Lets call the opposition to Forrest's statue "Presenting". That is, taking the present time's more enlightened attitudes and using them to judge those from another, past era. Presenting might work better for you than Revisionism.
Forrest was definitely a buyer and seller of black slaves, but then so very many of our revered Founding Fathers were also. He was a broker, they were the slave masters, which seems to me a distinction without a great deal of difference. Forrest as a traitor is a much harder sell. He was never charged by the Union authorities after the war of being one, and in fact was not indicted nor tried for treason. My own thought is that if those who did the actual fighting and dying to kill the Confederacy, and had him in their power after the war, chose not to prosecute him for treason, why should I doubt their judgement?
I recall going to Maywood with my family for many summers as a child. So many wonderful memories. So sad that children will never have the chance to experience it. If not for Maywood I would never have seen a beach as a child.
What a slap in the face. Curious to see what the racial make up is of the voting members
@oak, do you believe that removing a statue of a traitor and slaver from a place of honor is revisionism?
FYI the Soviet Union was killed by under investment in its economy, cronyism and over investment in its military. Revisionism was irrelevant.
Revisionism was a Soviet disease. It eventually killed them.
Did you really issue a tweet where you called Forrest's remains a "carcass"?
We could build a wall around it. A great great wall, the most beautitful wall of all.
We could paint a giant civil rights mural on the wall. Pictures of Selma, Brmingham and more.
Thats some history to be remembered. A truly glorious wall it would be
Hmmm... All girl band with incontinence? Has a ring to it...
HEY, i am glad i saw the site, because my pre schooler and my family has been harrased and intimdatied by the teacher and staff. I file a compliant with the board and no one has called me. I need action news 3
Well, Timmy, I too have enjoyed your last word for sometime and I have to say I'm glad you're retiring. I only wish you had read your first part about all the things about being nice before you then jumped for the jugular or should I say the bowels of everyone who doesn't agree with you. There are a lot of people who support Trump because he's not the most deceitful and corrupt politician ever to walk the planet, HRC. And since you took the low side of the "high road" for your last half of your comments I can only say you ruined a perfectly good ending to the point of sounding like a local version of Rush Limbaugh. Sorry that believe anyone that doesn't agree with you is subhuman, but it's your perogative as the "editorialist and journalist" you aspire to be. At any rate re-read, and If I see you at the Otherlands coffee bar and I say hi, I can only hope you won't act like those David Axelrod, playbook hacks who started the violence at the other guys rallies and attack me for no reason. Why that would make you....well, subhuman who likely (let me get this quote straight) is regurgitating his own feces and has to practice with a wheelbarrow to practice walking on just your legs. Oh, and if it matters not every Flyer reader leans to the left and that does NOT make us ignorant.
"squirt guns of catpiss". Oak, I think you inadvertently created a name for a new punk band.
I need a clarification here. Would someone familiar with local ordinances tell me yes/no if selling bad chicken is or is not a capital offense? Because I can see a customer getting stabby over undercooked wings.
Politics around here always seems to devolve into squirt guns of catpiss, don't it?
Bah... they cut off the solo. Here we go:
Considering that preventing this move was the whole point of the 2013 Act, can't say as I'm surprised. I was mildly amused by the name of the counsel for the Tennessee Historic Commission, though. Max Fleischer. You know, the guy responsible for Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons. Get your popcorn.
Thank god, finally a reason for intelligent debate.
Alas in my hometown there is only a monument to the largest crappie ever caught
Well, I see that the Tennessee Historical Commission has denied the City of Memphis request for a waiver to remove the Forrest statue to another location. So it will remain where it is.
This should be good for about 100 posts.
Potential voters who distrust the government are disproportionately represented in Trump's followers. People who distrust the government are less likely to feel that their votes will be counted or that their votes will affect the outcome of the election and will stay home rather than vote. For Trump to tell these people that the system is rigged against him (and them) reinforces this distrust. And Trump's loss becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
And too much water can drown ya.
Fell in love with a little underground joint in Rome that specialized in Middle Eastern dishes and amazing herbal fruity teas and infusions. Every meal ended with a hookah full, and there was a long choice of tobaccos including one that was faintly rose-scented and brilliant. It created a false sense for the whole idea of "hookah bar." Tried several more with high, always dashed hopes. Nasty, nasty, pure nasty.
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