Politics is child’s play

A recent TIA podcast reminded me of one of my favorite documentaries of all time: Please Vote for Me.

It documents the first election in China… in a primary school.

Turns out, everything we ever thought most vile about politics–the smear campaign, the patron-client relationship, the vote buy–can be reinvented by adorable third graders in about 48 hours. It’s in our DNA, folks.

A preview is here:

As I wrote in a long ago post: I laughed. I cried. I despaired the fate of humanity.

Buy the video here. It can be live streamed on Netflix. It is on YouTube here.