It is the Sane Ones

2003
mixed media on wood and canvas
48" x 48"
3750
It is the Sane Ones

"It is the sane ones, the well-adapted ones who can, without qualms
and without nausea aim the missiles and press the buttons that will initiate
the great festival of destruction that they, the sane ones, have prepared.
No one suspects the sane ones and the sane ones will have perfectly good reasons,
logical, well-adjusted reasons for firing the first shot. And because of their
sanity, they will have no reservations whatsoever." - Thomas Merton

"Are we so psychologically constituted and determined that we find real
comfort in a daily score of bombed bridges and burned villages, forgetting
that the price of our psychological security is the burned flesh of women and
children who have no guilt and no escape from the fury of our weapons?"
- Thomas Merton