I love my country. But I only fear my government and despise our Ruling Class, who I pray for and forgive, but do not honor in the slightest. I honor their office insofar as it still participates in ordering society for the common good. But there is and always has been a distinction between Caesar and Nero. Our Ruling Class look more and more like the paranoid and lawless Nero every day. The Germans (and the rest of the world) have good reason to regard our nation as a threat.