THE THING ABOUT IDIOCRACY
The key to Idiocracy is in the first 2 minutes and the last 2 minutes. The rest of it is fluff. Enjoyable fluff, but fluff nonetheless. We start with a preamble demonstrating how "the stupids" will take over the world by outbreeding "the smarts" thereby leading to a dystopian hellscape of Starbuck's strip clubs and the Kick Me In The Balls Channel. We finish by demonstrating how Not Sure establishes a new dynasty of hope and stability by applying common sense and breeding.
Keep in mind - nothing Not Sure does is special in any way. It's just less stupid than everyone else. It's a one-eyed man in the land of the blind situation and Not Sure is rewarded beyond his wildest imagination. The lesson, really, is that you don't have to be clever - you just have to be cleverer than everybody else.
Idiocracy is, at its very core, an apologia for elitism. It says "the idiots don't know the way the world works, but us in the know? we do." It further suggests to everyone watching that they're the smart ones. They're the clever, downtrodden people who will die out because the NASCAR viewers of the world, the Sarah Palin supporters, will out-breed them. In effect, it says "it's okay that you view those idiots as 'other.' You're one of the good ones."
You'll note that in the future, Brawndo is still made. Carl's Jr. still has marketing. Starbuck's functions. And the programming on the Kick Me In The Balls channel operates without a hitch. All the bread and circuses necessary to keep the Idiocracy functioning function without a problem - the one victory of the idiots is in watering the plants with water, not Brawndo. Brawndo, however, persists.
*Nestle still exists.*
CBS stopped airing The Twilight Zone in 1964. They replaced it with Green Acres, Gilligan's Island, Petticoat Junction and the Beverly HIllbillies. CBS went from a last-place network to a first-place network by pandering to the idiots. That doesn't make them idiots, that makes them clever, despite the fact that it says the opposite about the American public.
The underlying theme of Idiocracy is that elitism is so pervasive that it infests government, the military and all things people touch upon - except marketing and advertising.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.