John Spain 
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Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

JRGOLDEN, this is precisely the kind of thing I have been advocating in the circles I travel. ADD to the history, ADD context, ADD interpretation, don't take it away.

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Posted by John Spain on 06/29/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

"Were," "was." These are the key words in your statement. Liberals have switched to supporting another form of slavery and oppression. It's called political correctness.

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Posted by John Spain on 06/28/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

What a biased, unbalanced rag you have here. Once upon a time, Memphis Flyer was a decent newspaper. Now, you print hit pieces, taking things out of context, twisting the meanings of certain words to suit your Liberal agenda. You suppress those who disagree with your socialist views. There's a word for that: PROPAGANDA. Herr Goebbels would be proud.

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Posted by John Spain on 06/28/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

History, warts and all, should be remembered. A reinterpretation of the Forrest monument (which is not just a statue, but the grave of General Forrest and his wife, Mary Anne) to reflect Forrest's conversion to Christianity and the change it brought about in him, leading to him being an early civil rights activist would be a great learning tool. Most people only remember Forrest's war record and alleged ties to the KKK (which the US Congress was unable to prove in 1871). Let's tell the rest of the story. Let's tell how he became a Christian, had a change of heart, worked within the black community, and advocated for black people to hold proper jobs at a time when this was exceedingly unpopular, and earned Forrest more than a few enemies.

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Posted by John Spain on 05/23/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Still Fighting Forrest

A Presidential pardon is still a pardon. It could've been overturned by later administrations, but wasn't.

You call Forrest a "traitor," yet when he is lauded by Sherman, a "hero" of the war, you engage in ad hominem as a means to discredit that. Now, the ad hominem slight referring to this not being a Reenactment.

Ad hominem attacks are what I expect from a TROLL. You will get no further feed from me.

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Posted by John Spain on 04/01/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Still Fighting Forrest

I'm probably already on a watchlist. If you aren't these days, you're just not living.

As for General Forrest, he was granted a full pardon and amnesty by President Andrew Johnson in 1868, thereby acquitting him of the "traitor" label you insist on using. He even offered his services in 1873, when War with Spain looked likely. General-in-chief Sherman told him had War broken out, he'd have been honored to serve with him.

He spent years attempting to reconcile and heal race relations. Forrest's is a story of reconciliation, but folks her so hung up on the bad he may or may not have done, they are blinded to the good he DID do for the black community and the country.

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Posted by John Spain on 04/01/2017 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Still Fighting Forrest

For one, General Forrest is an American veteran (U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958). Why not depict him in his uniform. Agree with his politics or not, Forrest was one of the greatest military minds this country has ever produced.

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Posted by John Spain on 03/31/2017 at 10:08 PM

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