“Idiocracy” Right Here in River City

Etan Cohen co-wrote the movie, Idiocracy, as a comedy about a government run by idiots. That was in 2006. Little did he know how close to the mark the apocalyptic political satire really was/is.

Check this out.

The basic plot: Private Joe Bauers, the definition of “average American,” is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes up five centuries later and discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he’s easily the most intelligent person alive. Everyone, including government officials and lawmakers, is a moron. “The intelligent,” the narrator explains, have become an “endangered species.”

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

Cohen says the satire has become reality. He recently tweeted: “I never expected ‘Idiocracy’ to become a documentary”:

I never expected to become a documentary.

“I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs.”

Not sure about Idiocracy? Go here. 

 

 

 

H/T: The Huffington Post

 

 

Note: A version of this post, by yours truly, first appeared in BuzzPo.

Photo: YouTube screen shot

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