When ordinary people like you or I are apathetic we give our voice to others who are less so.
When we stand back and allow the world to carry on as it is we also allow others who feel more strongly to have their voice heard more clearly. The loudest and strongest end up getting things their way.
On a case by case basis the effects are insignificant but when this happens on a massive scale the effects can be catastrophic.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke
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