Americans have a curious fascination with serial killers, evidenced by the popularity of television dramas like "Criminal Minds" and intense interest in the real-life stories of Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz.
So it should come as no surprise that Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most infamous serial killers of the last half-century, is being profiled in a new Netflix series. Dahmer murdered and dismembered a total of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He also admitted to devouring the flesh of some of his victims and performing sex acts on their corpses.
Netflix has become embroiled in controversy over this project, not for potentially romanticizing a cannibalistic, necrophilic serial killer, but for highlighting the fact that Dahmer was gay. The media giant is so concerned about not getting on the wrong side of the culture wars that it removed the “LGBTQ” tag on the series.
I’m surprised by the initial decision to put the tag on the series. But the response, both on social media and from Netflix, reveals an ugly truth about where the political left has driven American culture in the past 30 years.
It would be virtually impossible to remake "The Silence of the Lambs," the Oscar-winning psychological thriller that also involved a serial killer, sexual dysfunction, and cannibalism.
When the film debuted in 1991, Democrats were the party of Clarice Starling, the glass-ceiling-shattering FBI agent. Starling formed an alliance with Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic forensic psychiatrist, to track down a woman-skinning serial killer named Buffalo Bill.
In the last decade, by normalizing transgenderism, sympathizing with depraved criminals, and eradicating obvious distinctions between men and women, Democrats abandoned Clarice to champion Bill and Lecter.
The left’s new world order prioritizes violent criminals and transitioning men above our wives, daughters, and mothers.
Buffalo Bill’s gender dysphoria would actually make him a sympathetic figure if the film was remade today. Born Jame Gumb, his penchant for killing overweight women to make a “suit” from their skin would be blamed on non-affirming parents who refused to let him transition to “Jamie” as a child. Viewers would be left wondering how many lives could have been saved if Bill received “gender-affirming care” as a teen.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a prolific serial killer in his own right, would also benefit from society’s new rules. He would probably be recast as an actor “of color,” a strategic move that would explain why prosecutors fight to have him released early from prison. As is the left’s tendency, his crimes would also be explained in systemic terms. In Dr. Lecter’s case, a sternly worded email from a white colleague during his medical residency caused him to “snap” and develop a taste for human flesh.
True to the values of our day, the elevation of gender-confused men and sadistic criminals would be matched by the demotion of the original film’s female protagonist.
Given today’s political climate, Clarice Starling would begin the film winning over the audience with her intelligence, wit, and bravery. Her fortunes would take a turn for the worse, however, when she misgendered Buffalo Bill by not using his preferred pronouns during an intense interrogation.
The questioning would stop immediately as several diversity, inclusion, and equity staffers in the FBI burst into the room. Starling would be chastised and removed from the case until she completed mandatory gender identity training.
In a plot twist, her FBI superiors would replace her with a colleague who happens to identify as non-binary and use “they/them” pronouns.
Anyone who thinks I am overexaggerating how much our society has changed is living in a fantasy world of their own creation.
Democrats in the United States and liberals across the globe have completely reshaped cultural norms and public policy to cater to the needs of individuals with serious psychological problems. Instead of adhering to reality and traditional definitions of male and female, activists and ideologues used the delusions of a tiny minority to unleash confusion on the masses.
A transgender teacher in Canada named Kayla Lemieux recently went viral for sporting gigantic prosthetic breasts in front of his students. Lemieux is using his classroom to sport his “woman suit,” and students are his unconsenting audience. The school wrote in support of the teacher and let parents know it is working to create an “equitable” environment without discrimination based on gender expression.
Their video together on TikTok has over 275,000 likes.
This doesn’t even take into account the people within the current Biden administration whose delusions, kinks, and fetishes make them more employable in a Democratic administration than someone who publicly affirms a traditional view of marriage.
This is the modern left. The women who spent years fighting for female representation in business, media, politics, and athletics have given way to men who fantasize about being women. Every woman who wants to remain in good standing must affirm ideas she knows are contrary to science and nature.
The same people who embrace radical gender ideology also tend to think that career criminals are another victim group in need of public advocacy.
A man named Waheed Foster viciously attacked a woman in a New York City subway station last week, leaving her physically bruised and psychologically scarred. Foster, 41, has a lengthy rap sheet, including an arrest for beating his own grandmother to death in 1995 and stabbing a 50-year-old woman in the cheek and shoulder in 2010.
The remake of "The Silence of the Lambs" would have a very different ending from the original.
Buffalo Bill would be released from prison after one year to complete his transition to “Jamie” through taxpayer-funded “bottom surgery” at the nation’s premier gender clinic.
Dr. Lecter would be named to a high-level position in the federal government working on issues of equity within the criminal justice system.
Clarice Starling would end the film alone in the woods, scrolling through hateful comments in her Twitter mentions and trying to remember when to use “ze/zir/zem” pronouns. Her replacement would be shown receiving a promotion to chief of behavioral disorders, the first non-binary individual in FBI history to hold that post.
This remake would be a very different type of horror film, mainly because its plot reflects our new reality.
It should be called "The Eating of the Sheep."