That's where I'm at as well. I don't like the word 'un australian', and I think I'd be more patriotic if we had a flag that was about us. Will be interested to see if NZ gets the beautiful Silver Fern after they have a referendum about it.
I do love my country. I am a patriot and therefore I am very brave because being a patriot seems to be be considered racism to some people.
I am a patriot and very, very envious of the Americans and their very open display of patriots - even newcomers to their country have got the hand on the heart and eyes up to heaven when the anthem is played. But here in Australia, you have to be very careful of any show of patriotism. I think newcomers here are appropriately welcomed and receive as much if not more assistance than in other countries of the world, and I don't think anyone new to a country deserves anymore than that. Just leave me alone to love my country any way that I want to and as much as I want to.
I love living in Brisbane, Australia, but am very wary of all the so-called patriotism that is sometimes portrayed. Like Jennifer I think it can turn so easily into jingoism and racism.
I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and am proud to be Scottish, although prefer living in Australia.
That's as far as my patriotism goes I'm afraid.