Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal, April 2016
Useful weapons can be complicated to operate. That’s why it’s so helpful that fine illustrators from around the world show us how to use our machines properly.
Lieutenant Schiesskopf was an R.O.T.C. graduate who was rather glad war had broken out, since it gave him the opportunity to wear an officer’s uniform every day and say “Men” in a clipped, military voice to the bunches of kids who fell into his clutches every eight weeks on their way to the butcher’s block.”
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Before World War One, German artist Kathe Kollwitz produced artwork showing terrible poverty and boiling social tensions. She had already mastered a mother’s expression of grief over a dead child. During the War, her own son died. Her lithographs and woodcuts afterwards, showing the effects of war, were simpler than past work – more essential. Their intensity is overwhelming.
Turns out that the ghost of an Iraqi child follows former US president George Bush everywhere. The affable Bush — now a wonderful artist — has captured the image of the child in many of his wonderful paintings. Go here for TV News report.
In his Disasters of War series, Francisco Goya celebrated man’s majestic ingenuity in the trumpeted Age of Enlightenment. He gave the image below the following description:
“A heroic feat! With dead men”
Our time must also be the age of enlightenment! How comforting that, in our evolved state, we’re still capable of such creative masterworks!
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The U.S. Air Force holds a most tender notion of what constitutes “amazing.” From an ad campaign just a few years back.
The US Department of Defense came up with the brilliant idea to use a video game to test the skills of classified government employees. Video games are a fun way to train people to protect “sensitive data” against the nefarious “Wikispills” or treacherous 17-year-old hackers who wear a single earrings.
Should classified employees be suspicious of their coworkers? Sure they should! Certain coworkers deserve extreme suspicion, particularly Hema, who visits in India twice a year, got her car repossessed, and “speaks openly of opposition to U.S. foreign policy.” That sounds like the enemy within!
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. A report on Syrian child war refugees via the pop kitsch of Japanese girl band Girl Generation.