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. Continue reading “Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction: We’re Living In A Real-Life Version Of Idiocracy”