FORREST GUMP IS NANTHAN B. FORREST: & who was his sidekick? By Andre Austin The world famous movie Forrest Gump is a spoof on American history. It won an academy award in 1994. This parody movie gives a big secret yuk (laugh) to Confederate sympathizers and a repugnant yuck to those discovering the coded typecasting allegories. As a substitute teacher I was given an assignment had to play this film for High School students every time I sub for this history teacher. I finally got the hidden joke. In the movie Forrest Gump said his parents named him after a Confederate General Nathan Bedford. Forrest. Forrest is one of the premiere villains of the Civil War for two reasons: 1. At Fort Pillow, Tennessee in April of 1864 he allowed Black Union soldiers The cursing Confederate soldiers shouted at the surrendering Blacks “No Quarter”. Meaning no living accommodations for POW’s because the white rebels took no prisoners. Women and children were slaughtered too. After this massacre, all new black recruits joining the Union army would say: “Remember Fort Pillow” like the white Texans always annually say “Remember the Alamo”. Maybe a Spike Lee joint should do a movie about this to counter the spoof of Forrest Gump. Let the black people smoke on that Hambone’s mocking bird because history reenacts itself. 2. Because of this ugliest incident of the war it gave him infamous notoriety and General Forrest was appointed the first leader, Grand Dragon and Wizard of the KKK at a Nashville, Tennessee’s Maxwell Hotel in 1866. Forrest was the brainchild of the KKK an organization that planned to reduce blacks politically impotent by economic intimidation and political assassinations; which was the same cause and activity during the Civil War. Forrest in the movie is said to form a company that liked wearing bedsheets after the war was over. Benjamin Bufford Blue (BBB Bubba) wants to start up a store that supplies (Quarter-Master) other stores. Also in the film Forrest Gump had a black side kick Bubba in the movie who was hamming it up. This black man was inflicted with Ham’s curse because they featured him having long, elongated, and protruding big lips that he stuck out unnaturally. After the war was over, in the movie, this Blackman Bubba wanted to open up his own shrimp store. I believe this Blackman and Whiteman was symbolic of Nathan B. Forrest’s unofficial Quarter-Master Preston Roberts who was black. A Quarter-Master runs his own store. According to Webster’s dictionary is “an army officer who provides or supplies clothing and subsistence for a body of troops”. It’s too much of a coincidence not to link up Gump and his black side-kick as symbolically representing a parody and satire of Nathan B. Forrest and Preston Roberts. So lets look further into the career of Preston Roberts. A. Preston Roberts was Quartermaster for the infamous Nathan B. Forrest, (Mastermind of the KKK and its first Wizard). 75 Negro cooks served under Roberts who at times served as a spy for the Confederacy. Roberts received the highest Confederate decoration which was called the Cross of Honor. And until his death in 1910 he was treated like an honorary white man. Webster’s dictionary states the name Bubba “is a stereotypical nickname of a southern white man”. Well Roberts was treated as “Honorary white” and has the name bubba in the movie Forrest Gump How many black students know this fact??? (see 100 Amazing facts about the Negro (1957)By J.A. Rogers p.14 Africa’s Gift to America By J. Rogers p.153 & Dirty Little Secrets Volume 1 (1997)By Claud Anderson p.93). So Bubba is matched up with Roberts by his nickname, companion of Forrest, middle name with Forrest, Abbreviation of his full name of BBB with KKK and future job occupation he wants to get into of supplying (Quarter-Mastering) to stores. Hollywood’s cryptically resurrected this Salt & Pepper crew of misguided figures in American history into the movie Forrest Gump. As the movie received its Oscars and other awards black peoples applauded in the audience as Egg Heads who couldn’t get the Yoke. We must learn the language (orally & written) of the elite and oligarchy which is Typology=basing one character upon another character. Hollywood calls it Typecasting; and they will continue to have a blast with especially upon the ignorant who are easily manipulated by either the Wizards of Hollywood casting their magic spell with the holly wood of the Druids or Politicians tricks with their counterfeit yule biographies. Unless you want to keep the yuks and yokes splashed on your mule face all of the time.