In Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut the Tralfamadorian philosophy is introduced. The Tralfamadorians don't experience time in a line, and are able to only live in the happy moments if they wish. Vonnegut makes a strong correlation between the Tralfamadorian philosophy and the American war philosophy; killing millions of people for no reason, and then telling the public of how heroic our American soldiers are.
The Tralfamadorian philosophy is one that doesn't quite make sense at
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to us, we don't care. Kurt Vonnegut uses this parallel to add another touch to the anti-war element of "Slaughterhouse-Five".
Vonnegut makes a clear statement for how sick and disgusting war is. Governments have conflicts, people die, and then everybody just forgets about it. Then the whole process happens over again, and more innocent lives are lost. Vonnegut is telling us to learn from our bloody mistakes and resolve problems before they escalate into war.