The thing about patriotism is, well, it’s fake. Or man-made, if you’d prefer.
Same goes for Nationalism.
These concepts were politically manufactured over the centuries to cause some order. Eventually they are going to cause disorder. Might already be doing so.
Biologically, do you owe anybody anything?
Why are ethnic groups characterised by exclusivity and closed doors? In a globalising world, is cultural protectionism not leading to hatred, torture, murder, even genocide?
Always “nice” to consider such ideas when you next tell people they are deserting their duties to their country by moving across borders for geographical and political areas they deem safer and more suitable to their needs.
Before you claim that critical acts are destructive and counter-productive, after your neighbour insults the choices of governance over a piece of boundaried land.
When you watch groups in Africa tear ourselves apart as we reach for continental unity.
The world is globalising. It is time to leave the Age of Paternity to the elders it suited.