No Time to Read Atlas Shrugged? Just Watch Idiocracy. Same basic Premise.Submitted by Chris Coulroski on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 03:45
Was trying to think of a way to sum up a point from the novel Atlas Shrugged, trying to simplify it, when I thought 'Just watch Idiocracy.'
Better yet, download the Atlas audiobook, and watch Idiocracy on youtube.
If you're not familiar, here is the basic plot line for both stories:
The 'people of mind' are unappreciated and abused, so over time they vanish.
Society degenerates to the point of collapse.
A hero is discovered. One of the 'smart guys' who had disappeared long ago. The masses demand that he fix the broken system, that he use his brain to solve all of their problems.
Despite being begged to help them, the people continue to laugh at and scorn every idea for fixing things that the man comes up with.
Oh, and they, the main characters in each book, get beatings/physical punishment for not creating quick fixes.
Any other similarities anyone can think of?