Valentine has a high opinion of himself, don’t he? Unfortunately for all of us, he is still dumber than a bag of rocks. Valentine is not a patriot, he just as much of a patriot as Benedict Arnold and ten times more treacherous. Benedict Arnold, for all of his many faults (and history buffs feel free to correct me), has never tried to commit mass genocide on anyone.
Valentine, if he had been as clever as he likes to claim, would have tried to get on The Clave and change it from the inside. No one told him that had to kill his own people, he did that simply because he is a mass murdering sociopath. This is not patriotism, and it insults to real patriots. I’m going to give you an example that deals with real life politics.
My dad is a career veteran of the Army. He served overseas for years before he was finally transferred to the Army Reserves. He only just retired from the Army completely about five years ago. While serving in the Reserves then-President George W.Bush came to down to Ft. Hood to visit the troops. My Dad is a life-long progressive and hated George W. Bush. He vehemently disagreed with his policy and the war.
However, when George W.Bush came to his base, My Dad did his duty and stood with his brothers and sisters in arms. He treated his government and his president with respect despite the fact he personally disagreed with Bush and his policies. No matter how despised Bush, and even with the majority of his fellow soldiers who were often Republican and Bush supporters themselves My Dad never turned on his fellow soldiers. He never betrayed the Country and his oath as a Solider. This is true patriotism, what Valentine did is not. You can disagree with your country, you can disagree with your fellow soliders, but the moment you betray your country and your comrades in arms you lose any claim to patriotism or being a patriot.
So no, Valentine is not a patriot and never will be. Once again, he just happens to be a mass murdering jackass with delusions of grandeur.