The rocker Bob Dylan wrote a number of songs that became anthems of the US Civil Rights and Anti-War movements. His song Sweetheart Like You, carries a telling verse on patriotism. Very relevant to us, today.
"They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you king
There’s only one step down from here, baby
It’s called the land of permanent bliss
What’s a sweetheart like you doin’ in a dump like this?"