I've been thinking about the specific origin of Gilead from Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. We know there was some kind of attack on the US government that killed the President, the line of succession, all members of Congress and the Supreme Court the-handmaids-tale.fandom.com/wiki/Boston_Gl… 1/
We also know that this attack was carried out by the Sons of Jacob but Islamic terrorists were blamed. After that things get rather murky and we only know that the Sons of Jacob, a public quasi-religious entity that grew in popularity due to the fertility crisis, took over 2/
First off, how convenient every leader in the federal government was in the same place at the same time for this decapitation strike to work. Second, for the Sons of Jacob to succeed in seizing control their infiltration of the federal bureaucracy, military, intelligence 3/
community, etc. would have to be near complete and yet no one got elected to public office? There are Congress members who think a Satanic cult that eats kids runs the country but not a single member of the Sons of Jacob ever reached high office? 4/
I don't know there is just a lot of yadda yadda-ing of how we went from America (warts and all) to patriarchal theocracy that would make Saudi Arabia cringe in just a few years. 5/

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