Pardoned Filmmaker to Compare Trump to Lincoln in New Documentary

When has the drive to flood popular media within the United States with blatant propaganda about a particular political figure been more apparent or alarming?

I’m not talking about the stupidity of celebrities and journalists treating Barack Obama as if he was some sort of great, dawning hope over the United States.

That kind of fawning nonsense is expected from bubble-brained Hollywood elites and news agencies that are, for the most part, pretty hard left, ideologically.

I guess I’m old enough to remember when the right believed in avoiding such mindless shows of fealty, in favor of hard truths and supporting a nation that is free because of old fashioned American idealism, partnered with the enduring human spirit of our people.

Yes, we’ve had our conservative heroes, but the breathless praises and unhinged sycophancy that surrounds Donald Trump is astonishing.

Now take into account the recent pardon of Dinesh D’Souza, the filmmaker who routinely engages in racist, antagonistic rhetoric across social media, as well as unbridled worship of Donald Trump.

D’Souza’s previous films include “2016: Obama’s America,” where he warned of the dangers, should Barack Obama win a second term, and “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”

And now, fresh off of his pardon, news of a new film has been announced, and a partnership with producer Gerald R. Molen.

The Hollywood Reporter has news of D’Souza’s latest documentary, “Death of a Nation.” And yes, D’Souza is taking his social media insanity to video, as he draws comparisons between Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump.

Death of a Nation draws a provocative analogy between Lincoln and Trump,” D’Souza tells THR. “Not that they’re the same people, but that they’ve fallen into the same situation. Not since 1865 have Democrats so dramatically refused to accept the outcome of a presidential election.”

D’Souza is quick to point out that even though President Trump pardoned him on May 31, this isn’t payback. There is no [official] Office of Presidential Propaganda, and it’s not like if there was, he would be a chief officer in service to the president.

“We’ve been working on the film for more than a year and commissioned the artwork two months ago. Trump had no inkling of the art or the theme of the movie when he pardoned me,” says D’Souza.

Really? None?

It’s possible that Trump was not informed, beforehand, but there’s no way anyone should believe this wasn’t a movie with a mission, and it’s not simply to inform. This is a drive for the same nationalist fervor that brought Trump and his alt-right crusaders to the forefront of the American political scene.

Beyond the Trump-Lincoln connection, the film explores the roots of fascism and racism.

“The left has been playing these cards against conservatives for a decade. We explore if the fascist-racist tail should be pinned on the Republican elephant or the Democrat donkey,” says D’Souza.

“The four legs of the progressive agenda are well entrenched into society — academia, media, entertainment and culture,” says Molen. “The right, by contrast, is and always has been the anti-fascist party.”

I’m certainly not going to take up for the history of leftists in this nation. What I will point out now is that there is no distinguishable difference between their methods and that of Trump’s right, at this point.

The movie will be released to 1,000 theaters, beginning on August 3, 2018 by Quality Flix. Distribution by Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming will be handled by Quality Flix and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

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  • Ellen Elmore

    To the Trump cult, he is their savior and hero. Therefore this documentary is appropriate for them. Trump is the answer to all the right’s problems just like Obama was for the left. And yes, I’m sure Trump knew about the film before he pardoned D’Souza. How stupid does Dinesh think we are to not know that the reason for the pardon was the promise of the film?

  • GotMyLoveGlassesOn

    Yup.

  • JASmius

    Well, Lincoln led the country during its first civil war. He also suspended the writ of habeas corpus and was seen by many Americans as a wannabe dictator. But he was also a good, kind, thoughtful man who sought to do the right thing and quickly and magnanimously reunify the country. So I’d have to say D’Souza is whistling out his anus on this one. The problem is, there really isn’t a close historical parallel with any of Trump’s predecessors. The closest example would be Richard Nixon, but even he had an iron personal discipline that would never have allowed, much less indulged in, the kind of public outbursts that are Trump’s trademark. Any word on whether “Death of A Salesman” – er, “Nation” – is going to garner an “X” rating? Because it sounds like Trumporn to me.

  • Re: ““Not that they’re the same people, but that they’ve fallen into the same situation.”

    He can say that again. Yet I doubt S’ouza will allow any evidence to be presented in his film that shows the stark contrast between those two men. Such as how one fought to hold America together through her tribulation, while the other works to destroy this nation’s institutions and moral bedrock for his own gratification.

    Just compare Donald Trump’s “I’m The Only One” speeches, which focuses primarily on wealth, power, and himself; to Lincoln’s speech in Lewistown, Illinois (08/17/1858). Can anyone imagine Donald Trump ever saying something as humbling and inspiring as this?

    “Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur, and mutilate the fair symmetry of its proportions; if you have been inclined to believe that all men are not created equal in those inalienable rights enumerated by our chart of liberty, let me entreat you to come back. Return to the fountain whose waters spring close by the blood of the Revolution. Think nothing of me – take no thought for the political fate of any man whomsoever – but come back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence. You may do anything with me you choose, if you will but heed these sacred principles. You may not only defeat me for the Senate, but you may take me and put me to death. While pretending no indifference to earthly honors, I do claim to be actuated in this contest by something higher than an anxiety for office. I charge you to drop every paltry and insignificant thought for any man’s success. It is nothing; I am nothing; Judge Douglas is nothing. But do not destroy that immortal emblem of Humanity – the Declaration of American Independence.” ~Abraham Lincoln, speech in Lewistown, Illinois (August 17, 1858)

  • Rio2010

    D’nesh owes Trump. Just a payback.

  • toni