As others have observed, "Democracy works for those who show up." Making sure as few as possible show up … is not a coincidence. It's a strategy.If you're not involving yourself in the political process(es), you're part of the problem. I've been hearing a lot of "I didn't like either candidate so I didn't vote" kinds of excuses. That's all they are: excuses. Staying home as a form of "protest" doesn't work.
It's really very simple: The powers-that-be do not hear your silence as "protest" — they hear your silence as "consent".
And that is why getting involved in the political process is one of my resolutions for the New Year.