Rulers are always telling oppressed people how they should protest and rebel. And the American elite are always trying to define patriotism for everybody. Right now their patriotism is a knee jerk and a drunken patriotism. They’re hung up on the symbol (flag/anthem) and have no idea of the essence that the symbol represents. Our patriotism is sober. Rosa demonstrating her patriotism by sitting; Malcolm by standing; King by marching and Smith and Carlos by raising their fist. Many soldiers and activists showed theirs by fighting and dying; and the founding fathers by revolting against the king. So I’d say today, we are the real patriots-upholding the freedom, justice and equality this country was founded on.