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The fix was in

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by MemphisMark, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old school Conservative

    Okay, Memphis has General Nathan Bedford Forrest buried along Union Ave with his wife and horse in what was known as Forrest Park (named after his grandson Nathan the 3rd, a B-17 pilot KIA). He was moved there from Elmwood Cemetery in 1904. It was renamed a couple of years ago to "Health Sciences Park," and since this bullshit about throwing Confederate statues down the memory hole started, the Mayor and city council have been working to get rid of Forrest's statue.

    Memphis has been petitioning without success the TN Historic Parks Commission to get rid of the statue.

    6 months ago, a non-profit was formed by a city council member. Starting 4 months ago, legislation was introduced that would allow the city to transfer land designated as parks to private entities. They were also making legislation that allowed private entities to dispose of statues on their property as they please. Wednesday, the city attorney gave his final blessing to this travesty, the city council passed the legislation and the non-profit paid $1,000 each for two parks (the other one has a statue of Jefferson Davis) and both statues were gone by Midnight. The two properties located in downtown Memphis are each probably worth in the Millions.

    The non-profit says "they will maintain the parks," however I'm putting money on the table that in less than 5 years this non-profit will fold and sell the land back to the city for at or near market value.

    Thankfully, people are asking about the "Kosherness" (if that's a word) about this process. While it may have been legal, it wasn't "the right thing" by a long shot.
  2. dsl987

    dsl987 Member

    Does this non profit happen to pay it's couple of employees exorbitant salaries, or have massive expenses?
  3. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old school Conservative

    The local news outlets are still releasing stories on this.

    All I know is a city council member formed this non-profit, then voted for the law to enable this to happen, then he voted for transferring the parks to his non-profit.

    Looks like a pretty cut-and-dried case of conflict of interest to me.
  4. Susan Addams

    Susan Addams Left Coast Fiscal Conservative

    The fix is in. They are re-writing history as we watch, changing our past to one more politically correct to them.

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