Patriotism: "The last refuge of the scoundrel."
That is incorrect. You confuse nationalism with patriotism.
Nationalism is the perversion of the virtue of patriotism.
In anycase this thread is pointless.
In reply to the question, "What is patriotism".
It does not require an opinion, it requires a definition, and that can be found in a dictionary.
Pffft ! Waste of time.