"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
It seems like the problem, or rather that is my reason for disliking it, is that it goes way over the top compared to other methods... though kneejerk reactions like yours make me doubt whether people who make them care to consider the possible reasons for someone disliking something.
Nationalism in high dosages may be hazardous to your health. Please consult a psychiatrist before beginning a regular regimen, and if feelings of elitism and douchbaggery continue, discontinue immediately before you become unable to do so on your own.
It's just a guard tower, but it does set a scary precedent.