How can we force miners to activate SegWit?


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I think SegWit is a great development and a lot of miners only think about their own profit and political power, not about what the healthiest thing is for longterm bitcoin development.

So here is my question: I read here that nodes somehow can force miners to activate segwit, because otherwise they would loose potential transactions? source

But there are also a lot of (maybe just wrong) counter arguments, that it's not possible with the combined power of the nodes (which currently support segwit with already about more than 50%) – here is the link to bitnodes.21.co statistics

So tell me, is it possible as "normal users" to force miners somehow to use segwit? What can we do?

Edit: *I think the idea could be, that nodes start to send segwit transactions – even if some miners don't accept segwit transactions. if more and more nodes are sending only segwit transactions, miners would loose profit because they have to leave out a lot of transactions. *

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