The Idiocracy Effect

whenever something dumb happens, someone invariably brings up how "we're quickly becoming like Idiocracy."

While I understand the sentiment, there's always the underlying implication that the person saying this is somehow not part of the trend. As well, people have been saying this same thing for centuries. http://books.google.ca/books/about/A_...

I think it's a real mistake to assume that everyone else is stupid and you're not. God knows I've had my dumbass moments.