Can you spell "xenophobia"? I knew you could. How about "jingoism" and "chauvinism"?
Along with the great pride in America on the entry into The War To End All Wars came tremendous discrimination against those of European descent, especially of German and Italian heritage but folks with heritage from the Balkans and Eastern Europe did not escape. Did anybody think that "Freedom Fries" were just a response to the French over Iraq? Have you ever wondered what folks ordered instead of "hamburgers" and "frankfurters" between 1914 and 1918?
I'm probably as rabid as the next person when someone insults the USA - especially if they are not a citizen. I'm also not one who supports blind loyalty and obesience.
With all that in mind, just how would you describe the pride in country that you want to support and encourage?