That’s the finding of this Gallup poll:
American pride has continued its downward trajectory reaching the lowest point in the two decades of Gallup measurement. The new low comes at a time when the U.S. faces public health and economic crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Patriotism is the glue that holds this country together. Without it, things will eventually come apart.
Ever since the 1960’s, when they burned everything–flags, cities, bras, you name it–the message from the left has been that this is an evil country. Now that they occupy places of power–with the possibility of more–they appeal to our patriotism, thus the wild goose chase re the Russians.
You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say that this place was born in fundamental injustice (which is the message of things like the 1619 Project) and then turn around and expect us to look up to the place as the fount of everything beautiful and good when you’re in power. That’s especially true when Democrats who poll as proud of the country poll in the low 20’s. They had already gone south of half before Barack Obama left office. Do they expect a solid rebound if they get back into power?
I don’t, and neither do I think that it’s going to get better on either or both sides before it gets worse.