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Idiocracy

Postby cactuspete » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:41 am

LeBron James Illuminati Puppet Exposed - Secret of Success
I'm not buying this illuminati crap, but the claim that we live in an idiocracy does seem to be true. The guy in this clip goes on and on about the public worshipping a dufus who's good at bouncing a ball and he makes a good point, but let us not forget about all the retards who are going to be sitting on the couch watching football today. We really do live in a nation full of idiots! People talk about the dumbing down of America a lot and probably one of the most effective ways of reversing the trend would be to put a salary cap of about $100k a year on all professional athletes. That would take a lot of the allure out of going into professional sports and be more than adequate compensation for playing a game to make a living!
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby cactuspete » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:42 am

Idiocracy
Just to be clear about where the term idiocracy comes from, here's a trailer for the movie!
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby wildrose » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:24 am

cactuspete wrote:People talk about the dumbing down of America a lot and probably one of the most effective ways of reversing the trend would be to put a salary cap of about $100k a year on all professional athletes. That would take a lot of the allure out of going into professional sports and be more than adequate compensation for playing a game to make a living!

Absolutely! Sports should be about fitness and exercise, not about getting rich. When kids are encouraged to dream about becoming rich sports stars they are robbed of the chance to realize what sport is really about. By creating sports celebrities, we deceive children into thinking that it's all about money and fame.
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby surfsteve » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:31 am

Idiocracy was one of my favorite movies. In reality humanity could never degenerate that far for that long because they would all be long dead and gone from all of our nuclear power plants overheating and melting down.
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Idiocracy

Postby mrgreen » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:45 pm

"Idiocracy" Writer Says The Movie Has Come True
When the movie was released it was just a bizarre, satirical comedy, but somehow through a sad sequence of events it has become more like a documentary.
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby ergot » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:59 pm

Sarah Palin Compares Trump to Gandhi?!?
The idiots are working hard to take over! Whether it's the idiots on the right or the left, that's all we seem to have to choose from.
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby cactuspete » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:43 am

Idiocracy. That pretty much sums up the state of our nation pretty accurately. Unfortunately. Democracy? Representative democracy? All foreign concepts at this time. Constitution? Don't be old-fashioned and sentimental!
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby mrfish » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:37 am

The Real Reason The U.S. Military Is Still In Iraq
Mission creep is dangerous and we see it happen in bureaucracies all the time. It's not just a problem with our military. Our law enforcement bureaucracies also suffer from mission creep in ways which might not be as obvious. Consider the ever expanding definitions of racism, rape, other sexual offenses, pornography, and hate crime. And then there's rebranding. Somehow the supposed problem of prostitution has been relabeled as sex trafficking to get around public apathy over prostitution. What we need is to back off domestically and internationally and get off our tendency to label people who think different as bad and just live and let live.
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby shadylady » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:31 am

Mission creep is lucrative in a number of ways. By expanding what is considered the focus of a mission, opportunities are developed for companies that sell goods and services which help solve a supposed problem. Whether it's military intervention or intervention of some other kind, there's money to be made!
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Re: Idiocracy

Postby mrfish » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:35 am

shadylady wrote:Mission creep is lucrative in a number of ways. By expanding what is considered the focus of a mission, opportunities are developed for companies that sell goods and services which help solve a supposed problem. Whether it's military intervention or intervention of some other kind, there's money to be made!

Mission creep works in many ways. For instance, the definition of "rape" has been expanded to apply to all sorts of things which most definitely are not rape. The payoff is that it keeps a lot of people employed in law enforcement. Laws which justify employment of some people at the expense of others who wind up in jail with their lives ruined is exactly the kind of thing that happens in an Idiocracy. A back to basics roll back is needed in many areas in our society.
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