I’m shocked that the political faction whose heroes are Gitmo terrorists, drug dealers and Hamas, and that longs for the return of Communism isn’t brimming with patriotic pride.
Currently, 32% of Democrats – down from 43% in 2017 and 56% in 2013 – are extremely proud. The decline preceded the election of Donald Trump but has accelerated in the past year.
Political liberals are even less likely than Democrats to say they are extremely proud – just 23% do so, compared with 46% of moderates and 65% of conservatives.
Yes, reading Howard Zinn’s, A People’s History of the United States, which reveals that the entire country is a construct created by capitalists, freemasons, racists and the Jews does not make for patriotism. Nor does gnashing your teeth all day while Rachel Maddow tries to squeeze onion drops from her swollen eyes at the thought of keeping the country from being overrun by illegal aliens.
The left is an ideology based wholly on hatred of the existing order. In the case of America that’s well… America.
You can’t hate America and be proud of it except in those brief moments, when as Michelle Obama noted, it mirrors your own aspirations. And when your aspiration is to destroy America, you can only love America when it’s killing itself.