Charlotte Ashlock

Who’s the best at being nonviolent?

December 16, 2014 Political Change Social Change 1

nonviolence_sculptureWe responded to 9-11 attacks, by killing 63 civilians for each American who was killed by the attacks.

Protesters have responded to police brutality (which has killed MORE people than 9-11) by breaking shop windows, including the window of my favorite coffee shop, Bittersweet.

Tell me again how the protesters aren’t nonviolent enough.

I believe nonviolence is the answer. But it seems like the activists are demonstrably better at being nonviolent than the world leaders we admire.

SOURCES

-2,741 Americans were killed by the 9-11 attacks according to a 9-11 memorial service that planted 2,741 American flags to commemorate victims. http://www.theblaze.com/…/we-will-never-forget-incredible-…/

-We responded by starting wars which killed about 174,000 civilians, according to http://costsofwar.org/article/civilians-killed-and-wounded.

-We don’t know how many people each year are killed by the police, because the police aren’t required to report it, but we do know it’s a minimum of about 400 people per year, according to http://fivethirtyeight.com/…/how-many-americans-the-police…/, meaning we can estimate a minimum of about 4,000 deaths in just one decade.

One Response

  1. Annie-Rose says:

    thank you for this article, i couldn’t agree more and your numbers are very helpful in communicating this broadly

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