I’m taking back the word “Patriot”

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I’ve been pissed off in the aftermath of the siege on the US Capitol on Jan. 6th. For decades, I’ve watched America growing this “movement” — this Cancer. And I’ve been watching cynical politicians feed off the anger and resentment for their own profit, gain, power and ego. In news report after news report, I’ve seen pro-Trump people referring to themselves as Patriots. I’m fed up with it and I’m going to tell you why.