Boycott of Social Affairs

You don’t want to turn to distraction or violence, as this never helps out a particular cause and often times just ends up hindering the cause all together. Due to this, you need to look for a different option in order to let them know how you feel. Chances are, if you feel one way about the events taking place, others in the organization are going to feel the same way. Boycotting social affairs has a strong impact, and is something you need to consider.

If there is enough of you that feel this way it is possible to make a change and prove your point without actually resulting to the violent and distractive methods. Instead, you can simply boycott social affairs and other activities. You not showing up often has a more powerful statement regarding what is taking place than anything else you could do. The power of the people is always heard, so if there are enough people supporting you and your cause, this method is able to do wonders.

If there is a particular event coming up, not showing up is going to prove a point. Chances are, just one individual not showing up to a large event is not going to rally push any sort of idea across to the upper management and is, in fact, just going to end up causing you more grief than anything else. However, if there is large potion of individuals who do not show up to the social affair, it is going to end up prove a point, as the hire ups are just going to see that there is a large group missing from the activity, and it may even embarrass them in front of other, visiting guests. When these individuals see that affair half empty, due to you and your fellow companions protesting, it is going to prove a point.

Staying peaceful when you are protesting or boycotting is very important, as the quickest way to lose public opinion is to turn to violence. Public opinion is very important, because as long as you have this you are more likely to win your disagreement. However, once the public turns on you there is very little you are able to do about it.

Continue reading the 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action.

Also check out The Politics of Nonviolent Action Part One / Part Two / Part Three.

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