Recognizing the System is the Problem isn't "Giving Up"
They are arresting people for making art in America now. Our government, society, and world, have been resembling a series of dystopian novel of decreasing quality for a while now, and people who speak up against the government are winding up dead. Jon Stewart is making the same jokes, but fewer people are laughing. And we still don't have a decent flying car.
But hey, its not because the system is broken, its because you aren't participating hard enough. Its not just your right, its your responsibility. So get out there and vote. If you vote for the right politician, if your side passes the right proposition, everything will be fine.