My Open Letter to Conservatives
Conservative Black Man

“the greatest country God ever created”

Have you ever travelled outside the US ? No-one’s going to deny America is an astonishing country, but invoking the concept of non-existent deity to prove American Exceptionalism is both shallow thinking and offensive. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal”. Jefferson’s words refer to all people, everywhere.

American Conservatism is now so off-the-scale right wing as to seem downright scary to those of us who live in European social democracies. True, we have problems with race and class, but the neo-con trickle-down theory of economics has long been discredited.

Conservatism has given America urban poverty, pathetic healthcare and an unbelievable polarisation between a tiny percentage of ultra-rich and the rest of the county. Conservatism has led do a wildly disproportionate proportion of the population being in jail, and wildly disproportionate proportion of those incarcerated being black. Conservatism has given America Donald Trump.

You ask us to “Remember the history”. I ask you to study history before posting such a superficial and one-dimensional analysis.