Populations are being indoctrinated and brainwashed into accepting that they are traitors if they are not fanatically patriotic!
This is done through channels such as the media, fear of terrorism, and… fear of diminishing money and supplies to the masses… purporting it to be necessary by the need for austerity, or worse.. by the instilling of fear of foreign powers and terrorism!
Once a population is under the control of fear, and hence ruled by legislature such as the ‘Patriot Act’; patriotism becomes mandatory, under the threat of internal repercussions!
This gives governments the power to take away any civil rights that would hinder their agenda of domination, on the false pretext of protecting their populations!!