Wading in a pool of abstraction © Robert Sommers 2023

Saturday, July 24, 2021


You know, I like to think that I am as patriotic as the next guy. 

I love my country, salute my flag when appropriate and have never kneeled after a touchdown. 

I have not given up on the good old U.S. of A. and never will although I hope that it, like its citizens, can be the best that it can aspire to be.

Still, I have noticed a strange phenomenon of late. 

It seems that it is not enough to love and admire your country.

Now we must show the extent of that patriotism by the size of the flag in our pickup truck. 

Woe to those that fail to make the grade and not show enough of Betsy Ross's canvas. And the truck has to be really loud!

Clearly, this man loves his country. The size of this flag leaves no doubt. But some people are taking the flag waving a little too far, it is starting to get out of hand.

Could it be a weird need for compensation? Is the size of your flag, not to mention your truck, in inverse proportion to your intelligence quotient? Or some other component of your anatomy?

We have a guy selling this sort of paraphernalia near Daniel's Market.

But the election is over, might it not be time for a new line of work? 

I will fight for the rights of every American to display and wear the flag as they see fit, from Abbie Hoffman to Buck Owens. 

But I am not sure if, in this instance, size really matters.


Anonymous said...

These giant flags so aggressively waved make me fearful of those waving them. I think they are mentally unstable, dangerous people who are looking for a fight. Where they congregate, I slip away...

Anonymous said...

sorry for you I'm am not afraid at all I think its great live to see more!!