|Bland leading the bland?|
What I do find interesting is the fact that there is still an interest in the subject, but it is conveyed in different ways. Frequently, I hear jokes relating to Farage, Cameron and, of course, our friend Mr Trump. This clearly shows that there is an interest, despite people’s opinions. However, as we are younger, our thoughts are not respected or treated in the same way as the opinions of elders. Perhaps there is a degree of ageism and we are not taken seriously. This angers me as I strongly believe that our opinions should be valued the same if not more as it will be my generation who clears up the mess that is currently being made. Another factor that leads to interest in politics is through comedians and entertainers constantly raising the issues, putting a ‘comedic twist’ on the subjects. This can be positive in the way that it encourages young people to show an interest and think for themselves. However, it can be negative as these people may just ‘jump on the bandwagon’ and not do any research for themselves, so they can just stick to what they find amusing and repeat the information.