Well this response is quite provocative. I think I disagree with many of your assertions, but I’m not quite sure.
If you’re Australian, I wouldn’t expect you to hate us, as I place Australians in the same first world predicament that Americans are in. You all are probably hated by some nation that has felt the wrath of Australia’s imperialist oppression, and if not, I’m pretty sure the aborigines are feeling some kind of way.
My point is Australia is just a smaller poorer version of us, and we’re allies after all. As far as I know, we’ve done nothing to hurt yall. But I could be wrong.
I think lots of Middle Eastern countries absolutely despise us. Syrian refugees in camps, according to one source, are enraged with the lack of action of the entire International Community…and they should be. What’s happening over there is despicable and if we truly had any sort of real international community, we would be able to stop it. But we don’t; and this is scary because this essentially means that what is happening in Syria could happen anywhere.
About the identity politics, we will have to agree to disagree. You can easily dismiss entire caste systems…but to me those are identity politics. If not, what would you call them? Actually I’m not really sure it even matters.
The comment about the South Asian silliness cracked me up, although I’m sure I don’t even know what you mean.