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A Powerful Movie (Thomas Sowell on "2016")
Creators Syndicate ^ | August 21, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 08/21/2012 12:08:47 PM PDT by jazusamo

Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie "2016," based on Dinesh D'Souza's best-selling book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.

Every seat in the theater was filled, even though there had been an earlier showing that day, and more showings were scheduled for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it.

The audience was riveted. You could barely hear a sound from them, or detect a movement, and certainly not smell popcorn. Yet the movie had no bombast, no violence, no sex and no spectacular visual effects.

The documentary itself was fascinating, as Dinesh D'Souza presented the story of Barack Obama's life and view of the world, in a very conversational sort of way, illustrating it with visits to people and places around the world that played a role in the way Obama's ideas and beliefs evolved.

It was refreshing to see how addressing adults as adults could be effective, in an age when so many parts of the media address the public as if they were children who need a constant whirlwind of sounds and movements to keep them interested.

Dinesh D'Souza's own perspective, as someone born in India who came to America and became an American, provided a special insight into the way people from the Third World often perceive or misperceive the United States and the Western world.

That Third World perspective is Obama's perspective, D'Souza demonstrates in this documentary, as in his book — and it is a perspective that is very foreign to that of most Americans,..

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1 posted on 08/21/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The unfortunate thing is, the people that NEED to see this movie will be the people that DON’T see this movie.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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3 posted on 08/21/2012 12:13:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: crosshairs

Are you saying this won’t be shown in every public school classroom? AlGore’s ... oh never mind.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 12:15:27 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: crosshairs

For the most part I believe you’re right.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 12:15:40 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
http://2016themovie.com/trailer/
6 posted on 08/21/2012 12:21:35 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40

Thanks for your post and link!


7 posted on 08/21/2012 12:25:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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8 posted on 08/21/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: crosshairs
The unfortunate thing is, the people that NEED to see this movie will be the people that DON’T see this movie.

So true. I don't think this will lead to any conversions. I am grateful it was made and will support their effort to tell this story.

9 posted on 08/21/2012 12:29:40 PM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: jazusamo

It is supposed to start showing here on the 24th. My Mom and I are planning to go and hopefully bring the rest of the family. It should be worth the 50 mile drive.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 12:42:15 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: jazusamo
I am becoming very much a recluse, but for this movie, upon Dr. Sowell’s recommendation, I will venture out to a theater when opportunity presents.
11 posted on 08/21/2012 12:50:42 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: jazusamo
Whoever actually wrote Obama's book -- like whoever did the publicity for it -- is getting him into a whole lot of trouble.

The concept of the book was to turn his life into a narrative about race, so the "mother from Kansas, father from Kenya" and the "search for my father" stuff was played up and made into something more than it actually was in Obama's life.

Now Dinesh, who's got a real fixation on the British Empire picks up on that and makes Obama into an anti-colonialist, even arguing that he doesn't care about his brother because his brother doesn't share their father's anti-colonial views.

If there's one place where the "narcissism" diagnosis fits it's here: Obama doesn't care about his brother for psychological reasons, not political ones. It's not the way that family was -- if it even was a family.

The problem with Dinesh's thesis is that you can't prove it or disprove it. A lot of Black and White radicals were drawn to anti-colonial movements in the 1960s. It's natural that a half-Black half-White son of an African anti-colonialist would be interested in those movements. But how do you prove that this engagement was something deeper than a passing interest?

The other problem is that our assessments of empire and imperialism are bound to be more complicated than simply "for" and "against." Make the long-dead British Empire the centerpoint of contemporary American politics and people whose support you want won't follow you very far.

12 posted on 08/21/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by x
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To: jazusamo

Obama himself proved that his anti-colonialism is bull$hit. He is a black man who has had a free ride since his freshman year of high school. A LIFE LONG FREE RIDE.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jazusamo

“............however inconsistent it is with the rhetoric that gained him the highest office in the land.”

