It is a sign of these sick and bizarre times in which the Obama regime and the state-corporate media continue to peddle their lies that according to a poll conducted by political scientists that “The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene” – you just can’t make stuff like this up. CNN, the missing airplane network seemed to bear this out when during coverage of the East Ukraine referendum on Sunday one of their fancy graphic maps erroneously showed the location of Ukraine in Pakistan. Such a silly blunder would normally result in ridicule but at CNN it goes with the territory so far has the media in this country descended into the morass of mental mediocrity that is the new normal for the American mind. It is as though we are in the early stages of becoming the society that was the subject of the cult classic comedy film Idiocracy.
The plot for Idiocracy features a U.S. Army dullard named Joe Bowers, a man of completely average intelligence and a prostitute named Rita who are the subjects of a secret US military hibernation experiment of what was to be of limited duration. Well of course things go awry and the officer in charge, is ensnared by a sex scandal bringing shame and a base closure and a much longer nap for Joe and Rita who sleep until they are freed from their test chambers during the great garbage avalanche of 2505. They wake up to find a world that is totally FUBAR, the infrastructure is crumbling and looks as though it were designed by idiots (or contracted out to politically connected cronies under the guise of privatization) , the commercialization of society has been completed with corporate logos everywhere and characters that have been named after fast food items and commercial products like Dr. Lexus, Frito and Beef Supreme. I actually know people who name their pets after corporate brand names so can actual human babies really be far behind?
The populace speaks in crude tongues, hurl insults and pejoratives at everything and berate Joe for talking “like a fag” because in the 26th Century even a nitwit speaking in 20th Century dumbed-down lingo sounds like an egghead – it is the ultimate triumph of Sarah Palin style anti-intellectualism. The entire population has become twentieth generation white trash who in a gross parody of Social Darwinism have outbred those with any intelligence or discretion. The opening few minutes that show how this happened are as classic as they are painfully true with the educated putting off reproduction while the rednecks breed like rabbits.
Centuries of consumerism and way too much television have reduced the citizenry to the point of borderline retardation and the greatest advances in technology are huge multi-screened televisions that allow for multiple reality trash programs to be presented simultaneously while the viewer is ensconced on a huge plush chair sucking down goo from a tub while reveling in the delights of movies and tv shows the likes of “Ass”, “Ow! My Balls” and the “Masturbation Channel”. Those three examples are the descendants of today’s moronic programming like American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Duck Dynasty and the explosion of potty humor as entertainment that have made the society dumb and dumber. Corporations like Starbucks now offer handjobs as an enticement to buy a latte and Fuddruckers has become Buttfuckers – the corporate satire is hilarious as it is absent from the media and society today because the joke is on us all. The scene that takes place at St. God’s Memorial Hospital with the health care system being reduced to a combination fast food joint/casino is down and out classic for those for those who think that Obamacare is as bad as it gets – just wait.
The society that Joe finds himself in is mean, greedy and stupid and the police are drooling overly aggressive thugs (much like they are now) who must have viewed Judge Dredd as a training film. After a series of mishaps and an IQ test he is summoned to the White House by President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho because he is now the most intelligent man on the planet and more than up to the task of solving the food crisis that plagues America. The crops are dying because instead of using water (that stuff in the toilet) they are irrigated by mega selling sports drink Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator. Joe suggests using H2O and is met with incredulity by cabinet members reciting Brawndo’s advertising mantra of “It’s got electrolytes.” After causing massive social unrest and unemployment after replacing Brawndo which just happens to be the nation’s biggest employer Joe is taken to an arena for a gladiatorial style event that is a wild combination between Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and the local monster truck extravaganza that is televised on FOX which to no surprise is much the same as it is today other than the appearance of the anchors. Joe eventually triumphs and saves the day when the crops grow again and becomes a truly honored hero of Uh-merica. His best advice is to turn off the TV and read something once in awhile and everyone lives happily ever after.
Alas, life in The Homeland isn’t a movie and there is no happy ending to this ongoing nightmare.