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The Writer of Idiocracy Is Very Sad About Correctly Predicting the Future

President Camacho and his spiritual heir.

In the decade since Mike Judge’s Idiocracy was released, a lot of very smart people on the internet have taken to joking that the movie was actually a documentary. Now the movie’s co-writer, Etan Cohen, agrees. In a series of tweets posted Wednesday, Cohen signed on to the idea that the ostensibly fictional futuristic universe of the film — which features a virulently anti-intellectual America led by a former professional wrestler — has come true. Judge himself has expressed similar sentiments; as he told the Verge in 2014, “People will email and post stuff on my Twitter that’s like, ‘Hey, you predicted it right!’ So that’s always nice. But it’s not always nice because you want the world to become a better place.” It is probably too late for that.

Idiocracy Writer Sad How Accurate the Movie Was