Apathetic (read: lazy!!!
) disenchantment is the only thing that will certainly result in maintaining the status quo. Don't 'choose not to play' under the guise of some smarter-than-the-rest attitude because you know it's rigged.\
(this isn't necessarily directed at anyone, just a sentiment that I've grown tired of)
In the wise words of Neil Peart:
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice!
How about this:
I - we the lazy (myself and Drillkicker it looks like - don't know it's "rigged". I myself am like most everyone else. I know nothing. I know too little to vote correctly for the representatives that will hopefully act in favor of the state I reside in. In "choosing not to play", I choose to refrain from submitting my stupidity and naivety in the form of a ballot, something others seem to have no problem doing on a regular basis. It just so happens those others tend to display that "smarter-than-the-rest attitude" you speak of far more often in my experience, and believe me, I hate it as much as you do. What good can come of that? Hmm? They have no humility. I would at least like to try and be humble by acknowledging that I am too delusional to properly assess American politics. Anything I might comment on regarding the existence of redundancies in the system that prove to be true is then purely coincidental. AND ANYONE trying to maintain or break the 'status quo' is wasting their time. That's something that you can perhaps call my attitude out on. That's certainly a subjective statement, but I can't see for the life of me why someone would waste what little life they have left trying to accomplish either in an environment like this.
Also, Neil Peart does not make a choice regarding the decision to breath autonomously 99% of the time. My sixty year old mother made no choice in regards to deciding whether or not she wanted to become blinded in her only good eye early this year. That's something that just happened, both the action and the response. I know this is different, but given the quote, I don't feel a completely proper analogy is necessary. Why not just tell me that not voting is a vote for [x]? At least I don't have to contemplate exactly where that one falls apart.