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French Youth Reject Elections

France 24 reports that 80% of those under 35 years of age did not vote in the most recent French regional elections. In the United States, “52%-55% of voting-eligible young people, ages 18-29, cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election.”

French youth are apparently rejecting the established way of doing things in a “get back to the earth” movement, similar to Hippies in the U.S. back in the 1960’s. This includes not going to the polls. Here in the U.S., it seems the opposite is happening. Interesting, no?

To me, it is absolutely confusing. Undoubtedly because I have no understanding ot the youth culture in France. And yet, I have to wonder if what is happening there won’t eventually happen here in the U.S.?