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Will Dinesh DíSouza Save the World from Obama?
Pajamas Media ^ | 09/20/2012 | Roger Simon

Posted on 09/20/2012 8:49:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Has the world turned into a giant promo for Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016: Obama’s America?

I would assume so since the events of the last week or so appear almost constructed to prove the key point of his movie — that Barack Obama’s foreign policy, indeed his basic value system, is motivated by a rehash of 1960s-1970s era anti-colonialism with the USA as perpetual bogeyman.

That anti-colonialism is the true dream of Obama’s father and also the ideology he had drilled into him from all sides nearly until adulthood.

In D’Souza’s conception, that’s the core of Obama’s being. And it’s beginning to look as if the author and now filmmaker is right.

How else to explain the extraordinary seeming naïveté with which our evidently agnostic president has treated the Islamic world from the outset, acting as if completely oblivious, or more likely willfully oblivious, to the headlong plunge back into the Dark Ages being taken by countries as disparate as Egypt and Turkey. Iran had already taken the plunge back in 1979, but our president wanted to negotiate with them, still does apparently.

And he surrounds himself with shills for this reactionary worldview, pushing forward, or allowing Valerie Jarrett to push forward, the hapless Susan Rice to flog the nonsensical propaganda that the recent disturbances were all about an abysmal video nobody saw, thus discrediting the UN ambassador as either a moron or a liar.

If not for the mainstream media, Obama himself would be a laughing stock at this point. Even the great myth of multiculturalism would not be able save him.

And isn’t it interesting that since 9/11 so few “liberals” or “progressives” in that media (and elsewhere for that matter) evince a serious interest in Islam? It’s hard to find one who knows much substantive about it. Few even know what taqiyya or dhimmi law are. I have had many blank stares from otherwise intelligent people when asking even rudimentary questions.

I think the reason for this is a convenient and largely deliberate ignorance. Liberals know if they scratch the surface of Islam all the misogyny and homophobia will come pouring out, not to mention the tenets of Sharia with its attendant superiority of religious law to state law and the consequent abolition of the separation of church and state — all values and goals supposedly anathema to the liberal mind. Trying to reconcile those things with the policies of their hero-president would make their heads explode, so better not to know about them.

Or pretend that Third World poverty (caused by some version of American imperialism, of course) trumps medieval religious fascism, a proposition that is becoming increasingly laughable, if it ever made the slightest sense.

So D’Souza, it turns out, has made an important film, its message made all the more necessary by recent events. The horrifying terror attack in Benghazi could be his trailer.

What was once an election driven entirely by the economy (or the ignoring of it) suddenly has been upended by a situation that has been lurking for years not far beneath the surface — the War on Terror, the War on Islamism, call it what you will (I certainly prefer the latter), has never been resolved.

It has just been wished away with the inanity that all is well since Bin Laden was killed. Meanwhile, the demonstrators scaling the embassy walls in Cairo were screaming “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama.”

But sooner or later this war will be resolved. And, for the sake of ourselves, our children and grandchildren, it better be in our favor.

D’Souza’s movie might help just a little bit, but will it be seen by enough of the electorate to make an impact, to move the dial? So far it’s been doing rather well and is the second highest grossing political documentary of all time behind Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.

To put that in perspective, however, as of last weekend, 2016 had a cumulative box office gross just over 30 million dollars. That may seem like a lot but the cumulative gross of The Bourne Legacy — an apparently wretched remake of a remake — was 107 million, The Dark Knight Rises 441 million.

So comparatively speaking, not that many folks have seen 2016, not enough anyway. It’s up to all of us to rectify that. If you haven’t seen it, go and go soon. But most importantly, bring a liberal or independent friend. If you don’t know one, find one. I can promise you — they’re out there.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; dineshdsouza; dsouza; obama

1 posted on 09/20/2012 8:49:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I understand him wanting to make money off this film, but some wealthy donor should rent a cable channel and make this available for the next month, free.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 8:58:09 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

With today’s polling having the “One” slightly ahead and the issues in mooslim lands I would say the great anti-colonial project is going to roll thru to victory. If you want a historical comparison I would say we compare to Rhodesia 1979 where Ian Smith bent to pressure and started compromising. Now its true his comprimises were far preferable to Mugabe, but that did not matter, come election time Mugabe won simply because he represented the truer sense of morality versus Ian Smith’s half steps.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 8:59:44 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dinesh D’Souza’s honest and wonderful film is, I am afraid being overshadowed by the mendacious lies emanating from the White House and the various Asian protesters in that area screaming about an old trailer from an old video.....egged on by the MSM in all countries. There is no truth but there is extreme propaganda willingly damning America by Americans.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how much it would cost to put a cd in every mailbox in the country. I heard there was a mass mailing in Ohio. Could be money very well spent and I’ll bet you might find some big donars willing to contribute to such an effort.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 9:11:38 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: bigbob

Paging Donald Trump...can you put this together?


6 posted on 09/20/2012 9:12:04 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: SeekAndFind

If not for the mainstream media, Obama himself would be a laughing stock at this point.

