Greetings Cosmic Americans!
Honestly, I haven't made up my mind yet. Sure, there is always room for levity, as evidenced by many of the posts right here on Cosmic America. But this image - as preposterous as it is, got me thinking. Yes...these are cats in Civil War combat regalia. Now I have encountered more than one cat for whom killing seemed a particular gratification. But to illustrate cats as Civil War combat soldiers seems a little on the side of perverse. Perhaps...it may indeed be a trivial representation of the men who fought, struggled for their lives, and died in that war.
Try to imagine the color-bearing cat hit by a dozen or more Minié balls as he led his regiment into a withering fire, or the musket-armed cat lying disemboweled on the ground screaming in agony for his mother, or the musician cats torn to pieces by exploding shells. This was the reality for those who marched into the fray - but it wouldn't make for such a cute t-shirt.
Maybe I am making way too much of this....but maybe not. What do you think?