via Flickr/brent_nashville

A roadside monument to a Civil War general-turned-KKK founder was vandalized this week, a slight upgrade to what is perhaps the only fitting monument to the Confederacy.

According to FOX-17, the Nathan Bedford Forrest memorial alongside Nashville’s I-65 was found splashed with “red or pink paint” on Wednesday morning. It is unclear when the vandalism actually occurred.

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The 25-foot statue of Bedford Forrest shooting behind him while riding (retreating?) on his golden horse was first erected in 1998 and is infamous for its hyper-realistic depiction of the notorious racist’s googly eyes and wild grin.

via AP, Flickr/brent_nashville

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What a somber, dignified tribute to one of the country’s premier bigots.

After being notified of Wednesday’s vandalism, statue owner Bill Dorris told the local station:

As many times as I’ve been out here dealing with it, I’m over it. The old saying goes ‘I’m a big boy with broad shoulders.’

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Presumably, Dorris was referencing similar acts of vandalism targeting the statue, the most recent of which reportedly occurred on September 11 of this year. As far as Dorris being a “big boy,” well, that’s anyone’s guess. What we do know for certain is that in 2015, he referred to the institution of slavery as a form of “social security” for African Americans.

Since he proclaims to be fed up with cleaning up the statue anyway, I say he should leave it be. Hell, string some Christmas lights across the thing and splash a few more colors on there. Whatever it takes to get more eyes on the caricatured ghoulishness of a grade A bigot like Bedford Forrest.

Check it out, America! Here’s one of your founding racists—take a good hard look.