Conservatives love a Patriot. The Americans who serve in the Military are like Rock Stars to us. They can be a highly decorated combat veteran, a mechanic or medic, or an elderly veteran of WW II.
We think often and pray for the kind of young person, or not so young National Guard member, who signed-up the day after 9/11.
The American Soldier has fought for freedom here and abroad. But even they can’t keep our country safe from crime. That they mostly get to go home at night, does not make the work of the Police any less brave and Patriotic.
It cost nothing to be a conservative. The spiritual and emotional benefits are just as good as Liberalism. There are plenty of ‘feel good’ moments. As some one interested in art, there is a pathway towards truth in these moments. The modern art I grew up on, and the institutions of production like the University, don’t recognize this kind of intuition.
Based On Air
If ‘God Bless America’ is jingoism, what is Post-Modernism, the Frankfurt School, or the political writings of Noam Chomsky?
You don’t have to be an Oath Keeper yourself, or some kind of Angel, to partake in the exhortation of Patriots. Unlearning and rediscovery could be the path to beauty.