Imagine, if you will, a country where intelligence is suspect, where corporations own the government, and government officials are entertainers, speaking to the lowest common denominator.
Imagine a crumbling infrastructure and a population kept docile by simple-minded sensationalist entertainment.
I wasn't paying much attention when John started watching this movie a few nights ago (busy writing and revising) but as I realized what I was hearing, I assumed it was a recent release, a satiric take on our current state of affairs that seemed to have gotten it spot-on (except for a lack of racism and xenophobia.)
Then I learned that the movie Idiocracy came out ten years ago and is something of a cult classic. It's a very entertaining dystopian take on American culture (a quick summary is HERE) and it is frighteningly appropriate in this election season.
I commend it to you as food for thought on the day after the Glorious Fourth.