Monday, February 6, 2012

'Idiocracy' in the here and now

Many of the 14 people who actually watched the movie 'Idiocracy', the flop released in 2006, recall the plot: a dullard is given a top secret hibernation treatment, and things go awry and he wakes up 500 years into the future, where he is the smartest person on earth.  Seemingly, in those 500 years, people just got dumber and dumber, and in the fullness of time everybody on earth became idiots.

I find that plot entirely plausible in the here and now.  We just got Bureau of Labor Statistics figures putting the U.S. unemployment rate at 8.3% in January, 2012, down a fraction from December's reported 8.5% (also a dubious figure) despite the economy dropping around 2.5 million jobs from December to January.  The BLS cites 'seasonal adjustments' as the reason that this lower number makes any sense.

Sure, it makes sense to idiots.  No matter how you do the math, that kind of unemployment rate is simply nonsense.  But, fortunately for President Obama, the majority of voters in the U.S. seem satisfied with this number, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 150 points on this 'great' news.  I am surrounded by morons, cretins, neanderthals, idiots, simpletons and fools. 

I must be the smartest person in the U.S. right now.  I must be living a real live 'Idiocracy' in the here and now.

Just on its surface, that BLS figure of 8.3% is ludicrous.  Just look around you.  Step outside your own front door and take a look left, and then right: how many of your neighbors are unemployed?  How many 'For Sale' signs are there in the yards to the left and right of you?  A lot, I would wager.  And of those houses for sale in your neighborhood, how many of those are the result of foreclosures, owing to the previous owners' losing their jobs, and were subsequently no longer able to service their mortgages?  More than you might think, I would also wager.

Take a trip to your local mall.  Take a look around at how many vacancies there are in that mall.  A bunch, I would bet.  Does it feel like we are in a roaring recovery?  It sure doesn't to me.

But then again, since I am the smartest person in the U.S., I am out of touch with how things appear to the run of the mill idiot that believes the BLS figures, or anything President Obama says on anything.


Silverfiddle said...

Get used to it Fredd. The press propagandists will be trumpeting the glorious Obama economy from now until election day... And millions of stupid voters will actually believe it.

I loved Idiocracy! It's actually gained quite a cult following in the DVD after market.

Fredd said...


Yeah, I liked 'Idiocracy' a lot myself. And yes, I am convinced that a virtual Orwellian portrayal of our buzzing economy will be believed by millions, as they stand in the soup lines.

Kid said...

Dude.. obama supporters don't pay attention to or care about anything.

They know they're not smart enough so they don't even try. Unemployment could be 40% and debbie doucherbag schitz will come out and claim it was higher under Bush and the obama supporters will smile to themselves, silently thank God or the golden cow, for msnbc, and go back to sleeping or breeding, depending on what they just did last.

Fredd said...


There are about 47% of worthless sponge parasitic voters who think like this (or maybe 'think' is not the right word here).

We still have some who don't, but they are getting scarcer all the time.

In the long run, the producers will just not put up with this anymore. Once it gets to that point, it will be fascinating to see how that straw that breaks the camel's back will manifest itself.

My bet would be that it involves bullets: something that liberals want to outlaw.

Kid said...

Fairly good bet Fredd. I't certainly why oblabber wants his own personal army

Kid said...

Fredd, It may be initiated by oblabber claiming an emergency near the election period and cancelling the election. FDR-ish.

Z said...

they love Obama, these ideological zombies, NO MATTER WHAT. But, after all, he's created so many jobs! he's done so much for race relations! he's got us out of debt! He's done so much, what's not to like?

My buddies Silverfiddle and Kid must be on your cabinet! Oh, what a better country we'd have.

Fredd said...


In the first day of the Fredd Administration, I would ban laziness. Violators would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as enforced by Attorney General Joe Jo Politico, using means entirely at his discretion. I'm confident Sec. Joe is up to the task.

My Secretary of Defense, Sec. Silverviddle would ensure all foreign threats were dealt with at his discretion.

My Secretary of the Treasury, Sec. Kid, would ensure the dollar is strenghthened and our credit rating is the highest achieveable, using all means at his discretion, to include putting us back on the gold standard.

I would then appoint Z as Decency Czar, and she would ensure that there are no a-holes of influence in our country, using means entirely at her discretion.