Who would Kurt Vonnegut vote for?

Kurt Vonnegut

“. . . I suggest you work for a socialist form of government. Free Enterprise is much too hard on the old and the sick and the shy and the poor and the stupid, and on people nobody likes.  They just can’t cut the mustard under Free Enterprise. They lack that certain something that Nelson Rockefeller, for instance, so abundantly has.”

“So let’s divide up the wealth more fairly than we have divided it up so far. Let’s make sure that everybody has enough to eat, and a decent place to live and medical help when he needs it. Let’s stop spending money on weapons which don’t work anyway, thank God, and spend money on each other. It isn’t moonbeams to talk of modest plenty for all. They have it in Sweden. We can have it here. . .”

Kurt Vonnegut, address to the graduating class of Bennington College, 1970

3 Responses to Who would Kurt Vonnegut vote for?

  1. David Tam March 7, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

    Theodore Dreiser would agree with Kurt.

  2. David Isaac Tam March 7, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

    And who would Booth Harking t on vote for?

  3. Cindy Dashnaw April 9, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

    Hi, Dan! So would Vonnegut have supported Bernie Sanders? And would he now support Biden or absolutely anyone who runs against Donald Trump?

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