Rumigeration: A spreading abroad of a Rumour or Report (from N. Baily's "An Universal Etymological English Dictionary: being also An Interpreter of Hard Words")

Friday, April 13, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut - Peace Activist

At a Reverend Billy's Peace event in 2003 at St Mark's on the Bowery I ran into Kurt Vonnegut. A reading was taken there from our "Good Book":"Slaughterhouse-Five," the excerpt read by a young boy as part of the "service." I passed out fliers to a Peace Rally at the UN, which was to take place within a very few days - to the participants, including Mr. Vonnegut, on their way out of the Church. Vonnegut showed, but very few others did, as you can see by the picture below. The police apparently were expecting more. Look at all the empty barricades. Pathetic.

I took Vonnegut's picture with my placard "Impeach the Deserter." "Deserter" since W. Bush was known by researchers to be a deserter from his post at the National Guard during the Vietnam War. After my comment on the very light turn-out he said, "This country has perfected the art of brainwashing. Here I am [at an anti-war rally] and all I can think of is 'who killed Chandra Levy..?'"

Rev Billy's Eulogy 'Champion of the Planet - A Saint In This Church'

"There is nothing like death to say what is always such an artificial thing to say: The End"

-Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

R.I.P. (1922 - 2007)

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