Turns out the devil’s not in a blue dress.
It’s in poverty. And charity. That’s novelist and Devil In A Blue Dress author Walter Mosley talking the other day to a roomful of do-gooders about most do-good efforts.
Mosley was speaking at a Liberty Hill event in Los Angeles. His remarks are published in this week’s The Nation magazine. But if you’re not a subscriber, you’ll only be able to read them here. Or watch video of Mosley’s stinging five-minute indictment.
Poverty, he says, grinds our bones into rubble. Charity leaves us dependent upon the kindness of bureaucrats.