A couple of weeks ago I watched a movie with a friend of mine titled “Idiocracy.” Most of the movie takes place about 500 years into the future in America. Ten minutes in, we found the film pretty accurately captured what’s happening NOW in the United States with more than a small degree of accuracy. I’ve come to the conclusion that it won’t take 50 years, or even 500 years, for our country to arrive at the abjectly pathetic state of national affairs which is portrayed in the film. We’re almost there already. If you haven’t watched this film, have a look, then look around you at what you see in the news. Then you tell me how close you think we are.
American society is NOT TOO FAR AWAY from arriving at the final morass of a majority of humanity portrayed in the dark comedy which is no longer intelligent enough to cook, [ oh, we already have millions like that ] drive [ Ooops. Young folks aren’t interested in learning to drive anymore. Mommy does that for them ], read and write [ don’t even get me started ] or vote [ there’s a documentary film listed in my Charter free movie listings titled “Learn How to Vote”].
A mewling puking steaming heap of stupid overweight people who breed like rabbits is not our only pressing concern. It’s also their gnawing addiction to extreme violence, which apparently no amount of abjectly gory new TV programming and motion pictures will satisfy.
Why are television executives and movie producers pandering to this emerging depravity? We could engage in ample debate as to which comes first: the extremely violent TV program, video game, movie – or – the kid who goes off in a movie theatre, thinks that he’s the “JOKER” in Batman, dyes his hair orange and randomly murders anyone he can gun down before they can flee.
Every ounce of good, just, right, moral and common sense I have in me states that delivering endlessly more violent and appalling TV / Flim / Video Games to a population only induces more and more severe types of violent incidents, outrageous crimes which are a signpost which screams “SOMETHING IS VERY VERY WRONG HERE.” I KNOW I am not wrong. This is NOT rocket science.
Yet every new TV season producers up the ante by airing such incredibly graphic violence in their TV programs that I usually just get up and leave the room. I find less and less reasons to even turn the damn TV on, unless I feel the need to document “just how bad it is this year.” What the hell is wrong with the script writers and producers of this material? Is there a total and complete disconnect from understanding that what you broadcast today, will come right back to you like an ominous boomerang in the form of new, more hideous violent crime ten months from now? How can entertainment media producers be this blind, this uncaring and this reckless about the consequences to society of what they write, film, produce and air on TV?
But wait. I forgot. This too, is all PART OF the new idiocracy. How foolish that I forgot to factor that in. We now have total spiritual idiots producing TV / Film / Media/ Video Games for a rabid, endlessly media consuming American idiocracy. So the producers of this material are no longer capable of perceiving that anything they are producing is morally wrong.
With ‘Dexter’ came the final, inane, immoral threshold crossed of portraying ‘serial killer as folk hero’. Now there is no turning back. Idiots create and produce entertainment media for other idiots. The rest of us, who are trying really hard NOT to live like idiots, who are still pure enough and moral enough to be appalled by all of this, write about it. What else could one do? Go before Congress and speak about it? Remember: Congress can no longer govern. But they are VERY good at fighting, dueling, contriving, undermining, and deadlocking. I could just sit waiting in the halls of Congress with my number in my hand until they removed my white bones, covered in spiderwebs.
Outraged news bloggers like me are just an irrelevant minority who lament upon what we see in post after blog post, never really making a dent in the putrid stream of filth which issues forth from American society.
It’s getting harder and harder to know what to do or how to address what I see taking place. I write for lack of knowing what else to do. Do I think my writing raises any awareness? I’m not sure right now. But I press on. I think it helps me cope.
- Like Fluoride? Congressman Luetkemeyer Proves We’re Living in the Film ‘Idiocracy’ (truthstreammedia.com)
- Idiocracy (lunaticoutpost.com)
- Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become (pakalertpress.com)
- Idiocracy Reform: Corker-Warner WORSENS Taxpayer Exposure Compared To Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac (confoundedinterest.wordpress.com)
- Amusing Ourselves to Death (joellehman.com)