We would have said the Nazis were evil in any event, since we had decided to fight them. This has always been the style in war, until very recently...in order that we can be frenzied on the battlefield. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that our German enemies really were satanic this time...We had fought something which was totally obscene.This was very bad for us... One idea put into our heads was that our enemies were so awful, so evil, that we, by contrast, must be remarkably pure. That illusion of purity...has become our curse today.
More Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut:Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted.
Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
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