I’d say that’s Dr. Sowell calling Obama a liar again. He’s right.

Thanks for the ping jaz. If the movie ever comes our way we’ll be going to see it. Prefer it would be available on DVD for home use though. We despise those little theaters of today.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 1:13:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
The Third World, or anti-colonial, view is that the rich nations have gotten rich by taking wealth from the poor nations. It is part of a much larger vision, in which the rich in general have gotten rich by taking from the poor, whether in their own country or elsewhere.

Whatever its factual weaknesses, it is an emotionally powerful vision, to which many people have dedicated their lives, and for which some have even risked their lives.

Isn’t it odd that where Leftist revolution against the colonizers has occurred the people of the subject country do not prosper other than the leaders of the revolution that is.

It generally is not until the Leftist are finally removed from power and free elections and capitalism is instituted that the people begin to prosper.

How is it that Leftist like Obama can not see the clear evidence of the tide of history is with capitalism. Capitalism brings the most prosperity to the most people.

15 posted on 08/21/2012 1:14:39 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: x
It's not the way that family was -- if it even was a family.

I believe the latter part is probably the case. From what little I've read his grandfather Dunham was a good friend of Frank Davis, a communist that mentored Barack. I just felt there were few family ties between Barack and his fathers side of the family but don't know it for a fact.

16 posted on 08/21/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Agreed, you nailed it in saying Barack has had a life long free ride.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 1:20:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: rockinqsranch

I believe you’re dead on the mark about the liar thing. :-)


18 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Pontiac
You're right. It must be that Obama and Leftists like him know full well about capitalism but could care less about prosperity for the majority of people. They only care about themselves, their own prosperity due to their egos and narcissistic ways.
19 posted on 08/21/2012 1:33:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: All

Obama hates America for giving him a life long free ride, and for allowing him to become a multi-millionaire. I can sure see why he hates us!


20 posted on 08/21/2012 1:36:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pontiac
How is it that Leftist like Obama can not see the clear evidence of the tide of history is with capitalism. Capitalism brings the most prosperity to the most people.

I think because in the church of their warped, Marxist minds, gospel is that everyone should be equal, not prosperous. Making all people poor is infinitely easier to achieve than granting affluence to the masses, which is not possible under any economic system.

Now, certain elites are exempt from this everyman status and are entitled to skim off the peasants. It's only fair, being superior and more enlightened to them and all.

21 posted on 08/21/2012 1:41:21 PM PDT by Dysart (Obama Faults Profit. Reject That.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping. I just checked our Great Escape Movie theater schedule. It will be shown om August 24, I plan to go for the Matinee the following day


22 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:24 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: rockinqsranch

I ordered the DVD from Amazon.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 1:58:33 PM PDT by Newfy
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To: jazusamo

You are welcome. I want to see this movie but it is not yet showing in San Diego.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 1:59:38 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Dysart

I was talking to a sheeperal about the unsustainability of the spending and debt levels, and the resulting economic collapse that would ensue,

and the only comment she had was that it would be OK because then “we’d all be in the same boat”.

That really puzzled me for a bit, then I said “OH! yeah, I forgot! Liberals believe it’s better for all to be equally impoverished than for some to have more than others!”

Of course, the denial followed.

I’ve gotten denials when I pointed out the “liberal” mindset to this person before, usually followed by a “but” that confirms the exact thing I just said.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: jazusamo

Opens of Friday in the Denver Metro area. I’m going!


26 posted on 08/21/2012 2:06:06 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Newfy

Thanks for the information. I’ll look it up, and order it myself. Hate those crackerbox theaters they have nowadays.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 2:07:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: crosshairs

Not finding it yet in my area ... very frustrating.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 2:07:39 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: MrB

I long ago observed the the envious view from the bottom among SOME left-leaning subjects...if they cannot raise themselves up it’s better to even the score by dragging others down with them. Sad but true. I don’t think it practice it’s all that rewarding after the fact. I think it entails more competition for entitlement resources, right? Seems to me...


