Most disheartening what what I kept seeing pop up: "If you don't vote, you can't complain!" This next to everyone's annoying "I voted" stickers on Facebook.
Complain? Is that our sole motivation? Is that our reason to participate in the political process? So we get to be mad about the results, now or in the future? Well no wonder 1/3 of Americans voted. Maybe the rest just figured they didn't want to exercise their inalienable right to complain.
We can all take heart that empty sloganeering that suggests that there isn't any point to voting doesn't work. I mean, Americans aren't that stupid.
On the other hand, suggestions that only one candidate can protect us from Ebola or Terrorism? Those work very well thank you. We are still that stupid - put us into flight or fight mode and we'll react. Fear still succeeds where songs that suggest the futility of the process can't.