The belief that, no matter what we do (better: "is done by them"), it will all work out, leading to this kind of apathy at the polls:
"Overall, it appeared that more than 43% of voting-age adults turned out in the recalls [in Wisconsin]" - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Not even more than half the people of Wisconsin could be bothered to vote, with the dramatic changes/unraveling going on there. Gulp. Yet, this is seen as "high".