After all, building a Private Cloud means buying a lot of new gear.
The last thing the big vendors want is for their customers to move to Public Clouds—unless, of course, they belong to the vendor in question. Public Clouds are typically more secure than Private Clouds, for a number of reasons. Why Public Clouds are Virtual Private Clouds to the Rescue?
However I wouldn't usually see any problem with what us Americans would regard as "patriotism" as long as it isn't directly insulting.
I don't have any issues with the avatar or politically/religiously focused avatars, i just disagree with the idea of impersonating a public figure and attaching it to a politically or religiously focused avatar.
Personally I don't mind the avatar one bit, and the only thing that might be problematic here in my opinion is the unrelated discussion it might cause.