author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza contends American politics are at
their most combustible since just before the Civil War, and he says
President Trump must lead the effort to destroy “plantation politics”
and end the practice of using the power of government to punish
latest film, “Death of A Nation,” which opens Aug. 3, contends one of
the greatest dangers Americans now face is the Democrats’ weaponization
of government to exact political punishment on their enemies.
believes that’s the reason for the increased polarization in the U.S.
and why he received a much harsher sentence for campaign finance
violations than most other people.
attribute this mainly to the gangster-ization of the Democratic Party.
If I can cite my own case as an example. I was charged by the Obama
administration for exceeding campaign finance laws. They threw the
weight of the federal government against me,” he said.
Carter would not have done that. That was the old Democratic Party. But
under Obama and under Hillary, you had this turn in which the weapons of
the state are used against political opponents. There’s no way to
compromise with that. It’s not like we can have a middle position on
that. We actually have to just stop it,” said D’Souza.
says that’s the same conclusion President Abraham Lincoln reached more
than 150 years ago when he said he would rather die than give up
the election mandate to end slavery.
Trump campaign is also a denunciation of what D’Souza calls plantation
politics, which he says started as “an ethnic scheme” to keep black
people in complete dependence.
says that while slavery has been abolished, Democrats still have the
same mindset towards blacks, Latinos and others.
Democrats identify an ethnic group and they say, ‘We’re not going to
campaign for your votes as individuals. We want your votes collectively,
and we’re going to create an institutional dependency and
inter-generational dependency on the Democratic Party. You’ll never get
out of poverty, but we’ll take care of you forever and in exchange,
you’ll agree to vote for us,'” said D’Souza.
to Greg Corombos’ interview with Dinesh D’Souza:
says Democrats like to argue that the two parties have switched roles on
race and other issues since Lincoln’s day, but Lincoln
argued people have the right to keep the fruit of their labor, and
more than 150 years later, “the Republican Party stands for
keeping the fruits of your labor” and the Democratic Party “stands for
a whole lot has changed,” said D’Souza.
noted his “Death of a Nation” project was well underway before Trump’s
decision to pardon him earlier this year.
says he’s grateful to have basic rights again such as voting and
ownership of a firearm, but he says there are much deeper blessings.
feel in a broader sense that there’s lifted a cloud. It has taken this
‘felon’ badge that the left was trying to hang around my neck. It’s
lifted that. It’s given me my full American dream back, so for that I’m
both exhilarated and grateful,” he said.