Hulu debuted a new trailer for the third season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” during the Super Bowl, echoing President Ronald Reagan’s iconic 1984 “Morning in America” campaign ad to not-so-subtlety suggesting Reagan conservatives want a totalitarian Christian theocracy in America.
The trailer begins like Reagan’s commercial, saying “It’s morning again in America,” touting that more women are at work and more children are being born. Then things get sinister and Elizabeth Moss’s character, Offred, says “Wake up, America,” in a literal appeal for the country to get woke. Groan.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel about a totalitarian theocracy called the Republic of Gilead, where women have no rights and serve as sexual slaves for the fundamentalist Christian ruling class. Just like Ronald Reagan’s presidency! Hahahaha … ugh.
Seriously, though, the Left treats this show as the definitive socio-political allegory for the times we live in, with President Trump in charge and trying to do at least some conservative things. Feminist Atwood has even described Vice President Mike Pence as the kind of “puritanical” leader of a “totalitarian regime” she envisioned when writing her book.
Back here in reality, Reagan’s original ad celebrated the roaring economy ushered in after he signed into law those evil fundamentalist Christian … tax cuts.
President Trump, much like President Reagan, is overseeing a booming economy so great that even the Washington Post had to admit that fears of a coming recession were overblown. Only in the Left’s ignorant fever dreams about Trump and Christianity could conservatives usher in a tyranny like that portrayed in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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