Patriotism is distasteful to me. It's hard---maybe impossible---for me to embrace it. Yet I see people pushing for #liberals and #Democrats to enthusiastically voice their #patriotism there's going to be any hope of fighting the impending Republican theocracy. I get the #poltics of it as a strategy, but I'd be lying if I did so myself. Why does "patriotism" feel this way? Am I wrong?