Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
has a lot to say about Massacres. He witnessed the firebombing
in World War II
. His novel Slaughterhouse Five
is based on it and his experiences since.
It is so short and jumbled, Sam, because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Everybody is supposed to be dead, to never say anything or want anything ever again. Everything is supposed to be quiet after a massacre, and it always is, except for the birds.
And what do the birds say? All there is to say about a massacre, things like "Poo-tee-weet?"
I have told my sons not under any circumstances to take part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
I have also told them not to work in companies that make massacre machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need machinery like that.