When we were leaving I saw the bas relief style carving on the mountain face. Something like Mount Rushmore, but flatter. It was of Bobby Lee, Stonewall, and our bestest, and only President of these Confederate States, Jefferson Davis.
You know, over in the nature park the roads were named after them, too, and yet just about evry persin we saw out there running an hiking was African American. And you know they were jus like watt- people: exercising and enjoying nature. And then as we were leaving we had to drive by all the buildings and the gondola that goes up that there mountain, and ever-body was either white or Asian. An I was thinkin that the Asians were probably remarking on how many white- American Sumos there are; well not all of em, but a lot.
So I texted my brother pictures and he right away recognized where I was. Funny, cause I'd never heard of it. My friend just brought me there for the hiking.
My brother said they should dynamite the place. I said I didn't know: I didn't know what the locals thought, black or white. Bein a persin not from there I couldn't say for them.
He said, Well, those are traitors. And I said they was 'separatists', I think. and that if they're traitors then our whole country- Yankee or Confederate was traitors, too. That's how we got started.
He said, yes, but they lost. I said, then how'd them there monuments get there?
Then he said all those monuments are monuments to slavery, and I said then the U.S.A. is a monument to genocide.
I was born in D.C. which is right next to Virginia. At the time, we lived in Virginia, not D.C. but we weren't born there, so we's Yankees. We moved away after a couple years.
I don't really know what it means to be a Yankee or a Southerner. Like I said, I don't live there. Whole place feels like a foreign country. Most states feel like a foreign country. They ain't nuthin like where I live. First off, they talk funny. That's all I got to say about that...