Courtesy of Herr Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

“Thoreau was in jail because he wouldn’t pay a tax to support the Mexican War. He didn’t believe in the war. And Emerson came to jail to see him. ‘Henry,’ he said, ‘why are you here?’ And Thoreau said, ‘Ralph, why aren’t you here?'”

– Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut

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