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God Bless America — the Nation AND the Film!

We saw Dinesh D’ Souza’s America on the Fourth of July. It was a tremendous movie. It made us proud to be Americans. It made us cry for the sacrifices of brave Americans and for the trend to blame America for all of man’s evils. It made us angry at what is happening. Sadly, there was probably only one person in the theater that was under fifty years old. I’m afraid that D’ Souza may be preaching to the choir, just as with the 2016 movie, for if young people had seen 2016, Obama’s America, then they would necessarily be either subversives or idiots to have re-elected this poser, Muslim jihadist at war with America.

And that is exactly the point of the new movie. He documents a subversive movement that has besieged America since long before the sixties radicals have come to prominence. These radicals have conspired to shame Americans into believing that our country is an evil, imperialist nation guilty of oppression. Their objective is to “remake” America into a communist country. Their plan started with destroying our understanding of what America is and has been. D’ Souza is not afraid to name names. (Why not, he’s already being prosecuted for “excessive” campaign donations.) Among the conspirators listed are Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers and Howard Zinn. The connections that these radicals have to Obama and Hillary are well documented.

Zinn is best known for his history textbook, A People’s History of the United States, first published in 1980. The book is widely used in many high schools and colleges. The term “People’s” (as in “People’s Republic…”, etc.) ought to be your first clue about the perspective of the book. Zinn was not ashamed to call himself a Marxist.
As Dinesh documents, the book utilizes half truths and distortion to demonize America. It offers a one-sided perspective, highlighting examples of American oppression such as slavery, the “stealing” of Native American lands and the conquest of Mexico. While not making excuses for these American sins, America provides a balance that Zinn purposely omits.

America is not unique in these sins. In fact, America points out that conquest, as a human means of attaining wealth, is the rule of human history rather than the exception. Remember, that we are all fallen creatures capable of great evil. What is uniquely American is the idea that wealth can be created from individual initiative and free enterprise. America points out that it is capitalism, not communism that has liberated millions of people from poverty.

The movie begs the question, “What if there was no America?” On balance, America has been a blessing to the world. America’s sins do not compare to the oppression of Hitler and Stalin. American boys died to free the world of these evil men.

The movie reminds us that slavery was not an American invention, but common to human history. Africans enslaved each other long before America was ever founded. It is the American principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, with roots in the Christian faith that led us to fight a war to end slavery where millions of white men died to free the slaves.

The war with Mexico was fought over dictatorial oppression of Texans. D’ Souza makes the point that, though the U.S. conquered all of Mexico, we returned half of it and that the part we kept was mostly uninhabited. He reminds us that native Mexicans in America are not climbing the fence to go back to Mexico and that the people of Mexico today would probably be better off if we had kept the land.

Furthermore, the movie relates the whole story about Native Americans. True to form, conquest was a way of life for most Native Americans who had conquered different tribes for centuries before Americans ever stepped on their land.

What was upsetting in seeing this movie is the reminder that the sixties radicals have captured our government and are well along their way to destroying it. And they have accomplished their goals by indoctrinating generations of Americans with their anti-American distortions and in the process alienating many against the principles of freedom that made this a great nation.

They’ve done it through our schools. I have railed on these pages about the dangers of the indoctrination that is occurring in our government controlled schools. The radicals, not George Washington, control our schools. Common Core is simply the latest form of control, but the process has been going on for decades. Too many conservatives are focusing all of their energy on Common Core while ignoring the elephant in the room.

Parents need to wake up.

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Rick David

Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.