You can’t know what small action will have broader ripple effects. And in the end, even if you do not succeed in changing the terms of engagement, you have at least stood up for your dignity.
That is the end of a lengthy dispatch by Yves Smith. You really should read the whole thing. Yves is no leftist in any meaningful sense of the term, but she does have a keen understanding of what is very pathological about what passes for a "left" wing in US political discourse.