One of my first blog posts was called The Stupid Vaccine. (It was actually my second post. Technically speaking, I can only have one “first” post) I pondered what the world might be like if stupidity were a disease that could be eradicated by vaccination. Such wishful thinking. As much as I would love to see this kind of Utopia come into existence, my fear is that we are instead heading for the future predicted (comically and yet with frightening clarity) by the movie Idiocracy. This would refer, for those that might not know, to the concept of rule by idiots. (Some might argue convincingly that we are already there).
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question. With all the controversy lately over whether to vaccinate children (And let’s be honest, this isn’t controversial. Vaccinate your damn kids!) I had to wonder what the world would be like if we could develop a stupidity vaccine. That’s right, you heard me. What if we could eliminate the moronic words and actions of so many like we eradicated smallpox?