I just don't get what anyone may have against patriotism and love of one`s country.
I'm for genuine patriotism and love of one's country. That means paying taxes, being a good citizen, volunteering, respecting one's fellow citizens and more. I'm sure you'll agree that a good citizen should want the absolute best for their country, right? There's that famous quote by Kennedy - "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" - I absolutely agree. Great patriots don't burn rubbish, don't drive like idiots in cities and don't cheat others. They behave with honour and respect at all times towards everyone - think of how many of those AK veterans in the UK behaved towards their new home, and you get the idea.
I'm absolutely against "weekend patriotism" where you march around after dark chanting stupid slogans while wearing the kotwica on your trousers while drinking cheap beer outside the local shop and spraypainting random idiotic slogans on walls while being drugged up on amphetamines. Those people aren't patriots, they're idiots who are one generation removed from chanting about how great the Party is while beating up the political opposition.