“The” Prescription for Voter Apathy

by Poligags

Having recently read Alternet’s “Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports But So Little About World Affairs” we believe we have arrived at the prescription for voter apathy:

  • call elections “All-star” or, in the case of general elections, “Championship” games
  • refer to the parties as “leagues”
  • call the candidates “players”
  • provide box scores instead of polls
  • make collectible trading cards with stats/standings substituting for position statements

Boom! Done!

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