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Is America an Idiocracy?

Alex_P Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 1:22 PM
And we know that he was born in Hawaii ... how? Fake birth certificate? Never mind his grandma saying she witnessed his birth in Kenya? Never mind his publisher claiming the he is Kenyan-born? If he wanted to dispel this belief, all he had to do was immediately produce real birth certificate. Anyway, if you want examples of "idiocracy on a grand scale" you don't need look further than your liberal friends (or mirror).

In 1951, Ray Bradbury published Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic novel in which books are burned, and the citizenry occupies itself by watching hours of TV on wall-to-wall sets. Contrary to popular belief, Bradbury says Fahrenheit 451 wasn’t about censorship or McCarthyism. It was about how TV undermines interest in reading and learning.

In 2006, Mike Judge released the film Idiocracy, in which the main character, Joe Bauers, undergoes a suspended-animation experiment and wakes up in the year 2505. He’s unable to communicate, because “the English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valley girl, inner-city slang and various grunts.” The...