People say that half of life is showing up. When my dad was at university, the local student council (I forget the exact name; JCR?) was run by Marxists. The Marxists won every election, despite only about 10-15% of the students supporting them, because their supporters all came out to vote, while everybody else just shrugged, and said, well, the Marxists are going to win again, they always win, why bother voting? Life lesson there.