subtle as a hammer.

The leaders in the Christian totalitarian leftist dream are cruel, manipulative and downright Nazified. A gay woman is hanged in front of her lover – who is spared since she is fertile. Because, you know…that’s what Christians would be like if we could just run things.
I remember the right whispering about UN prisons and the confiscation of guns during the Obama years. How he’d cancel the 2016 election because of national emergency and so on.  Which makes me wonder.

Are these idiotic fantasies a part of human nature? Or a distraction from the real issues we face? While the left ponders the future under a theocracy of mean Christians, and the right looks to the skies for black helicopters, what really is going on?

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7 Responses to Handmaid’s Tale: Scare Porn for the Anti-Christian Left

  1. gmhowell says:

    I assume that these fears reflect what the author would do with that kind of power. Like the anti-gun activists who fear shootouts in the street, random rage killings, and the like. There is nobody I trust less with a firearm.

    On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey – The Artisan Craft Blog wrote:

    > Dave Alexander (formerly ukuleledave) posted: “Too long? Skip to the last > paragraph. I finally make an original point. – Dave From PJ Media: What is > it about Margaret Atwood’s execrable novel The Handmaid’s Tale that makes > liberals believe that kind of future is not only possible, but right around > th” >

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  2. Paul Krendler says:

    I’d rather watch teenagers fight to the death.

    With selfie sticks.

    On a Caribbean island

    With Instragram models cheering from the sidelines.

    And nothing but cheese sandwiches and limp salad to eat.

    Wait? What?

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  3. onwyrdsdream says:

    Let’s think about who is more likely to treat people (women and men as well) as chattel. The right which (to the left means OMG Christian ick! but while being moral is one of the things we conservatives value, we also value economic liberty) or the left, which encompasses the entire socialist movement, which claims certain things are rights, but then wants to be the party responsible for selecting those things. Witness the Soviet Union, who at any time could relocate you to anywhere, change your career, and demand that you do a particular sort of work.

    So, they’d claim the right would pass a law that would go against the general direction of personal liberty (even though individualists are mainly associated with the right, and personal liberty is one of their most important issues).. rather than the left, who want to give you everything you need, as soon as you’re willing to give up your every desire.

    Well, you’d have to extend the definition of chattel for the left, since women wouldn’t really be personal property, but rather property of the state. Socialism is at it’s heart, the control of the means of production. You can’t produce anything without workers.

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  4. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia…

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  5. You want Old Testament, religious fundamentalism, women-as-chattel?

    *cough*Islam*cough*

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  6. Pablo says:

    Are these idiotic fantasies a part of human nature? Or a distraction from the real issues we face? While the left ponders the future under a theocracy of mean Christians, and the right looks to the skies for black helicopters, what really is going on?

    Haven’t you heard? THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

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