Still another Monument to treason and slavery fell today, And it was important: Tennessee lawmakers and visitors to the state Capitol in Nashville can now go about their business without stepping past the bust of slave trader, Confederate general, war criminal, and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest. The bust was not a precious part of the state’s history, as it was only placed on the Capitol in 1978; the Capitol itself dates back to shortly before the Civil War.
The bust of the traitorous murderer has disappeared and will be transferred to the Tennessee State Museum. Unfortunately, it will not become a urinal in its new location.
After years of public calls for the bust to be removed from its place of honor, and Confederate Confederates insisting that the horrible thing stay, the governor last year. Bill Lee said it was time for the bust to go. The State Construction Commission voted yesterday to move the bust, the last necessary formal requirement. The workers took him away this morning.
In a remarkable development that runs counter to dire warnings from those who still have an erection for the failed state that was the Confederacy, no American has been unable to recall the history of the Civil War. This is not a surprise given that most moderately successful television shows have longer runs than the Confederate States of America. “Perfect Strangers” ran for eight seasons and nobody wants a statue of Mark Linn-Baker. (Bronson Pinchot does not need more, any.)
After yesterday’s vote, the Tennessean Reportedly, members of the legislature’s Black Caucus gathered near the bust to celebrate the decision.
Other monuments will also be relocated with Forrest, as part of a general retreat, as the Tennessean grades:
[The] The state will also relocate the busts of US admirals David Farragut and Albert Gleaves to form a military display at the state museum. The measure was approved last summer by the State Capitol Commission and then by an overwhelming majority in March by the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Someone is undoubtedly very pleased with how clever it was to transfer an admiral from the Union Navy like Farragut. Lake? Nothing to do with which side they fought on!
The idiot from Tennessee, the lieutenant. Governor Randy McNally, who was apparently named because he was conceived in a highway atlas in the back of a Buick, published a long moan on twitter yesterday in which he complained that the transfer of the Forrest bust to a real fucking museum where it will remain on display marks the beginning of some kind of genocide of statues, because that’s what those people are:
Without historical context, we wouldn’t have Tennessee heroes, just villains. There are no Christian saints, only sinners. Left-wing activists who are pushing an anti-American, anti-history agenda here in Tennessee and across the country will not stop with Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The Mafia Awakens ultimately means uprooting and discarding not only the symbols of the South, but also American heroes and history. This is not the end. It is the beginning.
The left will move on to the next figure or monument and demand that we kneel again before the altar of political correctness. While the governor and constitutional officials did not support me today, I hope they will next time. Because more fights are coming.
Maybe the state where Dolly Parton lives, and where the nation’s first abolitionist newspaper was founded, he will manage to find a hero again one day. It will be difficult, but we believe that one day even Mr. McNally might find something to celebrate in the people who did not assassinate Union soldiers who surrendered, both black and white, and who did not help lead a hate group.
Also, in a possible sign that people’s heads are already clearing in the Voluntary State, Tennessee’s top health official announced today that the state resume outreach programs recommending childhood vaccines. Last week, the state director of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programs, Dr. Michelle Fiscus, got screwed up because she was too eager to vaccinate teens against COVID-19. That firing was inexplicably followed by the halt of all vaccine information programs, including routine childhood vaccinations.
Who knows, maybe at some point the only monument left to the Confederacy will be that completely cheeky fiberglass statue of Forrest on private land in Nashville. It’s both hilarious and terrifying, and a fitting monument to a terrible idea. Oh yeah, and maybe Donald Trump’s fake Civil War battle marker.
On the visual horror in Nashville, Stephen Colbert said: “Apparently, the Confederacy was founded by nutcrackers in skirts riding wet lizards.”
How true is this.
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