Essay: Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America”

June 13, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Dinesh D’Souza is an immigrant from India who graduated from Dartmouth and then became a writer for various think tanks. He is a proponent of the traditional American Dream and critic of Third World countries that have turned to socialism or collectivism in the wake of British colonialism. He does not blame Western white nations for the plight of India, Kenya, etc.

In 2010, D’Souza wrote the book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”, which was condensed into a Forbe’s article. Striking sensitive nerves, the article drew condemnation from the Obama administration and the liberal media. In 2012, “2016: Obama’s America” was released into theaters by Lionsgate.

Shortly after the film began to make waves, the Obama administration prosecuted D’Souza for a campaign finance law violation rarely enforced and he pleaded guilty in 2014 to a felony. On May 31st, 2018, President Trump issued a full pardon.

Dinesh D’Souza is now an important historical figure rising above the riffraff of other wannabe bloggers funded by the far-left and right. So, I decided to watch the film.

Hitting the theaters in 2012 before Obama was re-elected, the film states what was then taboo to speak out loud. I recall vividly how anyone criticizing Obama back then would have been mocked as a conspiracy theorist or called racist.

In the film, D’Souza visits President Obama’s brothers and other extended family in Kenya discussing his father’s Muslim upbringing, polygamy, and alcoholism. When the Obama administration learned of this, Kenyan security shut down D’Souza’s film crew with threats.

Obama’s far-left radical mentors from Hawaii, Chicago, and Harvard are detailed in the film. Domestic bombing terrorist Bill Ayers was an Obama mentor, as was card-carrying communist Frank Marshall. Obama’s surrogate father and preacher Jeremiah Wright, who infamously preached to his flock “God damn America”, also shared with Obama’s other mentors the belief that America was an evil colonial power.

D’Souza’s thesis for the book and film is that President Obama, the son of a father whom he never knew, essentially had daddy issues. This is something that I have said for a long time.

After President Obama’s drunk father died in a car accident in Kenya when Obama was 21 and living in Hawaii, he visited Africa. His father had been living with at least five wives. He knew his father failed in life, but that by trying to carry on with his anti-colonial ideology, Obama might somehow make his father proud, or give a meaning to his own life. D’Souza argues that this fundamental emotional fugue was driving President Obama’s strange foreign policy decisions.

I commented recently that the rise of ISIS under Obama was not simply the result of incompetence. I argue that it was an intentional plan to destabilize the region and send millions of Muslim refugees into Europe, upsetting the traditional Western power base. This film supports that thesis.

At the end of the film, D’Souza details how the entire North African and Middle East regions were all successfully converted to radical Islam. Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia became radical. Obama directly enabled the Iranians to build a nuclear weapon program, while isolating Israel.

ISIS was heavily funded by oil, which is a complex operation requiring trucks and refineries. However, Obama prevented our military from bombing these easily targeted oil facilities. In contrast, President Trump’s military has quickly destroyed ISIS.

The collateral damage of ISIS in the form of attacks in Europe and America were acceptable to Obama, I argue. It was just colonial white people being killed anyway. Susan Rice and Obama would often reiterate the pretentious phrase, “(ISIS) is not an existential threat.”, because they knew they were creating ISIS. The owner of a pit bull never thinks the dog will bite them.

When the radical Islam terrorists bombed Boston, massacred more than 50 in Orlando, 14 people in San Bernardino, or ran a truck over people on the West Side Highway bike path, killing eight souls, these were all acceptable in the grand ideological plan of Obama and his staff.

D’Souza makes the case that Obama was orchestrating a liberal overhaul of the Western world. I make the case that savage murders and beheadings by ISIS were mere collateral damage deemed acceptable by Obama if it achieved his goal of a strong Muslim Africa and Middle East.

Ben Rhodes was Obama’s senior stooge and National Security Advisor. He is on a book tour now of his own memoirs. Rhodes tells of a moment when Obama asked, “What if we were wrong?” in trying to create a new Muslim state to rival the West, strip the wealth from the United States, and defy the American Dream as seen by the Founding Fathers. D’Souza answers Obama with a resounding “Yes. You were wrong.”

 

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One Response to Essay: Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America”

  1. J says:

    Obama used to claim ISIS could not be defeated because they were so hard to find. Here is an article of a military parade ISIS held in Downtown Mosul, Iraq’s biggest city, in broad daylight, in 2015. Check out the photos. Lines of military vehicles right in the center of the city. Absolutely no fear of American bombers: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/06/isis_holds_military_parade_in.php

    Obama’s CIA director later claimed that they didn’t bomb ISIS’s oil wells because they didn’t want to cause global warming: https://thehill.com/opinion/dick-morris/261724-dick-morris-why-obama-spared-isis-oil

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