2016: Obama’s America – Go see it for yourself

Friday night, Houston once again claimed a prize. It was selected as the world premiere location for the new Dinesh D’Souza movie Obama’s America 2016, which is about what America might look like by then and why, if the President gets re-elected. Conservative and Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz was on hand and easily accessible as usual to anyone who wanted to talk to him, along with Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri and others.

Before the premiere began, Ted Cruz introduced Dinesh D'Souza, a native of India who grew up in their caste system before being admitted to Dartmouth, doing exceedingly well there, eventually working in Ronald Reagan’s White House, and is currently president of Kings College. He is a leading evangelical Christian apologist who has defined American conservatism as “conserving the principles of the American Revolution.”1 D’Souza spoke off the cuff for several minutes about his research and worldwide travels in understanding Obama’s roots and making the movie, and some of his not-in-the-movie thoughts.

He then took several questions from the sold out crowd. One questioner asked “why Houston?”, and the answer was that the Houston area remains one of the vanguards of principled conservative thought in America, and so it would only be fitting, if not politically and commercially astute, to start here. Thanks Dr. D’Souza!

2016 presents an excellent vision of what drives Obama’s worldview, why he seems to be working against Western civilization at every opportunity, and what could happen in the next four years. After traveling around our planet doing research, and realizing Obama’s Kenyan/Indonesian roots and D'Souza's Indian ones share common touch points, D'Souza's thesis on why Obama seems to hate America and Western civilization actually explains his litany of inexplicable acts better than a more simplistic label of liberalism, progressivism, or Marxism can, though those certainly play an even bigger role than most think due to Obama’s tortured, extended and sometimes missing pieces of his real or imagined heritage.

In spite of its sobering messages, the movie was riveting and entertaining, and the audience responded in numerous places more than is usual, even for blockbusters. Much applause at the end.

The media will try to ignore it. You should go see it.



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