News Article: Mississippi proposing to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest with license plate

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Johnson, with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said he's not bothered by Civil War commemorative license plates generally. But he said Mississippi shouldn't honor Forrest, who was an early leader of what he calls "a terrorist group."

"He should be viewed in the same light that we view Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden," Johnson said of Forrest. "The state of Mississippi should deny any vanity tags which would highlight racial hatred in this state."


I don't usually agree with much the NAACP promotes, but this is spot on. Surely, there are other ways to recognize Mississippi's role in the Civil War.
 
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Johnson, with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said he's not bothered by Civil War commemorative license plates generally. But he said Mississippi shouldn't honor Forrest, who was an early leader of what he calls "a terrorist group."

"He should be viewed in the same light that we view Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden," Johnson said of Forrest. "The state of Mississippi should deny any vanity tags which would highlight racial hatred in this state."


I don't usually agree with much the NAACP promotes, but this is spot on. Surely, there are other ways to recognize Mississippi's role in the Civil War.
Seems like our native state never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to be seen in a better light.

See the Rebel flag flap, the Col Rebel flap.

I will have to say that, lobbyist ties or not, Barbour has been a pretty good governor. He would do well to try to push this thing to the side. No good will come of it.
 

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Seems like our native state never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to be seen in a better light.

See the Rebel flag flap, the Col Rebel flap.

I will have to say that, lobbyist ties or not, Barbour has been a pretty good governor. He would do well to try to push this thing to the side. No good will come of it.
Yes. Heaven forbid that we should ever recognize, much less honor, our nation's history and heritage. It's much easier to turn our backs on it and pretend it never happened. Let's bow to the sacred cow of political correctness, lest we dare offend another. :rolleyes:
 

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Heaven forbid we let the facts get in the way of your righteous indignation, but Forrest, when he decommissioned his men, told them to make peace with the men they had fought and live as good citizens of the United States. It was only after the perceived depredations of the Union army during reconstruction that Forrest joined (it is highly unlikely that he founded or acted as the Grand Wizard) the first KKK, which was entirely different than the KKK of the early 19th Century. When the Klan turned to racial violence, he distanced himself from the organization as he had long supported the reconciliation of the races. In fact, he often spoke to black organizations.
lest we forget what fine upstanding gentlemen the first klukkkers were. it was the freed slaves and those northern scallywags who were the real troublemakers
 
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Yes. Heaven forbid that we should ever recognize, much less honor, our nation's history and heritage. It's much easier to turn our backs on it and pretend it never happened. Let's bow to the sacred cow of political correctness, lest we dare offend another. :rolleyes:
please.
 
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i prefer to recognize and honor our nation's history and heritage of kicking the crap out of the traitorous bastiges all the way to savannah ;)
 
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That's not a very polite thing you said there. Prolly should correct it.
 
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Gonna go out on a limb and say that Fort Pillow doesn't "ring a bell" for anybody, though it does kinda sound like a place where nothing actually happened.
Per wiki:
The Battle of Fort Pillow, known as the Fort Pillow Massacre, particularly in the North, was fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of surrendered Federal African-American troops by soldiers under the command of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military historian David J. Eicher concluded, "Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history."
Battle of Fort Pillow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Per wiki:
The Battle of Fort Pillow, known as the Fort Pillow Massacre, particularly in the North, was fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of surrendered Federal African-American troops by soldiers under the command of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military historian David J. Eicher concluded, "Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history."
Battle of Fort Pillow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They should have stayed at home.