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Writer of Hit Movie ‘Idiocracy’ Surprised to Learn that His Work Has “Become a Documentary”

It’s official. Etan Cohen agrees with the rest of us — Idiocracy turned out to be a documentary, after all.

Cohen, who co-wrote the satirical, er, now-documentary with Beavis & Butthead creator, Mike Judge, in 2006, recently tweeted this sentiment:

“I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.”

Idiocracy, which has garnered cult status, follows a man who awakens in the future in America to discover everyone — from average joes to politicians — is an idiot.

Though many suspect Cohen had to have imagined the possibility Idiocracy would prove portentous, the writer claims surprise at its ‘accuracy.’

People reacted to Cohen’s tweet in droves. One person asked, “why not? 1984 became the current handbook for gov’t” — to which he wryly quipped, “and in the words of 1984 this is double-plus ungood.”

Cohen also told his followers, “I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs.”

Terry Crews, made famous for his role in Idiocracy as President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, took the opportunity to express his cynicism about the Orwellian election — in character:

“All y’all need to stop tripping,” Crews tweeted. “Chill the F out, ‘Merica.”

To the readers of The Last American Vagabond, the notion of Idiocracy is, sadly, nothing new. As we reported late last year, residents of Bridgeport, CT, were dumb enough to elect a convicted felon as their mayor.

Of course, being a convicted felon does not automatically make you a bad person. However, in this case, there was no excuse.

At 43-years-old, Joseph P. Ganim had been the mayor of Connecticut’s largest city for 12 years before stepping down to be arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.

On March 19, 2003, a federal court convicted Ganim of 16 counts of criminal misconduct, including racketeering, extortion, bribery, tax evasion and mail fraud.

Ganim spent years in jail for crimes he committed against the people of Bridgeport, only to get out and be elected mayor.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, after being reelected in a landslide vote, Joe Ganim was sworn into the office of the mayor – for the second time. Only now, this pillar of society is a convicted felon.

Idiocracy is indeed real.

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Claire Bernish
Born in North Carolina on the first of March in a year not so long ago, Bernish currently resides in San Diego, California. Educated at University of Cincinnati and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she finds interest in thwarting war propaganda through education, the refugee crisis & related issues, 1st Amendment concerns, ending police brutality, and general government & corporate accountability.
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