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Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front by Joel Salatin
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“How much evil throughout history could have been avoided had people exercised their moral acuity with convictional courage and said to the powers that be, 'No, I will not. This is wrong, and I don't care if you fire me, shoot me, pass me over for promotion, or call my mother, I will not participate in this unsavory activity.' Wouldn't world history be rewritten if just a few people had actually acted like individual free agents rather than mindless lemmings?”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
“When faith in our freedom gives way to fear of our freedom, silencing the minority view becomes the operative protocol.”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
“The stronger a culture, the less it fears the radical fringe. The more paranoid and precarious a culture, the less tolerance it offers.”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
“A farm includes the passion of the farmer's heart, the interest of the farm's customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm -- it's everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape. A farm is virtually a living organism. The tragedy of our time is that cultural philosophies and market realities are squeezing life's vitality out of most farms. And that is why the average farmer is now 60 years old. Serfdom just doesn't attract the best and brightest.”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
“The shorter the chain between raw food and fork, the fresher it is and the more transparent the system is.”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
“On a grander scale, when a society segregates itself, the consequences affect the economy, the emotions, and the ecology. That's one reason why it's easy for pro-lifers to eat factory-raised animals that disrespect everything sacred about creation. And that is why it's easy for rabid environmentalists to hate chainsaws even though they snuggle into a mattress supported by a black walnut bedstead.”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
“A farm regulated to production of raw commodities is not a farm at all. It is a temporary blip until the land is used up, the water polluted, the neighbors nauseated, and the air unbreathable. The farmhouse, the concrete, the machinery, and outbuildings become relics of a bygone vibrancy when another family farm moves to the city financial centers for relief.”
Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front