Far-left MSNBC host Joy Reid is metaphorically getting an earful after comparing the Taliban in Afghanistan to the religious right in America.
The liberal network’s resident alarmist, if not conspiracy theorist, who Tucker Carlson has irreverently nicknamed the “race lady,” offered some wisdom to her two million Twitter followers as insurgent Taliban forces are on the verge of taking total control of their country:
“This is the real-life Handmaid’s Tale. A true cautionary tale for the U.S., which has our own far religious right dreaming of a theocracy that would impose a particular brand of Christianity, drive women from the workforce and solely into childbirth, and control all politics,” the Harvard University graduate wrote on Twitter, in response to a BBC report about how rapidly advancing Taliban extremists are aggressively trampling on women’s rights.
This is the real-life Handmaid's Tale. A true cautionary tale for the U.S., which has our own far religious right dreaming of a theocracy that would impose a particular brand of Christianity, drive women from the workforce and solely into childbirth, and control all politics. https://t.co/R1lSCSUVwv
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) August 14, 2021
In addition to Reid apparently “relying on The Handmaid’s Tale trope, there appears to be perhaps some degree of irony or projection given the hyperbolic left’s authoritarian tendencies in the COVID-19 era.
For example, in discussing how some colleges are demanding that students get the vaccine (and prove it) as a condition of returning to their in-person studies, Carlson quipped last month this “beyond-belief” real-life situation is somewhat equivalent to what is portrayed in the above-mentioned dystopian novel and TV show about what right-wingers would do if they got control of the government.
Charlie Kirk: Over-reaching colleges forcing vaccinations are setting up a ‘medical apartheid’ https://t.co/dUl1YlUsxu
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) July 8, 2021
As a side note, consistency hasn’t been progressive Democrats’ strong suit during the pandemic.
Many of them have abandoned their past support for civil liberties, privacy (including health privacy), skepticism of big corporations, and the concept of “my body, my choice,” as well as what constitutes or doesn’t constitute a super-spreader event.
Joy Reid also claims, again without evidence of any kind, that divisive critical race theory provides a remedy for so-called “Confederate Race Theory” that is currently being taught, according to her, in many of the nation’s public schools.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 13, 2021
In any event, Twitter is roasting Joy Reid for cautioning about a mythical, anti-woman right-wing Christian theocracy in America. Here is just a sample:
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 14, 2021
To be clear, you’re comparing the Taliban with Americans you disagree with politically?
— Jaihawkk for Congress (@Jaihawkk) August 14, 2021
Sincere question, Joy: if Biden had said months ago that he’d decided to keep several thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely in order to prevent a Taliban takeover and exactly this kind of anti-modern despotism, how would you have reacted?
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) August 14, 2021
THIS is what Joy Reid thinks of conservatives and Republicans. We are JUST LIKE the Taliban. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t believe the press is the enemy of the people, but the far too many in the press (including Joy) think we’re enemies of the people. https://t.co/fRy1NJcvga
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 14, 2021
This is your takeaway! A tragedy unfolding in real time for girls in Afghanistan and you’re concerned about an impossible and entirely fictional scenario that’s never been particularly clever let alone plausible. Rediscover your humanity please. Afghan girls deserve better.
— Mjfern 🇺🇸 (@mjfern6) August 14, 2021
which religion is causing the “real-life Handmaid’s Tale” situation in Herat?
— Moose (@moose_cub) August 14, 2021
Do you still have a TV show, or are you full-time in the fan fiction game now?
— Average AstraZeneca enjoyer (@strangerseas) August 14, 2021
This is a gross and diminishes the real suffering and persecution of the women in Afghanistan to make a cheap political point.
— Eric Blyler (@e_blyler) August 15, 2021
I understand your job requires you to say this made for TV b.s but you should put a disclaimer on it. Saying “This misinformation is for entertainment purposes only.”
— Timothy Cox (@MrTC1978) August 15, 2021
How do you explain the republicans electing so many women to congress? Seems to fly in the face of your premise.
— Ben Brewton (@bbrewton2) August 14, 2021
She doesn’t realize or won’t admit she is part of a far-left ideological cult, almost indistinguishable from a religion.
— BPM (@bpm4532) August 14, 2021
Name one person in America who fits this description, @JoyAnnReid
— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) August 15, 2021
You know nothing of Christianity https://t.co/KcAh6KtLxl
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) August 14, 2021
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) August 14, 2021
It’s very strange that left wingers unironically think a Christian theocracy has any chance of happening here.
— CT-8770 (@8770Ct) August 14, 2021
If we were a serious society you’d be laughed off the public stage.
That’s not a real thing. Maybe try to focus more on where it’s actually happening, and be grateful that you live in a nation where it WONT happen [and Christians arent the bad guys, trying to make it happen]. Pro tip: the Taliban are not Christians.
— Susan Bagwell – I write things. (@SweetieWalker) August 15, 2021
The progressive elite in America will take the suffering of anyone on the planet and make it about themselves.
— FreeTradesman (@FreeTradesman) August 14, 2021
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