Mr. Vonnegut, we will fight on.
Goodbye Kurt. I hope your next existence is something trippy.
Some excerpts from a recent interview with a man who could cynically see the future:
KURT VONNEGUT: We’ve killed the planet, the life support system. And it’s so damaged that there’s no recovery from that. We’re very soon going to run out of petroleum which powers everything’s that modern-Razzmatazz about America.
After two World Wars and the holocaust and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and after the Roman games and after the Spanish Inquisition and after burning witches, the public– shouldn’t we call it off? I mean, we are a disease and should be ashamed of ourselves.
And so, yeah, I think we ought to stop reproducing. But since we’re not going to do that, I think the planet’s immune system is trying to get rid of us.
DAVID BRANCACCIO: The planet is sort of trying to shed us as if we are some sort of toxin.
KURT VONNEGUT: Look, I’ll tell you. It’s one thing that no cabinet had ever had, is a Secretary Of The Future. And there are no plans at all for my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.
DAVID BRANCACCIO: That’s a great idea. In other words a Cabinet post–
KURT VONNEGUT: Well, it’s too late! Look, the game is over! The game is over. We’ve killed the planet, the life support system. And, and it’s so damaged that there’s no recovery from that. And we’re very soon going to run out of petroleum which powered everything that’s modern. Razzmatazz about America. And, and it was very shallow people who imagined that we could keep this up indefinitely. But when I tell others, they say; Well, look there’s– you said hydrogen fuel. Nobody’s working on it.