So the premise of the Handmaid’s Tale – is that Christian bigots got control, took D.C. and Boston, and a bunch of cities.
Here in southern New England we have our religious bigots – things like Mass Resistance, numerous white supremacists, etc. But here’s what i see – they’re too inept to enact anything like what happened in The Handmaid’s Tale. And their message falls on deaf ears. A few of them have gotten into government – but they are a tiny minority of bigots.
Plus one other little fact about the area between say Boston, MA and Providence, RI – non-believers also known as atheists number a full quarter of the population.
And the premise of the show – handmaids were essentially breeding stock. But I got to Episode 10 and the acts of resistance started. From the girl threatening to jump off the bridge with her baby, to the rest of the handmaids that refused to stone her to death.
And it brought to mind a fact, that absolutist regimes tend not to last forever. We’re seeing this play out in North Korea right now.