The narrator comments on the dramatic irony of the situation: Edgar survives the misery of the firebombing of Dresden only to be executed for a trivial "crime" ().
During the war, though, Derby is one of the most idealistic characters of the bunch: he winds up being elected head of the American group of POWs, and he also tells off creepy American Nazi Howard W. Campbell, Jr. Derby dreams of the letters he would write to his wife if he could, telling her that he is safe. He seems like a nice guy, but that's not enough to save his life.
This article sounds like much of the information was obtained from the Wyoming Agriculture site, run by Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis. Wallis is a cattle rancher who feels it’s unfair that the animal agriculture producers should lose out on money from creating a horse meat market in the ., and wants to feed our “abundant” resource of American wild horses to the rest of the world. Obviously, these animal agriculture producers want to shove an un-American culture down our throats for money. How much longer would it be before they decide that dogs and cats should also become a part of the meat industry? Just like dogs and cats, horses are not raised as a food animal, yet they all eaten in other parts of the world.
As far as claiming that all the starving and abused horses are due to a lack of slaughter, there has been no lack of slaughtered . horses, and in fact, more horses were exported for slaughter last year than when the . plants were slaughtering them here the year before. Starving and abused horses have nothing to do with the horse slaughter industry, but rather irresponsible horse ownership.
All during the years the horses were being slaughtered in the ., they were being exported to Canada and Mexico by the thousands for slaughter as well. Also, the plants were importing thousands of Canadian horses into the . to meet the horse meat demand. It’s pretty clear there was no overabundance of horses, but rather a lack of them.
If you want to talk of alternatives, why not talk about educating horse owners on responsibility of ownership? Of course there’s no money to be made off that.
I think that BIlly Pilgrim's journeys through time could instead be a social commentary on Post-Traumatic Stress disorder. Billy isn't skipping through time, instead he's an old man sitting at his home, his daughter is taking care of him, and when he closes his eyes he suffers his wartime flashbacks and delusions about traveling through space in which he lives in a dream with elements from his life, like how Montana Wildhack was the Porn Star from the book store that Billy visited to see the Kilgore Trout novels. It also explains why the boo