Nathan Bedford Forrest Has Fallen

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  1. Smedley

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    A widely mocked Nashville statue of the early KKK leader was removed Tuesday morning
    Nathan Bedford Forrest Has Fallen | Pith in the Wind | nashvillescene.com

    This particular statue was on private land that overlooked I65 just outside of Nashville.
    The previous owner died about a year ago and left it to the Battle of Nashville Trust.
    Besides being an ugly statue, NBF was not present at the battle of Nashville which makes its removal appropriate IMO.
    Thoughts?

     
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    Waste of time.
     
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    Another one bites the dust. A nice early Christmas present.
     
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    Taking Forrest completely out of the equation, if this was a memorial to me, I'd haunt everybody involved...

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    LOOK. AT. IT.

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    I have no problem with it being taken down.

    I also would have no problem with the removal of the George Floyd statues. I would rather see statues of people who actually benefitted society as a whole, not some enraged General, or person who held a gun to the pregnant belly of a woman during a home invasion.

    But that's just me.
     
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    I’m before “He WaS a DeMoCrAt”
     
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    I have to admit that when I first saw the thread title, I thought that it had to do with a bunch of industrial strength chainsaws that had just finished the job in clearing a bunch of old-growth Redwoods.
    I had never even heard of this guy.

    But, now I know all about him.
    And, I am glad that his statue got taken down.
     
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    Talon Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    LOL - I remember that statue. It was so hideous it was hilarious.
     
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    Talon Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    LMAO - How 'bout a caption contest?

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    "I'm trippin' my balls off!!"
     
  12. Smedley

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    Yep, it certainly is one heck of an ugly statue.
    Apparently, it is made out of plastic and fell apart when the crane lifted it from its pedestal.
    The trust is considering selling it.
    Any takers?
     
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    Hideous AND poorly constructed.

    A truly fitting memorial.

    As for the trust, I don't know that they could pay someone to take that insult to the fine art of Sculpture off their hands. :lol:

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    It really wasn't a good statue. It was worse when the very privileged children or worse privileged adults of nashville vandalized it. Which happened often..... What the left crave is a clean slate. All of their ancestors somehow now embarrass or otherwise remind folks of what the plantation actuals was all about. NBF was a pretty good military man, however, and it's disheartening that cancel culture requires that his association as a democrat with slavery is too controversial to modern democrats.

    I'd suggest, however, that even absent the statue being there, folks will still long remember that democrats were and still are the plantationists of the day. They still want and actively work towards dependence. Removing a statue or two won't change that. It just seems to sooth otherwise petty and superficial folk.
     
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    Some folks just can't tolerate being left to their own device, and need folks to tell them what, and how to do.
     
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    I'm thinking

    "So THIS is a strip club!"
     
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    This is where Rachel Maddow shows her particular value... I'm listening to last night's show/podcast, and she's covering this story in her very unique way.

    She starts the story with the assassination of MLK...... Why, you ask?

    Because James Earl Ray killed MLK and guess who Ray's final lawyer was??

    Ugly statue artist Jack Kershaw...

    In addition to that connection, she mentioned that Ray wasn't captured for over 2 months after the assassination. He was arrested in London, at the airport on his way to Belgium with a final destination of Rhodesia... I didn't know any of that...

    Woman can tell a story...
     
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    I'm trying to think of something that matters less to me and I'm struggling.
     
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    LOL - Good one! :beer:
     
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    I understand your point; however, within context, I believe we would be hard pressed to find *any* person for which EVERYONE would agree they deserve to be immortalized with a statue.

    For example, most of our free society believes that inmates are worthless and don't deserve be well-received within their community upon parole or completion of their sentence. However, all of them have family and friends or at least one person that has something positive to say about them. I've met some very wonderful people in prisons and I've met some very awful people with no criminal record or spotty past.

    We're never going to find a person who is universally loved (or universally hated) to determine which of them should have a statue commissioned in their memory. It's a very fluid and fickle proposition.
     
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    The overall aesthetics in America just improved with the removal of that fugly hunk of junk
     
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    I knew this and was hoping that someone would call this out.
    Thanks!
     
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    She sure can including how many times locals have wanted to remove the fugly thing, forget the history and what it was plainly supposed to show IT WAS FUGLY
     
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