After a decade of observing police thuggery against protests in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City along with the recent police attacks on unarmed protesters at Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland, and comparing it against similar scenes I witnessed in video from Athens, Bahrain and Cairo, I can't help but conclude that Nonviolence™ is an ideological luxury affordable only to the cushy-living white middle-class activists of the United States.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has been heavily involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests. Moore is known for his award winning and highly grossing documentaries Roger and Me, Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11. When pressed on his net worth at $50 million, Moore has denied the characterization and declared he's part of the bottom 99% of income earners. His claim stands in opposition to his highly grossing films and his current lawsuit against the Weinstein Co. for an additional $2.7 million from Fahrenheit 9/11 profits, following his payment of approximately $20 million for the film.