Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Study of Gen. Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson's face. The phrase "killer angels" as applied to the generals of the civil war in a book written a few years back is so chillingly appropriate to men like Jackson. Just where did these men come from- popping up out of the our American mid-18th century farming communities? Where did Jackson get the license to do all the miraculous military things he did? Where did he acquire the mindset that allowed him to destroy thousands of men's lives with a nod or a grunt? 
God, please keep him and his kind on your side, 
happily playing war with angels who 
never suffer and die. 
Pencil, 1998.

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