Thursday 12 April 2007

So He Goes.

Kurt Vonnegut dies 11.04.07. So it goes.

Here's a quote -
" 'We are killing this planet as a life-support system with the poisons from all the thermodynamic whoopee we're making with atomic energy and fossil fuels, and everybody knows it, and practically nobody cares. This is how crazy we are. I think the planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis, and so on. I think the planet should get rid of us. We're really awful animals. I mean, that dumb Barbra Streisand song, 'People who need people are the luckiest people in the world' - she's talking about cannibals. Lots to eat. Yes, the planet is trying to get rid of us, but I think it's too late.'
And I said goodbye to my friend, hung up the phone, sat down and wrote this epitaph: 'The good Earth - we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.' "
from: Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without A Country. 2006.

Here's another -
"He was one of the very few prominent Americans who was unafraid to call himself a socialist. Still railing against stupidity and injustice in 2007, he leaves us at a time when a voice like his is as necessary as it ever was. So it goes."
Nicholas Lezard,, theBlog, Books.

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