Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Quotes


 
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Best 81 Quotes by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – Page 1 of 3

“A lot of life is about trying to turn bad experiences into something good.

Usually if you work at it, you can figure out a way to do it. Even our worst misfortunes are gifts.”

“America was a great force in the world, with immense prestige, long before we became a great military power.

That power has come to us and we cannot renounce it, but neither can we afford to forget that the real constructive force in the world comes not from bombs, but from imaginative ideas, warm sympathies, and a generous spirit.”

“Democracy is messy, and it's hard. It's never easy.”

“Even in Hitler’s Germany you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did.”

“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.”

“I always knew that I was going be an environmental advocate when I was very young.”

“I have the kind of life where I can take my kids on trips with me. I can involve them in my work.

I've always avoided politics because I didn't want to make commitments that would take me away from raising these children.”

“I think global warming is the gravest threat. With global warming, it's the product of a war between old energy - between the carbon cronies, who, by the way, could not stay in business in a true free market capitalism.”

“I'm comfortable reading science and dissecting it and discerning the difference between junk science and real science.”

“In a true free market economy, you can't make yourself rich without enriching your community.”

“It is more important to be of service than successful.”

“Large-scale hog producers are a greater threat to the United States and U.S. democracy than Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network.”

“Like other Americans, I've reconciled myself to the idea that an animal's life has been sacified 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.”

“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.”

“My father believed moral courage to be the rarest species of bravery. Rarer even than the physical courage of soldiers in battle or great intelligence.

He thought it the one vital quality required to salvage the world.”

“Prior to the introduction of Prozac, we had almost none of these events in our country and we've never seen them in human history, where people walk into a schoolroom of children or strangers and start shooting people.”

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“Some corporations don't want free markets, and they don't want democracy. They want profits.

And they use our campaign finance system to loot our commons, to steal from our treasury, and the other shared resources of our community – the air, the water, the public lands, the wildlife, the things that belong to all of us that are held in trust for future generations. Corporations cannot act philanthropically in America.”

“The climate crisis is being used to create totalitarian controls on society by the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates, and all of these megabillionaires.”

“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.”

“The first sign of tyranny is government's complicity in privatizing the commons for private gain.”

“The most patriotic thing you can do is to take care of the environment and try to live sustainably.”

“The news departments have become corporate profit centers.

And their only obligation now is to their shareholders. Which is to create large audiences and viewership so they can sell more ad space.

So they're airing stories that appeal to the prurient interests that all of us have in the reptilian core of our brain: for sex and celebrity gossip. And now, for terror.

So they give us Kobe Bryant and they give us Michael Jackson. And they give us Laci Peterson and they give us lots and lots of terror alerts.

But they're not telling us the really critical stories that impact our way of life.”

“There is an argument that COVID-19 is ethnically targeted. COVID-19 attacks certain races disproportionately.

COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.”

“There's a cushy socialism for the rich and this kind of brutal, merciless capitalism for the poor.”

“There's many, many people who have been through a lot worse things than I went through. I lost my dad when I was 14 and to violence.”

“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.”

“Today, more than ever, it is critical for American citizens to understand the difference between the free-market capitalism that made our country great and the corporate cronyism that is now corrupting our political process, strangling democracy and devouring our national treasures.”

“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.”

“We have very strong environmental laws in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The problem is that they're seldom enforced.”

“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.”

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