Return to massacre (idea)

[Kurt Vonnegut Jr.] has a lot to say about Massacres. He witnessed the [firebombing] of [Dresden] 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 [weapons of mass destruction|machinery like that].