USA tends to dominate world headlines. No matter what else is going on in the world, ultimately, something happening in the US takes as much space as the biggest thing ever in that moment, if not centrestage. For that reason, a lot of people outside of the US know what’s going on in the US if they have a slight interest in the news. Some of us tend to know more than people in the US. Knowing this, however, doesn’t mean providing, or shaping discourse on whatever is going on there.
I have found myself wanting to respond to a USAmerican for their views on what is going on in their country that makes worldwide headlines, but I don’t. I take it as, I wouldn’t want anyone speaking on anything going on in my country when they know next to nothing about it.
However, there’s little comparison between my country and the USA. I would know more about what is going on in Ferguson than any USAmerican with internet connection would know about Mpeketoni. So maybe I would have acceptable comments to give on certain situations. I don’t, though.