"Pretext for Prosecution: Disagree with the Left, Go to Jail."
Report by Betty Sakai
Bestselling author of Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, creator and driving force behind the most popular documentary of 2016, ‘Hillary’s America’, Dinesh D’Souza has made himself a target of the Progressive movement that has used the power of the state to silence him. He is a renowned political commentator and Christian apologist.
Born in Mumbai India, Dinesh arrived in New York at age 17 to attend Dartmouth College. When he first saw the Statue of Liberty, a strange feeling came over him. He felt he was moving from the margin of the world to the center. He realized that if he stayed in the United States he would be the architect of this own destiny. To Dinesh D’Souza, the core of American exceptionalism is the opportunity to better oneself in a place where destiny is not pre-determined but where one is free to be in the driver’s seat to pursue happiness. This is the basis for his patriotism. He added, there is no Chinese dream, no Asian dream, no Indian dream.
In 1983 he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and became a naturalized citizen in 1991. He has used his First Amendment right of free speech to advocate for his beliefs with best-selling books, movies, articles, and speeches, producing the film documentary, ‘Obama’s America’ in 2012. The film upset Obama and Dinesh was arrested in New York for donating $20K to a college friend running for political office. The judge found him guilty of contributing over the campaign financing limit. No American had ever been convicted and locked up for doing what he did. He was jailed in a confinement center on the Mexican border and ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling. An Asian Indian he knew gave $180K to Hillary Clinton and received no penalty.
Dinesh talked about his confinement experience. The center housed a full gambit of hoodlums. He initially kept much to himself realizing this was a place where most conservatives rarely go. Eventually, to better understand the others, he decided to read their case files. Most prisoners he said talk about elemental things, like food, money, sleep, and sex. He thought they would deny their guilt but found something entirely different. They admitted their guilt saying they are the small fry, and the stupid fry for getting caught. The big fry they confided are not pursued by the system because they run the system.
He realized that he had been thinking wrong about American politics for 25 years. As a product of a think tank, of Ronald Reagan, of the National Review, Dinesh had thought politics was about two sides who believe in different ideals: liberty versus social justice. He had thought Republicans wanted equality of rights and Democrats wanted social justice. During his incarceration he realized that human nature is motivated by hatred, lust, greed, and revenge, and politics is no exception. We think of politics as being what people say but actually politics is about what people want and what’s in it for them.
Exposing the larger truth, Dinesh talked about the secret war going on between those who make wealth and those who envy and lust and seek ways to confiscate other people’s wealth. Bill Gates envisioned and created computer software that contributed to the computers we use today before there was a demand, before we figured out that we could not live without them. Wealth creation is this way. Entrepreneurs precede and anticipate the demand. On the other side is a guy like Obama who has created nothing. The truth of what we are witnessing is a struggle for the control of the wealth of America – all of it -- 100% of it -- the entire $75T dollars of it. Progressives want to centralize everything like thieves, controlling everything: one big pile of dough.
To understand the Hillary enigma is to understand the enigma of her supporters, the Democrat Party. Democrats are expert at flipping the meaning of words to deny and erase the factual history of the Democrat Party. They will tell you that Democrats are the Party of the poor, that Democrats stand for equality, social justice, for economic opportunity, equal justice, civil rights, and for human dignity. They will tell you they always look out for marginalized groups like women, blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities. They promote their Party as the Party of the future calling themselves Progressives.
Dinesh D’Souza then turned to historical facts not in modern textbooks. He said the Democrat Party has been from the beginning “the party of subjugation, oppression, exploitation, and theft.” Democrats represent systematic injustice and inequality, historically brutalizing, segregating, exploiting, and murdering the most vulnerable members of society. Republicans have been the good guys, fighting to stop Democrats from plundering, murdering, and exploiting. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Republicans living both in the South and in the North fought to end the slavery that was created by the Democrats. Later, although Democrats resisted bitterly, it was Republicans who made possible the Civil Rights laws, the Voting Rights Act, and the Fair Housing Bill that secured equal rights for blacks and other minorities. Over fierce Democrat opposition, Republicans passed the 14th Amendment giving blacks the right to vote.
Dinesh continued. The Civil War was not about the North versus the South. The Civil War was between pro-slavery Democrats and anti-slavery Republicans. After the war, an embarrassed Democrat Party revived itself to blame the South. Democrats became the Party of segregation, the KKK, Jim Crow, white supremacy, and lynching. Without exception, every segregation law was created and passed by Democrat legislators, a Democrat government, and Democrat sheriffs. Republicans passed a whole bunch of laws to end segregation. Then, in the 20th century segregation was revived by Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson who showed in the Oval Office a film called ‘Birth of a Nation’ that made the KKK heroes. Dinesh added, “The KKK was for 30 years the domestic terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”
Many of historical facts have been purposed omitted from textbooks by Progressives. Some additional facts: In the 1930s Democrats became fascinated by the Nazis who referred to themselves as National Socialists. Young John F. Kennedy visited Germany and was impressed by Adolf Hitler, saying he was impressed by the superiority of the Nordic race. Those who don’t like Hitler he said are just jealous. Franklin D. Roosevelt was enamored by Mussolini. FDR sent members of his brain trust to Italy to study fascism to bring Progressive ideas back to America. Crimes of the Democrat Party have been camouflaged, blamed on the white man or on America.
