The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
You're always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.
I think the Sixties in some ways is a barrier to young people today. They think of it, you know, what we're doing is not that. But it's partly the myth of the Sixties. It always felt embattled and small. It always, almost always, was a small group of people relative to the opposition around.
Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.
Over all, many of society's values are a cesspool.