Charlottesville Changed

A few months after we moved from NYC to Virginia, a New York friend asked me what was the biggest difference between the states.

Virginia is more polite, I said, but New York is more sincere. When a New Yorker tells you to kiss your ass, you know that they mean it sincerely.

Something happened after August 12 in Charlottesville, and people here are more willing to express themselves in the sincerest way possible. Case in point, this video of three Nazis leaving the City courthouse being trailed by a crowd screaming “F*** white supremacy!”

I find this oddly refreshing.