Anarchists, Vandals, Thieves & Thugs

“Demonstrations must be dignified and nonviolent, as the overwhelming protests in Ferguson and Staten Island have been. Do not confuse anarchists who don’t want the system to work and thugs who want to exploit a situation with the majority who from day one have operated with impeccable non-0violence and clear goals.
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/nonviolence-quotes”
~ Al Sharpton
Civil Rights Activist, Minister, talk Show Host, Politician & Founder – National Action Network

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Violence: Good vs. Evil

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

Mahatma Gandhi,
Lawyer, Anti-Colonial Nationalist & Political Ethicist

Once They’ve Got You Violent, Then …

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – ‘pull your beard’, ‘flick your face’ – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humour.”
~ John Winston Lennon,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter,
Record Producer, Artist, Writer & Activist

More Darkness Cannot Drive Out Existing Darkness

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

Frustration & Destruction

“Make sure that our frustration doesn’t translate into what is destructive;
make sure it’s constructive.”
~ A.R. Bernard, Sr.
Founder, CEO & Pastor – Christian Cultural Center, Evangelist, Businessman, Television Personality, Life Coach,
Banker (1969-1979), Founder –
Brooklyn Preparatory School, Founder – Cultural Arts Academy Charter School & Author
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Looting: An Injustice That Doesn’t Make Justice for Another Crime

“Looting … for people who claim to be representatives of their own people
to commit this bare-faced robbery is shameful.
Where is the rule of law?”
~ Kayode Fayemi
 Governor of Ekiti State (2018- ), (2010-2014)
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Independence & Permanent Peace

“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.
I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.
Nations have frequently won their independence in battle.
But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian