Jerry Garcia Once Said…

Jerome John Garcia was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995. Jerry was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist and best known for being lead singer and guitarist for Grateful Dead.

If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously. – Jerry Garcia

I don’t think you have to be a hippie to want to make things right in this world. I think that many of the people in Jerry’s time and John Lennon’s time had a lot of really good ideas and wanted peace. We still need to address the wrongs of our society, that has not changed since the dawn of time… maybe a little bit but not enough. I think it’s time for a change. A real change and peace.

What we’re thinking about is a peaceful planet. We’re not thinking about anything else. We’re not thinking about any kind of power. We’re not thinking about any kind of struggles. We’re not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That’s not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We all like to be able to live an uncluttered life. A simple life, a good life. And think about moving the whole human race ahead a step, or a few steps. – Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia was definitely all about peace and love and spreading those ideas to everyone he touched. He tried his best with his followers and some of those people still exist today. I’m not necessarily a follower but I like Jerry’s ideas and I support them and as the human race we do need to step ahead many steps towards peace and simplicity.

America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That’s the nature of America, I think. – Jerry Garcia

And isn’t it a bit ironic that we would be prejudiced against other countries. Our ancestors, the people who first came to America were from other countries, were other races, other religions… America is supposed to be a free country, with freedom of speech and equality and justice for all.

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