My Open Letter to Conservatives
Conservative Black Man

The counter argument to conservative is not liberal, it is progressive and I am a white one. I cannot understand conservatives at all. Progressives do not feel that acting humanely is being forced on us, it is just the right thing to do. That the government must make laws to direct the behavior of people who won’t do the right thing voluntarily simply reflects the selfishness of people who mostly have no compass.

Conservatism has fought every good thing we have accomplished in the last 100 years, Social Security, Medicare, the Civil Rights Act, Obamacare, and have not advanced a single humane initiative. Conservatism got us into wars that serve no good, like Iraq. The world is not against conservatives as they seem to like to believe but, likewise, most of the world turns its back because selfishness needs no help.

Can any of you name a single conservative initiative that has benefitted anyone but the rich? I have put this question forward for years and the only answers try to claim credit for movements clearly advanced by progressives. Progress is unavoidable and necessary to adapt to change which is the only constant. Conservative pleas to cling to the present and resist change are both futile and counter-productive.