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The Marching Morons is a 1951 short story by C.M. Kornbluth



The Marching Morons is a 1951 short story by C.M. Kornbluth. That’s where the producers of Idiocracy, the comic film from 2006, got it, without acknowledgement, knowing that the current run of morons wouldn’t recognize it.

The theme and most of the details are identical: the intelligent and educated failed to reproduce, leaving the world to be populated by the subnormal. Except that while Idiocracy is slapstick comedy, Morons is high tragedy – in fact, tragedy of the highest sort, one that mourns the loss of an entire civilization.

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11-24-22