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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The Confederacy has fallen. Again. A notorious statue of Confederate general and early KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest that has stood beside I-65 in Crieve Hall for more than two decades has now been removed. The statue -- a frequent source of mockery and vandalism -- was sculpted by Jack Kershaw. Though visible from the interstate, the eyesore sat on the private Hogan Road property of a man named Bill Dorris, who once said of Kershaw, "As an artist, mediocre."

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General Forrest tried to disband the clan after it grew out of control and made clear in the last ten years of his life did he thought people needed to get over the Civil War and move on towards the future.

In other words I think he would be in favor of the statue being destroyed.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-12-08 12:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good riddance.

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2021-12-08 08:38 AM | Reply

If someone didn't tell you who it was would you even know?

#3 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-12-08 09:38 AM | Reply

If someone didn't tell you who it was would you even know?
#3

Absolutely.

Also, did you know the character Forrest Gump was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest?

#4 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2021-12-08 10:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Slowly, the left has made modest gains to rid this country
of 'tangible symbols' of the hatred and racism of
the Confederacy's Legacy.

UNfortunately, the Orange Turd, the Magats, the GOP,
and the Q-tards have raised the specter of a revival of past
sins and hatreds. Much work will unfortunately still
be necessary in the future decades, if not centuries.

#5 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-12-08 02:14 PM | Reply

That thing was an eyesore. And they'd have it all lit up at night.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-12-08 02:19 PM | Reply

Run, Forrest, run!

#7 | Posted by jakester at 2021-12-08 03:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 | POSTED BY SCHIFFERBRAINS AT 2021-12-08 10:31 AM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)
| NEWSWORTHY 1

I guess I wasn't clear, I was talking about the statue.

If you were driving down the interstate and saw a statue of a guy on a horse would you know who it was? Would you care?

I get the point of people wanting to remove the statues but I just don't see it changing much.

#8 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-12-08 03:53 PM | Reply

I get the point of people wanting to remove the statues but I just don't see it changing much.
#8 | POSTED BY SCOTTE

This is really simple. The change comes in the form of not having any statues celebrating racists to take down anymore.

For some of us, present party clearly not included, that's positive change.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-12-08 07:30 PM | Reply

What an eyesore. Good riddance.

Now that the Forrest is gone you can see the trees!

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-12-09 10:24 AM | Reply

Rest in piss, Ford owner

#11 | Posted by lehkost at 2021-12-09 12:18 PM | Reply

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