I’m concerned. Very concerned.
I’m a UK citizen sat here watching the US elections and the rise of Trump off the back of the Brexit vote, which is about to plunge our country into an almighty mess and in a lot of facets already has.
I have also been watching the way ethnic minorities have been treated in the USA. The land of the free. Free speech, until you argue, free expression, until they censor you, free movement, until they shoot you. The truth is I don’t see what black people are going through as negligence. That just wasn’t a strong enough word. It is Rodney King on an epidemiological scale and it’s been happening under-reported for the decades since. The whole thing disgusts me and many like me, who look at the US and ask how they could possibly do this to wither human.
That said, I want to ask you to reconsider your choice to not vote.
I’m going to ask you not to Boycott the election. Given the distribution of the votes of Black and Ethnic minorities, boycotting the election does not disadvantage the candidates equally. It gives more power to Trump and his campaign. It puts in a man who not only doesn’t car about you, but will seemingly cleanse his country of you. It will result in more murders, not less. He will ruin America, as he’s ruined others. He didn’t even make more money than he would have got from a bank account interest.