In the movie “Idiocracy,” we look into the future and find out the world has become really, really stupid. Should you go see it? Absolutely not, all you have to do is look out the window or turn on your TV and you’ll hear and see stupidity everywhere. It’s engulfing us.
Then there are the rulers of idiocracy, the anti-experts, the “Archie Bunkers and Donald Trumps” of the world whom the British and many Americans seem destined to want to follow at their own peril.
- Rick Sanchez
We are living in a world where idiots rule supreme. Enter Donald Trump in the United States, who could become our next president by simply going around telling everybody how smart he is because he’s been able reinvest his father’s 200 million dollars in real estate into more real estate. Brilliant!
Trump doesn’t believe in science. He doesn’t believe in experts. He doesn’t believe in facts. He just kinda wings it, based on feel and because he’s "huge." He’s developed a following of absolute dolts — people who also want nothing to do with realism, facts, science or experts, because they want to be with stupid. Idiocracy, here we come.
Trumpism hasn’t yet gotten a complete foothold in the United States (that will happen when he becomes president), but God is sending us a taste of what it will look and feel like with Brexit. It is no doubt a Trumpish move that experts warned would weaken Great Britain. Guess what? The experts were right.
Within hours of Great Britain leaving the European Union and going it alone, the pound went into a spiral. The FTSE 100 fell as much as 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, the FTSE 250 – which is considered a closer barometer of the U.K. economy – fell by more than 12 percent. The British economy fell from first to sixth in the world, and soon after the exit it was overtaken by France's economy as the pound slumped to its weakest level in more than three decades.
Every single one of those reactions was forecast by people who actually know a thing or two about economics — people who make sound decisions based on facts and research. They’re called experts.
Those experts who all predicted an “explosion of volatility” have been proven right. Now they’re also predicting that the U.K. will fall into a recession — estimating that leaving the EU will shrink the British economy 3.8 to 7.5 percent by 2030.
An expert is, by definition, a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area. They are smart people who arm themselves with facts, avoid bluster and are more often than not — right! Then there are the rulers of idiocracy, the anti-experts, the “Archie Bunkers and Donald Trumps” of the world whom the British and many Americans seem destined to want to follow at their own peril.
In France, kooky Marine Le Pen – no friend of facts or experts – is praising Brexit and wants France to follow suit. So is Vladimir Putin. Of course, Donald Trump has them all beat. While the British economy sinks, Trump is sinking putts on a new golf course in Scotland. His take on Brexit: “I think it’s a great thing.”
Idiocracy, here we come.