Some people call this the Information Age because with all of the technology we have, we are supposed to be more informed than ever. You would think that all of this information would make us smarter. You would be wrong. In my ever so humble opinion, we have entered the age of Idiocracy.
If you haven’t seen the movie Idiocracy, please do. To be honest, it is one of the stupidest movies that I have ever seen, even worse than Step Brothers. Yes, there are stupid movies out there that do not star Will Farrell. All stupidity aside, Idiocracy paints a frightening picture of what we as a human race could become if we allow stupidity to be acceptable.
The more I read the paper, watch the news, talk to people, or just observe people, the more symptoms of Idiocracy I notice. Here are just the few that are annoying the piss out of me today.
There are web sites dedicated to showing people dressed as hot messes, usually in pajamas. First of all, don’t take pictures of strangers. That is rude and mean. Second of all, I think it is truly sad, and highly irritating, that people can’t seem to get dressed. Ladies, leggings are not pants. For real? Is this how lazy ‘Murica is now? It doesn’t take much to put on “daytime” clothes, or at least pants that don’t reveal your biological gender.
Football players and other athletes, make WAY more than teachers and fire fighters. Have you ever watched a sports interview? I did once, and that was enough. The sports “hero’s” answer to how he won the game was something along the lines of, “I ketch the ball, and I run and stuff.” Holy hell. This guy probably earns as much as the Kardashians.
The Kardashians are “celebrities.” This keeps me awake at night. I thought it was bad when Paris Hilton had a TV show, but I think even she is more “talented” than the Kardashians. Seriously, they are called celebrities. I feel sorry for Bruce Jenner.
Where have all of the grammar lessons gone? Please sing this to the tune of “Where Have all the Cowboys Gone?” I have had to block several “friends” on Facebook because I don’t know what the heck they are saying. They spell like Prince trying to write a song, and they don’t use punctuation. I see things like this, “Im goin 2 tha stor to by sum new jama pants i think wallmart has them does anyone want 2 go with me” HUH? Get a first grade grammar book, please, and a box of crayons.
Everyone blames the President for everything. I hear people talk about President Obama like he is a dictator. They blame him for certain bills being passed, etc. My favorite is when I hear that he has ruined the country, blah, blah, blah. I wonder if these people made it out of middle school. Because I don’t know about you, but I had a little class called Civics in eighth grade. In this amazing class, I RELEARNED that our government has three branches, and there’s this whole checks and balances system. Amazing. I say relearned because I first learned this in elementary school. The president does not have the power to make drastic changes to our country. I didn’t really like President W. Bush, but I never blamed him for the recession. I blame the fact that corporate greed has led to outsourcing. If you want America to be a wealthy nation, which is still is, keep the jobs and money, um, in America. Just a guess on my part.
That’s all I have for you today. It’s just common sense to me, but it seems like common sense is on its way out. Maybe all of the soda that people are drinking is eating away their brains. Maybe they are spending too much time watching “reality” TV. Maybe the Russians, or the Arabs, or whoever we are currently blaming for the state of our great nation, poured stupidity powder in our water supply.