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Vonnegut on the silliness of escaping fate
February 23, 2011
"Is it a funny book?"
"I hope so, Mom."
This said about Cat's Cradle, a novel where the world comes to an end. And it is funny realizing that humanity's foibles are anything but weak. They're actually powerful where we're condemned repeaters of past mistakes, which is why creating powerful weapons of destruction (nukes) comes with an inevitable fate. Buried in the satire Vonnegut is renowned for is this commentary on humanity's willful ignorance of history and the obviousness of screwing everything up or fate as some would have it.