Just yesterday I was fascinated to read an example of what appear to be a case of demonizing-the-demonizers. One of the first things I thought in response to this was, what's to stop someone else from pointing a finger and demonizing this latest demonizer, which would then create a fourth level demon. Could this pattern go on indefinitely with each new demon capturing the high ground and displacing the previous victor, like a crazy sanctimonious King-of-the-hill game?
The one who seeks victory over nothing has achieved it. Further effort is unwise.
"How would you go about defeating someone who does not seek victory?"Without the larger context, it is impossible to say.One can play at this a little:For example, if is making a statement was the goal; it could be that forcing recognition good or bad and the goal is met. Even bad publicity raises curiosity. To defeat this opponent may require anything from hush money or control of the media, who knows what else, all the way to obliteration.Also, defeat as in, say martyrdom, might lead to a cause's victory in the long run.But, again, without context there is no rational answer.
Posing the question, you've already been defeated.