“Psychologically, something is fundamentally wrong with people when they logically know the game is rigged, yet still choose to participate, as if the outcome makes any difference. Society is stuck in this game that is on a never-ending loop; still believing that this time voting is going to get them out of the loop and on a new and better path. It’s like constantly taking serious the outcome of a coin flip when in fact the coin is the same on both sides. The problem is not the coin flip, but instead the people giving it legitimacy by constantly participating in the flipping. Voting in a rigged game is what gives it legitimacy.
If large masses of people simply didn’t vote, ceased to pay attention, and refused to obey the process, the rigged institutions would lose all credibility and quickly change or risk becoming obsolete. Some form of energy is needed to sustain corrupt systems, and inevitably the people are the direct source of fuel that keeps it running. Remove the participation and the game stops…
This is where the biggest point should be made and it cannot be stressed enough. This is one truth that every citizen who wants to change society needs to understand: Not voting does not mean you are not politically active!
This is so important to understand because many people equate the ‘civilly disobedient‘ act of not voting with the doing of nothing politically. When in fact, it should be the direct opposite; meaning the political system is so screwed up that all citizens have a personal responsibility to move outside the system and change it.”