Hey! What is 23 minus 17?
"In this temple,
as in the hearts of the people
for whom he saved the Union,
the memory of Abraham Lincoln
is enshrined forever."
CL and Jeff,
I gave up on the CA when they took their comments section to a Facebook setup. I swing by to take a (free) look every now and again. There doesn't seem to be much left but a shell of a newspaper. Making it look like the USA TODAY made it even worse.
Which way is Asgard?
I tried to cancel my digital subscription to the CA today because I just find myself not using it. However, like its crappy website, you can not cancel it via the website...you have to call. I wonder if there is anyone there to pick up the phone though?
Read harder Bric, start with your own stuff.
".. clearly ambiguous and muddled thoughts..."
It's good to have BaBs commenting around here, if for no other reason than to sit back and enjoy the creative and inexplicable self-contradictions.
They really tie the room together.
Hopefully they will extend the trail all the way to Wal-Mart.
Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
I don't know if the Lincoln memorial is considered a memorial to that war by anyone. Why not let's ask Jeff. He seems to be REALLY knowledgeable on the subject and appears to have clearly ambiguous and muddled thoughts on the issue.
I do know that the Lincoln Memorial is considered to represent Nationalism.
As for your new neighbors, would it be more to your liking if they were all of the same opinion on everything?
As a 7th+ generation Mississippian who has recently moved back I get a big kick out of the variety of opinion among my neighbors.
Lincoln fought in the Black Hawk War, so is the Lincoln Memorial a war memorial to that conflict? Reaction formation is a bitch
@Grove - Yeah things change. Thank God. And I mean that just how I wrote it.
Thats really pathetic.
Crossing that bridge on a bicycle at night with the lights changing and the fireworks exploding in the background was one of the most beautifully surreal and psychedelic moments of my life. It was totally worth coming back and doing the ride again after the original opening to see it.
Speaking of which, I was the fat guy with the curl on a basket bike rushing the bridge when they first cut the ribbon.
Spent the weekend with a few friends who live in Mississippi, all Evangelicals, all conservative.
I was shocked at how much more socially liberal many of them have become over the last 10 years or so.
Don't get me wrong. They're still heavily Evangelical and pro life. However, when it came to issues like the state flag in Mississippi, Confederate flags, and gay rights, they didn't hold any of the stereotypical positions you would ascribe to them.
So I do agree that you'll likely see those types of issues become even less important. If younger Evangelicals in Mississippi are being more open-minded, that's going to be the case everywhere.
And some of y'all wonder why Black Lives Matter is necessary. Its 2016 and there's people here taking about the KKK as though it was "just a civic organization".
But if Forrest didn't care about the African-Americans he mass murdered at Fort Pillow, its doubtful he had too many reservations about the KKK.
Its truly telling about the priorities of Memphis when there are multiple monuments to klansmen, slavers, racist mayors, and the confederate bosses, yet statues of those working class people from Memphis who actually fought for racial unification among all poor people (like Mother Jones, Ida B. Wells, and Thomas Watkins) are mysteriously absent.
You can talk about revisionism all you want, but this push towards preserving and monumentalizing the midsouth's legacy of racism has always come at the expense of neglecting and burying its history of racial unity. Its funny to me how all these "preservationists" who come out to defend this statue, were the same basic ass white people who fled to the new homes and box stores of the suburbs and far east Memphis during the white flight of the 80s and 90s. If it is preserving history you care about (and not preserving racist tropes), why did you abandon the historical heart of Memphis?
Man, that's just wrong.
You mean the Vietnam War Memorial?
Memorials to soldiers who died in war?
Yes, those are war memorials.
Forrest died 12 years after the war in his brother's house. To be a war memorial, his statue would have to be located at a battlefield where Forrest fought. Which is, you know, where it should actually be, not the middle of a city park. And his body should be buried where he wanted it buried - Elmwood. Moving him from Elmwood was the original sin. He should be returned there.
I'm glad you asked! First, what do you think a "War Memorial" looks like? Is the big black wall in DC a "War Memorial"? Tomb's of the Unknown? (Yes, there is more than one.) General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial?
What say ye?
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