The movie seems to imply that the actual dream doesn't start until after his talk with Bruce Willis. Assuming it wasn't an outright lie, we must assume that North is really a child prodigy. With how bigoted he probably is, it's already an unsettling mix, but consider that part of the dream is a complete overhaul of an existing system, resulting in chaos, as well as a child becoming delusional with power.
North will go on to graduate some prestigious school at age twenty, and proceed to brainwash the masses into his views, in the fashions of Hitler and Stalin. North and his brainwashed followers will commit genocide against every North American who is not a white American. They will create a master race and grow stronger and stronger over a decade.
The army will have been multiplied in size, thanks in part to ten-and-below Child Soldiers raised by their brainwashed parents and trained at a Sparta-style school. They will eventually leave the US and slay at the worst or enslave at the best, every single person they meet.
Now with a master race of white American warriors, North will rule as some kind of emperor for a while. Eventually, he will turn against his own people and turn the world into a dictatorship under his rule.
There, I found something positive about this; this would make a much better movie.
... is all the families in North are the horrid ethnic stereotypes that they are is because North is imagining the whole thing, and in his head, that's how people act.
That's right, in his head, North's either a) A child whose parents have reinforced negative stereotyping, b) a racist little bastard or C) a kid who needs to turn off the TV and open an encyclopedia.
- Which just begs the question, why didn't he kill the kid when he had the chance?
- You know how horror movie monsters are; they like to play with their victims a little before they kill them. I can imagine the good guy brother of one would operate the same way.
- They would have been played by Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo, and they would have been the coolest parents ever. The idea was dropped because it wasn't culturally insensitive.
If you pay close attention to the beginning, you'll notice that North doesn't start dreaming the rest of the plot until he goes to his "secret spot." It's therefore possible that in real life, he is in fact a smart, athletic kid and a gifted actor, though perhaps not a prodigy. His abilities may be perfectly good, but he may feel they're sub-par, which he thinks is "proven" thanks to the actions of his parents. To take it even further, North's search for new parents involves a couple that wants him to replace their first kid, a couple that wants to use his crack to promote self esteem (make of that what you will), and a couple whose culture gets rid of people who can no longer "contribute" in a way that's seen as acceptable. When he finally finds a family he loves, he leaves, claiming he still feels empty. Or is it that he thinks he'll never be able to completely please them, either? The poor kid is horrifically insecure and scared out of his mind.
It's highly unlikely that if North were a prodigy, he would suddenly do a complete 180 and start getting thirty-fours on tests or pitching horrible games. It's also unlikely that a problem with his parents as simplistic as his is made out to be would cause such a thing. But you also have to take into account that his dream of finding new parents is based entirely on crude stereotypes and repressed fears of not being acceptable to adults. So, if North is not a prodigy Marty Stu, the alternative is that he's an underachiever. He has the potential to be much more and fantasizes about it, which is what we see in the movie. However, his parents neglect and perhaps abuse him (see the fact that they didn't wake from their coma for months in North's fantasy and the "loosen his pants" scene. This prompts North to continue underachieving, hang out with miniature sociopaths like Winchell, and potentially grow up to be another one of those insufferable bigots who really believes, among other things, that everyone in Texas eats huge portions and wears spangles, and the entire population of Hawaii would be infatuated with his crack.
In turn, this version of the story could work as a cautionary tale (possibly even an allegory for filmmaking and the people behind it) of buying into other people's schemes if it sounds too good to be true. Plus, It would have a better chance of being more humorous if it was reviled that the reason the caricatures were exaggerated, was because they were Winchell's idea all along, thus placing him as an evil counter to North's status as the hero of the story. And this isn't even getting into the book where North needs to save his parents from a lynching mob...