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Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
In response to the OP: No, that would only enrage them and further entrench them in the mindset that they are right. Any form of overt attack makes most people dig into their position, no matter how stupid, because they are now protecting their egos, rather than their position. Even after they realize they are wrong, they will not come out of the trenches, so to speak, because their ego was bruised and they feel they must avenge that assault.
I used to respect the troops, even though I did not support the war. However, as time has past, I find I can no longer respect a willing pawn of evil, no matter what that pawns personal alignment might be.
I simply do not associate with them.
And if most people stopped associating with them, and simply treated them as tolerated, but not welcomed outsiders of dubious merit, new recruit numbers would plunge. All this fawning over military personnel gives kids the idea its cool to be a soldier in an illegal war. Start passively treating the troops as if they have willingly supported evil and the murder of millions for the profit of a few (which they have), and Ill guarantee that the vast majority of kids seeing these people treated as social pariahs will turn them completely off from joining the military war machine.
No violence necessary. Only psychology.