Restricted Confederate statue removed from Utah college campus

Nathanb1

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Okay. I've laughed so hard I have a headache now, guys! I HATE that thing. I always hope, when I hear there's been a tornado near Nashville, that it's been taken out!
 

Red Harvest

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Having never heard of the Forrest statue I had to do a search for it.
Oh my gosh; even given your descriptions I wasn't prepared for how bad it is!
Here is a photo for the benefit of everyone else that hasn't seen it before.
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http://www.tennessee-scv.org/camp28/Equestrian_Statue.html

OMG! That is one of the most hideous statues I've ever seen. Is this supposed to be the zombie version of NBF? The face and color in contrast to the horse scream, "ZOMBIE!"
 

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I think the OP's original statue is quite nice and I don't really think this skanky little school deserves it. Hope the donors who originally provided it pull any and all funding they ever provided, too.

So much for progress.
 

Lee

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That statue of Forrest is pathetic. OK I have discovered a Confederate statue I would support removing. I never thought I would say that..........
 

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Some people have flashes of brilliance in the middle of the night that lead them to become millionaires, I have moments of mediocrity that have no chance of becoming real...

It occurred to me that we have a really nice statue that needs a good home and a very nice home that needs a good statue.

I propose a trade. The new university will only need adopt a nickname that befits their new statue.

"Nightmare Warriors"
"Zombie Rebels"
"Cartoon Punks"
 

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Confederate statue
4:22 PM, Dec 12, 2012 | 1 Comments




Just more than a week ago, Dixie State College removed what was perhaps one of the biggest points of visible contention in the debate over the name the school will possess after it achieves university status in 2013.

The elaborate bronze statue featured a Confederate soldier reaching down to help a colleague up from the ground. While some residents believe the statue showed heroism and compassion, others pointed to the “stars and bars” of the Confederate flag as an illustration of a tie to America’s racist past.

Following a protest in which a sheet was placed over the statue, college officials made the decision to remove it. They said the decision was made to keep the artwork — estimated to be worth more than $25,000 — safe from vandalism. Some people speculate the rationale was merely an excuse to remove a piece of art that showed an unwanted link to the South and the undeniable tie to slavery.

It’s appropriate — even if “Dixie” remains in the college’s name after becoming a university — not to place the statue back in front of the Avenna Center on campus. If “Dixie” in Utah has no tie to the Confederacy, then let’s not provide any semblance of a link by having such a statue on display.

However, the statue does depict a key point in our nation’s history. The Civil War initially divided the nation but eventually united us. As historians point out, the saying was “the United States are ...” before the war and “the United States is ...” following it.

And it’s undeniable that artist Jerry Anderson did his usual good work in crafting the piece. It’s a beautiful piece of art that shouldn’t be locked away in a warehouse or in a storage closet collecting dust.

Instead, Dixie State College should donate the artwork to one of the many national battlefields or museums dedicated to the men who fought valiantly on both sides in the Civil War. One suggestion would be Gettysburg, the location of the turning point of the war. Such a donation would allow Dixie State to get its name out to people in another area of the country, with a plaque stating the college made the donation and explaining where Dixie State College — or whatever its name becomes — is in Southern Utah.

It’s a chance to ensure the artwork is on display, as it should be. It’s a chance to put it on display in an area with context associated with the Civil War. And it would provide a positive public relations opportunity for an institution embroiled in a heated debate over its name.

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/...=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p&nclick_check=1
 
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