This is absolutely ridiculous.

So nobody gets the wrong idea, let my first offer the points with which I absolutely agree with you:

1. The death of Sarah Everard was horrific, terrible, and tragic.

2. The police's response to mourners and peaceful protestors was absolutely wrong.

3. The new crime bill is not good. It should not pass.

But that's it. Pretty much everything else you write is wrong. And I'm not writing this dissent because I'm some conservative who hates you, but because real and genuine progress will never happen when liberal voices hysterically catastrophize the reality of an entire nation's politics. You are doing more damage than good, here. You contradict yourself, your facts are wrong, and your arguments make no sense.

Clearly, you've never been to Clapham. You paint far too rosy a picture of it. It's nice and all, and it's not like this type of crime happens all the time there. But even if you are correct, what are you implying? That if this happened in East London, or Kolkata, or Kunming, that this wouldn't be such a big deal? Because Clapham is so quaint and nice, we should be EXTRA shocked? Strange point, if that's what you're saying.

If, as you say, Britain is "just a tiny island nobody much cares about," then what is your article about? Clearly you care. Clearly Britons care. Clearly a lot of people care, otherwise nobody would be talking about it. It's a sad fact that in the west, there are a lot of countries that people don't care about, where crime rates against women are two or three times the number they are in the UK, where children and women are enslaved and forced to work with little food or nourishment. THOSE are the countries nobody much cares about–though they should. People do care about Britain, much to your chagrin, and that's obvious from the global response to Sarah's tragic death, and that's obvious from your article.

Britain has a colonial past that it surely needs to reckon with better before it can continue to operate as one of the most influential countries in the world, but weaving in your post-colonial views of a shallow neo-Marxism to take advantage of Sarah Everard's death to criticize a nation in mourning is despicable, and shows your real motive is to get some intellectual brownie points (or just money from Medium) rather than actually engage in proper dialogue towards the progress and equality you claim you so desire.

You talk of scapegoats: YOU are the one scapegoating! You paint so destructive a picture of Britain so you have something to criticize.

If you're going to criticize an entire nation, do your damn homework first.

The truth is a trap … you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you. — Søren Kierkegaard, Journals.

The truth is a trap … you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you. — Søren Kierkegaard, Journals.