I have a family member who is extremely militaristic, and right-wing conservative Christian. He sees my views as 'the enemy' because he believes Non-violence is passive and that I am just trying to ignore or gloss over the world's problems. Ideally, we would have a heart-to-heart about this, but there is no desire on his part to hear anything I have to say on the matter. To him, I am wrong, I am the enemy, and I need to be put in my place.
So, what can be done? I'm working (slowly) through my hurt and anger around the issue, and I am trying to make peace with the part of myself that is just like him in order to make peace with him. Still, it is hard. I want to be seen for who I am, and not as a naive windbag with her head in the clouds.
Any advice on things I can say, do or think about will be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,