And so it came to pass that the people, in ever growing numbers, refused to vote for the lesser of two evils. They withheld their votes, on principle.
Meanwhile, the fanatic ‘true believers’ continued to vote as their religious overlords commanded. For the sake of wealth and power, a new religion had evolved, turning the old edicts about caring and love on their head, preaching the value of selfishness and intolerance towards all ‘unchurched’. The ‘true believers’ voted for, in the minds of the unchurched, the greater of two evils.
This continued for generations, and the once-proud country fell into disrepair; the lot of the masses slowly but persistently declined. Meanwhile, the wealth and power of the few grew and grew and grew.
And the masses, who greatly outnumbered the ‘true believers’ continued to stand on principle, and continued to refuse to vote, never realizing that by refusing to vote for the lesser of two evils, they allowed the greater of two evils to prevail. And each succeeding election, there was always an evil greater than the present evil, and with each succeeding election, that greater evil prevailed.