Young Voters Screwed Us
So what are we going to do about it?

Greg Palast

If a handful of young people who got so excited about Stacey Abrams had voted on Tuesday in the runoff for Secretary of State of Georgia, Stacey would be unstoppable in the next election.

But, young voters vanished. I expected that.

The problem is that young voters want something exciting like Bernie Sanders or Stacey Abrams or Obama. They see voting as an extension of electronic entertainment.

Voting is a dull Facebook page they want to unfriend. And it’s a chore, it’s homework; there is no Insta-jolt, so they leave the grief and pain of this planet to the mercy of the evangelical zombies who march out lockstep to polling stations to protect the White and the Right.

One Georgian, Jimmy Carter, once said, “America deserves a government as good as its people.“ Unfortunately, that’s what we usually get.

And if I sound pissed off, it’s personal. A 21-year-old Georgian who voted for Stacey Abrams, skipped the runoff. She told me, “What does this have to do with me?“

My daughter.

What should I tell her? (And yes, I’m disowning her.)

Greg Palast

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