29 posted on 08/21/2012 2:16:03 PM PDT by Dysart (Obama Faults Profit. Reject That.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the post. I just added this to my Netflix queue. It goes into the “saved” section waiting for release on DVD.

FWIW, this movie has 4.1 or 4.2 stars out of five on Netflix.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: upchuck

Thanks...I was going to mention it to the wife, we’ve only had Netflix for a short time and she takes care of it, we’ll do the same.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 3:02:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Pontiac
The Third World, or anti-colonial, view is that the rich nations have gotten rich by taking wealth from the poor nations. It is part of a much larger vision, in which the rich in general have gotten rich by taking from the poor, whether in their own country or elsewhere.

Third World view = anti-colonial view = progressive view = leftist world view = economy is a 'zero sum' game. The major fallacy being that there is only so much 'pie'. If I take a bigger slice than your slice, must of needs, be smaller. This is the fundamental mistake that underlies socialist, progressive, leftist economic thinking. Under capitalism the economic 'pie' grows larger as the enterprise operates, increasing his wealth as well as that of the employees who formerly had nothing. Why should the 'capitalist get the larger slice? Because the enterprise did not exist before the capitalist provided the seed money to purchase the land, acquire the capital equipment, and provide a place to work. It is also rare for the 'capitalist' to be an individual, more typical the 'capitalist' is an aggregation of many individuals all of whom buy shares in the enterprise thus sharing the risk of failure and the expectation of reward. Realistically, thousands of investors each earn a sliver of the 'pie' rather than an individual (Robber Barron) grabbing the largest slice.

Regards,
GtG

32 posted on 08/21/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: jazusamo

I’m disappointed by Sowell in this article.

He’s not hard-hitting as he usually is.

And he misspoke here (”Most Americans?” even the polls aren’t saying so):

—”This D’Souza attributes to Barack Obama’s great talents in rhetoric, and his ability to project an image that resonates with most Americans”


33 posted on 08/21/2012 4:16:52 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: jazusamo; All

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If American only knew...

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

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Just a few of the pages:

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http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

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34 posted on 08/21/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Thanks...bookmarked


35 posted on 08/21/2012 4:44:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: MrB

“....it would be OK because then “we’d all be in the same boat”.

It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?

They just don’t see it.

They don’t see that if they got their wish, they themselves would be in the rice fields right along with those rich people they hate. They somehow think that they would be exempted from that imposition of social and probably economic order in which those evil rich would be stuck working the rice fields. And in their vision, it would be BETTER THAN IT IS NOW for them to see those former rich people in the rice fields, EVEN IF IT MEANT that they themselves would be in those same rice fields. But see, they NEVER go that one neuron farther, they never think it through to ponder why it would be that THEY would be exempt from the slavery, the torment they would wish on others.

Why is that? It’s a peculiar form of willful blindness, or, perhaps, this is what the prototypical statists saw when they advocate and work for the dumbing down of the citizenry; that they are just waiting for that day when the median voter can no longer assemble sufficient neurons to look that one thought node farther, to a point where they might see themselves inside their own vision of the social order being sold to them. Intensely evil, insidious.

Very important to understand this.

If we were “all in the same boat”...who could possibly employ you, other than the government? And why would they give the slightest crap about you?


36 posted on 08/21/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Whenever I see/hear the “tax the rich” BS I ask.

Ever got a job from a poor person?


37 posted on 08/21/2012 5:39:36 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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Obama’s ‘you didn't build that’ speech told me his 3rd world Marxism was MUCH deeper than a passing interest... Listen to Obama when he gives that speech - listen to the whole thing - and how he plays off the audience. He's deep into Marxism....
38 posted on 08/21/2012 6:33:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: jazusamo

You might find this interesting... and thanks for the ping.

From the link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2907913/posts?page=28#28

FP: You interview someone who knew Obama at Occidental and says that Obama was an actual communist at Occidental.

