I don't give a shit about patriotism, history, folk heroes or revenge, nor have you elaborated any arguments as to why I should.Not giving a shit about revenge may be a healthy stance, not giving a shit about history is blatantly retarded, and not giving a shit about folk heroes or patriotism is boring.
All humans feel a need to belong to a greater culture, the loose community that is Hessiandom is not enough. If you do not like how your nation is running now, the only sane option is try your hardest to bring it to it's former glory. You are inextricably linked to your nation whether you like it or not, and if you aren't mentally ill, you love your tribe.
I'm inextricably linked to the world, I can't survive without air, water, etc. But usually supporting your country means indirectly opposing other countries and opposing the world. In the future perhaps all countries can enjoy the luxuries today's first-world countries enjoy, but at the moment there's simply not enough resources, technologies and human man power to go around, the luxuries and powers of the first-world countries are subject to great scarcity. So supporting your country to have these finite resources in effect works to take them away from other countries, and this in-fighting does nothing for the world as a whole.
I don't even feel much connection to humanity at large, but if that's the case then why would I try to work against humanity? Like democracy it's the least worst option, the healthy and right choice goes with the flow and is so much easier, so I maintain my stance in this regard that in-fighting among individual countries is unhealthy. It's the way to go, but I don't feel any great connection with it - if you love something then cut your heart strings with it a let it be free.
As for history, don't misunderstand when I just said a one-liner about it I wasn't being completely clear. I care about the present so I care about history insofar as it affects the present and insofar as learning from it can shed light on the present and future, but I don't dredge back up hold history for the sake of dredging back up old history that has nothing to do with me, nor do I define my present based on my past.