In his post, a blogger says this about Right Wing "hate" for America, which I have heard from friends, family, pastors and mentors:
Aside from disparate treatment of left and right and black and white in our mainstream discourse, there's also a difference in the basic narrative provided. The narrative from the Right - and its representatives in the conservative religious community - is of an America which was once the garden of Eden, until its tragic fall at the hands of (feminists, liberals, civil rights movement, whatever), and they wish to bring the country back to its former state. Thus they can hate the America that is while dreaming of the perfect America that was. Thus there's no conflict between their unquestioned patriotism and their hatred of the country, as their patriotism is for the True America that was, not its current corrupted incarnation.What makes one thing "hate" and the other "patriotism?" are they both either "hate" or "critique?" Honestly, I am beginning to think I know less than I did.