America is dealing death, not only to people of other lands, but to its own people. So say the most thoughtful and passionate of our youth, from California to Connecticut.
It gave people a great leap of hope, made people feel good. This was a world that could get better, a whole lot better. I might say to those who stuck with it in some way or other they will still swear by the values of the '60s.
Moreover, the human condition, if that is what it is, has been getting steadily worse in the Corporate State; more and more life-denying just as life should be opening up.
We do not see it because we can not afford to-because the truth is too explosive.
The presumed causes of Americas troubles can be summed up simply: the evils of unlimited competition, and abuses by those with economic power.
It is not the misuse of power that is evil; the very existence of power is an evil.
A work of art is not valued because it changes itself for each person who views it, it retains its own integrity and thus means something unique and marvelous to those who see it.
The end result of this personal and public impoverishment is a hollow man.
The great crime of our time, says Vonnegut, was to do too much good secretly, too much harm openly.
Our history shows that what we must do is assert domination over the machine, to guide it so that it works for the values of our choice.
Technology has deprived the family of almost all its functions.
Surely this new age is not a repudiation of, but a fulfillment of, the American dream. What were the machines for, unless to give man a new freedom to choose how he would live?
We seem to be living in a society that no one created and that no one wants.
Marx saw exploitation in terms of the rewards of human labor, but we can see it in terms of all the values of our society.
What looks like a man is only a representation of a man who does what the organization requires. He (or it) does not run the machine; he tends it.