If what we saw on Wednesday, January 6th at the US Capitol building in Washington, DC is the standard for patriotism then you can have it. I want nothing to do with it. In my mind, patriotism is another word for selfishness and greed and fear mongering.
Also social media companies set the rules of civic and civil engagement in order to keep people safe. If dangerous things are being discussed then it needs to be shut down. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom to scare or threaten people or communities.
Politicians who encouraged these actions need to pay dearly for their actions and speech. This got people killed and hurt. There are consequences to this heinous act.