Governor Haslam Celebrates Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, But Demands Removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust

By Hunter Wallace

When I saw this on the Sons of Confederate Veterans Facebook page, it reminded me of what my friend Michael Cushman was saying the other day:


As recently as June 13, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a proclamation to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest Day on July 13. Dylann Roof’s shooting spree in Charleston happened four days later on June 17. So, the man whose statue is to be torn down in Memphis and his grave violated was thought to be worthy of public celebration for decades in Tennessee, and was considered a “worthy observance” by the governor less than a month ago.

Thanks, GOP.

Note: The rally in Memphis in Forrest Park is still on for tomorrow at 2 PM. I will tell you tomorrow after it is over why I had to remove James Edwards’ call to action.

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  1. “… his grave violated …” Next step is to remove all graven images of the politically condemned man. Falsification of Photographs
    “On a talk show last fall, a prominent political analyst named Mikhail G. Delyagin had some tart words about Vladimir V. Putin. When the program was later televised, Mr. Delyagin was not. Not only were his remarks cut — he was also digitally erased from the show, like a disgraced comrade airbrushed from an old Soviet photo. (The technicians may have worked a bit hastily, leaving his disembodied legs in one shot.)” The Volokh Conspiracy – It Would be Funny if it Weren’s so Sad

  2. The left is rampaging now because of only one thing: open borders and immigration. When you allow your territory to be colonized and taken over by foreigners your cultural icons are going to be tossed into the dustbin. No amount of demonstrations are going to alter that root cause, particularly since they don’t address it. Obama is the first pre-third world dictator, the present establishment is the result of the political impact of a relatively small number of invaders. It will be far, far worse when third-world corrupt and incompetent rule really kicks in.

  3. Why haven’t we heard from any distant relatives of Forrest? Not even defendants just distant relatives.

    One of my old pals, who died a heroic death, was related to at least two Confederate Generals, and a Confederate politician. Me most of my Confederate ancestors/relatives were slackers, malingers, takers of French Leave etc. But, they were there, one was killed, a few wounded, one seriously, some I don’t know what happened to them? Even where they are buried, or what their full names were, or even first names? The Civil War was a long time ago and we did have a family Bible that was stolen that had a lot of stuff in it…anyway where are the descendants/relatives of the leaders who are being dug up?

  4. “It will be far, far worse when third-world corrupt and incompetent rule really kicks in.”
    In a recent list of the 10 most corrupt countries, 9 out of 10 were majority black or majority Muslim, or both. North Korea tied for the most corrupt. The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World, June 2015
    Of the 10 least corrupt countries, 9 out of 10 are majority White, with Singapore the one exception. To understand what is happening we must study the fl0w of money, who controls it, and how the reservoirs and channels of corruption are formed.

  5. @BGriffin…

    Sir, not being from Tennessee, I’z confused. Iz ole Gov’nor Haslam comin’ er goin’?

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