Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nothing at all new under the sun

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers, if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.”

― Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, 1965*

*If you are thinking this post is primarily an excuse to post these two gifs; you're right.  The movie comes out the weekend of my daughter's birthday, and she wants to go see it.  That's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it!

1 comment:

  1. We shall be connected in spirit on that high holy day.