In whatever form presents itself, your instincts should tell you that in due and near time a gut check will be in order. To spend time marveling at the lack of observation by the masses, is to hand over, without reservation, opportunity to tyranny. Urgency is the essence of success and the bane of crawling plots.
The system will not verify Patriotism, one only needs to look to themselves and their own for guidance and confirmation of proper course. The worse we have seen is preparing to take the altar and you will be expected to sacrifice for the state. For myself, and I am sure my kindred, my sacrifices cannot be deposited for the progress of authoritarian collectivism. No real and free human can tolerate despotism, especially this arrogant, cowardly brand taking form.