Letters to the Editor

Murdoch and his ilk attack American values

Employees of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. are accused of hacking the phones of dead soldiers, victims of terrorist attacks and a young girl who was abducted and killed.

Murdoch's news organizations regularly polarize Americans with embedded anti-social justice values. These attacks should be evident.

Social justice is the foundation on which civilizations rest. It is the moral ideals of equality, liberty and political and social values. These principles are an act of God's will. Social justice made America the greatest country in the world.

Murdoch's News Corp., as well as conservative talk radio, smear George Soros, who actively opposed communism in the former Soviet Union. Soros uses his wealth ($7 billion) to support community access to public health and education in 70 countries. That's impressive, considering wealthy conservatives hate him. The reason they hate him is because he challenges their rules.

Soros believes "there are dangers from lawless capitalism." He's right. Ronald Reagan deregulated the savings-and-loan institutions, making good on his promise to get government off the back of business. It was a disaster, costing taxpayers billions, as was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, leading to the financial and mortgage crisis.

Republicans hold that common good is best served by uninhibited self-interest. The difficulty here is taking the words literally. Corporations are people and are just as greedy as those who believe self-interest is best for the common good.

Bill Mahaffey

Sun City Hilton Head