23 November 2015

Silver Lining Of Idiocracy

When Joe is in the hospital and the Doctor diagnoses him he says, "Right, kick ass. Well, don't want to sound like a dick or nothin', but, ah... it says on your chart that you're fucked up. Ah, you talk like a fag, and your shit's all retarded. What I'd do, is just like... like... you know, like, you know what I mean, like..." followed by, "Don't worry, scrote. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick-ass lives. My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now."

She's a pilot now.

You're given to worry because you see all the idiots and figure a pilot is going to crash into something.

Think about it, though.

Joe is a normal person of average intelligence and they diagnose him the same as someone they send to be a pilot.

If he'd sat tight when they discovered he didn't have the ID tattoo, he might have discovered the society of smarter people living apart from the idiocratic dystopia.

I've pondered that there must be such a group of people out there, otherwise so much of what's shown really can't exist.

Someplace in Idiocracy there's a Galt's Gulch.  They keep things running just enough that the idiots remain trapped and have no incentive to escape.  It's not a true dystopia, it's a prison.


  1. Sounds a lot like Kornbluth's story "The Marching Morons."

  2. Also SOMETHING had to keep the 3rd world from just violently overtaking the country.


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