A makeshift patriot is someone who is manipulated into a sense of patriotism by the media, the government and other sources outside of their own experience. This definition comes from an interpretation of the song by the same name by the artist Sage Francis.
Don't waive your rights with your flags.
A saying made famous by freestyle rapper Sage Francis, a Makeshift Patriot is someone who only is patriot when they have to be.
Where were all the flags before 9-11?