I don’t know where the graphs above originated (posted many times in my Twitter feed), but I’m pretty sure they are accurate. They tell a very simple and stark story of why we have such poor leadership in this country. It’s largely to do with that 42.3% of the population in gray.
Certainly a few of those people had very good reasons for not voting. A not-insignifcant number were excluded from voting due to antiquated laws and active suppression activities.
However, the vast majority of that slice failed to cast a ballot because they were apathetic to any consequences of their inaction. I’m sure if you asked, they will offer a variety of excuses, but none of them will be valid. Their reasoning will all boil down to simple indifference.
So, the real choice in this election is not between two candidates, parties, or ideologies. It’s a contest between a functioning government run by rational, responsible adults, and indifference.
Choose your side.