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

Non-Violence: Pretty Advanced Weaponry

“Nonviolence is pretty ballsy, pretty advanced weaponry.”
~ Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, Film Distributor, Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Affinity Award, African-American Film Critics (2011),
Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (2012), Film Independent Spirit Awards -Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (2012),
African-American Film Critics Association (2X), Women Film Critics Circle – Josephine Baker Award (2012), Black Reel Awards (2X), Black Film Critics Circle (2014),
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2X), Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2X), Dorothy Arzner Directors Award (2015), Mattel “Sheros” (2015),
Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Award (2017), 49th NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year (2018),
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Anarchy: The Power of the Bully

“I don’t believe in anarchy, because it will ultimately amount to the power of the bully, with weapons. Gandhi is my life’s inspiration: passive resistance. I don’t want to live in the Thunderdome with Mad Max.”
~ John Lydon
Singer, Songwriter & Musician
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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

Where One Stands in Times of Challenge & Controversy

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.”

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

North America’s Rallying Cry

 

“Peace, unity, love and non-violence should be our rallying cry
and the catalyst for change in our nation.”
~ Tony Evans,
Founder & Senior Pastor – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
Founder & President – The Urban Alternative,
Former Chaplain – Dallas Cowboys, Chaplain – Dallas Mavericks,
Radio Broadcaster – The Alternative & Television Broadcaster

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