What if, instead of buying our clothes from big corporations for over 500% of their manufacturing costs, we only wore clothes made by local merchants from our own communities? What if, instead of being poisoned by GMO foods or paying for overpriced “organic” goods, we only ate from community farms and gardens? What if, instead of being brainwashed by an ineffective school system, we had our own schools to teach our children true knowledge and life skills? What if, instead of going into debt from HMOs and pharmaceutical companies, we started our own healing clinics using sustainable, holistic practices? What if, instead of having our neighborhoods be occupied by a hostile military like the police, we took our safety into our own hands and watched out for our own neighborhoods? What if, instead of being forced fed false news, film, and music, we only supported local and independent media?
What if, instead of being dependent on and conforming to the very institutions that oppress us, we created our own institutions and empowered and trained our young people to run them?”
— Reza DregsOne Harris