Friday, April 13, 2007

R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut

"All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true." - Slaughterhouse-Five

In remembrance of the late Kurt Vonnegut, I decided it was time to remind everyone that we are in a war, which is destined to never end, since even the slightest recalculation (unless it's a surge)
emboldens terrorism. Ok - I'm not going to say anything further about this, because it will get me nowhere. Those who agree are singing along with the choir, and those who don't are spitting on this article (and soon realizing they just spat on their computer).

My only advice is to go burn all books written by political bobble-heads like Anne Coulter or Michael Moore, and read authors that see human life outside the lines of red and blue (Pynchon, Vonnegut, Carver, Eliot...). Once above the fog of politics, the path for humanity becomes a lot clearer. We are currently on a path of destruction that cannot be mended by further destruction...

Various Thoughts on War
[mp3] The Thermals - Power Doesn't Run on Nothing
[mp3] TV on the Radio - Dry Drunk Emperor
[mp3] Tom Waits - Day After Tomorrow
[www] Bright Eyes - When the President Talks to God
[mp3] The Blood Brothers - Lift the Veil, Kiss the Tank
[mp3] Black Eyes - On the Sacred Side

4 Comments:

Blogger vancy said...

Props.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

Amen, there.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Slaughterhouse is absolutely one of my favorites. It's sad to have such a rational and intelligent voice gone ... however, I'm happy Vonnegut got to live a pretty full life. Great songs btw.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Arpit Mehta said...

I agree, Red/Blue books are all the same. If you haven't already, check out Primo Levi.

12:12 PM  

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