Over the weekend, I rented a movie called Idiocracy, written and directed by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Office Space). While I didn't think it was a great movie, I did like the premise, that because people of lower intelligence breed faster than those of higher intelligence, in five hundred years the world will be populated by morons.
But I don't think it will take five hundred years, I believe we are on the fast track to an idiocracy right now. Just examine this evidence:
Sixty dollar logo t-shirts-Some people will actually fork out good money for the privilege of being walking human billboards. That's smart.
Liz Cheney-Just another member of the corpocracy who thinks we can win a war by sending more cannon fodder. Someone else's children, of course.
FOX News-A news network with an obvious bias calling itself "fair and balanced". And yet, people actually believe it.
Urban Hummers-People paying large amounts of cash for an off-road vehicle that loses it's value once you actually take it off the road. How intelligent!
NASCAR-There's something you don't see every day-cars driving. Considered to be a sport by the same people who consider getting off the couch to grab the remote control exercise.
Religious whackos who pray to ice-There's an oil stain imy parking lot that looks like St. Barnabus, better expect crowds gathering there, too.
Hillary For President-First she votes for the war. Then she says she didn't know Bush was lying (yeah sure). The she claims all America stands behind Israel as it dropped cluster bombs all over Lebanon last summer. Now she won't take a military option against Iran off the table, in part because she accepts donations from a foreign power. It's not her position that is stupid (well, it is, as Iran has not been found in violation of the NPT, so attacking them for complying with the law is stupid)but the fact that despite her position, she is still the front runner for the Democratic party, which made recent gains in congress by the anti-war people who put them there. I guess Democrats can be hoodwinked by a cult of personality as much as Republicans who voted for Bush were, all this really means is that in 2008, we'll be looking t President McCain.