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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Aug 25, 2015 at 03:33

"...: The most wonderful, beautiful, talented and morally excellent people in the world are of 50% Chinese, 20% English, 13% Swedish 12% Slovenian and 5% Dutch extraction, all liberally laced with American First Nation, Jewish, Scotch-Irish, Huguenot, German and 27 secret herbs and spices..."

Hopefully said with tongue in cheek>It is of course, simply a value judgement. For example - if I said I think the countries with proportionally the most beautiful women in the world are Estonia and Ukraine - that would be a value judgement.

"..I live in a country that's officially and legally color-blind, religion-blind, sex-blind and otherwise just flat-out blind..."

I've seen some actual US official forms - and they have black/hisanic/white as multiple choice answwrs. Here uch information is normally only collected on the national census - not as a general rule when applying for licences etc. Of course government instrumentalities such as police, border security would have race tags on individuals - simply because stereotypes have an element of truth.

"...And contrary to the established "practiced non-communication" of the day, there is no such thing in religious matters as "That may be right for YOU, but not for me." ..."

So many imams would be proud of such thinking. So sharia is correct for you?

"...So far, I've touched on at least three forms of "self-identity": (1) Family connection, (2) Race/ Ethnic identity, (3) Religious identity. You seem to have brought up a fourth, namely, (4) Identity by residence and a fifth, (5) identity by citizenship..."

Great but you've left out arguably the most primary one - (1) Identity to self.

"because we stabbed the Brits (and Israelis) in the back in Sinai in 1956, and they returned the favor in Vietnam."

And the Brits stabbed us several times - by using Aussie troops as cannon fodder at Gallipoli. WW1 - and in WW2 in the fall of Singapore - and in the 50's by usig Centra Australia as an aatomic test zone and not cleaning up afterwards.

"In that day, which I imagine as happening in perhaps a decade, Yanks and Aussies will again be in the trenches together; and the one's they're shooting at will be Christians and Jews. "

The way things are going, it might be more appropriate to replace 'Christians and Jews.' with 'jihadsts'.

"..When those times come, my Aussie brother, what will you do? How about your children and grandchildren? I continually labor in prayer on this matter for my own family. How about you?.."

If and when times like that occur - what will I do? Throw my hands up in the air and leave it to fate or take down as many of the bastards as I can?. At this stage and knowing myself enough to anticipate my reactions, I'd say the latter.

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