Lately I've been checking YouTube for a bit of entertainment, a thing I rarely do. I was watching some videos where people interview passers-by for any kind of subject from politics to history to geography.
A bunch of German kids were asked where for example Canada or Iran is situated on a map, and they had to describe where they thought these countries would be. Which is a neighboring country and on which continent a particular country lies. Most were halfway correct, maybe it's daily news which made them know it, or they learned that in school.
So I switched over to US kids answering the same or similar geographic questions, and I couldn't believe my eyes. Some thought that Germany was south of Russia, or North Korea is north of Canada, Japan is a country in South America and Brazil lies in Africa "because they have a lot of tropical forest". No need to tell you that they didn't know who the vice president of their own country is, giggle giggle giggle.
So I ask myself......if that generation is so clueless how are they going to manage the country one day, leave alone vote for people if they don't even know who is who and what he stands for ? I mean, those kids were about 18-20 years old, so no kindergarten, really.
Or have I simply chosen "the wrong video" ?