Patriotism is right and proper.
To love your country is to love something greater than oneself, it is a love of the community that makes up your country. Both a love of the landscape and it's people. It is not a love of the individual, it is not narcissistic, it is not selfish. Without our own country we are homeless, it gives us comfort simply by existing. It gives us sustenance and a place of belonging.
We know our country cannot love us back, which makes our love more precious, more pure. Patriotism is love.
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