The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 - tendency of Jan 22

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

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Beginning with a staged attack that killed the president and most of Congress, a radical political group calling itself the "Sons of Jacob" and exploiting religious ideology closely resembling some traits of Christian fundamentalism (and especially of Christian Reconstructionism) launches a revolution. The United States Constitution is suspended, newspapers are censored, and what was formerly the United States of America changes drastically into a theonomic military dictatorship known as the Republic of Gilead. The new regime moves quickly to consolidate its power, overtaking all pre-existing religious groups, including traditional Christian denominations; and reorganises society along a new militarised, hierarchical model of Old Testament-inspired social and religious fanaticism among its newly created social classes. Above all, the biggest change is the severe limitation of people's rights, especially those of women, making them unable to hold property, handle money, as well as forbidding them from reading or writing.