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Influential figures within the Democratic Party are already working overtime, attempting to uncover the misdeeds of Amy Coney Barrett. So far, this has proven entirely unsuccessful, and all spectators can see is the usual Democratic likening of religious conservatives to the next coming of the Spanish Inquisition.
The Handmaid’s Delusion
Progressives on Twitter during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings protested against his conservative judicial philosophy, claiming his presence on the Supreme Court would usher in an era of misogyny akin to the best-selling novel and television series The Handmaid’s Tale. The same attacks are happening again, except this time, they’re directed at President Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, Barrett.
On Saturday, Vox had to amusingly fact-check their side of the political aisle on Twitter, clearing up the baseless accusations that the judge’s religious group, People of Praise, was the inspiration for The Handmaid’s Tale. With an apparent lack of introspection, leftists on Twitter argued that the distinction was irrelevant and that de facto, Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court will somehow turn the United States into a totalitarian, male-dominated society. The show is significant in pop culture, and many protestors have often worn outfits from the series to demonstrate against what they see as the erosion of women’s rights.
The show’s setting is a dystopian America controlled by a Christian theocracy. Wealthy men forcibly impregnate women, and their children are often taken away from them. The show aligns perfectly with the Hollywood narrative – that Christians are evil people filled with blind faith bent on reversing the course of women’s rights if they had their way.
Religion is Suddenly Important Again
Never mind that before President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments, the court had six Roman Catholics and three Jewish justices. Democrats were seemingly content with the religious practices of the justices when they controlled the presidency, but now, religion has become a target for Democrats to abuse to maintain political dominance.
Woke Twitter has always loved to compare real events in the political world to fiction. Comparisons of Trump to Voldemort and conservatives to “Death Eaters” dominated the minds of media-obsessed leftists since 2016, and the same principle applies today. Somehow, the right to an abortion has become the be all and end all for women’s rights in mainstream Democratic thought, with books and television shows somehow portraying the dystopia of Republican rule.
Democrats have allied themselves with the media for decades now, and this partnership allows them to twist the narrative into whatever they choose. Pop culture is unarguably intertwined with the mainstream media, even though prominence comes from the people.
Unable to accuse a female nominee of gang rape and predatory behavior – as they did with Justice Kavanaugh during his confirmation – Democrats have instead gone back to their favorite pastime of trying to draw a connection between real life and fiction. Amusingly, the expression “read another book” arose as a criticism against Resistance Twitter users who endlessly compared the Trump administration to the Harry Potter series. As Twitter leftists continue to accuse every new possible conservative justice of doing their part in bringing The Handmaid’s Tale to life, perhaps a new expression needs to trend: watch another show.
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