#DM7: A Primer On The Left In NC (PT II)

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#DM7: A Primer On The Left In NC (PT II)

by AP Dillon

In the last install­ment, I laid out the back story and one of the main play­ers pulling the mul­ti­ple strings in North Car­olina — NC Jus­tice Cen­ter via their non-​profit out­fit Blue­Print NC (BPNC). I left off the last entry intro­duc­ing Rev­erend Bar­ber as the face of ‘Moral Mon­day’ — the most recent series of BPNC cam­paigns and that is where I pick up this week.

The Rev­erend Doc­tor William Barber

Bar­ber is the Pres­i­dent of the NC NAACP, which in NC is a 501©(4) orga­ni­za­tion. Bar­ber has a Mas­ters in Divin­ity from Duke and a doc­toral degree from a New Jer­sey uni­ver­sity. He is pas­tor at Green­leaf Chris­t­ian Church Dis­ci­ples of Christ in Golds­boro. Per his bio from the sum­mit held in 2011A NORTH CAR­OLINA SUM­MIT: POVERTY AND ECO­NOMIC JUS­TICE IN A TIME OF CRI­SIS”:

Rev. Dr. William Bar­ber, Pres­i­dent, NC NAACP

Rev. Dr. William Bar­ber is pres­i­dent of the North Car­olina chap­ter of the NAACP. He serves as pas­tor of Green­leaf Chris­t­ian Church Dis­ci­ples of Christ in Golds­boro, a 120-​year-​old con­gre­ga­tion with over 400 mem­bers and 30 active min­istries. He is chair­per­son of the Rebuild­ing Bro­ken Places Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, a non-​profit orga­ni­za­tion involved with build­ing afford­able sin­gle fam­ily homes and senior cit­i­zen
hous­ing and pro­vid­ing job train­ing, afford­able child care, and inner city revi­tal­iza­tion in Goldsboro.

Bar­ber has held adjunct fac­ulty posi­tions at both Duke Uni­ver­sity and North Car­olina Cen­tral Uni­ver­sity, and is the author of the book Preach­ing Through Unex­pected Pain. He grad­u­ated cum laude with a B.A. in Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion from NC Cen­tral Uni­ver­sity, earned his Mas­ter of Divin­ity from the Duke Divin­ity School, and his doc­toral degree from Drew Uni­ver­sity in Madi­son, NJ. He has served as exec­u­tive direc­tor for the NC Human Rela­tions Com­mis­sion, appointed by Gov­er­nor James B. Hunt, and is a noted advo­cate for social jus­tice issues in North Carolina

Be sure to check out all the speak­ers bios; it’s a who’s who of the orga­nized Left in NC.

To be clear, the NAACP in North Car­olina is 100% in the bag for the Democ­rats. There isn’t even an attempt to put on appear­ances oth­er­wise. Over the years, Bar­ber has used his posi­tion as a ‘Rev­erend’ to claim rights to the moral high ground which, of course, is what­ever ground the Democ­rats are stand­ing on. The use of the church, reli­gion and moral­ity used over and over by this man in order to score polit­i­cal points is shameful.

It should not be sur­pris­ing to learn that Rev­erend Bar­ber sits on the Board of Direc­tors at the NC Jus­tice Cen­ter, which we learned in my last arti­cle was the group that started Blue­Print NC. It should also be noted that Rev­erend Bar­ber is a big fan of… Rev­erend Bar­ber. If there’s a t.v. cam­era in a 10 mile radius, you’ll find Bar­ber in front of it, espe­cially if it’s MSNBC as Sis­ter Told­jah notes:

As does the beat with the North Car­olina NAACP, who started the whole “Moral Mon­day” anti-​GOP poli­cies march tra­di­tion in late April, with ini­tially just a few dozen who protested at the NCGA – includ­ing our own ver­sion of Rev. Al Sharp­ton: Rev. William Bar­ber, who has become a fre­quent guest on MSNBC (sur­prise!). - Sis­ter Toldjah

Rev­erend Bar­ber has man­aged to insert him into every hot but­ton topic com­ing down the pike in North Car­olina and he usu­ally ends up being arrested. To Bar­ber, every­thing is a civil rights issue, every thing is racist and every­thing he says has to be deliv­ered in a bel­low­ing sermon-​like voice. In a nut­shell, Bar­ber is well-​known for his the­atrics and his race bait­ing. You’ll see an exam­ple of just how far Bar­ber pushes the enve­lope as we proceed.

