New Online Game To Make Kids That Much More Cynical About The Political Process
from the gerrymandering-is-fun,-kids! dept
So, it's no surprise that we tend not to think too highly of almost anything having to do with politics around here, but yet we're still optimists at heart. That's why we thought it was somewhat cool last year to hear about an attempt at setting up a fantasy politics offering that would get people more interested in political issues by making it a bit more like fantasy sports, with an element of competition. However, perhaps that idea has been taken a bit too far. The Washington Post lets us know about a new online flash game that is designed to teach people about the issue of Congressional redistricting (or gerrymandering). It's called the Redistricting Game, and if you ever wanted your kids to become cynical and disillusioned with the political process at a young age, let them play this game. Next up, who will create the game about lobbyist influences? Or how about the game over who can come up with the most bills that sound like they do something great, but actually tend to make things worse?