Monday, June 05, 2023

Uno Is The One & The Boy Killers of The Civil War

 June 5, 2023

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"Hey, pay attention to me."

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The Boy Killers of The Civil War

Emotions and fear were considered as signs of weakness and inadequacy which was punishable by death under the Khmer Rouge regime, and their child soldiers killed perhaps 3 million of their own people.

They were brutal and without remorse. It is shocking to our sensibilities but the near past has served as an echo down thru the ages.

"When you read about the child soldiers in Africa it has a lot of parables to the trauma of those Missouri boys. A few years ago there was a boxer Kassim "the Dream" who was kidnapped at 6 years old and forced to be a soldier in the Ugandan army. Years after he escaped and was a professional boxer in the U.S. he was interviewed and ask to describe his experience- he described a time they tied and tortured a man. When they asked him how it felt, he sat in contemplation and said, 'It was fun.' Chilling stuff."

—Bradley Ross

   So, it makes some sense that the Clay County, Missouri farm boys who brutalized the countryside during the Civil War with their lethal warfare, would make some sense, historically.

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"The Boy Killers of The Civil War"

"You're going to learn that one of the most brutal things in the world is your average nineteen-year-old American boy." 
—Philip Caputo, A Rumor of War 


  1. The Boy Killers of the Civil War captures the very essence of trauma. What a haunting portrait. I'm sure you've seen it, but re-watch the end of Ride with the Devil, where Pitt Mackeson (a stand in for real life Archie Clements) rides in. The actor Jonathon Ryhs Meyers captures a detached desperation, for the end- too tired and broken to live and with a bitter resentment for the living. While not the end -this may give you some inspiration.

  2. Anonymous11:48 AM

    i was curious as to if you all are aware that the photo on the June issue of Trus West is printed backwards.


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