fanatical and active are different things :)
i hope you don t misunderstand me, i m not trying to convince you to subscribe to EU official channels (i think i m only subscribed to 1, most are non official media that shows whats going on, and those are around 3 i think). neither i said for you to promote EU, its like when you talk about your government to your country fellow citizen, you talk about what is it doing or going to do, you don t promote it like if it is a new chocolate that you have to try. if you don t like something, talk with other voters to change it, we don t blindly defend our governments or erase it because they have done something wrong. you don t need to become a political activist. to inform yourself and talk to other people doens t mean you have to become a political activist. people follow what happens in their football club and they don t need to be fanatics. we can easily follow what a shop we like has new and we don t need to frantically be on top of it.
why to spend so much time on politics? when did i even mentioned that? i just check for new stuff in a couple of minutes PER WEEK, if there is something interesting i may decide to investigate better, but we Europeans go to the extreme of having no idea of whats going on.
if something important happens people should talk about it, its obvious, but we don t care and only realize when we loose something important.
and to be honest, being subscribed to information channels, pop ups extremely quickly show new stuff in seconds.
its not about dedicating your life to politics but just don t be complete away from what is happening.
i think you are expressing a common continental European thinking, i have the experience indeed that with english and americans, political conversations start easily, but with continental Europeans, there is an allergy to talk about it.
i think that belonging to EU has slowly forced many Europeans to start getting their attention caught on international issues that affect our countries.
about what you are saying about its the politicians job, NO, i m sorry, things are not like that, we see what has the politician been doing, saying etc and we tell him what to do with our vote and attention. they are not babysitters, they see what they should do by seeing how we vote and the poles say.
thats how it is on the long run.