Not just that, he’s content to keep Mexico in “perpetual third world status”, dooming its citizens to a difficult life. Seems that’s more of an issue than Gloria Allred’s mock outrage at a successful Republican businesswoman. This goes to what a potential Governor actually has said — what he believes.
The folks at Verum Serum unearthed this telling video of the guy all but singing the praises of a peasant society:
Here’s the transcript of the first half of the segment. When you watch the video, make sure to catch the first word Brown says after the host compares him to the Unabomber (not in transcript):
Jerry Brown: These people from Mexico, they’re pushed out of their own country, by this modernization process. Which American corporations push. Then they get here and take work that no American can take. The answer to that is not more crime, not more police, not more surveillance, not more elimination of American or anyone else’s liberty. But slow down the process of modernization in Mexico. Raise the wages here…
Host: Slow down the process of modernization!?…I feel like I’m talking to the Unabomber here, what is this?
Wonder why the media aren’t talking this guy to account for things he actually said as Verum Serum reminds us:
Some how Brown has made it almost to the end of this campaign without having to answer for any of the radical policy ideas and crazy conspiracy theories he ranted about on his Pacifica radio show in the 90′s. Sure this was a long time ago, but these were not some random musings of a private citizen. These were deeply held beliefs expressed by a man who had spent a lifetime in politics, and who was intent on continuing to make an impact on the political landscape here in California.
*Well, he doesn’t object when the comparison is made.