I'M ASHAMED OF MY COUNTRY.
I love my country. I love our heritage, and the spirit of the people who are giving healthy, skeptical attention to its direction.
I understand that many of We The People are, by virtue of the flaws that make us human, unaware of the problems or the threat they pose. They do not make me ashamed; it is the nature of humanity that not everyone will see the same problems at the same time. When a problem first arises, nobody knows about it, and gradually the awareness spreads. We are in the early phase of the problem becoming visible to the broad public.
What I am ashamed of -- or, more accurately, displeased with -- is those who are profiting by guiding us further into the jaws of authoritarianism. Some are ignorant, some show callous disregard. The worst genuinely believe they are entitled, or destined, to rule.
I am not ashamed of my country. I am displeased with those enemies who would harm it for their own gain.