Okay, so you call yourself a patriot. But what exactly do you mean by that?
Do you mean the patriotism that says "My country, right or wrong?" Or do you mean the patriotism that says "Might Makes Right?" Or the patriotism that Samuel Johnson defined as "the last refuge of the scoundrel?"
Do you mean the patriotism of the 16th-century Protestant reformers who believed that every leader of every nation, no matter how evil, was ordained by God to rule and therefore Christian citizens were to be unconditionally obedient to those leaders?