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Idiocracy, from Dan Grossman

February 18, 2013 |

 Last night Elizabeth and I watched the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy, available on Amazon prime streaming.

It is not great cinema and only mildly funny, but it's the most subversive, un-PC movie I've ever seen. The story is based on reasonably accurate reverse eugenics (dysgenetic?) of the country becoming genetically stupider. More relevant today than when made because of all the current talk about Hispanics and even the Republican Stupid Party having to transform itself to appeal to Hispanics, the movie features a President Camacho.

Supposedly Fox wanted to bury the movie, only doing its contractual minimum in theatrical release, with no trailer promotion or screenings for critics, and open in minimal cities. But it has apparently acquired something of a cult following, with DVD revenues now nine times the theatrical.

Anyway, I was amazed how honest (if you have any fear IQ in the country is genetically declining). Although I guess the usual MSM critics, instead of having a fit over it, either didn't see it, or thought it was somehow a proponent or example of the stupidity that the movie was satirizing.


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  1. Rich Berger on February 19, 2013 7:54 am

    Yes, it was incredibly prescient. In the movie, it took 500 years for stupidity to rule. Unfortunately, it’s happening before our eyes. Recommended.

  2. Ed on February 21, 2013 3:13 pm

    We literally pay the bottom 15% to have children for checks, while the most intelligent women have the fewest children. A rational nation would reverse this policy asap, with voluntary paid birth control (permanent) for the bottom 20%.

    Unfortunately, this effect is most pronounced with African American women.

    We are also not allowed to discuss immigration in a rational way, ie what source countries would create a beneficial population increase vs. which source countries would (and are) creating a larger idiocratic welfare class.

    I agree not a great movie, but highly prescient.

  3. Jeff Tyler on August 19, 2013 6:43 pm

    I’m a reporter with public radio’s national business show, Marketplace. I’m trying to reach Dan Grossman for a story about sports contracts. I’d like to interview him about the deal the Silna brothers struck when the ABA merged with the NBA. Please send him my contact info. Thanks. JT

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