I get a little heated on matters of patriotism sometimes. It's a tough time to be an American. I just read a story about how a singer was asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner at a political gathering in Denver, CO and she changed the lyrics to a gospel hymn that many call the "Black National Anthem."
That really bothered me. Pride of your people is one thing. But the National Anthem is the National Anthem and should be respected.
SVE, sorry if I misunderstood your post. It seems everyone else thinks you were not defending Communism so I must be in the wrong here. Hope I didn't irritate you too badly with my "Fuck Communism" rant! lol.
Forgive my zealotry.