I can sympathize with these words:
Leftist patriots believe that if your country is wrong, you make it right. If your government commits barbaric acts, you dissent. If your government trumps up a war of aggression on a rationale of untruths and spurious connections between unrelated evils, you protest. If your government lies to you, you object. If your country’s actions debase the ideals on which it was founded, you burn with the kind of shame and anger that prompts you to take down your flag.