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Jerry Brown on Homeland Security

 


Governor's Military Council: avoid DOD budget cuts

In an effort to protect and expand the military's vital role in national security and California's economy, Governor Brown today established the Governor's Military Council. "California plays a crucial role in our nation's defense, and military bases and activities are vital to our state's economy," said Governor Brown. "As federal priorities shift to cyber security and new military technology, this Council will work to expand defense-industry jobs and investment in California."

California is home to 29 federal military installations and the Department of Defense directly employs more than 236,000 people in California. The Governor's Military Council will work to protect California's military installations and operations amid ongoing Department of Defense budget cuts, and leverage changes in federal military strategy to position the state to continue innovation and leadership in its military mission.

Source: California governor's website press release , Mar 28, 2013

Media colludes with politicians to glorify military killing

I'd like to make a point about the Gulf War and the media. When the troops returned, we started having all these parades and celebrations. I never heard this described as a purification process. To some people, it seemed that the media was in collusion with the politicians and the military to glorify killing in a very obvious way.

You add up all the casualties of war and the expense of war, and then you look at the polls that show that close to half the American people believe that we shouldn't cut military spending. You realize how powerful the propaganda and distortion is about the nature of this business called defense, called sending a message, called flexing our muscles, putting force behind foreign policy.

Source: Dialogues, by Gov. Jerry Brown, p.103-7 , Oct 11, 1996

$265B Pentagon budget passed without much debate

Let's take for example the latest Pentagon budget. I don't recall much significant debate about it at all. Clinton signed it at $265 billion. The only issues that were talked about in the media were the banning of HIV-positive enlisted personnel, and the banning of abortions at military clinics. In terms of the $265 billion and how that stacks up against other countries, I don't think I saw anything in the mainstream press at all, and I saw nothing about foreign aid.
Source: Dialogues, by Gov. Jerry Brown, p.222 , Feb 12, 1996

War killings make humans tolerate violence

There's so much violence around the world, so much killing connected to governments, to our own government, that it seems like human nature tolerates it. It's as if the outrage we feel as a society at people being murdered is a very selective reaction.

Source: Dialogues, by Gov. Jerry Brown, p. 84-5 , Feb 6, 1996

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