The Rhetoric Of The Moral Reverend

Let’s cut to the chase and hear it right from Barber’s own mouth.

Wherein Trayvon Mar­tin is the same as Emmett Till, accord­ing to Rev­erend Bar­ber. This video was shot at the July 15th Moral Mon­day in Raleigh:

In the video below, Bar­ber has taken his Moral Mon­day act on the road and is in Eliz­a­beth city. He has called a ‘press con­fer­ence’ but has no inten­tion of address­ing any ques­tions. In the open­ing 30 sec­onds, Bar­ber says that in response to the Voter ID law recently passed that they are bring­ing in the “best legal minds” but that they aren’t stop­ping there:

“We’re not gonna just shoot one bul­let, we’re gonna shoot ‘em all.”


Read more about this inci­dent here.

Bar­ber hasn’t stopped with attacks just on the NC Gen­eral Assem­bly, he’s going after another tar­get. That tar­get is Art Pope — the Left’s equiv­a­lent of a local Koch Brother in North Car­olina. Rev­erend Barber’s ‘moral’ answer to those push­ing back against Moral Mon­day is to attack their liveli­hood, but in doing so, Bar­ber is also attack­ing those employed by Pope. How is this being accom­plished? Bar­ber is using the NC NAACP to advo­cate boy­cotting two stores owned by Pope.

The pair had a brief inter­ac­tion in pub­lic recently over this very tac­tic. For par­tial video of the exchange between the two, hit ABC 11. As the ABC 11 report says, ‘this is the first time the two have met’, one should not be sur­prised. Bar­ber likes to talk at his base, not engage in actual dis­cus­sion with the oppo­si­tion. If Pope hadn’t been in the vicin­ity, this exchange never would have happened.

You can also read a tran­script of the con­ver­sa­tion at WUNC, but the net-​net is Bar­ber wants the NC Gen­eral Assem­bly to spend more money. Bar­ber pre­dictably sides with Democ­rats who ran up $2 bil­lion in debt to the fed and left NC with one of the high­est unem­ploy­ment rates in the country.

Not Pick­et­ing Alone

Fear not, the NAACP is not going this road alone. The AFL-​CIO, respon­si­ble for many of the fast food strikes in North Car­olina and nation­wide, are help­ing to pro­vide the foot sol­diers. Also engag­ing in this activ­ity is Democ­racy NC.

The North Car­olina NAACP, along with the state AFL-​CIO and Democ­racy North Car­olina, have orga­nized pick­ets in 17 loca­tions across the state in Decem­ber, start­ing with events at Maxway and Roses stores owned by Pope in Raleigh, Durham and Char­lotte. - Chris Kromm, Fac­ing South

Remem­ber that name, Chris Kromm and Democ­racy NC. You’ll see them again in this series. In the next install­ment, we’ll delve a lit­tle deeper into the “grass­roots” move­ment called Moral Mon­day and those affil­i­ated with it.

A.P. Dil­lon (Lady Lib­erty 1885), is a Con­ser­v­a­tive minded wife and mother liv­ing in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina. A.P. Dil­lon founded the blog LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com in 2009. After the 2012 elec­tion, she added an Instapun­dit style blog called The Con­Mom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writ­ing can also be found at Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Watch­dog­WireNC and Wiz­Bang. Non-​political writ­ing projects include sci­ence fic­tion novel­las that are, as of yet, unpub­lished. Her cur­rent writ­ing project is a children’s book series.

by AP Dillon

In the last installment, I laid out the back story and one of the main players pulling the multiple strings in North Carolina — NC Justice Center via their non-profit outfit BluePrint NC (BPNC). I left off the last entry introducing Reverend Barber as the face of ‘Moral Monday’ — the most recent series of BPNC campaigns and that is where I pick up this week.

The Reverend Doctor William Barber

Barber is the President of the NC NAACP, which in NC is a 501(c)(4) organization. Barber has a Masters in Divinity from Duke and a doctoral degree from a New Jersey university. He is pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro. Per his bio from the summit held in 2011″A NORTH CAROLINA SUMMIT:  POVERTY AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE IN A TIME OF CRISIS“:

Rev. Dr. William Barber, President, NC NAACP

Rev. Dr. William Barber is president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, a 120-year-old congregation with over 400 members and 30 active ministries. He is chairperson of the Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization involved with building affordable single family homes and senior citizen 
housing and providing job training, affordable child care, and inner city revitalization in Goldsboro.

