I write fantasy. Epic fantasy with vivid characters battling the bad guys with brains brawn, and magic. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to tell who the good guys are. Strong women are burned as witches. People are drawn and quartered for loving a person of the same gender. The Primate tells sovereign states what to do, and the rules–and rulers–are mostly steeped in Stupid. Maybe it’s in the water. Different religions are discouraged by murder and having different skin by genocide.
So, it’s not that much different than our real world. There are people fighting against it, but the outcome is uncertain at best.