Never Underestimate 3.5% - Liberal Resistance

Never Underestimate 3.5%

Feeling down about the power of the Trump administration and the Republican Senate? Well, here’s something to brighten your day. The BBC is reporting a new study which shows that if just 3.5% of the population becomes involved with a protest movement, and if that movement stays peaceful, change comes no matter how hard the political elite opposes it.

The study was done by Harvard University political scientist Erica Chenoweth. Explains the BBC, “Looking at hundreds of campaigns over the last century, Chenoweth found that nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to achieve their goals as violent campaigns. And although the exact dynamics will depend on many factors, she has shown it takes around 3.5% of the population actively participating in the protests to ensure serious political change.”

In short, if we don’t lose hope, and we keep going into the streets, and if we can appeal to just under 4% of us…

Then the tRump is history.