Barber has held adjunct faculty positions at both Duke University and  North Carolina Central University, and is the author of the book Preaching Through Unexpected Pain. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Public Administration from NC Central University, earned his Master of Divinity from the Duke Divinity School, and his doctoral  degree from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He has served as executive director for the NC Human Relations Commission, appointed by Governor James B. Hunt, and is a noted advocate for social justice issues in North Carolina

Be sure to check out all the speakers bios; it’s a who’s who of the organized Left in NC.

To be clear, the NAACP in North Carolina is 100% in the bag for the Democrats. There isn’t even an attempt to put on appearances otherwise.  Over the years, Barber has used his position as a ‘Reverend’ to claim rights to the moral high ground which, of course, is whatever ground the Democrats are standing on. The use of the church, religion and morality used over and over by this man in order to score political points is shameful.

It should not be surprising to learn that Reverend Barber sits on the Board of Directors at the NC Justice Center, which we learned in my last article was the group that started BluePrint NC. It should also be noted that Reverend Barber is a big fan of… Reverend Barber. If there’s a t.v. camera in a 10 mile radius, you’ll find Barber in front of it, especially if it’s MSNBC as Sister Toldjah notes:

As does the beat with the North Carolina NAACP, who started the whole “Moral Monday” anti-GOP policies march tradition in late April, with initially just a few dozen who protested at the NCGA – including our own version of Rev. Al Sharpton: Rev. William Barber, who has become a frequent guest on MSNBC (surprise!).  – Sister Toldjah

Reverend Barber has managed to insert him into every hot button topic coming down the pike in North Carolina and he usually ends up being arrested. To Barber, everything is a civil rights issue, every thing is racist and everything he says has to be delivered in a bellowing sermon-like voice. In a nutshell, Barber is well-known for his theatrics and his race baiting. You’ll see an example of just how far Barber pushes the envelope as we proceed.

The Rhetoric Of The Moral Reverend

Let’s cut to the chase and hear it right from Barber’s own mouth.

Wherein Trayvon Martin is the same as Emmett Till, according to Reverend Barber. This video was shot at the July 15th Moral Monday in Raleigh:

In the video below, Barber has taken his Moral Monday act on the road and is in Elizabeth city.  He has called a ‘press conference’ but has no intention of addressing any questions. In the opening 30 seconds, Barber says that in response to the Voter ID law recently passed that they are bringing in the “best legal minds” but that they aren’t stopping there:

“We’re not gonna just shoot one bullet, we’re gonna shoot ‘em all.”


Read more about this incident here.

Barber hasn’t stopped with attacks just on the NC General Assembly, he’s going after another target. That target is Art Pope — the Left’s equivalent of a local Koch Brother in North Carolina. Reverend Barber’s ‘moral’ answer to those pushing back against Moral Monday is to attack their livelihood, but in doing so, Barber is also attacking those employed by Pope. How is this being accomplished? Barber is using the NC NAACP to advocate boycotting two stores owned by Pope.

The pair had a brief interaction in public recently over this very tactic. For partial video of the exchange between the two, hit ABC 11.  As the ABC 11 report says, ‘this is the first time the two have met’, one should not be surprised. Barber likes to talk at his base, not engage in actual discussion with the opposition.  If Pope hadn’t been in the vicinity, this exchange never would have happened.

You can also read a transcript of the conversation at WUNC, but the net-net is Barber wants the NC General Assembly to spend more money. Barber predictably sides with Democrats who ran up $2 billion in debt to the fed and left NC with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

Not Picketing Alone

Fear not, the NAACP is not going this road alone. The AFL-CIO, responsible for many of the fast food strikes in North Carolina and nationwide, are helping to provide the foot soldiers. Also engaging in this activity is Democracy NC.

The North Carolina NAACP, along with the state AFL-CIO and Democracy North Carolina, have organized pickets in 17 locations across the state in December, starting with events at Maxway and Roses stores owned by Pope in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte. – Chris Kromm, Facing South

Remember that name, Chris Kromm and Democracy NC. You’ll see them again in this series. In the next installment, we’ll delve a little deeper into the “grassroots” movement called Moral Monday and those affiliated with it.

 

A.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writing can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.