Patriotism to one’s country is understood, and need not be expressed. If one feels inclined to overtly express such, then one is expressing nationalism, not patriotism.
Patriotism becomes nationalism when it get excessive. The word patriotism is being used by both the far right to the extreme left, to elicit blind allegiance. When fueled by corporate run news media, creating the manifestation of demonstrations opposing any issue as persuaded by the media.
fas·cism – noun
a governmental system led-by /owned by, a dictator / or specific group having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce,etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
The power of wealth is, through controlling how money flows.