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Jim Hightower Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Oct 2020
Jim Hightower Topics
Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom.
Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
What's new is that the White House itself has now been corporatized. It's not politicians working for the corporate interests. They are the corporate interests. That's where Bush came from, and Cheney and Rumsfeld.
Corporate Interests quotes
This is a matter of public health. The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption.
There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.
There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.
The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.
The issue isn't just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The issue is wages.
The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out.
The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government.
The Bible declares that on the sixth day God created man. Right then and there, God should have demanded a damage deposit.
So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out.
It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'
It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs.
If you don't speak out now when it matters, when would it matter for you to speak out?
Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.
Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.
Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it's not something that happens just with one event. It's an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives.
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