Monday, January 27, 2014


Gerald Molen is afraid:
Gerald Molen, the producer of Dinesh D'Souza's documentary film "2016: Obama's America," says he never feared his government before he learned that D'Souza is under federal investigation for election fraud....

Some, including Molen, believe the indictment is political payback for D'Souza's film, which was critical of President Barack Obama....

Asked by [radio host Steve] Malzberg if he ever felt threatened or had any feelings they should not have been making the film, Molen answered, "No. This is America. I've never had that feeling," adding, "I've never had the occasion to think that I had to fear my government. I never had the thought that I had reason to think I had to look over my shoulder until now." ...
Yeah, Molen's never felt afraid -- oh, except that one time, two years ago (when was it again? oh yeah, just before the 2012 election), when 2016 was about to be released and Molen, knowing that the best way to get the rubes riled up and ready to (a) vote Republican and (b) buy tickets to a right-wing documentary was to claim awareness of the sound of jackboots in the distance, wrote this for Breitbart:
If you would listen carefully you would recognize the woeful sounds of America gasping for its very breath of life and its inner soul....

An event took place in 2008 that changed the world we live in. It changed the face of America, it changed the direction of our moral values, it changed how we view the future and how we see ourselves as human beings and it changed the make up of our basic freedoms that we so irreverently tossed aside for entitlement freebies and empty promises by the engineers at the helm.

Thus, I have some questions; As we sit at the precipice of financial collapse from debt and entitlements, how much time do we have? Can we reverse course? What can we as individuals do? Who best to bring us back from the brink? Or are we too late? ...

The event I speak of, of course, was the presidential election of 2008. We put a man in office, a man not really qualified to be a dog catcher, much less the most powerful man in the world....

Once again, our ears failed us. Our eyes failed us. We failed to hear that horrific sucking sound of our falling into the vortex of calm voices pushing us ever so gently but with assured and deft platitudes, into the hell of our own making....
(To give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he would say now that he really didn't feel afraid then. Maybe he'd say he heard the "horrific sucking sound of our falling into the vortex" and thought, "Meh.")

2016 was released in August 2012, two and a half months before the presidential election. In the trailer for the follow-up to 2016, titled America, D'Souza begins by telling us that the movie will be released on the Fourth of July; he clearly wants you to believe that this is because he, his producer, and their film are so gosh-darn patriotic, and not because the purpose of the film is to turn out angry wingnuts in the 2014 midterms, by telling them that votes for the likes of Mary Landrieu, Kay Hagan, and Mark Pryor are votes for ... er, Noam Chomsky?


"America" Trailer from Dinesh D'Souza on Vimeo.

In America, D'Souza -- who wrote and produced the film -- makes the claim that 1960s radical leftism is more or less indistinguishable from current mainstream liberalism, a doctrine that he says preaches the United States is the product of "stealing and plunder" from Native Americans, Mexicans and African-American slaves.

"I want to take this progressive, leftist critique head on," D'Souza says in the trailer. The movie will include re-creations of some of the major events in American history.
And so D'Souza interviews ... Chomsky. Let's see: who is the most prominent Democrat in American politics right now? Barack Obama -- the subject of D'Souza's last film. What does Chomsky think of Obama? Let's pull a few headlines from Google:
* Noam Chomsky: Obama is 'dedicated to increasing terrorism'
* Noam Chomsky: Obama's Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination
* Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A 'Neoliberal Assault' To Further Corporate 'Domination'
* Chomsky: Palin was right about Obama's 'hopey-changey' gimmick
Yup, they're two peas in a pod!

Oh, and is D'Souza actually going to challenge the notion that white Americans took Indians' land and took the labor of the slaves without compensation? Are these controversial assertions, as far as he's concerned? Well, I'm not sure what he'll say about Native Americans -- but I'm sure he'll shrug off slavery by saying that all those slaveowners were filthy Democrats.

A final thought: D'Souza's indictment? Good career move. He and his producer got a huge gift -- after all, you know how hard it can be to get audiences to turn out for a sequel that just promises to be more of the same.


Ten Bears said...

The white dogs no more stole our lands than the Jews stole Palestine. 25 million of my ancestors put to the sword is just a figment of imagination.

D'Souza - what is that, some kind of paper kazoo?

We do not forgive. We do not forget.

No fear.

Victor said...

Modern Conservatives serve as inspirations for drama queens throughout the entire nation!

Philo Vaihinger said...

Not this white American.