I was touched with horror* a while ago when I noticed a certain lack of national patriotism within myself. Isn't it a punishable crime, being unpatriotic? So then I pondered, for just a moment, and concluded that I do have a twinge patriotism--for the past. Unfortunately, I think the proper term for that is nostalgia. Our country tis of thee not much that I'm proud of has happened in my lifetime. Truthfully, our politics makes me gag. It seems that people just want to fight. Fight for the right to fight.
*And I hope my brothers (and others) don't beat me up for this confession.