posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by total_slacker
I just saw the movie for the first time about a week ago and had a similar sentiment throughout the whole movie. I wanted to laugh but it seemed so
real that I couldn't. The ever expanding family tree of the intellectually disfunctional, the hospital clerk with a pre-programmed symptom board and
the banning of water because it was a threat to a cooperation's profit all might appear to be funny but not when you compare it to today. How far off
is corperate greed from going to that extreme? How far will our education system fall before everything has to automated so that it can be "run" by
anyone? How long will it be before those obsessed with pop-culture outbreed and gain leverage in the scientific communities?
Everytime I happen upon somebody watching jerry springer with a blank look of amazement on their face, I'm brought back to the first glimpses of the
dystopian future in the movie. How is watching a human trainwreck entertaining? Will it still be funny when those people comprise a majority of the
vote in your democracy and political events have a pro-wreslting atmosphere?
The point at the beginning was pretty much spot on chronicaling the personal lives of the people that go on these shows with illegitimate babies and
various affairs. Those people might seem like fictional characters because they are on tv, but they are not. They are real and those tv shows just
perpetuate that behavior almost to the point where it is acceptable. Who cares if you're bringing a child into the world under bad circumstances,
you're on tv. Isn't that what really matters?
It is not a prophecy, it is a map for the road we're going down and we are running out of exits to get off.