@GayLubeOil Qui tacet consentit (silence equals consent) is something I've always considered a call to action since a young age. Simply breaking the illusion of consensus agreement is important and effective. It's much more difficult to develop the awareness and diplomacy to know how much of one's own counter position to offer for maximum effect without invoking the crowd's ego defenses and becoming counterproductive to one's goals. IOW it's rare to successfully cause a sea change before your eyes, but when played as an iterative long game a small number of people can have huge effects against seemingly impossible forces and institutions.
Most people are too conformist and cowardly to even try, no matter how strong the cognitive dissonance.
Same goes with withdrawing to the internet instead of going out in public "because homeless people" mentioned elsewhere. Between the extremes of brute force and withdrawal, I've used the right mixture of unflappable frame and firm-fairness diplomacy that the long-term homeless population around my shop leaves me and my shit alone and apparently spreads this voluntarily to ones who haven't yet directly interacted with me.