Idiocracy has been a long-cherished sci-fi satire in cult circles, telling the tale of two people who wake up from a cryogenic sleep to find that the country has become a wasteland of anti-intellectualism.
Now, ten years later, the co-writer of the cult comedy classic, Etan Cohen, thinks that the movie is satire no longer, marveling that his movie has gone from fiction to non-fiction. On Twitter today, Cohen used his movie to perfectly sum up our current political climate.
Speaking with The Hill, he quipped that “I thought the worst thing that would come was everyone wearing Crocs.” Cohen’s jokes come from a place of disenchanted exhaustion. Many voters are sharing in this exhaustion during an election season where a reality show host who gloated recently “I love the poorly educated!” is a frontrunner for President of the United States of America.I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
I have only watched this movie once because I thought it was a little too stupid, and unbelievable. But now I'm actually afraid to watch and see how accurately it reflects our current reality.
I swear the next person who says "Americans are smart" in my vicinity is going to get punched in the nose.