I have been to the US four times this year. The outstanding feature of the States is the patriotism of its people and I would go so far to say that there is no more a patriotic nation than America. The flag is omnipresent and revered. The military and police are thanked for their service and given priority treatment in most places.
So, what is the problem with the UK and its apparent embarrassment with its identity? Why don't we have the same self belief and reverence for our flag and nation?
I am still here in the states and my current stay covered the July 4th celebration. I almost felt like a US citizen myself such was the heady patriotism of the modest parade put on by the local townspeople. They even polished up the municipal wagons and filled them with stars and stripes beach balls.
Personally, I am sick of the introvertion and self denial of the British. We should celebrate our greatness, the flag and our heritage. We too should revere our union flag and nation. We should shame anyone that disrespects Britain.
Am I wrong or should I just become an American and be done with it?