It doesn't matter whether you're "in" or not, they still control you.
Anyone with family still in will always have the damn borg in the back of their mind, even if they are not acting in a co-dependent manner.
I love the "hit 'em where it hurts -- in the numbers!" approach, though! Bravo!
This sounds alot like Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies
guerrilla monkey warfare. Once upon a time, the Yippies tooks loads of US one dollar bills into the NYSE, and at a pre-determined time co-ordinate commenced to toss out the currency from the mezzanine. Rather than concentrate on business at hand, the buyers, runners and anyone else in the pit were near riot as they scrambled to recover this free falling cash. Cash value:hundreds or thousands. Hilarity and memories:Priceless.
Sometimes a stupid, childish gesture points out an even bigger stupid childish situation.
for more on monkey warfare see Steal This Book, now available on line in its entirety. http://www.mindmined.com/public_library/nonfiction/abbie_hoffman_steal_this_book.html