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Is America an Idiocracy?

DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:39 PM
We have become a culture where people avoid having to think, and have no curiosity - no drive to actually learn about or get to the bottom of anything. They will believe whatever is most comfortable for them to believe; the truth of it, or lack thereof, does not concern them.

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...