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After witnessing the anti-Southern hysteria that has swept through the media and government metastasize in recent weeks I felt a pressing need to do something active. Of course, it’s certainly not as if our rulers didn’t hate the South and any symbol of our unique identity before the murders that took place in Charleston, but they have fully exploited the tragedy in order to launch an attempt to eradicate the Confederate flag and any memory of the righteous cause for which it stood. Their efforts have been particularly brutal and bloodthirsty in Memphis, where the local government unanimously passed a resolution to exhume the remains of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, as well as remove the monument that sits atop their graves. Not that it matters much, but Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who fought in The War of Northern Aggression were made U.S. Veterans by an act of Congress in in 1957, U.S. Public Law 85-425, Sec 410, which was approved on May 23, 1958. This made all Confederate Veterans equal to all U.S. Military Veterans, but I digress.
Facts about Nathan Bedford Forrest:
1) He became a self-made millionaire despite being born into poverty and having no formal education.
2) Invested a great deal of his personal fortune to aid the Confederate cause.
3) Despite being one of the wealthiest men in the South, he enlisted as a solider of the lowest rank in order to further serve his country. As a major planter, Forrest was legally exempted from having to serve, but chose to serve anyway.
4) He had no formal military training, but went on to become the greatest tactician in the history of mobile warfare. He retired as a Lt. General and his maneuvers are still studied today.
5) Personally killed over thirty enemy combatants.
Forrest was the living embodiment of a “man’s man” and his real-life exploits rival that of any mythological figure. He is worthy of everyone’s respect and remembrance.