Conservative pundit and author Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016: Obama’s America was launched this week in 400 theaters this week in America. Ultimately the film will be shown in more than 700 theaters across the country. The website touts the film as:
. . . tak[ing] audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world’s most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"
The film, directed by D’Souza and produced by Gerald R. Molen (Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Minority Report), takes aim at President Obama heritage and incubation in third world anti-colonialism that morphed into an alleged agenda of transforming America through devolution of its economic power and international leadership. The film is based on D’Souza’s New York Times, Obama’s America; The Unmaking of the American Dreamand his New York Times best seller, The Roots of Obama’s Rage . D’Souza, born in Mumbai, India of Goan Catholic parents, immigrated to this country in the late 1970’s on a scholarship to attend college in America. He has since become a Christian Evangelical. D’Souza is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College where he gained a national reputation as a writer for the conservative Dartmouth Review. He put in a brief stint as a researcher for the late President Reagan. He is a former senior fellow at both the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and the Hoover Institution. He currently is the President of The King’s College in New York City. He has been a frequent panelist in conservative forums like the Conservative Political Action Forum. A Christian apologist, he has debated several noted liberals and atheists, among them the late Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman.
While recognizing the threat of radical Islam, he nevertheless, has accused prominent counter-jihadist, Robert Spencer of being an “Islamophobe” during a debate on Islam in 2007 at CPAC. D’Souza’s book, The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 , held the bizarre concept that Muslim resentment of the West is based on liberal immorality and may have led to 9/11. One illustration of that was:
The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11 ... the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the non-profit sector and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world.
His ideas about Islam have been roundly criticized by Spencer, Bostom and others for being supremely ignorant of the history of Islamic jihad. His critics accused him of not recognizing the historical record of immense slaughter of fellow Indians under several waves of Jihad and the second class subjugation of Jews and Christians in Muslim lands under Islamic dhimmitude. Apparently D‘Souza has never delved into Islamic doctrine, let alone cracked open The Reliance of the Traveller, to obtain a basic appreciation of the totalitarian underpinnings of Shariah, Islamic law. Nor has he checked out Yusuf Qtub’s Milestones, the seminal guidebook for Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda Jihadists, promoting unceasing Jihad warfare to achieve a world caliphate ruled under Sharia, Islamic law. Dinesh might have sympathized with Qtub as an Egyptian exchange student in Greeley, Colorado, mortally offended by couples engaged in sybaritic square dancing.
The basic theme of the film 2016: Obama’s America is capsuled in his comment drawn from a Forbes Article:
[O]ur President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost."
Atlanta-based blog Creative Loafingsaid this about the film:
Immersed in exotic locales across four continents, bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza races against time to find answers to Obama's past and reveal where America will be in 2016. During this journey he discovers how Hope and Change became radically misunderstood, and identifies new flashpoints for hot wars in mankind's greatest struggle. The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America's empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future.
Emotionally engaging, 2016 Obama's America will make you confounded and cheer as you discover the mysteries and answers to your greatest aspirations and worst fears.
Based on his two books about Obama (The Roots of Obama’s Rage and Obama’s America), D’Souza's documentary concentrates on Obama’s autobiography, Dreams From My Father, and begins with the thesis that because it is not entitled Dreams of My Father it provides an essential clue into that thinking: that Obama has internalized the anti-colonial ideology of a man he scarcely knew.
In an interview with The Christian Post D’Souza observed,
One of the themes in the movie is the anti-colonial goal of downsizing America in the name of global justice. So the core idea here is that America has become a rogue nation in the world and also that America enjoys a standard of living that is unconscionably high compared to the rest of the world. So anti-colonialism is a program of global reparations.... It’s reparations for global injustice. Obama’s goal is to shrink America.
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As the movie ends, one is left with a feeling of anger and frustration that someone with goals and purposes and agendas so totally anti-American has been elevated to such a position of power and influence.
The New York Times reviewer noted the film’s core messages and its intended political objective:
Mr. D’Souza argues that the president has emasculated NASA refused to take“meaningful step” against Iran’s nuclear ambitions and is willing to let Argentina reclaim the Falkland Islands from the British. He paints in ominous terms the president’s conciliatory 2009 speech in Cairo and envisions a foreboding future in which the Middle East becomes a “United States of Islam.”
Mr. D’Souza revives figures tied to Mr. Obama by conservative critics in the last election, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; the Chicago educator, activist and former radical Bill Ayers; and Edward Said, a Palestinian scholar and a professor of Mr. Obama’s at Columbia, who died in 2003. Mr. D’Souza stumbles when interviewing George Obama, the president’s half-brother, an activist who voluntarily lives amid squalor in Nairobi, Kenya. “Obama has not done anything to help you,” Mr. D’Souza says. “He’s taking care of me; I’m part of the world,” George Obama replies.
