By Michael Abraham
On a recent, cool November evening, my wife and I stumbled out of the Multiplex into a crowded parking lot from where we’d just watched Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster Lincoln to find a huge gas-guzzling pickup truck parked beside our car. Emblazoned with scores of emblems of Angry White Men fanaticism, this monument to unrepentant consumption struck me as a strange juxtaposition to the movie we’d just watched.
Amid the “Don’t tread on me,” “I still pray,” and “Taxed enough already,” stickers was this favorite, “It’s time to take our country back.” I had always wondered what the latter message meant, but until that moment had remained puzzled.
Abraham is a businessman and writer who lives in Blacksburg.