That Dystopia Everyone Fears? It'll Come From the Left...
The unoriginal go-to for angry leftists who think they're original is to compare every perceived governmental injustice to The Handmaid's Tale. Specifically to the Trump administration, or anything the Trump administration does or touches. Ladies robing up for Brett Kavanaugh's hearing, for example, was nothing short of precious.
But the joke is on the left. The kind of authoritarian regime, as depicted in The Handmaid's Tale or pick your dystopic pop culture story of the day, can only be created by the progressive left. Yet again, the left is engaging in projection, masquerading its intentions as its fears.
Incidentally, there is a society which demands women dress a certain way and follow men's every order. Hint: it rhymes with Sharia law in Islam. But we're not allowed to talk about Islam, are we? The people who fear a dystopian world full of governmental regulations have made any negative mention of Islam forbidden. But Donald Trump is the problem.
Even with a Republican president and Republican controlled congress, the left still has media, entertainment, education -- and the entire tech industry -- in its widening grasp. The tech industry, including behemoths like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter (to name a few) have so much collective power it's almost unfathomable. Big Tech, as they'll henceforth be known, is arguably the most powerful entity in our modern era.
By the way, this is how Big Tech feels:
Kent Walker, a senior VP at Google, says that it's important for Google "to be in the arena" fighting against "popu… https://t.co/TtYKIsWUW6— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra) 1536799995.0
Google CFO Ruth Porat appears to break down in tears describing the 2016 election results, says Trump's win "was re… https://t.co/r3wZbDdJvY— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra) 1536791874.0
Now, yes, their hysteria is funny. No, you laughing at them doesn't make you a bad person. But these people control the flow of information in our digital age. These same people controlling the flow of information are vowing to do something to stop the president America fairly elected. Because you just don't know any better. But they do.
Imagine all the tech giants spreading their propaganda, based on how they feel, based on their agenda, while the left seizes power of all major branches of government. From president right on down to whatever entity runs waste management. How would you imagine our culture would shift if the left had complete control of it all. Handmaid’s Tale Liberal Edition? LGBTQAAIP OR ELSE?!
Before any errant leftists rush to the comment section to hate type in all caps, stop. When the right has governmental power, there are always checks and balances against them, because of the establishment media, the entertainment industry, and Big Tech. Besides, the worst a right-leaning government may do is... tell you to pay for your own life. While possibly cutting taxes to allow you to pay for your own life. It's practically the Hunger Games.
You know what, let’s call media something new, because TV, film, music, news, YouTube, Hulu and Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and Google are now all part of one industry. The Information Industry. Or Misinformation Industry. Let’s call it that. Whichever logo looks best as a badge sewn onto a tightass brown coat.
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Now, with complete control of the Information Industry, or Misinformation Industry, is it not scary to imagine what will happen the next time Democrats take control of a super-majority?
Since all the left wants to do is fantasize about a dystopian future, let's fantasize about a dystopian future. Because from where I'm sitting, we already have versions of a dystopia. Courtesy of intolerant, hateful leftist edicts. Take the following examples and multiply it by Nancy Pelosi as leader of the government.
- A world where guns are confiscated from citizens so only the government has them. No, this isn't an exaggeration and it's not a scare tactic. This very idea is being proposed by California Democrat Congressman Eric Salwell. An idea supported and suggested by left-wing journalists across countless mainstream outlets. Like The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and good 'ol Rolling Stone.
- A world where we create pronoun laws based on ideology rather than any kind of science, invented by those in power to enforce fines, and prison sentences. Already in practice in New York and California.
- A world where hate speech laws, with no objective basis, allow those in power to jail anyone they choose. Yes, a bill already proposed in California, would ban religious books. But Trump and his supporters are the Nazis. Cute.
- A world where children are taken from parents who don’t want to inject them with hormone blockers. No, again, not an exaggeration or a scare tactic. This has already happened.
Time for a wake-up call, America. These dystopian changes are here, happening on state and national levels, even when Republicans have control of all three branches of government.
Can you imagine what would happen if leftists gained power across the board? If they had unfettered control over everything, from culture, media, information, and government?
Because people will be obtuse about this point, let me ask you, are conservative or even RINO politicians, local, state, or federal, advocating laws which include throwing those who disagree with them in jail on the basis of speech, childcare, or sexual preference? Because I've got bupkis. If you know of one, obviously let me know.
But what would stop the left, when Google --arguably the most powerful tech company in the world -- and the entire information industry (media, Hollywood, Big Tech) is openly conspiring to enact exactly this sort of authoritarian agenda? Which, based on the released footage inside Google, hardly seems like a conspiracy theory.
I'll leave you with this nightmare: President Ocasio-Cortez. Then down the line, Nancy Pelosi, Press Secretary Chris Cuomo, and advisers Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Wozjiski.
If you're not soiling yourself, you're not paying attention.
Co-written by Courtney Kirchoff and Steven Crowder