Saturday, November 28, 2015

In American Idiocracy, the Victim/Heroes are Criminals Whose Highest Expression is in Their Middle Fingers



By Nicholas Stix
Revised and expanded on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 4:46 a.m.

I grant you, on rare occasion, telling someone “F—k you” can be eloquent. However, America is being inundated by people who think it’s cool and eloquent to curse all time.

My chief of research and I recently viewed Mike Judge’s movie, Idiocracy, set 500 years in the future, in which people routinely greet each other by giving each other the finger. They also express intellectual disagreement by giving each other the finger, or uttering the most common Anglo-Saxonism.

Judge tried to triangulate, by having most of the imbeciles played by white actors, but it was clearly a racial satire, and his triangulation didn’t help. Rupert Murdoch's Fox greenlighted the project, but then got cold feet, and passively killed it, by refusing to give it wide distribution.


jeigheff said...

I remember part of an episode from "Leave It to Beaver." Beaver made a silly face when his elementary class photo was taken. Later, he was mortified that his parents would see what he had done.

Time have changed, at least for some of us. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I can't imagine what kind of parent would allow their child to be photographed giving the middle finger to any number of strangers, even a nation full of them.

I take that back: I think I CAN imagine what kind of parent would let their kid pose for this piece of propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Different world--more aggressive world.It won t change until some catastrophe occurs .When 9/11 happened,it was like everyone decided to have manners for a short time.Didn t last long.Americans are basically unhappy about a lot of things--some I agree with (like minorities taking over),other problems are unimportant(like how expensive your house or car is).Wally,the Beaver and especially Ward and June wouldn t believe what's happening now....but Eddie Haskell would fit right in.

Anonymous said...

Teaching hate to little children and enjoying the hate as expressed. HOW low and evil can one get. Even the Chinese communists weren't that bad.

The chickens will come home to roost.