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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:54 am 
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Film Review: Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘Death of a Nation’
Dinesh D'Souza goes over the top — of hate, and of truth — in his latest documentary, a radical-right screed that equates liberalism with Nazism.
https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/d ... 202890451/

In “Death of a Nation,” the latest smirky documentary screed from the fake-historical-news factory of Dinesh D’Souza, there’s an astonishing section in which the filmmaker displays the legal statutes of Nazi Germany, all to demonstrate his thesis: that American liberalism was, and is, the Third Reich’s ideological sibling. (Yes, he’s really saying that. And no, you can’t make this s—t up.)

“Check out the official Nazi platform!” says D’Souza, whose recitation of the official Nazi platform is just about the only set of facts “Death of a Nation” gets right. Here are a few of the regulations he quotes: “Money lenders and profiteers punished by death…State control of media and the press…Seizure of land without compensation…State control of religious expression.” Then D’Souza, in his sing-song hey kids, let me tell you a story about history! way, makes the following statement: “This reads like something jointly written by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders!” And all you can think is: It does? In “Death of a Nation,” Dinesh D’Souza is no longer preaching to the choir; he’s preaching to the mentally unsound. That’s how detached from reality his “philosophy,” his armchair rage, and his passionate and consuming desire to be a radical-right shill have become.

It’s tempting to call “Death of a Nation” an outrage, but, of course, that’s just what D’Souza wants. Scandalous untruth isn’t simply his métier — it’s his PR machine. The more that mainstream journalists go into high dudgeon over his lies and his mud-slinging, the more that he can feed the bonfire of the culture war. It’s the formula that was put in place 30 years ago by right-wing talk radio, and that Fox News honed to a crude edge of firebrand theatrics: If your agenda is to stoke resentment and create cartoon enemies, then you don’t need to be accurate. Just reduce every conflict to the status of a mythological action movie (Freedom fighters vs. socialists! Kick-ass leaders vs. wimp diplomats! “Real” Americans vs. immigrants!), and you’ve turned politics into a perpetual celebrity death match. The facts don’t matter; only the showbiz addiction of the fight matters. That and the chance to let viewers get their rage-fueled rocks off.

That’s how brainwashing works in a nation that has begun to distort reality from the top down. And it’s the way that Dinesh D’Souza has always worked, going back to his campus days as a red-meat-dweeb conservative at Dartmouth. But in “Death of a Nation,” you can feel D’Souza standing on the shoulders of Donald Trump’s ascendance to shoot the works in a way that’s even more shameless than anything he has done before. He recaps bits of liberal-bashing dogma from his three previous documentaries, “2016: Obama’s America” (2012), “America: Imagine the World Without Her” (2014), and “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” (2016), but “Death of a Nation” breaks through to a whole new slime-o-sphere of over-the-top ideological libel.

The film’s demented thesis is that postwar American liberalism is nothing more than Nazism in drag. “American progressives cheered Hitler’s rise to power,” says D’Souza in his gee-whiz faux-professorial tones, as if he were stating a fact. The movie then goes on to make the following assertions: that Hitler was a left-wing zealot whose violent dictatorship expressed his immersion in “bohemianism,” as indicated by the fact that “Hitler and Lenin both frequented the same pub”; that Josef Mengele, the monster of Auschwitz, was a “progressive” because he performed abortions in South America after the war; that FDR and Hitler were a mutual admiration society, because they “recognized each other as fellow progressives”; that Hitler stole the idea of exterminating the Jews from the genocide of Native Americans, which D’Souza blames — entirely — on the Democratic Party; and that, leaping ahead several decades, the dog-whistle racism known as the Southern strategy, started by Republicans of the Nixon era to win the votes of Southern Democrats (a tactic that several of Nixon’s henchmen are on the record, via the White House tapes, as having acknowledged), never happened.

It may be irrelevant to ask whether D’Souza believes this garbage. Maybe he does and maybe he doesn’t, but either way, like his idol Trump, he’s a huckster playing truth games. He’s saying, in essence, “Look what I can get away with! In the post-reality society, I can say anything I want to make liberals squirm!” He’s also saying, of course, that his fans are the sort of vitriolic dittoheads who will follow him off any cliff. “Death of a Nation” is a conspiracy tome made in a tabloid frenzy, but that’s why it will probably be another of D’Souza’s megaplex success stories. These days, scandalous “news” like “FDR: Secret Nazi Sympathizer!” sells more easily than real history.

