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"Idiocracy" in the Golden State
By James Hirsen
After experiencing the results of the recent election, many of those who reside on the Left Coast woke up the following morning feeling as if they had been beamed into a movie sequel for a film that has yet to be made. Real life in the former Golden State has become too much like a follow-up flick to 2006’s sci-fi comedy "Idiocracy."
The movie never had a major theatrical release, but it has achieved a cult following due to its prophetic plotline. The humorous satire stars Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph as two characters who, after participating in a classified military hibernation experiment, wake up 500 years in the future. During the movie’s introduction, the narrator informs the viewing audience that, since natural selection is indifferent toward intelligence, stupid people will, in the future, outnumber those with a modicum of intelligence. The characters in the film discover a society that is uniformly lacking in brainpower and any notion of individual responsibility as well. [more...]
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. is a New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst and law professor. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and has made several appearances there on various landmark decisions. Hirsen is the co-founder and Chief Legal Counsel for InternationalEsq.com, a legal think tank and educational institute for the study of law in the media.