I don't follow your logic. If we vote or if we don't we are still just pawns. If what you say were true then all the people that voted should not be pawns.
The way I look at it if someone is worth voting for I will vote, but so far I never come across anyone I thought deserved my vote. Mostly you only have 2 chioces and they are merely just 2 sides of the same coin.
You are a pawn if you say you are a pawn. You are helpless if you say you are helpless. You've heard the expresion that "ants can move mountains"....Voters are like ants. Pawns are..well ....content to whine about being pawns.