“Trusting to escape scrutiny by fixing the public gaze upon the exceeding brightness of military glory, that attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood —that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy, he plunged into war.”
That’s Kurt Vonnegut quoting Abraham Lincoln’s words in 1848 on President James Polk’s war against Mexico. Vonnegut was giving a Clemens lecture at the Mark Twain House in Connecticut, talking about shock and awe, war and the weather. Worth reading for the final handful of paragraphs alone.
You know you’re dealing with America when the fifth reader comment on the page complains that Vonnegut doesn’t deal with chem trails.