LOUISIANA, USA – With the unification of North and South Korea in recent weeks, it appears that we are entering the curtain call days of the Korean War.
The Korean Peninsula, however, remains a long way away from Louisiana both in distance and in harmony, with no end in sight for peace between the Northern and Southern areas of the state.
The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) still remains intact and highly active, with authorities at Checkpoint Opelousas reporting at least two dozen attempts at smuggling real gumbo into Northern Louisiana each week.
Morale within the wastelands of Northern Louisiana is as low as ever, with residents travelling hundreds of miles on foot to reach the promised land of ‘Shreveport’, only to find that it’s – well – Shreveport.
Life in the South remains far more prosperous however. Food is plentiful and cooked the right way. People speak in semi-complete sentences unlike their Northern neighbors that still communicate in little more than grunts.
And ultimately, we are still no closer to uniting the state.
Peace is still nowhere to be seen. The South continue to show aggression to the North for “not knowing how to make a damn roux, let alone a gumbo”, with cropdusters regularly flying close to the border on observation missions.
Pressure continues to mount on the North to “just join Arkansas already”, although this is regularly met with resistance.
But the Korea talks have given residents hope. They continue to believe that Louisiana can be united, and not divided by little more than an interstate. They continue to believe that recipes handed down from generations can be shared freely, giving everyone the chance to create true Cajun meals.
That day, however, is not today.