Kengor: That’s right. The person is Dr. John Drew, who I’ve interviewed at length and remain in regular contact with today. He’s totally credible, no axe to grind, no story to sell. Drew contacted me because he knew I was researching Davis. Drew sees himself as the “missing link” between Obama’s time with Frank Marshall Davis and with later radicals like Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Drew himself was a Marxist at the time, and Obama was introduced to him as a fellow Marxist—as “one of us.” Drew told me about Obama’s belief in what Drew described as the “Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution.” Drew, who was a more realistic, chastened Marxist, WAS STUNNED AT OBAMA’S UNWAVERING BELIEF IN THE IMMINENCE OF A MARXIST REVOLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 6:36:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: jazusamo
This is the first I have heard of this film and hope to see it.

Another must-see: Dennis Michael Lynch's "They Come to America" where he points out that the biggest danger to us come from illegal aliens.

40 posted on 08/21/2012 6:39:12 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: GOPJ
That is most interesting.

Drew is yet another first hand witness to Obama’s Marxist background that Obama has tried to cover up. It's also interesting that no one can come forward, or at least hasn't so far to distance Obama from these beliefs.

Unlike Dr. Sowell who's admitted his Marxist beliefs when younger and then denounced Marxism Obama has remained silent which in my view means he was a Marxist and still is.

41 posted on 08/21/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jane Austen

Thanks, there’s no doubt illegals are a huge threat and I’ll note that film.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Sowell’s a good man. His early experience with Marxism has given him insights into dealing with that monster - and that’s a help to all of us. God bless him.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: ArmyTeach; All

Does anyone have a schedule for this movie? Specifically is it coming to RI, MA or CT? Is it available online?


44 posted on 08/21/2012 7:45:27 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: bt_dooftlook

If you google “2016 the movie” it might give you a local schedule.

Also, a schedule/locator is on the official site here:
http://2016themovie.com/theaters/


45 posted on 08/21/2012 9:30:12 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I think they really would be OK with working the rice field as long as “that rich guy” had to do it too.


46 posted on 08/22/2012 5:15:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Thanks!


47 posted on 08/23/2012 3:45:16 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
They don’t see that if they got their wish, they themselves would be in the rice fields right along with those rich people they hate.

I don't agree. I think the useful idiots would be dead of starvation or shot for counterrevolutionary activities the moment they showed their worthlessness.

48 posted on 08/23/2012 8:06:52 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: jazusamo
Dinesh D'Sousa has been dead to me since he turned surrender monkey in the war between Western Civilization and barbarism:
...D'Souza calls for the American right to build a traditional values coalition with what he calls "traditional Muslims,"...

...[D'Souza] asserts that in order to cement the necessary alliance with these "traditional" Muslims, "the right must take three critical steps. First, stop attacking Islam....

Conservatives also must also "stop holding silly seminars on whether Islam is compatible with democracy. In reality, a majority of the world's Muslims today live under democratic governments -- in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Turkey, not to mention Muslims living in Western countries. There is nothing in the Koran or the Islamic tradition that forbids democracy.' And 'if they want Sharia, let them have it." Of course, even if most Muslims today do live under democracies, to assume that this means Islam is compatible with democracy is like saying that most Russians loved Stalin's reign of terror, since they lived under his regime for so long.

But that is just a small example from one of the most poorly reasoned books I have ever read....


49 posted on 08/24/2012 7:07:56 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: Pontiac

“How is it that Leftist like Obama can not see the clear evidence of the tide of history is with capitalism. Capitalism brings the most prosperity to the most people.”

Simply because all The Massiah cares about is what HE can get. He doesn’t give a rat’s rectum about the rest of Holder’s People after they leave the voting booth. He doesn’t give a rat’s rectum about ANYTHING other than himself. Just look at all his adoring acolytes who pay $35K for a dinner with him - he makes an appearance of less than 10 minutes, then goes off to eat a quiet dinner alone with Valerie Jarret. Talk about a ship of fools.


50 posted on 08/24/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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