Surprising no one, I am a Patriot. I am an American and I am proud of that fact.
I did walk the walk and can talk the talk. But that is not a requirement of being a Patriot.
Simple enough - its just being proud of the people who make up the land that you love.
Its knowing that you have found a home; and that home is with those who share your values and beliefs in what makes your country great in your eyes and in your heart.
Its simplistic gibberish to reduce Patriotism down to blind obedience. Its none of that; Although that argument may work for the agenda you push. But thats your choice and if that works for you - then so be it.
So you’re not a Patriot, not proud of being a citizen of the USA, not a Patriot to your country of birth - So what? That again is your choice. Doesn’t affect me in the least.
Stop trying to make it sound so friggin’ ‘noble’ or ‘enlightened.’ It is neither of those.
Its just a decision you currently feel id the right one for you.
And your haughty comments about those who do feel, act and espouse Patriotism to their country damn sure shows what you’re made of…and it ain’t to pretty.
Denigrating other for their Patriotism to their country doesn’t raise you any higher. I don’t feel threatened by those who love and are Patriotic to their country. Their pride is reflective of their security in their national identity and their heritage.
My Father & Mother came from Scotland to the USA at fairly early ages. Both were very proud of their Scottish roots and never spoke a bad word about the country of Scotland (choice words for the politics though). They became Americans by choice. Their decision and they showed me the gifts of being American and the obligations these things entailed.
Patriotism is responsibility to your country, Accountability for your actions.