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Is America an Idiocracy?

E1776 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:15 PM
I saw this movie back in 2007 or so and didn't think much about it. Then, I saw it recently and started to think that this movie is starting to very accurately reflect this country's society and situation. Scary.
America is Over Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 5:16 PM
I remember seeing A Clockwork Organge when it first came out and thinking "People would never live like that". And then we went and lived like that. It was called the Dinkins Years.

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...