Mr. [Fuller] Moore’s letter “Van Duyn and ‘Moral Mondays’ Taking us in Wrong Direction,” May 28, Xpress] represents the very worst of thought in our society and a misunderstanding of the current world. It appears that Mr. Moore wants to live in the Libertarian world of self indulgence and isolation.
It would serve Mr. Moore well to remember that the Republican Party leadership, in a completely unprecedented move, met the night of the first inauguration to pledge to assure that President Obama, and therefore, America, would find no success in any form during his tenure. They have continued to block everything that could increase jobs in the U.S., and they continue to advocate the insane policy of austerity that has NEVER worked in any country where it has been tried.
The only thing that works is to increase “government as the last line of employment” and to invest in infrastructure and similar public projects to increase employment and to increase the minimum wage to put more money in circulation. I assume that Mr. Moore has at some point gotten some radical right-wing talking point with the word “socialism” in it and he has tried to find a way to use it, although he is wrong.
I assume that Mr. Moore has a ticket to Mars to take a walk since it’s clear from any reading of real history that the NAACP has in fact been a leading force for positive social change in the U.S. In addition, the creeping racism of Mr. Moore’s statement is pretty visible. I would suggest that Mr. Moore find somewhere to educate himself and dump the Republican Fox News talking points.
Oh yes, and Mr. Moore, since you’re so interested in Dr. Barber’s salary, why don’t you release all of your financial information to the Mountain Xpress as a show of your good will?