Americans Suck at Civic Engagement

In the US, it seems that most people’s idea of civic engagement is posting political memes on Facebook expressing how incompetent the opposing party is. The scenario goes like this:

  • Trump says something outrageous
  • People post memes on social media
  • Get in debate in comments sections
  • No one’s opinions change
  • Wait for next outrageous incident

But when it comes to taking action and being engaged in the political process, Americans suck. The US…