Noticed a bit of dislike of patriotism, but I would say it depends on your view of what patriotism is.
If it's riding on the coattails of your betters and taking credit (Vimy Ridge Biatches!) and claiming that makes you great by association then I agree it's silly.
If it's taking pride and willing to defend the country that provided you with a way of life you enjoy, then it can be a very good thing. Either or, though, it doesn't make your country better, you just love it more then others.
There's nothing wrong with being proud of one's country and people I suppose, but the problem, as I and perhaps others out there see it, is that nationalism becomes tribalism which becomes a force for division among humans. Nationalism is an unevolved state of our current social evolution. I believe our species would be better off ditching the patriotism of national identities for patriotism towards a global or special identity.