14 April 2007

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Hello everyone.

As I'm sure you've heard by now, Kurt Vonnegut, legendary writer and noted peace activist, passed away on Wednesday night.

I have been a bit focused on this event, and helped put together this tribute video for the man:

In any case, we have lost one of the few brave souls willing to call himself a pacifist in these frightening times.

"I have wanted to give Iraq a lesson in democracy - because we're experienced with it, you know. And, in democracy, after a hundred years, you have to let your slaves go. And, after a hundred and fifty years, you have to let your women vote. And, at the beginning of democracy, is that quite a bit of genocide and ethnic cleansing is quite okay. And that's what's going on now."
        -Kurt Vonnegut

In other news, the Virtual Rally is still on for Monday. And I'll let you know when we have OMBFP merchandise available.



At 14 April, 2007 16:44 , FRITZ said...

Thank you for your comment on my page, and the link to this beautiful eulogy.

We can only hope to understand the world in such a way that Kurt did. It is a reminder to do what we do, and do it a lot, because that is what Kurt would do.

I am sure Kurt is laughing like hell right now. I am convinced of it.


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