Twelve years on, I’m pretty sick of the flag-waving and “never forget”.
Patriotism is not immoral, per se. But it reinforces a type of tribalism that humans are already biologically predisposed to.
The type of tribalism that emphasizes that one human that’s part of “us” is more valuable than one of “them”.
How many Americans (who didn’t lose someone they knew) are more upset about few thousands of “us” that died than the hundred-thousand of “them” in Iraq?