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.