Luckily the government paid off trillions to the crooks to keep this from happening.
5000 years of economic fundamentals in the West were never going to impact on us because we are edjumafacated. History holds still for us. We were special. We don't need no thinking because we have moxie. It is all a matter of being positive, that is what is important. Reality does not constrain us because we have a certain attitude that preserves us from all things.
Fundamentally, modern people are all insane. Every one of them.
The reason that Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY was a science fantasy is that a population like you saw in the movie could never go 500 years maintaining even the trappings of civilization. It is impossible. In real life, that same kind of people would have begun to experience wholesale degrading of their conditions around ten years into the first generation. Exactly the way we are now. It would require autonomous self-repairing machines to run everything as originally designed without any help from humans and of course there is no way a race of men like those who are alive now could possibly create and maintain that kind of technology.