Idiocracy is rule by elite idiots who cheat the system by pretending to be the best of the best.
from among the right hand side and not the left hand side.
How ever you slice it - the species is doomed.
We are a cancer to the planets lifeforms:
Everywhere early man colonized, within years most large animals went extinct, and many many others.
There are 7 times as many Cows, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep, than ALL other mammals on earth.
•In Australia—earliest humans: 64,000 years ago; extinction of major mammals--30,000-60,000 years ago
That's why it's appealing to be a Jehovah Witness, because Jehovah is going to solve the whole problem by getting rid of incompetency and appointing a competent fellow that will rule the earth from heaven.
I don't know the we, as a species, are doomed.
I do think our ways of governing, our stability, our economies are heading toward total disruption.
Historically, opportunists rush to fill the void.
Latter day carpetbaggers.
That bulge in the middle will quickly sort into Big Losers and not so lucky winners.
The super-wealthy apparently already know this. I've watched YouTube tours of underground living spaces which look like shopping centers where our present day elite are ready to scale down their above ground freedom and confine themselves in secure subterranean shelters.
T.S.Eliot The Hollow Men
Thanks, Terry. I remember the last line, nice to read the rest of the story.
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.
I seem to remember this is a line out of Neville Shutes book ,"On The Beach"
which was made into a film starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner in which she unceremoniously said that Melbourne where the film was made "was the arsehole end the world.or words to that effect.
smiddy3, that's where I heard it. Loved the movie, too bad no one sees it much nowadays, maybe a little less nuclear missile rattling.
I was thinking the exact same thing just a bit ago
You also see an interesting hyperbolic curve in there
Thans for this Terry. Your bell curve analysis relative to the political conundrum..spot on.
I remember as a teenager reading Neville Shute....and probably not really getting the real impact. Will return and re-read.
Excellent thought provoking post.