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Donald Trump Jr. to Co-Host ‘Death of a Nation’ Screening in D.C. With Dinesh D’Souza
https://variety.com/2018/film/news/dona ... 202891884/

Donald Trump Jr.
Excited to cohost the DC red carpet premiere of ⁦@DineshDSouza⁩ new movie Death of a Nation tomorrow. It's going to fire up Republicans for the midterms exploring how fascism so closely links to the platform of the progressive left today. WATCH IT
6:43 PM - Jul 31, 2018

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Under Trump, a red carpet for Dinesh D’Souza, who claims Hitler was a liberal in new documentary
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... 109c8ce2ae

You may recall D'Souza was pardoned by Trump earlier this year.

Got it? Donald Trump is Abraham Lincoln. Adolf Hitler was a progressive Democrat supported by FDR. Slavery is socialist. Richard Spencer has nothing to do with Trump but is really a liberal. I think D'Souza has jumped to the 2nd to last panel in this Doonesbury cartoon.

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Reminds me of my wife's stock broker/401K guy, who assured me once that Obamacare was no different than slavery.

I should have moved her stuff but didnt have the energy to do it at the time, since then it was moved elsewhere.

He said it very seriously. He meant it.

So it is the Variety reviewer calling it "demented" good, not that deplorables will care.

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Ahh, another one to screen at your Red Dawn Party.

But keep calling it "Liberal Hollywood."

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Of course, the title references another conservative propaganda movie...

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That it does. Though maybe they should retitle it "Triumph of the Silly."

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 Post subject: Re: Death of a Nation
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Got it? Donald Trump is Abraham Lincoln. Adolf Hitler was a progressive Democrat supported by FDR. Slavery is socialist. Richard Spencer has nothing to do with Trump but is really a liberal.


Whites are oppressed by blacks.

Mueller is on the side of Trump and out to expose the deep state.

Conservatives are the truly open-minded, liberals are closed-minded.

Conservatives are for freedom. Liberals want government control of your thoughts and your speech.

The Trump government is for freedom. Even as they throw kids in cages and bring infants before immigration judges.

MLK was a Republican.

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 Post subject: Re: Death of a Nation
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this one looks good

Spike Lee calls for unity at Detroit screening of 'BlacKkKlansman'

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........Viewers will walk away from "BlacKkKlansman" thinking about how the vicious hatred portrayed from the 1970s is still making headlines today. As Time magazine wrote, "To be heartbroken by your country, you have to love it in the first place. 'BlacKkKlansman' is Lee's anguished message of love."

The film makes a painful connection between then and now by using real footage from the August 2017 rally by the KKK and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in the death of an anti-hate demonstrator, Heather Heyer.

Lee said that watching the Charlottesville coverage unfold and seeing Trump later speak to the press about very fine people on both sides was enough to convince him to change the film's ending.

"We had another ending, but after I saw that, I said this has to be in the film: David Duke, the alt-right, the m------------ KKK, the m.------------ neo-Nazis, and Agent Orange. They wrote the ending for the movie. They wrote it."

"BlacKkKlansman" opens in theaters Aug. 10, roughly a year after the violence that took place in Charlottesville............




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.............""I'm not here to condemn anybody. Right and wrong does not have a race or a color," he said. Citing "coalitions for what's good, what's right," Lee pointed out that Heyer gave her life for the cause of equality, much like another white woman, Viola Liuzzo, the civil rights activist from Detroit who was murdered in Alabama in 1965.

"it's not just a black-white thing....That race stuff, we've got to get together," urged Lee, describing the "love" and "hate" rings worn by the Radio Raheem character in "Do The Right Thing."

"It's about love and hate," said Lee. "There's no in between for me."..........

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Oh nice, a new Spike Lee joint.

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I talked to the real ‘BlacKkKlansman 12 years ago. Unfortunately, his work is not done

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In 2006, Leonard Pitts Jr. wrote this column based on an interview with Ron Stallworth, who, 12 years later, is the subject of Spike Lee’s latest film, “BlacKkKlansman.” In 1979, Stallworth was an intelligence officer with the Colorado Springs police department. He infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, a hate group, and even developed a relationship with leader David Duke. In the accompanying video of Stallworth’s interview on Megyn Kelly Today, the retired law-enforcement officer mentions this column.

And now here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments In Black History.

The year is 1979. Jimmy Carter is in office, disco is on the radio and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan...............

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Dinesh D’Souza must have learned history from David Barton.

Neither has had an original truthful thought in years.

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Dinesh D’Souza must have learned history from David Barton.

Neither has had an original truthful thought in years.

He is an unusually vile pile of human bile.

So is his accomplice Ingraham I think it was

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He is an unusually vile pile of human bile.

So is his accomplice Ingraham I think it was


And his ex gf, Ann Coulter :problem:

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