Kurt Vonnegut, 2002 interview:
“The Second World War absolutely had to be fought. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. But we never talk about the people we kill. This is never spoken of.”
I don’t know if it’s my place to think about these things, but I think anyway. I think about the people who died. The orphans. The ones that grew up without parents or family, the ones that grew up angry and bitter and deprived of the love that every child deserves.
We don’t talk about the people we kill, but we think about them sometimes. Maybe that haunts us more.