I love correcting idiots on this.
“They hate us for what we’ve done to them.”
“Make them look bad by existing, yes.”
“No, the wars.”
“When? Do you count the Crusades, where they tried to invade the West, cos they fucking do.”
“We shouldn’t have invaded them though. That makes us just as bad.”
“That’s why they stopped. We didn’t start shit but we sure as shit finished it.”
Or the short version:
Sorry for existing.