I remember when there was a civil rights movement in this country. Headed by, among others, Rev. Martin Luther King, they protested nonviolently against Jim Grow, lack of voting, the Vietnam war, and other issues. King was inspired by Gandhi and his methods of non-violence. I don't recall any department stores being looted, police stations set on fire, other other violent actions by the protesters in Selma and Birmingham. The usual suspects today use it only as an excuse to steal from others.
Two great quotes from a classic movie, Gandhi. Gandhi is speaking with hundred of men, trying to organize them for protest against the British. He is very firm, he has no cause for which he will kill, he rejects violence, but he knows it will come to them, "...and through our pain, we will make them see their injustice...."
A great conclusion, "They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. But not my obedience!"
As I watch the looting over this nation, I recall how Martin Luther King was inspired by Gandhi, and his methods. He was murdered in 68, and the decendants of what was a civil rights movement are shameful at best. But with all that is going on, I think I'll watch