Kids These Days

Remember back during the 2004 election, when the hot journalistic trick was to stick a mic in front of a group of 20-somethings and ask if they felt “alienated”? The Globe and Mail ran daily Alienated Voter updates, while the CBC gave tons of airtime to groups like the Edible Ballot Society, who advocated doing that very thing on the somewhat specious grounds that, “no matter who you vote for, you end up with a government.”

So whatever happened to these folks — did they get re-engaged? Did they decide that, with Gritlock giving way to Torylock, that voting actually mattered?

Nope. Turns out that kids these days are too apathetic to be alienated. Laura Drake has the details. 

Here’s her blog. 

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