> There it is ladies in gentlemen in a nutshell. Thank God for the internet and especially FR.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT by sasportas
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To: yoe
I agree with you the film is being buried by propaganda. Another thing to consider is those who have actually watched the movie. The film was preaching to the choir. Few if any minds were changed. but those who saw the show reinforced their already held beliefs and values.
8 posted on 09/20/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: SeekAndFind
Damn good film. We saw it the first week it came to our area which, coincidentally, coincided with the first day of school. The theater would have been abandoned except for the people coming to see this film.

Subsequent world events have made it absolutely prophetic.

9 posted on 09/20/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sanjuanbob

Got the following email from a friend this morning:

Subject: FW: Fwd: 2016 -The Movie will be on Fox this coming Sunday

HEADS UP FOR THIS SUNDAY NIGHT 9:00 PM

TO ALL AMERICANS, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENTS, RIGHT OR LEFT.

SUNDAY NIGHT – VERY IMPORTANT.
This Coming Sunday —

Set Your DVR for the Fox News channel at 9:00 PM Eastern. Maybe this is why the White House has been discounting FOX.
Sounds like this could be history in the making someone may go down - either Obama or Fox News. It may be that Fox has been holding this information back due to the sensitivity of it and out of courtesy. But, Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are ready to spill the ugly beans of truth about the background of this individual who has had an extremely radical past. This Sunday, Fox News is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9P.M. Eastern.

The report will go back to Obama’s earlier days, showing even then his close ties to radical Marxist professors, friends, spiritual advisers, etc.
It will also reveal details about his ties to Rev. Wright for 20+ years, i.e., how he was participating with this man and not for the reasons he stated.

The report has uncovered more of Obama’s radical past and we will see things that no one in the media is willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember.
Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday night, 8 PM CT; 9 PM ET.
Democrat or Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to Totalitarian Socialism.
If you care about the direction of our country, pass this notice on to everyone you
know.

PLEASE PASS IT ON....

Anybody else gotten this info?


10 posted on 09/20/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT by jagusafr (Never apologize for speaking the truth)
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To: jagusafr

bfl


11 posted on 09/20/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: jagusafr

I’ve received that email several times over the past year.
I think Huckabee or some other show is on at the stated time.
Don’t know why it keeps on circulating.
SJB


12 posted on 09/20/2012 10:45:42 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: bigbob

1-the guy is a saint
2-you have a great idea
i can’t believe people wouldn’t be into that


13 posted on 09/20/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by genghis
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Chigirl 26; Bob Ireland; Friendly Tiger; ..
I just got off the phone with my carpeting guy. He owns his own company. We got to talking Florida politics. He told me that his rather-uninformed friend had seen the 2016 film over the weekend......and was blown away by it. Another family's vote for Romney!

He also told me that he (my carpet dude) usually brings up the election with all the customers he calls on daily. He stated unequivocably that without exception he has not found ONE that is going to vote for Obama....and he does work inside the home for all classes and social strata.

I told him that I do the same thing when I bump into people, I casually bring up the politics of the day.....and I have found the SAME thing, a hostility and deep, burning resentment against Obama and a detemined mind-set to vote him out.

My Florida county is not la-dee-da....it's populated with comfortably-fixed retirees along the Gulf shores, most of the other peeples are mainly working class.....small business people, clerical, the trades, farmers, ranchers, middle-class education/health industry-affiliated folks, hot-dog stand owners........

It's also historically an almost even split 50-50 D & R county in elections past....which is a significant fact in itself given the fact that I can find little to nada Obama support anywhere around....in other words, the usual split appears to have split!

This feedback going on for months now is why, even though I live in a minute corner of the Sunshine State, I predicted a blowout for the GOP here a long time ago.....and I've seen and heard nothing but reinforcement for my prediction ever since.

Leni

14 posted on 09/20/2012 11:11:53 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
"...This feedback going on for months now is why, even though I live in a minute corner of the Sunshine State, I predicted a blowout for the GOP here a long time ago.....and I've seen and heard nothing but reinforcement for my prediction ever since..."

Since I can't stand to hang around with liberals, I'm constantly preaching to the choir, and they're already fixed.

My kids are all idiot-libs, and I blame it on their mother ................................................ FRegards

15 posted on 09/20/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: MinuteGal
***I've seen and heard nothing but reinforcement for my prediction ever since***

? Minute-Nostradamus-Gal ? ;-D

16 posted on 09/21/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: MinuteGal; SeekAndFind
***How else to explain the extraordinary seeming naïveté with which our evidently agnostic president has treated the Islamic world from the outset***

If I were in counterintelligence, I would definitely be investigating this guy as an agent of either Iran or the Muslim Brotherhood. If I triangulate all the pertinent facts all the pointers aim directly at Iran.

I conclude that this agent was sent here to destroy the United States... AND, if so, there are sure a lot of Americans who want to help him. |:-/

17 posted on 09/21/2012 7:48:27 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Bob Ireland
"There is nothing like a damus".....(ouch)

Leni

18 posted on 09/21/2012 7:56:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: gonzo
My kids are all idiot-libs, and I blame it on their mother...

Actually, a pretty funny line. Cut 'em out of the will! That'll teach 'em!

See ya soon...

19 posted on 09/22/2012 6:16:41 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bob Ireland

Can’t be out of the realm of possibility, that’s for sure. bttt


20 posted on 09/24/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A right can't come at the expense of another" ~ Walter Williams)
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