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Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction: We’re Living In A Real-Life Version Of Idiocracy

Idiocracy: Orange Dumbass And President Camacho
An Alternate Reality: The Orange Monster And President Camacho

Every time I hear another one of the orange lunkhead’s suggestions on how to treat COVID-19, I feel like I’m living in the movie Idiocracy.

Who could have predicted that this silly 2006 film, written by Etan Cohen and Mike Judge, would end up being so prophetic? Idiocracy focuses on Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), an average American man who agrees to be placed into hibernation for a year.

A mistake is made and he is forgotten. Instead of being awoken a year later, Joe wakes up in the year 2505. And he quickly discovers the world is now populated with complete buffoons and he is the smartest human being on the planet.

BRAWNDO – It’s Got What Plants Crave!

The prologue in Idiocracy states that evolution at the beginning of the 21st century is “at a crucial turning point. Qualities like intelligence and ingenuity have taken a backseat to the quantity of offspring produced by, say, a low-IQ high school football player who mindlessly fucks anything that moves.”

The president of the United States is a former porn star, cities are overrun with fast food restaurants and piles of garbage. Fuddruckers has changed its name to Buttfuckers. State executions are carried out on live television by corporate sponsored monster truck demolitions.

But my favorite storyline in Idiocracy involves the food supply crisis in the United States. The reason for this is because President Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews) made a deal with BRAWNDO (a product similar to Gatorade) to irrigate farmers’ crops, instead of using water. “It’s Got What Plants Crave! It’s Got Electrolytes,” is BRAWNDO’s slogan.

Trump Surrounds Himself With Idiots Just Like Him

Sound familiar? Let’s just change the premise a slight bit and say that Joe wakes up in 2020, instead of 2505. The intelligence level of the population is plummeting. The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis. And who’s at the helm? A failed businessman and reality TV host, Donald Trump.

Just like President Camacho in Idiocracy, Trump surrounds himself with idiots just like him. Almost anyone who exhibits the slightest bit of intelligence is summarily fired. Not to mention Trump’s inept handling of the Coronavirus pandemic running rampant throughout the U.S.

I woke up on Friday listening to the local news station I have programmed on my old fashioned alarm clock. The top story was Lysol advising people not to ingest their products internally. I shook my head, wondering if I was still dreaming. Then I realized it had to have something to do with the orange man.

Hydroxychlorquine Actually Worsened Death Rates

Idiocracy: Clorox Vs. Brawndo
CLOROX Vs. BRAWNDO: Which is more effective?

The day before, at one of his press conferences/MAGA rallies, Trump suggested people could inject disinfectant to treat COVID-19. “I’m not a doctor. But I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what,” he said, pointing to his head. Ludicrous, but also the norm these days from this president. He also says he has “a natural instinct for science.” Not because he has any formal training, but because his uncle was a scientist.

The first thing I thought of when I read about his suggestion of using disinfectant to treat this disease was Idiocracy. Then again, I’ve been thinking about that film a lot lately.

In March, the orange duffus kept hawking a drug called hydroxychloroquine sulfate, used to treat Lupus and Malaria. On Trump’s direction, the FDA then used it on thousands of COVID-19 patients. And what happened? It actually worsened the death rates.

Falling Back On The Old Standby “Fake News”

Arguing with those who defend Trump is nothing but an exercise in frustration. Why? Because they themselves are generally missing any modicum of intelligence. No matter what kind of argument you present about the orange monster in the White House, they just won’t get it through their increasingly thick heads.

There’s a lot of proof out there that he’s stupid and he’s dangerous. But just as Trump does, his supporters will outright lie and deny he said what video evidence irrefutably shows him saying. Or they’ll use their old standby, the “fake news” chant.

I’ve decided we should all just embrace our new reality. Since we’re living in a real-life version of Idiocracy, maybe we should start watering crops with BRAWNDO and injecting Lysol. But first, I think I’ll head to Buttfuckers to grab a burger.

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