Recently, I watched a news segment in which a reporter asked random United States citizens what they thought of the Ebola crisis in Africa.
Astounded, I listened to citizen after citizen either ask the reporter what Ebola is, say they thought it was great, obviously clueless about the disease, or stare blankly off into space.
While this does not represent the majority of Americans it shows that there are a striking number of people in this country who don’t know anything about what is happening in this world beyond the screens of their smartphones. The outcome of these types of interviews is nothing new, but it should make one’s blood boil every time one is released.
When I think about these ignorant people voting and that their vote can affect my future, I am frightened for my generation.