Tuesday, July 23, 2019 15:51

Obama: 2016 – A Must See

– Wiccapundit

Elphaba and I went to see the Dinesh D’Souza movie Obama: 2016 last night.  If you haven’t seen this, you should do so.  Even if you are deeply engaged politically and you think you know a lot about Obama, this movie will still provide some enlightening moments.

What we found interesting was that the theater was nearly full, at a multiplex where we have seen first-run thrillers recently (Spider-Man and The Bourne Legacy) playing to almost-empty theaters.  The audience was diverse in age and ethnicity, although there were few young people (meaning in their ‘teens and early twenties).  I overheard one man saying “I never knew that about Obama.”  This seemed to me to be a person who was not a “true-believer” conservative, but a person who merely came to the movie wanting to know more, and boy did he get it.

Recommend that all your friends see this.  If you have friends who voted for Obama in 2008, especially try to get them to see it.  The movie is not a “bomb-throwing,” “foam-at-the-mouth” diatribe, but rather a sober, calm, clear look at what Obama’s background and influences were.  No tin-foil-hat stuff here, just interviews with highly respectable people like Shelby Steele, and even one with Obama’s half-brother in Kenya.  He was very articulate, and calmly recited his perception of Obama.  Very powerful stuff.  The movie was produced by the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, so the production quality is first-rate.

Five stars.

 

 

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4 Responses to “Obama: 2016 – A Must See”

  1. Glockwood says:

    We saw it yesterday. I’ve never seen his influences so cohesively put together. Explains so much that in any other context (left-wing radical, socialist, Marxist, etc.) just doesn’t. The anti-colonialism model fits the whole. Our theater was very nearly full (at the first showing, 10:30 a.m.) in a fairly conservative northern AZ community. Mostly gray hairs like us, but a few younger people accompanying the gray hairs, which is good. Hard to get my liberal friends to see this. I mean, one of them just posted on FB that she feels Romney has “too many secrets.” Are you kidding me?

  2. kerry says:

    my husband and i saw it friday night. i don’t remember it being very diverse, but there were a lot of people. i also remember a couple of the ushers voicing a disgusted snort as we were all leaving the theater. i wondered if they would bother to see what all the fuss was about. probably not because it’s easier to be morally superior when you don’t find out the other side of the story.

  3. cmblake6 says:

    Thanks for the review. I’ll have to buy the DVD, this being a military town and command not wanting any more disloyalty than already exists.

  4. FX Phillips says:

    Have to agree on the 5 star rating. It had a good beat and you could dance to it. Ba dum dum.

    But seriously folks it was a first rate primer into what formed the mind, such as it is, of the Empty Suit in Chief.

    I have never subscribed to D’souza’s main premise(I read the “Roots of Obama’s Rage” 18 months ago) as Obama’s mindset is much more elemental than mere “anti-colonialism” which stems from the latter day Marxist construct of “immiseration” No he is a true red collectivist by birth and indoctrination. He may have his collectivism tinged by other factors such as racial animus as manifested by his connection with BLT rabblerouser Jeremiah Wright and Critical Race Theorist Derek Bell or some second hand manufactured outrage at the “evils” of colonialism(a double edged sword of suppression and societal advancement) but his whole political style is rooted in FDR’s economic crypto-fascism and cynically dishonest demagoguery of a system that, while not perfect, was still better than all the rest. At least before the noblesse oblige crowd represented by old money dilettantes like FDR destroyed it with false notions of “equality” and “social justice”.

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