True Terror

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

— Kurt Vonnegut1

Happy birthday to one of the best people our species has ever managed to squirt out. Go read Slaughterhouse Five or Cat’s Cradle or Bluebeard or just read a bit about someone that knew a few things about humans.2

  1. Probably. I’ve never found a reliable source for the quote. It totally fits with his body of work though and it’s something I think about during this time of the political circus. ↩︎

  2. There’s a free Audible interview too. Most of his written work is also available through Audible and read by the likes of John Malkovich and James Franco. ↩︎