Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut's Cornerstone of the Day

I'll place aside the Progressive Farmer Cornerstones books for a few days. This image is a nice one in that Mr. Vonnegut is smiling. In The Sirens of Titan (1959) Kurt Vonnegut wrote,
"The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart."
I use that quote as part of my Daily Kos comments plus I also recall relaying a sanitized version to several of my classes. The line can come across as a little arrogant and yet often seems appropriate in these times where so many people with power appear to be lacking in depth. Peace ... or War!

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