I needed to think about this a bit. That is probably a factor of too many years watching the rise of complexity concurrent with the rise of fascism as anti-complexity for the lazy. and avaricious.

Patriotism once meant pride in one's national culture but having something to be proud of required too much work. It was easier to demean and oppress others and then claiming that as patriotism. But that is only one level of the problem.

Patriotism is tied to nationalism that has too many structural errors to survive. All patriotism now is fake. Cultural pride, an older form, cannot, it appears, survive with borders because culture is self-defining and comparative and is not exclusionary.

Nationalism and patriotism are not about pride but greed and selfishness. Fake White Patriotism is what results.

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