To call what is going on in American politics right now the coming of Idiocracy has become so cliche as to basically rob the movie title of its meaning. It’s like “Scotch” tape — it’s a protected trademark, but it’s been so overused that Scotch tape has practically become a generic term for clear adhesive tape. “Idiocracy” has become a generic term for THE TIMES WE ARE A’ LIVIN’.
And maybe we don’t have Etan Cohen — the co-screenwriter of Idiocracy — entirely to blame, but he basically did create the Trump prototype in President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
Cohen is real sorry about that, guys.
I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
@pimlius I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
@ClarkeMoore yes, but mostly white supremacist plants— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
I do imagine that, whenever interest briefly wanes, Donald Trump and his advisors sit around and watch Idiocracy to mine new ideas for his campaign. Don’t be surprised if he slips a few points in the polls in the coming weeks and he comes out with a new plan to replace the nation’s water supply with Gatorade.