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Mental Health Perspectives: Did the Movie Idiocracy Come True?

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Four Reasons Why Mike Judge’s 2006 Film “Idiocracy” Correctly Prophesized Life In America Today. Discussed with Dr. John Huber of www.mainstreammentalhealth.org and Kristin Sunanta Walker of www.mhnrnetwork.com.

Dumbing down of English language

As a culture many of our citizens no longer speak in clear, concise sentences. Communication is often done through social media or text messaging and the English language is plummeting in eloquence. Words like: Fam, Bruh, FOMO, eats, and others can be heard on a daily basis from our populace.

Instant gratification & the collapse of critical thinking

“Idiocracy” depicted a nation incapable of formulating ideas or solutions to anything beyond their focus of attention in the present moment. Sadly, we are seeing this all across modern day America as countless people chase after “what feels good” for that moment. Analyzing how thoughts and actions in the present can impact the future doesn’t seem to be “hip” right now.

Popular TV show are scarily identical

In “Idiocracy” the number one show on television is called “Ow! My Balls!.” Can you believe that there an iPhone game called “Ow my balls!” which boasts over 1.3 million downloads? MTV’s “Ridiculousness” and ABC’s “Wipeout” are two incredibly popular shows that are siblings of the program depicted in “Idiocracy.”

Ads appear everywhere

Just like in “Idiocracy” American’s today see ads on the phones, computers, sidewalks, cars, and even other people (renting ad space on their foreheads). Corporations will spare no expense or venue to get their message across.

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