Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. quotes

  • The first sign of tyranny is government's complicity in privatizing the commons for private gain.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Government #Gains #Firsts

  • The factory meat industry has polluted thousands of miles of America's rivers, killed billions of fish, pushed tens of thousands of family farmers off their land, sickened and killed thousands of U.S. citizens, and treated millions of farm animals with unspeakable and unnecessary cruelty.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Animal #Land #Rivers

  • We know more about Tom [Cruise] and Katie [Holmes] than we do about global warming. We're the most entertained, least informed people in the world.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #People #World #Global Warming

  • We protect nature not for nature's sake but for our own sake because it's the infrastructure of our communities...
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Nature #Community #Sake

  • The most patriotic thing you can do is to take care of the environment and try to live sustainably.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Patriotic #Trying #Care

  • While communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business,
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Government #Communism #Fascism

  • Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is Fox News. It's divided our country in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War, and its empowered large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United State Congress elected -- the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Country #War #Party

  • Like other Americans, I've reconciled myself to the idea that an animal's life has been sacrificed to bring me a meal of pork or chicken. However, industrial meat production - which subjects animals to a life of torture - has escalated the karmic costs beyond reconciliation.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Animal #Ideas #Meals

  • GE is the biggest polluter of the Hudson.. years ago they killed all the fish dumping millions of lbs. of pcb's into our waterways. Now let's make them pay for the cleanup.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Years #Pay #Fishes

  • It is more important to be of service than successful.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Success #Successful #Important

  • Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exit. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Brother #Thinking #Law

  • The next time you see John Stossel or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity - these Flat Earthers, these corporate toadies, lying to you, lying to the American public, and telling you that global warming doesn't exist - you send an email to their advertisers and tell them that you are not going to buy their products anymore.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Lying #Toady #Next

  • Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen Inhofe wants to kill fuel economy backed by automakers, small biz, enviros, & consumers
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Girl #Oil #Fuel Economy

  • Listen, the environmental movement is not about protecting the fishes and the birds so much as recognizing that nature is the infrastructure of our communities ... If you're saying the values that drive the environmental movement are uncool and antithetical to America, then I would argue just the opposite. If you think being patriotic is not cool, I'd say that's not true either. I'd say the most patriotic thing you can do is to take care of the environment and try to live sustainably.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Patriotic #Thinking #Opposites

  • Now we are all learning what it's like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence... Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and - now - Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Children #War #Giving

  • Large-scale hog producers are a greater threat to the United States and U.S. democracy than Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Democracy #United States #Osama Bin Laden

  • We are living in a science-fiction nightmare where children are gasping for breath on bad-air days because somebody gave money to a politician. And my children and the kids of millions of other Americans can no longer go fishing and eat their catch because somebody gave money to a politician.
    -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    #Children #Kids #Air

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