Eventually, we see blunt imagery like Benjamin Franklin’s face on a burning $100 bill and a shot of the Statue of Liberty. Not interviewed by the filmmakers are Obama’s political supporters, but this isn’t that kind of documentary. At a show on Saturday night, the film’s conclusion was met with claps and cries of “Romney!” “Ron Paul!,” “Reagan!” and “Another Reagan!”
It is ironic for a Christian apologist who once criticized the flesh pots of Hollywood that he turned to the film industry to promote his views in 2016: Obama’s America, hoping to spread his message through audience viewings at hundreds of multiplex theaters in America.
D’Souza appears to have come a long way from his benighted ill-informed position on Islam back in 2007.
Watch D’Souza in this recent interview with a truculent Piers Morgan of CNN, a contentious Obama supporter, disputing the thesis of 2016: Obama’s America.
Although I believe Dinesh D`Souza is totally wrong about both Robert Spencer and western liberal immorality as the precipitating cause of 9/11, he is fairly on target regarding Obamas life work to destroy America. For one Barac Hussain Obama was concieved in mind, then in the womb, and then reared and bred to be the anti-American Messiah.
For all of the little imput his natural father would have had on a young Barac, including the family lore on British colonialism, his black American surrogate father, one Frank Marshall Davis would most certainly have had a more powerful impact on the intellectual breeding of BHO.
Frank Marshall Davis, a black, anti American, anti-capitalist, pro-communist-socialist, anti-white racist, tutored Barac all durring the 70s. Frank was a card carring member of the CPUSA, card number 47,544, and Frank had an unending hate for Sir Winston Churchill, apparently so to does Barac and undoubtedly Barac gleaned or learned his hate for Winston under one of Franks many tutorials. Whatever Baracs natural fathers negative imput on Winston may have been it most certainly was at least, greatly elevated by Frank.
Barac was raised to hate all things American and to love all things anti-American. Unfortunately for America, Americas allies and humanity itself, Barac was reared to champion the cause of misery from both the secular and the religious orientations. He is a liberal, preferring socialism over capitalism, and an Islamic, preferring hate and rage over love and forgiveness. Both socialism and Islam ultimate in tyranny, poverty and misery. Rueful will America become should Barac be re-elected this November.
When Barac, though half white by his genes, but all black by his culture, took office in January 2009, a double phenomenon materialized. Blacks began a movement called flash mobs, whereby young blacks would gather 20, 30, or 40 or more strong and invade convienent stores or department stores and steal what they want, intimidate the clerks, usually whites, and destroy other articles with impugnity. Further, wealthy whites began surrenderring their American citizenship, paying a hefty one time exit tax, and then immigrating to another country.
Since Barac took over the blacks have increased their rude, dangerous and illegal activities, check out the new knockout game played by blacks, whereby a black walks up to a white or oriental and without cause or warning punches his victim as hard as he can in the attempt to "knockout" the unsuspecting white or oriental victim with one punch, online.
About 4,000 wealthy Americans, whites, have allready rejected their American citizenship in Baracs first 3 years as POTUS, with what is heading for another 2,000 or so this year. These numbers can also be gleaned online.
You will not glean from the LMSM any of these realities, as the LMSM is the arm and fist of liberalism and must therefore protect, defend and support liberal ideology via a deriliction of duty and responsibilty to report the news, all the news and nothing but all the news.
I`m thankful that Dinesh D`Souza is trying to educate the American electorate before it is too late. Though he and I differ somewhat in our understanding of all things Barac, we are in unison on the ultimate goal of one Barac Hussain Obama, the absolute destruction of America the exceptional.
Liberals are the immature and therefore cannot be awakened. However the independants have a decent chance of awakening before this coming November. I certainly hope enough of them can be reached in time. Should Obama be re-elected, wealthy white flight will both continue and continue at an increasing rate, and racist black, uncivil, animalistic behavour will also both continue and continue at an increasing rate.
Lastly the O team, Obama, Holder the AG and Napolitano the SHS, have not only failed to execute their responsiblities, they have favored every anti-American position in the book. If Obama is re-elected, the O team will so destroy America she may not recover.
The republican party is the party of the matured, the non-liberals, and represents the desire to be ruled by the law of our constitution. Our founding fathers gave we, their posterity, a Republic. The democrat party is the party of the liberals, the immature, and represents a desire to be ruled by the demands of the majority vote of a fully enfranchised democracy which, BTW, does not vet for immaturity and therefore insane voters.
If you love America vote republican, if you hate America vote democrat. Thank you.
19 Aug 2012 chimoio
not for nothing is he known as "piers moron" in certain circles.
21 Aug 2012 Debi
We just saw Mr. D'Souza's movie, "2016: Obama's America" & highly recommend you see it ASAP. Every adult in the USA should be forced to see this so they can vote intelligently in November & save our country from the utter ruin that will result if Obama is re-elected.
Thank you, Mr. D'Souza for having the courage to make this movie! It was outstanding in every way & our family has even more respect for you than we did before.
May God help us & save our beloved America before it's too late.