Keeping up with the political show, the parade of prospective candidates and the constant intrigues, theaters, cunning and scandal has become a social skill set that is just as involving as keeping up with the English Premier League. One has to watch a lot of TV. Not that it will save you from voting in an idiot.
Apathy has become a way of being. The lack of enthusiasm I witnessed in my village is a coping mechanism. When you have been disappointed time and again by political leadership, it is sensible to insulate oneself from future trauma using the principle of ‘I don’t care’.