The record low voter turnout at the polls yesterday, 57%, which broke the record set in the last elections, when 63% of eligible voters cast their ballot has been interpreted by some commentators that the voters don't care what the future of Israel is.
The public was adjured to vote by organizations whose stated purpose is to uphold democracy. They were told in repeated broadcasts: "Get out and vote. It is more than a right. It is a duty. Don't give up your rights to someone else."
Oh, please! The reason why so few Israeli voters didn't bother is because after having been betrayed by Ariel Sharon we learned that the "democratic process" is an utter farce and it doesn't matter how we cast our votes.
More important, vastly more important, is the fact that they do not understand that our inaction does not bespeak indifference or an abrogation of our power.
We are whittling away at the ersatz democratic state and we intend to supplant it with a truly democratic, that is, anarchic, state.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
March 29, 2006