from Revolver News:
When Idiocracy came out in 2006, it bombed. Frightened of angering advertisers who were ridiculed in the film, Fox suppressed the movie’s release, and it grossed less than a million dollars. But Mike Judge’s satire on civilizational and genetic decay has become more popular every year, mainly because, to many, its predictions are coming true right in front of us.
In Idiocracy, Army corporal Joe Bauers, the “most average” man in the U.S. Armed Forces, is placed in suspended animation for five hundred years. When Bauers awakes, he finds Earth on the brink of collapse — for 500 years, stupid people have relentlessly out-reproduced intelligent people, creating a society where the average IQ has plummeted.
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Idiocracy is particularly popular with liberals, who like to imagine that President Trump’s election, and red state culture more generally, represents the real-life rise of Idiocracy. In fact, even Mike Judge agrees with them:
I called the people who made Idiocracy to see how they so accurately predicted the future. “I’m no prophet,” Judge told me. “I was off by 490 years.” He too is shocked at how eerily similar the world has become to the one his movie depicted. He and Idiocracy co-writer Etan Cohen have been working on fake campaign ads for Camacho to be used as anti-Trump web videos, but they’re having a hard time. “Our jokes would be like, ‘I’m going to build a wall around the earth.’ They were only incrementally stupider,” says Cohen. “Writing Idiocracy was just following your id. Now unfortunately our id has become our candidate for President.” [Time]
Idiocracy is hilarious. But Judge and Cohen are off the mark. America isn’t becoming Idiocracy. It’s becoming something worse. Fifteen years after the film’s release, the future portrayed in Idiocracy is indisputably superior to the present liberals are creating right now in America.
Insane? Not remotely. And we’re here to tell you how.
1. Idiocracy has better art
In the Idiocracy-verse, the most popular movie in America is Ass. The film is exactly what it sounds like: An ass, with occasional farting.
Stupid? Certainly. But it isn’t actively, in-your-face hideous, like the “art” that progressive America routinely foists onto the public. In 2020, NPR declared Cardi B.’s pornographic song “W.A.P.” to be song of the year.
“A pair of women honoring their own ladyparts and the pleasures they dish out and expect returned in spades drew the ire of the insecure,” the taxpayer-backed news outlet wrote.
Revolver would, without any irony at all, much rather watch Ass than listen to “W.A.P.”
2. Idiocracy has a better health care system.
Early in the film, Joe visits a hospital, where he discovers to his dismay that America’s health care system has degenerated to passing people through a machine, the Healthmaster Inferno, that informs them (possibly at random) whether their ailment is a tumor, hepatitis, tapeworm, “e-boli,” or “just gas.”
Sure, that’s pretty bad. Then again, in America right now medical errors killed a quarter-million people a year even before Governor Cuomo’s catastrophic nursing home coverup. And in Idiocracy, medical care is being provided fairly to people of all races. There isn’t even a hint of doling out health care based on skin color, which has now become the overt preference of American elites.
3. Idiocracy is a genuine meritocracy
The America of 2505 is run by President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, five-time wrestling champ and pornography superstar. President Camacho is dumb…but he’s also clearly one of the smartest people in 2505. He is literate, and smart enough to know that the best way to salvage his decaying country is to find the most capable person and give him immense authority:
In contrast, absolute nobody is under the illusion that Joe Biden is president because he’s the best America has to offer:
In fact, Biden may very well be president precisely because he’s so easily swayed and controlled by others. Kamala Harris is already handling his phone calls.
4. Idiocracy believes in IQ.
No, really! The world of Idiocracy may be incredibly stupid, but they have one crucial advantage over the modern liberal dystopia: They don’t deny that intelligence exists.
When Joe is sent to prison in the film, he is immediately administered a rudimentary IQ test, which reveals he has an IQ of 100 and is therefore the smartest person alive. When this is discovered, Joe is immediately named Secretary of the Interior and given near-total authority to try and fix society’s problems. Even in its decayed state, the world of Idiocracy can recognize, empower, and reward genuine talent.
In America, no such luck. Instead of empowering high IQ individuals, America denies that IQ is even real. In Virginia, officials have abandoned the strictly test-based admissions to the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, America’s best public high school, in favor of a “holistic” admissions process meant to (of course) increase diversity. San Francisco officials are doing the same to the city’s prestigious Lowell High School, ditching merit-based admissions for the same lottery-based admissions process used for its other (horribly-performing) high schools. Dozens of schools are abandoning the ACT and SAT, which for decades have enabled brilliant students from obscure parts of America to prove themselves and rise to greatness. Without standardized tests, America will return to the system that prevailed before: Advantage will be given, not to the most able, but to the most politically powerful.