Saturday, February 27, 2016
Best Argument Against Democracy
Etan Cohen, the screenwriter for Idiocracy, recently lamented on Twitter about how his film has become reality, writing, “I never expected Idiocracy to become a documentary.” At this point, it’s hard to argue that this isn’t the case.
We live in a country where a significant portion of the population believes that vaccines cause autism, genetically-modified food causes cancer, and fracking causes earthquakes—despite all scientific evidence to the contrary. Even more disturbing, a significant portion of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the earth and that mandatory labels should be required for "food containing DNA".
Is it really any wonder that so many Americans have become so braindead when our institutes of “higher learning” care more about shielding students from “microaggressions” and “biased language” through “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” and teaching them to respect “personal pronouns”? No wonder our society has become an idiocracy!