This isn't patriotism. It's the bluster of the deeply insecure.Eric Liu, source
This ties in with this from Abrose Bierce:
- PATRIOT, n.
- One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.
- PATRIOTISM, n.
- Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.