Sunday, I attended a private screening of 2016: Obama's America. It will answer most of your unresolved questions about Barack Obama in under two hours. The film, based on the 2010 bestseller The Roots of Obama's Rage, by Dinesh D'Souza traces Barack Obama's formative years. D'Souza demonstrates, convincingly, that third-world anticolonialism plays a MAJOR role in Barack Obama's thinking. This film was fantastic and it needs your support.
Dinesh D'Souza grew up in India in the 1960's, where he was exposed to the same anti-colonial thinking he detects in Barack Obama. Anti-colonialism is a noxious for of leftism, which asserts wealthy people (and nations) became that way by stealing raw materials from the third world. Anti-colonialism was promoted heavily by the Soviet Union and remains trendy on college campuses today. Anti-colonialism is also the core of the liberation theology that was preached by Jeremiah Wright. Barack Obama wants to enrich formerly colonized countries at the expense of those he deems colonizers; it's not about lifting up the poor, it's about tearing down the rich.
D'Souza convincingly uses the President's own words tie the actions of President Obama to the writings of his father. Barack Obama Sr was a far-left Kenyan exchange student who abandoned the current President when he was a year old. For example, Barack Obama Sr was comfortable with 100% tax rates, which he views as a legitimate tool to level the playing field. In 2008, President Obama's paternal grandmother, Sarah, told Newsweek: "I look at him [then-Senator Obama] and I see all the same things -- he has taken everything from his father....the son in everything the father wanted." For the record, Obama Sr also spoke favorably of Moscow.
D'Souza illustrates several examples of anticolonial actions in Obama administration policy. This past April, Barack Obama became the first American president to break with Great Britain over the Falklands. In 2010, Obama negotiated (and the Senate ratified) an arms-control treaty with Moscow that was a de facto unilateral American disarmament. Obama's unprecedented debt is, quite frankly, designed to collapse the U.S. economy and level the global playing field. D'Souza details these, and several other, examples in the film.
I want to echo D'Souza with a personal testimony. When I was in college, one of my roommates was a black studies major (yeah, I know....). From reading her coursework, particularly Frantz Fanon, I recognized a big, fat anti-colonial streak in Barack Obama myself.
Conservatives need to support this film. One of the producers spoke after the screening and he explained that the marketing strategy for the film is to make it too profitable for theater owners to ignore. Step one is for conservatives to put their money where their mouth is.
2016: Obama's America will answer many, if not all, of your unresolved questions about Barack Obama in under two hours. Conservatives need to support this film. Theater information here.
Update: Stacy on the Right has her review here; 2nd post here.