I don't love the country that slaughtered two million civilians in a war of aggression against Vietnam, and four decades later still refuses to face up to the largest mass murder since the Nazis.
I don't love the country that invaded an innocent country in the Middle East, killing another half million civilians and creating murderous chaos, based on lies and racial hatred.
I don't love the country that has made a handful of rich sociopaths more powerful than all of the rest of us.
I don't love the country that will let millions go without health care in order to increase the income of a for-profit medical system.
I don't love the country where, apparently any white police officer can kill any black guy without consequences (and in more and more Republican States, any white guy at all.)
I don't love the country that tortures.
I don't love the country that is deliberately letting the entire world descend into ecological disaster in order to enhance the profits of a few energy companies.
I don't love the country where five corrupt Supreme Court justices are destroying democracy in order to hand the running of the government over to a few hundred rich criminals.
I don't love the country where one of the political parties spends half its time agitating for more vicious, totally unjustified wars, and the other half of its time pandering to the most ignorant, hate-filled people they can find.
I don't love the country that has, over the last century, intervened militarily and through subversion, in dozens of supposedly sovereign states around the world, with the result inevitably being catastrophe.
I don't love the country that enables 90% of its press to be owned by six huge corporations.
You know, I could go on all day here. When people persist in this sort of "love" in their personal lives, they are called codependents or, perhaps more to the point, victims or suckers. Luckily, most of the bad boyfriends or girlfriends we know don't have the power to kill millions, or even the whole human race. But the country that we are angrily instructed to love does have that power. And as long as it uses it the way the United States does, I just don't see what is there to love.