Another way of saying this is to say:
If you do nothing, nothing will be done.
If you dont live, you will die.
Definition- Apathy is a psychological term for a state of indifference
What she is saying is that since you just go with the flow of the current administration, you are not rising up and letting your voice be heard, not thinking for yourself, that you are just accepting things as they are. You are essentially doing nothing, just going with the flow of things.
This is the position of many leftist anti-war protestors right now. They oppose the people they view as religious right wing supporters of the current administration.
And yes, ... if she uses big words that confuse you to the point that you can no longer argue with her.... she won the debate. Hee hee... better luck next time. :o)
"I am not apathetic, to the contrary, I choose my battles wisely. I choose not to be an alarmist just to gain attention to my otherwise dull existance. I have life, religion, and am very patriotic. I support the war, and the men fighting it."
That will zinggggggggggg her right out of her chair. :o)
I love to argue.... lol.... hee hee.