I think Idiocracy was actually very optimistic. The people of the future were stupid but not venal and not immensely self-destructive. They were even ready to accept change because it worked. In reality, alas, people are nowhere near as rational as the characters in the movie. And in reality there is very rarely a happy ending.

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