I knew one or two kids growing up who were politically aware at an age when most of us couldn’t bear to watch the news for 60 seconds.  It generally involved hearing them spout rhetoric from some kind of extreme leftist or rightist position.  I’d always assumed that it came from their parents, but it’s possible it’s something a person could be naturally inclined to.  It was almost always the kids in the gifted/talented program.  I still scratch my head about it, but it makes fine fodder for a comic strip.