This is a remarkable movie, and its content is shockingly persuasive. It's like a breath of fresh air from the current idiocy of the political scene in the United States. He first examines a series of "indictments" against our nation--from the likes of Howard Zinn to Ward Churchill--then proceeds to systematically destroy their anti-American claims with logic, history, and a strong dose of common sense. It's powerful, and it's unlike any documentary I've seen before.
The emphasis on exposing the attempted rewrite by the left of our nation's history is particularly eye-opening. I knew the allegations were wrong, but Dinesh D'Souza has a gift for exposing just how ridiculous they are. Into the mix, he shows the viewer the context of the situation in a new and powerful way. For instance, he points out that prior to the Civil War, more than three thousand black plantation owners owned ten thousand slaves and were strong supporters of the Confederacy themselves. Mr. D'Souza exposes the evil of slavery from a different perspective as well: "stealing labor and stealing lives."
As a guy who entered the state political scene briefly about a year ago, it's been incredibly disheartening watching the news of riots and racial tensions across the United State these past few weeks. It's even more distressing that the protesting sheep are unable to discern who their shepherds are. The mainline media is simply fanning the flames of division and stupidity once again. Documentaries like this one are an excellent reminder that sanity remains strong with many still. It's also an encouragement to re-enter the fray and do all that we can to fight for this country's future. I urge you to buy or rent this movie today! (Trailer link below.)
Speaking of these cultural distractions, here's some related food for thought. We need more purveyors of common sense like this. I hope you will add your voice to the demand for a return to santity in our nation. After all, it all starts in the home.