See that odd shape on the mountain top? That’s Don Blankenship’s house, as seen from Rte 119 in South Williamson, Ky. If you don’t know, he’s a Big Coal exec whose greed and deliberate disregard of mine safety rules resulted in the death of 29 coal miners.
He is literally looking down on Appalachians from his gigantic mountain top mansion. If this isn’t an image representing what’s wrong with this country, and the state of income inequality and class warfare and the fight for the lives and souls of our region, then I don’t know what is.