Saturday, October 20, 2012

Heart of Darkness


I imagine everyone is aware of the Doomsday scenario that surrounds December 21 this year, but it seems Dinesh D'Souza is thinking beyond these cataclysmic events to an apocalyptic 2016 by which time President Obama will have destroyed America as we know it.  Richard Brody debunks D'Souza's theory which essentially casts Obama as an "Islamicist Candidate," steeped in radical Islamic and Marxist ideas who has patiently waited for his second term to unleash his "final solution."

D'Souza takes the viewer into the "heart of darkness," with journeys to Kenya and Indonesia in search of Barack Obama's roots.  While he is careful to avoid the usual "birther" arguments, Brody points out that D'Souza essentially presents Obama as an immigrant, much like himself, only with an entirely different "world view" shaped by the various radical "father figures" in his youth.

Most of us have grown weary of this sort of hyperbole, but this film has gone viral in the Christian conservative community, since D'Souza serves as president (at least until recently) at King's College, a Christian liberal arts college in New York City. He was drawn himself into his own scandal surrounding an apparently illicit affair at a religious conference in South Carolina, upstaging his film the last few days, as many Evangelicals took offense to D'Souza flirting around with Denise Joseph.  But, I imagine all will be forgiven, as it usually is in these cases, especially when the larger goal remains to defeat Obama by any means necessary.

10 comments:

  1. He's one of those "famous people" that I fortunately have little knowledge of, but did see a news story yesterday that he had resigned as president of the college.

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  2. He's certainly not worth exploring in any depth, but it is interesting how he went from being a neo-con to a religious conservative, or maybe he found a way to balance the two?

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  3. Born again Dinesh D'Souza ~ another candidate for the title of Mr "Credibility".

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  4. You wouldn't believe how many times this movie popped up on facebook this past month. I thought Richard Brody perfectly summed up the shallow attempt to discredit Obama, recycling four years of nonsense into a trite unintended mockumentary.

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  5. Dinesh D'Souza is crazy. That's all I have to say for now.

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  6. Mr Right Wing Credibility is caught again:


    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/souza-diverted-profits-anti-obama-film-lawsuit-article-1.1194471?localLinksEnabled=false



    " THE CONSERVATIVE pundit recently ousted as head of a Christian college in Manhattan for alleged adultery is now being accused of breaking another commandment — thou shalt not steal.

    Dinesh D’Souza allegedly diverted profits from “2016: Obama’s America,” the anti-Obama movie that’s been a big hit with right wingers, to a new book project, one of D’Souza’s partners charged in a lawsuit.''


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  7. Apparently, someone feels he was snubbed,

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/12/07/hit-anti-obama-documentary-2016-snubbed-by-academy-awards/

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  8. Millions of people went to see Dumb and Dumber too ....

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  9. I thought that was an amusing argument as well. I don't think Michael Moore got a nomination for Fahrenheit 911 either, and he drew a much larger audience than Dinesh. Seems to me that he should have submitted this mockumentary to the Golden Globes for best comedy.

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