Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown

Governor of California
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  • Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
  • It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
  • Where there is a sufficient social movement of self-reliant communities, there can be political change. There must be political change.
  • Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
  • The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.
  • Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.
  • Farmers markets are green shoots coming out of the gun. They represent hope and they need to be cultivated. But we have a juggernaut coming at us.
  • I like computers. I like the Internet. It's a tool that can be used. But don't be misled into thinking that these technologies are anything other than aspects of a degenerate economic system.
  • The government is becoming the family of last resort.
  • We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are.
  • Inaction may be the biggest form of action.
  • When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?
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