The choice is not between dovish and hawkish, between left and right, between capitalist and socialist, between Zionist and anti-Zionist, between new and old, between progressive and conservative, between small and big government, between religious and secular, between dangerous and safe, between smart and stupid, between benign and evil, or between liar and liar.
The choice is between taking responsibility and just complaining or not even that.
If all the people who are eligible but don’t vote would vote on one party, that would be the largest party in the Knesset! The boycotters of the voting are in (potential) charge. They could have the final say.
And if they would object, but one vote won’t change anything, they would be partly right. They are not right because they overlook the ripple effect that our actions and inactions have. We don’t live in a vacuum. Others follow us and we follow others.
But partly people are right who say that just one vote can’t make such a huge difference. But, it could be a first step. The second step should be: become a member of one political party and start demanding that they take your opinion into account.
Again, that won’t result in an immediate political earthquake–probably. But it will inspire others.
Best of all, taking responsibility changes you. You show that we are not powerless at all. From the baby who creams so loudly that she’s heard a block away to the pensioner who waves his stick in the air signaling: no way!
We all together have a tremendous potential. Let’s use it so that we will live as many Gentiles see us: an unbreakable People, full of hope and strength.