I can kind of see both sides here. On one hand, it drives me nuts to deal with people who use "love it or leave it" as their knee-jerk response to dissent -- ANY dissent. I love my country; I just happen to disagree with my government on a regular basis, and when I do, I speak out.
On the other hand, I've encountered people (mostly on the far left, but that may be because I grew up in Madison) who really do seem to HATE the U.S. on all sorts of levels, and who have nothing good to say about it at ALL, and who hate anyone who has anything good to say about it. And in some cases I think they WOULD leave if they could -- have any of you ever actually looked into emigration? The U.S. is not the only country in the world that doles out a limited number of work visas each year!
This is kind of like the introspection vs. self-blame divide I've seen. On one hand, there are people (mainly on the right) who feel that ANY introspection about underlying causes of terrorism is equivalent to excusing the actions of the terrorists. This drives me nuts. On the other hand, there are people (mainly on the left) who really DO talk at length about how it's all our fault that the WTC happened, because we support Israel or because we're wealthy or because red, white, and blue are bad colors to put on a flag or WHATEVER. There IS a middle ground here. It is worth inquiring into the causes of terrorism, just as it is worth interviewing convicted serial killers to find out what motivated them to kill, how they chose their victims, etc. (the FBI's profiling unit did this at one point, and gained some extremely valuable information) -- and that doesn't mean that any victim of any serial killer has ever deserved to be murdered. See what I'm getting at?
The same thing applies. I guess my point here is that morons drive me nuts, whether they're lefty morons or righty morons!