Given the infatuation of the Left with all things European, and their true lack of regard of patriotism, and their current distaste for Christianity, one wonder about their response to this from Rousseau:
The patriotic spirit is an exclusive spirit, which makes us regard as a foreigner an almost as an enemy all other than our fellow citizens. Such was the spirit of Sparta and of Rome. The spirit of Christianity, on the contrary, makes us regard all men indifferently as our brothers, as children of God. Christian charity does not permit us to make an odious distinction between the compatriot and the foreigner; it is good for not making either Republicans or warriors, but solely for making Christians and men; with indifference, its ardent Zeal embraces the entire human race. It is, then true that Christianity is, by its very holiness, contrary to the particularist social spirit.