Politics can be a very funny thing, especially when the electorate are not obliged to vote. The poor turnouts on every election seems to confirm that the public have given up hope in the long term.
When the politicians (of whatever party) begin to actually listen and act on the general publics concerns, then elections and genuine results, might prove worthwhile.
Basically, I think most people have just given up, in trying to make things far better. If you complain or air your views from the wings, then you are labelled, as just an irritating moaner