Forrest's body and monument

Forrest's body and monument

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The Sage

United States

#1 Jan 23, 2013
The Memphis City Council is at a loss on what to do with Nathan Bedfords body and statue. For pure discussion sake what if Forrest City made a bid to move it here. They would move him here free of cost and it would be one thing that could generate money to this town. NBF was a man of his times and a great general who with no formal education was beating better supplied and outnumbered West Point graduates. The original founder of the Klan is what makes him notorious. However, the Klan he started was a gathering of old generals who sat around and talked about the war and what mistakes were made over whiskey. When the Klan became vigilanties he immediately resigned and called for the organization to be disbanded quoted, "the war is over". What do you think?

“The Dawg is In!”

Since: Apr 10

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#2 Jan 23, 2013
The Sage wrote:
The Memphis City Council is at a loss on what to do with Nathan Bedfords body and statue. For pure discussion sake what if Forrest City made a bid to move it here. They would move him here free of cost and it would be one thing that could generate money to this town. NBF was a man of his times and a great general who with no formal education was beating better supplied and outnumbered West Point graduates. The original founder of the Klan is what makes him notorious. However, the Klan he started was a gathering of old generals who sat around and talked about the war and what mistakes were made over whiskey. When the Klan became vigilanties he immediately resigned and called for the organization to be disbanded quoted, "the war is over". What do you think?
I'm sure Mr Bryant will make it happen.

sQu

“sQu”

Since: Dec 12

Forrest City

#3 Jan 23, 2013
I'm sure hahaha
Lol

West Memphis, AR

#4 Jan 23, 2013
The Sage wrote:
The Memphis City Council is at a loss on what to do with Nathan Bedfords body and statue. For pure discussion sake what if Forrest City made a bid to move it here. They would move him here free of cost and it would be one thing that could generate money to this town. NBF was a man of his times and a great general who with no formal education was beating better supplied and outnumbered West Point graduates. The original founder of the Klan is what makes him notorious. However, the Klan he started was a gathering of old generals who sat around and talked about the war and what mistakes were made over whiskey. When the Klan became vigilanties he immediately resigned and called for the organization to be disbanded quoted, "the war is over". What do you think?
I like the Idea. Bryant has too much hatred to consider something like this. Wonder if private donors could do it maybe just outside of the city limits?
The Sage

United States

#5 Jan 23, 2013
Lol wrote:
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I like the Idea. Bryant has too much hatred to consider something like this. Wonder if private donors could do it maybe just outside of the city limits?
That is a thought. Don't know about the laws governing the housing of bodies, Forrest and his wife, but it is possible it could b done on private land.
traveller

United States

#6 Jan 23, 2013
I agree has some tourist potential, excellent spot would be on corner of Front and Washington. The cost could be recovered quickly if promoted properly.Bryant on the other hand might have to forget his prejudices and think about the city. Have to appeal to his ego. How progressive it would make him appear. Could possibly be a start to healing the racial problem. Its all about spin any way.

Banned

“This town is nuts...”

Since: Jul 09

My kind of place!

#7 Jan 23, 2013
I'm sorry but our town does not need to acquire the remains of a man who is best known for his association with the KKK. Why do you think Memphis wants to get rid of him?
traveller

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2013
There you go labeling the sum total of the man's life based on one thing. He was also a successful business man and owned a news paper that published several stories condemning the kkk. Not a man, woman or child that ever lived can bear up under that kind of judgment. You would hate to be judged and condemned for eternity based on a single act.
Guest

United States

#9 Jan 23, 2013
Banned wrote:
I'm sorry but our town does not need to acquire the remains of a man who is best known for his association with the KKK. Why do you think Memphis wants to get rid of him?
You would take MLK wouldnt you?
The Sage

United States

#10 Jan 23, 2013
Banned wrote:
I'm sorry but our town does not need to acquire the remains of a man who is best known for his association with the KKK. Why do you think Memphis wants to get rid of him?
Think of it this way, a majority African American City is making money off of him. Kinda ironic. We can't change the past but we can make change off of it. It is an option and that is what we need to be looking for options and ideas instead of whining and moaning. I am so sick of all this self pity BS. His body being here in India or Memphis ain't gonna change one thing in the past, it will make us look proactive and progressive and we need some image work, we look better in person than we do on tv. Just sayin.
The Sage

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2013
Guest wrote:
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You would take MLK wouldnt you?
In a heartbeat. Would take Malcolm X too. We need something to build on, we have nothing and no ideas.
Lol

United States

#12 Jan 23, 2013
traveller wrote:
I agree has some tourist potential, excellent spot would be on corner of Front and Washington. The cost could be recovered quickly if promoted properly.Bryant on the other hand might have to forget his prejudices and think about the city. Have to appeal to his ego. How progressive it would make him appear. Could possibly be a start to healing the racial problem. Its all about spin any way.
Appeal to his ego... Cant miss that target.
traveller

United States

#13 Jan 23, 2013
Dollars are dollars, hell if the money's right the town could celebrate the old joker. Do you think that's the real Mickey Mouse walking around Disneyland. Just giving the people what they want to see while they're taking their dollars. Let them laugh, have fun, spend their money and get the hell out. We can't change our past, true enough we have to live with what happened in the past, but we can change our future. That is up to us.
GUEST

Longview, TX

#14 Jan 23, 2013
I will take the statue and body and pay all the cost
and put in my front yard

Banned

“This town is nuts...”

Since: Jul 09

My kind of place!

#15 Jan 23, 2013
Think about it for what it is instead of reaching for reasons to justify it. This community is divided enough as it is without adding this flame to the fire. Besides that, no one gives a crap about Nathan Bedford Forrest and wouldn't give you a nickel to see his final resting place. If you don't believe that and you don't believe that moving his bones to FC would further divide our community then ask Memphis why they want him gone.
Guest

United States

#16 Jan 24, 2013
I think it would be a good idea.
traveller

United States

#17 Jan 24, 2013
It is a pile of bones, nothing scary there.
guest

United States

#18 Jan 24, 2013
Banned. Mr. Forrest hasn't divided memphis. Memphis is full of black thugs. That kill each other every day. When he is moved they will continue killing each other. Next will be the blacks wanting fc to change its name. I vote the name to be changed to jungle city. That's all that's left here. That and people like you which is nothing.

sQu

“sQu”

Since: Dec 12

Forrest City

#19 Jan 24, 2013
~welcome to the jungle~
embe

West Memphis, AR

#20 Jan 24, 2013
Banned wrote:
Think about it for what it is instead of reaching for reasons to justify it. This community is divided enough as it is without adding this flame to the fire. Besides that, no one gives a crap about Nathan Bedford Forrest and wouldn't give you a nickel to see his final resting place. If you don't believe that and you don't believe that moving his bones to FC would further divide our community then ask Memphis why they want him gone.
That's not entirely true. There are lots of Civil War buff who find NBF fascinating. I've known people at the library and the museum and they get calls all the time wanting informnation about him. They seem to be surprised that he's not buried here.

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