I have seen Idiocracy and thought it was amusing if unrealistic. What is realistic is “The Marching Morons,” a science fiction story I read in my middle teens.
“The Marching Morons” is a story in which everyone is a moron except for ten percent of the people, who are geniuses. They invent everything and run society. They finally figure out a way to get rid of the morons by putting them in rocket ships and shooting them into space.
We’re heading toward a society of “The Marching Morons.”
Contrary to Manosphere delusions about non-existent “Alpha fucks and Beta Bucks,” relationships are always Associative Mating. This means the smart mate with the smart and the stupid mate with the stupid (again, contrary to Manosphere hallucinations, smart men like smart women and vice versa, which is why they end up together).
No one is quite sure how much of IQ is inherited, but it’s a lot. Say 50%, if not more. Because of Associative Mating, the smart will end up with the smart – and have kids – and the stupid will end up with the stupid – and have kids.
I have seen this many times and in fact have never seen an exception to it. The number of morons I’ve met who’ve had kids who got involved in drugs and ended up in prison is just astonishing. And it’s easy to identify the stupid in about one minute.
Society is becoming stratified by IQ – and schools are quite good at identifying the smart and sending them off to college so they meet the smart people they marry and have kids with.
IQ is distributed along a bell curve – and the people on the far right are marrying each other, as are those on the far left side. There is even a book about this – the famous/infamous The Bell Curve.
In the past society was stratified by wealth and power and social status. Now it’s by IQ – and the smart almost always make a lot of money. Think Bill Gates and Elon Musk – billionaires (Bill Gates scored a perfect on his SATs and Musk was going to get a Ph.D. in Physics when he decided to drop out and found PayPal).
Even a dumbass like me is in the 95th percentile for IQ.
Unfortunately just because someone has a high IQ doesn’t make them more moral (at the same time, having a lower IQ is associated with hardly having any morals at all – that’s something Idiocracy got right).
That, as always, is the problem – a “virtuous” society. That problem was noticed by the Founding Fathers.
One thing we certainly don’t need to be doing is importing foreign morons. Africans, Mexicans and other south Americans, Muslims? Their average IQ is about 87 and they’ve clearly shown their lack of morality, so we certainly don’t need to be importing more Marching Morons.
What we’re going to end up with is the smart and light on top and the dark and stupid on the bottom. And if this keeps up we’re going to end up with the Eloi and the Morlocks, straight out of H.G. Wells “The Time Machine” – a story in which the stupid were devouring the smart. Which is a huge problem we have today!