The first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson, was as crooked as Hillary Clinton. Jackson mastered the art of stealing land from the Indians and then selling it at giveaway prices to white settlers in exchange for their loyalty. Jackson and his partners bought the land for little money often before the Indians had been removed and sold it for a profit. Dinesh referenced the ‘Trail of Tears’, 1838-1839. The roots of the Clinton Foundation he said can be found in the land-stealing policies of America’s first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson.
Simply to divide the country into takers versus makers misses a clever part of the Progressive agenda. Alleging morality gives the Democrat Party the right to rule, Progressives have used social justice to convince the makers to vote on the side of the takers. Although the Democrats have claimed they are the Party of the little guy, the Party of women, of emancipation, the Party of Latinos, and blacks, and civil rights -- and these claims have put Republicans on the defensive – these claims are actually lies. Democrats are in fact the deadly enemy of the ordinary man. From the 1820s to the 1850s Democrats threw American Indians off their land in violation of all kinds of treaties. Democrats relentlessly upheld slavery for over half a century. It is a fact that in 1860 not one Republican owned a slave.
Because they are not taught to know the difference, perhaps new immigrants feeling the need to vote “democratically” sign up as Democrats. They are told that Republicans are racists, bigots, Confederate sympathizers, fat cats who do not pay their fair share. Although many in control of corporations are Democrat, Republicans are described as the rich who swoop in after the money is created and steal it, depriving workers and the community of their fair share. Democrats have made Republicans out to be the bad guys that need to be controlled by those on top, in government. And the lies continue. Democrats describe Republicans as living in the tradition of their ancestors who stole land from the Indians, enslaved the blacks, and blocked immigration into this country.
Hillary expands on her platform of “stronger together” to promote big government run by Democrats as the instrument for control and redistribution. She plans to mirror her Presidency after Obama’s failed 8 years. She talks about wanting to force the top 1% to pay “their fair share”, but as a member of this class and from speeches she has given, this is doubtful. To pay for a single payer health care system modeled after Canada, Hillary Clinton plans to hike taxes on working millennials and the middle class, to do this regardless of the fact that scant employment has been created outside of government in the past eight years under Obama.
Dinesh D’Souza warns that we are on the brink of losing this country forever. After 8 years of Obama, if we experience 8 years of Hillary Clinton, the United States will be so transformed as to make America unrecognizable. Hillary Clinton he said has almost nothing appealing about her. She is ruthless, grasping with little empathy or concern for people. Having been in public life for decades, Hillary has not one notable policy or legislative accomplishment to her name. As Secretary of State, she “negotiated no treaties, secured no agreements, prevented no conflicts – in short … accomplished nothing.”
Of course, not accomplishing anything is one thing but deceit is another. Dinesh described Hillary as dishonest to the core since her earliest days, a “congenital liar” as columnist William Safire once put it. More than this, Hillary and her husband Bill are corrupt and are known to be corrupt. “Pay for play” defines Bill and Hillary Clinton as business partners.
The Clintons, he said, are not like Obama. Obama is a petty narcissist, an ideologue, a skilled resentment organizer skilled in tapping the deep chords of discontent to gather votes, telling people “It’s not your fault. All you have to do is to vote for me and I and my friends will take stuff from them and give you some of it.” Neither Obama nor Clinton have produced anything. Both are devoid of morality and have no allegiance to the United States of America.
The Clintons are not ideologues but scam artists. After leaving the White House “dead broke” in 2001, the Clinton Foundation gathered $300M by selling American foreign policy. They don’t deny they received abnormally large [$500K to $750K] speaking fees and accepted donations from kings and foreign states. They just deny that the deals and accommodations in American foreign policy made by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State had any connection to the money donated to the Clinton Foundation. We should all be angry, Dinesh concluded because “These crimes are against the public trust, against us.” This has never happened before. Hillary Clinton has made history as Secretary of State creating a new low in American politics.
In this Presidential election, Donald Trump is in a very bad situation as concerns the media. Getting truthful information out to voters is difficult because the national media is putting out disinformation every day…“huffing and puffing to drag this crooked hag across the finish line”. Hillary’s America is more gangsterized than we have ever seen before. The Left which Hillary Clinton represents has 3 secret weapons – the perfect trifecta -- the 3 biggest megaphones in our culture: academia, Hollywood, and the media. Even though we may know the media is dishonest, we don’t have a big enough megaphone to keep them from getting away with it.
Dinesh D’Souza then talked to the ‘Never-Trumpers’. He said that like the Abolitionists in 1860, Republicans cannot win divided. The Republican Party in 1860 ended slavery because they all decided to work together. To defeat Hillary, Republicans today must work together to elect and vote for Donald Trump. If not now, when? If not us, who?
The Q&A session that followed was extensive. On one question, he was asked how Conservatives can help influence swing state voters. Dinesh told over 500 attendees to find ways to reach out to them. Maybe send DVDs of ‘Hillary’s America’ to those who are undecided. Vice President of Programs, Erika Ammirati, and the large Forum audience thanked Dinesh D’Souza with very long standing applause. A book signing followed. It had been a very special event.
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