I believe many people have realized America isn't a perfect country. The government does things that aren't exactly agreeable. However, there are still people who believe America can do no wrong. Just look at all the people who want to "Take back America," or that want "their" America back. Patriotism isn't dead, but it may have a little bit of a different definition today.
In my opinion Patriotism is alive and well in the hearts and minds of all Americans. I have seen it in the tearful eyes of full grown adult men standing at a 4th of July parade when Veterans pass them by. I have also heard it in the parks as Occupy Wall Street protesters sound off their speeches and accolades. Patriotism Lives.