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The Marching Morons

In 1952, an author by the name Cyril M. Kornbluth wrote a story about a man who was frozen in time for a few centuries and when he emerged, he found that the world had gone stupid. Senators were applauded for their high level of education,i.e. Phd's in 'Fly fishing', etc. Only a few actual 'intelligent' people tried to wrest power from the 'Ruling Dummies' and ultimately concluded that the protagonist (and his generation) was to blame for the current dilemma. I believe the movie 'Idiocracy' was loosely based on this. Paul Verhoeven's 'Robocop' also took some attributes from the story: 'I'd buy that for a dollar!'. It just amazes me that it only took 50-60 years instead of the 300 or so years described in the short story.

"The Marching Morons" by C.M. Kornbluth

Laughter, irony, sadness. Take a good, hard look at our own 'current' society.


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Yes, definitely sounds like

Yes, definitely sounds like the movie Idiocracy. Although, the people there were dumb because they had evolved that way. People today still have a chance at least.
One thing to keep in mind though is that in the movie, only the US was portrayed, not anywhere else. I would have to think that it would be unlikely for the entire planet to go dumb.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.