The story of The Patriots was beginning to come together on Revolution Season 2 Episode 16.
Sadly, The Patriots are just as monstrous as we've been led to believe.
The Patriots have no problems using children for their own personal gains, reeducating them to killing machines. It's clear from the flashbacks they are Americans in name only as they reshape the continent into their own new image; letting their past ideals die off as much as the population will do.
Reading the number tattooed inside their eyelid reignites their killing machine tendencies, and when they finally wake up from the trance there's no recollection of them eve doing anything.
The Patriots are splintering off from one faction, while Monroe and Miles are beginning their own frictions once again as well.