Thursday, April 12, 2007

Vonnegut 1922-2007

Still one of the the most powerful comments on war I have ever read:

The formation flew over a German city that was in flames.
The bombers opened their bomb bay doors, exerted a
miraculous magnetism which shrunk the fires, gathered them
into cylindrical steel containers and lifted the containers
into the bellies of the planes. The containers were stored
neatly in racks. When the bombers got back to their base,
the steel cylinders were shipped to factories where
operating night and day, dismantling the cylinders,
separating the dangerous they would never
hurt anybody again. (Vonnegut 64)

1 comment:

Dan said...

I wish I had found this quotation when I did my post. Bravo!


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