Tuesday, March 15, 2011

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr. RosewaterGod Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut




This was first published in 1965, but parts of it could have been written yesterday:



pg 8:

"Small experiments with worthless papers convinced him that such papers could be sold effortlessly. While he continued to bribe persons in government to hand over treasuries and national resources, his first enthusiasm became the peddling of watered stock"

and on the very next page, he describes what is going on with the unions situation today:

"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."

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