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Is America an Idiocracy?

Susan120 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:19 PM
The film Idiocracy was shown to me by my son ... and I was appalled. However, after four years of 0bama and his recent re-election, I can honestly say...we are heading this way at an outrageously rapid pace.

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...