Up until this morning, I assumed that butt-ugly fiberglass looking thing on the side of I-65 south of town was supposed to be a tribute to Forrest. But then I saw that someone has submitted a close-up of the statue to the Scene‘s photo contest.
America, WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?! I’m going to have nightmares. His teeth look like someone’s wearing dentures on top of dentures. His bejeweled eyes seem poised to shoot lasers at you in two different directions. He seems to be stabbing himself in the neck with his beard! People, he’s cutting his own head off with his own damn beard! Did you even know beards could be weaponized?!
If that’s the kind of monster that was coming up the Franklin Pike towards Nashville, who could have even half a second’s regret that the Union fired on it?! God damn, why didn’t the Confederates?
I bet, when that thing was erected, Nathan Bedford Forrest died again of embarrassment. Holy shit.