I couldn't agree with you more. The governments of the world have forgotten their purpose and it's time we reminded them. Signing petitions, phoning, sending emails, etc. does NOT work because they simply ignore them.
Rather I suggest that we hit them where it hurts them and use our voting power. Not to elect anyone, but to indicate that we're NOT electing anyone because we're dissatisfied with government, their methods and their policies.
If we instigate a worldwide movement, and ignore their antics, their political rallies, their speechs and only show up on voting day to put a symbol, possibly a 'zero' instead of 1 or 1-10, or whatever method we are supposed to use, this will indicate itself in their counting of votes, their 'elected' right to govern and give a sure clear signal that we are not taking any more of their BS.
It would be a peaceful way of letting them know to change their ways and also that we're not playing their games.
edit on 20/11/2011 by Maigret because: Correcting spelling.