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Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

There is a great deal of misinformation out there about this fiasco. Taking down monuments that are a century old is not a popular thing to do. 75% of the country is against this sort of craziness. Don't we want people to visit here and spend money?

I visited Jamaica once. They have a reputation for being rough on tourists. I went to a public park that surrounded a waterfall and on the way out a large group of crafts vendors surrounded me and proceeded to force me to buy a item. He told me "Jamaica is a poor country. Please buy this now." I replied to him "What are you taking about? Jamaica is rich in culture!" He replied to me, "I can not eat culture!" I bought the item. The fact is that once our leadership and people lose sight that our city is for more than just locals then we start the spiral of cannibalism on our culture. Lets focus on tourism and feed our citizens something better!

The monuments, buildings, and streets....anything old...has more charm in it than can be bought today. They are PRICELESS! That statue is really something to behold. This city should create an entire exhibit around it describing how incredible that man was. You could have historians and military from all around visiting it. An outdoor exhibit showing models of the battles would be awesome.

Does this mayor and council really want to improve the city? Do they want to compete with Nashville? Knoxville? Little rock? If so I suggest we leverage our local resources and our local culture to be as inclusive as possible. Lets start by teaching the truth about General Forrest to the citizens. He loved this town and he was loved by all types of people. He is a local legendary hero. His memorial is something we should be proud of and use as an attraction to bring money to this town.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/30/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Oh Sam, kudos for hanging in there and resisting the pressure from encyclopedia salesmen.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/30/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

You are obviously not a historian either. The Nazis slaughtered 6 million people. The Jews were not even close to being slaves...they were being systematically eliminated. Some may have been put to work but the end goal was extinction. furthermore, the Nazi regime was an agressor. They invaded other states. When you make a comparison between Nazi and Confederate you really show how little you know about basic history.

I will state again, the monument needs to be left alone. Every time the Council votes against it the result is a show of intolerance that makes people not want to visit, Move to or live in this City. Memphis can be a world class city if only it focuses on trade and preserves its history any way it possiblly can. Honoring the wishes of the past citizens is the right thing to do for everyone.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/29/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Howdy, Neighbor!

i get the same reactions as someone who appears white when I go to see my Dad at his house. He is the last "hold out"in his little neighborhood from the 50's-60's. He is the longest resident in the area...yet he and I get treated like aliens because we dont look like everyone else in the neighborhood. racism can occur in many neighborhoods. It will take a long time for equilibrium, but if we keep reaching out to each other rather than focusing on the differences, we can get to where we need to be

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Posted by Rebecca McClanahan Langston-Travis on 10/29/2017 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Sam Garey,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CYTcQUKTV…

The Nazis didn't kill everyone in the camps, many were simply enslaved,and by your omission of sins I assume you think that's an okay thing.

PS If Forrest defended Memphis from invasion, he didn't try very hard or is telling time another one of your shortcomings.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/29/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

The author of this article is clearly not a historian. No true historian would ever endorse the removal of any of these landmarks. To be clear, Forrest was not affiliated with the KKK at all. He helped defend this state and city from invasion. He was a military genius. He was loved by this city.

He is buried in that park. He should remain there and the senseless battle to discriminate against the confederate monuments should end. Removing this monument merely sends a message that Memphis has lost its way in understanding how important having history is for a city. It tells people that Memphis does not care about its past.

No monument was erected to do anything other honor the fallen. The dates of monuments being erected coincide with anniversaries of the war. They also coincide with the dying out of the Civil war soldiers. Any other theory is reaching.

There is a grave difference concerning Confederate statues and that of other countries. If you compare this to say Nazi Germany then you really need to consider your comparison. The Nazis invaded over 75% of Europe and then cooked 6 million citizens based on religion. The Confederates were invaded and then burnt to the ground. There is no comparing these items. This is basic history!

Memphis must come to terms and recognize that these monuments are very special. They are part of Memphis. They are landmarks that show American history! To remove them will only take away from the cultural landscape of this town. It will send a message that that not all are welcome here and that the local government is biased and unfair to specific groups.

There is no intelligent reason to remove or taint this city anymore. Lets drop this monument conversation and start moving forward to more important things.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/29/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Howdy, Neighbor!

Gee Jerry, just what about this scares you? Maybe if you asked more black men to your tea socials you would have fewer incidents of the vapors.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/29/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Grizzlies 103, Rockets 89: Five Thoughts

Coach wants to increase the speed and tempo of the team but MG and MC are the biggest culprits in slow pace. They have played the game a certain way for 10 yrs and hard for them to change. MG is a big guy and needs to burn more energy to carry that bulk.

MC's game has always centered around bringing ball over the half line and giving to Gasol or Zebo and let them decide the next step for the team. Can he become a person who gets the ball moving and players moving. MC seems to have lost a step and gained some weight (may be more muscles) before the season. His defense is not the same

For Grizzlies to become faster, the leaders have to change, rest of the team is already fast paced.

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Posted by Pankaj Sharma on 10/29/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Howdy, Neighbor!

We will not be intimidated. It's time black people behave in our society!

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Posted by jerry limbaugh on 10/29/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

Was at the museum today and it was crazy nice. It had everything you would expect and more to find at a black museum. Nice artifacts... I will be taking my grand baby, along with some other to see this masterpiece. Great Work Atwater...

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Posted by boywonder115 on 10/28/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

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Posted by Movies And TV Show on 10/28/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Dogs and Ponies

She may want to be a Congress"Man" but if Diane Black were a true conservative she and her rivals would drop this whole thing and get back to the kitchen where they belong and prepare themselves for some pussy grabbin'.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/28/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Ground Breaks on the University of Memphis' New Music Center

Of course with the truly crappy condition and quality of area schools, the campus must be flooded with out of state and foreign students to justify UM's existence. And what says Memphis more than music and pointless construction.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/28/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Radio Silence: Rep. Holt on Las Vegas, NCRM on Bernice King's Anti-Gay Stance

I guess OJ wasn't available.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/28/2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Radio Silence: Rep. Holt on Las Vegas, NCRM on Bernice King's Anti-Gay Stance

its so sad that a black has no idea about her fathers work. First of all, she never even knew her father. Secondly, she supports the EXACT SAME people who denied blacks equality in the 60s!! WTF is wrong with her? Coretta, who knew her husband best, said MLK Jr would 100% support gays. Shameful indeed.

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Posted by NormanDostal on 10/27/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Pontotoc opening next week on South Main

Don't leave out the 70s and 80s,90s jazz please,keep it cool ok !!

Posted by AKM 778 on 10/26/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

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Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

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Re: “Marsha Blackburn’s “Unintended Consequences”

"She is a horribly stupid, corrupt, inept, idiotic, scumbag" ... No need to qualify it or add her to the swamp...

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Posted by Terry R. Kirby on 10/26/2017 at 12:18 PM

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