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  •  I don't consider myself nonviolent either. (0+ / 0-)

    People far more brave than I have used it effectively, though.  If no one sees the violence against the nonviolent, the protest would appear to have been wasted.  Letting indifferent onlookers see the brutality, either in person, on TV/Cable or on the 'Net, enables them to become involved by their disgust if not their active participation, by joining in.  

    The number of indifferent onlookers in Turkey seems small, encouraging a more aggressive protest action.  The number of onlookers during the Civil Rights protests seemed high, encouraging nonviolence to generate disgust.

    Thanks for the question and response!

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