A single vote is worth little anymore.
Voting en masse is worth more than ever. If voting was worthless against the status quo, they'd never spend so much time, effort and money disenfranchising and discouraging people from doing it.
In exchange they bankroll or hire the individual regulators and elected executive/legislative and permit the state to infest the business cherry picking what it wants. A symbiosis which in the end is a parasite on the populace.
Serious socialism for big business as well as protection (edit)from(/edit) upcoming small players.
I see what you did there, but I think the better term is corporatism, not socialism. Socialism implies it does something for society, which it doesn't (overall).
My trite semantics aside, all in all, I agree with you except I do think voting is vital. A piss poor amount of the public votes as is and look where we are today.
That said, whenever I say this, I often get a knee-jerk reaction that voting alone isn't all that's needed. So, I'll just go ahead and preemptively say that while voting is vital, much more than voting itself is needed as well.
Things like this, for example: http://www.rootstrikers.org/take_action
I'd also like to see a much more concerted effort by boingboing to start ferreting out candidates and supporting them. I appreciate all that boingboing does, but I've never seen the site really get involved in that process.