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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the inauguration of the USA … [+]
Over the past four years there have been numerous comparisons of the Trump administration with that of Gilead, the religiously dominated totalitarian state in the Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.
Now the United States doesn’t seem to have become Gilead – no, we live in Panem, the totalitarian state from The Hunger Games – at least that was one of the comparisons posted on social media after President Joe Biden was sworn in in as the 46th President of the United States. It’s actually nothing that President Biden has done or said, but rather the clothes worn by singer / actress Lady Gaga for her typically unusual wardrobe choice when she arrived to sing the national anthem.
Along with a gold microphone suggesting American nobility, her outfit was enhanced with gloves and jewelry that included a large gold dove brooch – a symbol of peace and unity, but as many on social media were quick to point out, it seemed to the symbol to be similar in to the popular movie version of The Hunger Games.
One user, @KassyDillon, commented, “Lady Gaga … gives off the Hunger Games vibe.”
@BaileyCarlin agreed to “Huge Hunger Games Energy by Lady Gaga” and shared a photo from the inauguration and one from the movie.
@ d0ngc0pter found some humor at the moment and tweeted, “The 46th Annual Hunger Games are underway! May the odds ever be in your favor.”
@_Book_Of_Eli offered a snappy reply: “Keep tweeting and Lady Gaga could draw your name for the Hunger Games.”
There was a bit of humor in it, but even here there just seems to be a hint of bias in all of this. There was no real criticism, and in fairness, Oscar and Emmy winner Lady Gaga – despite the unnecessary gold microphone – has remained largely a class.
When the United States Space Force unveiled its new flag just under a year ago, former President Donald Trump was called on television because of its obvious resemblance to the Star Fleet Command symbol from Star Trek.
Many users used social media to mock the president with Star Trek, including George Takei (@GeorgeTakei): “Ahem. We’re expecting some royalties from this …”
Perhaps it’s a good thing that Takei just bravely went up to a solid stage because other users were quick to notice that the United States Air Force Space Command had been using the Delta wing symbol since its inception in 2005 – long before Trump took office .
“In use since 2005,” tweeted @jack_veritas
And yet at the inauguration the very wrong connection to the TV show was discovered. @EmpTigerstar tweeted, “We’ll see a Star Trek-themed Space Force logo at every major political speech event from now on. Still weird.”
@Kbeninato even called out the icon in a tweet earlier this month when it became known that the Biden administration was withdrawing Operation Warp Speed, noting, “Shouldn’t have plagiarized Star Trek at all. Maybe Space Force can return their logo.” , also.”
Fortunately, science journalist Hank Lacey (@COScienceWriter) set the record straight: “However, the Space Force logo is based on the Delta design, which has been part of the Air Force’s space-related commands since the early 1960s.”
Additionally, it was recognized that designers for Star Trek copied the Air Force’s space-related designs!
Even if the symbol had been introduced a year ago, it would not have been President Trump who designed it. Did people think Trump was even more practical than the Saturday Night Live cartoon of President Jimmy Carter, who was active in every detail of the administration?
There are actually military offices designing official symbols, and these are almost rubberized by the time they reach the desk in the Oval Office.
Jokes aside, this latest example of how the political divide we are facing has managed to capture even the smallest details of life and make a big deal out of them. When Lady Gaga signed with President Biden with the gold microphone, there was no evidence that it was unnecessarily gaudy or an indulgence of wealth when so many are hurt.
There have also been no ominous warnings that we will lose our democracy, despite the fact that the newly sworn man in POTUS said he would spend the day issuing executive orders.
And yet, when an icon was a bit out of a strangely beloved television show, President Trump was mocked, just as his administration was compared to the fictional Gilead. It is hard to accept that, in the absence of a level playing field, there can ever be a cure, even for simple ridicule.