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Category Archives: Robert E. Lee

Attorney General at the Border

Astride a beautiful large gray horse and wearing an elegant suit gray as Robert E. Lee’s uniform, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions patrols the border, looking for intruders. I pity his prey. Sessions appears warrior enough to slay any foe. In each hand I wave a white paper overhead and shout, “Don’t shoot, sir. I just want […]

Also posted in Central America, Donald Trump, El Salvador, Honduras, Immigration, Jeff Sessions

An Honorable Man

In the mid eighteen fifties, near the grand columns of Arlington House in Virgina, about seventy of us stand before our master George Parke Custis and feel great joy as he says, “When I pass from this earth, you shall all be free.” “Did Master write his instructions so his heirs would understand?” I stun […]

Also posted in Civil War - American, Donald Trump, George Washington, Slavery

Robert E. Lee Rides Again

i general robert e lee statuesque astride my stallion order you not to remove me from charlottesville or complain i shattered families selling my slaves and petitioned to overturn five year limit on those i inherited alas i lost in court and on battlefield but war continues as confederate car attacks enemies of our privileged […]

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Ulysses S. Grant v. Robert E. Lee

Goddamn, here I am riding an unruly horse, blasted by a migraine worse than normal and not merely from drinking, and headed for the home of Wilmer McClean in Appomattox and confused why the hell I let General Robert E. Lee choose the location for his surrender. Maybe he doesn’t really intend to quit. After […]

Also posted in Abraham Lincoln, Appomattox, Civil War - American, Ulysses S. Grant

Cable Wars

Ben loves war documentaries especially those with Alexander riding Bucephalus into hostile flanks, and Washington rousing frozen untrained troops, and photogenic Grant and Lee posing before ordering slaughter of several hundred thousand young men, and grainy Great War footage showing death in fetid trenches, and better films of proud performers Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Roosevelt, and […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Alexander the Great, Benito Mussolini, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Short Pieces - GTC, Television, Ulysses S. Grant, War