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       Well, I respect kos readers to not be totally surprised by this but I was listening to
Dinesh on book tv and I was like wow! what a load of crap!!  I only caught the last few minutes of it, but so much crap was there, there's really no excuse to give him some money
and watch his movie, even if it's just to complain about it more here.  

         Ok so central thesis:
Obama wants America smaller multicultural, happier sending money over seas, having small military, so Americans can have little gardens of petunias and retire in small obscurity, while we're there we can stop taking up more resources per person than say  India.  This is proven because Obama traveled a lot when young. As far as focusing on helping the poor in other countries, there's some evidence Mitt Romney actually done that, by taking apart american factories piece by piece and sending our jobs there.  
         Evidence gutting the military: None.
here's a chart of world wide military spending no one comes close, no ones gonna come close to american military spending.
 http://pushingrope.blogspot.com/...

There is no evidence at all that Obama's going to meaningfully reduce Americas overall resource utilization or turn america into a third world country. So there.

Oh then he raises this hopeless canard that white liberals love Obama because well, it fixes
white insecurities about racism. It illustrates someone so out of touch they can't even imagine an alternative worldview without presuming it's based in some preposterous character flaw. Obama is hell bent on destroying america he steadfastly believes,
but Ryan's budget actually does take down medicare replaces it with vouchers, and guts
medicaid on which the old depend for chronic care. Throwing Grandma over the cliff is too charitable an image for their plan. War with Iran? That's another of Romney's real winner
plans. Don't get me started that we helped him pay for his little ballet horse. Then Romney pretended to not care when it was in the olympics, whatever you fake weird martian.  

        Finally, Dinesh had these weird questions from his screw loose audience, like "we know Obama wasn't american", and "When Obama elects himself for a third term", if he had any shred of decency he would smack that crap down. He has none. He's a coward, and an asshole.
 The world needed to know.  
good night

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  •  PEOPLE magazine (4+ / 0-)

    gave his movie an F.  Wow.

  •  Video Link (0+ / 0-)

    ...Enjoy the Teabaggery if you must:

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/...

  •  D'Souza is an apologist for the rape and pillage.. (4+ / 0-)

    of his birthplace. He knows what imperialism did to India. He knows the brutality it visited upon his countrymen. But he doesn't give a flying fuck.

    He found his ticket out and he's spent his entire career making sure everyone knows that he wants a return to those days - and that he thinks so little of Indian culture that he wishes the British had had the guts to stick it out for the long run and demolish his people if that's what it took to keep them under the imperial thumb.

    And he's disgusted that people like Barack Obama refuse to join him in this loud, childish crusade against allowing different cultures to coexist. He doesn't care that the President has presided over the same imperial war machine as all his predecessors. He is practically demanding that the President speak out against his own heritage and express similar disgust that someone in his ancestry might have had the gall to fight for their people instead of playing their proper role as doormats for the most brutal kind of imperialism.

    •  I think he's a hustler. His audience is the anti- (3+ / 0-)
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      904Dem, jan4insight, bluezen

      abortion fundies and he's considered a brilliant intellectual by them. That's his angle. The fundies hate Obama because of the abortion issue.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 08:54:27 PM PDT

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      •  A bit too narrow a reading of his pro-colonialism. (2+ / 0-)
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        emidesu, Angela Quattrano

        The common thread running through all of his work is that Western tradition - conservatism - should dominate the planet. Control of women's reproductive organs is but one aspect of that tradition. He believes colonialism should return, so we can go back to raping and pillaging the rest of the planet in the name of his values.

        I don't really have an opinion on whether he sold his people out for the cash or for the peace of mind that comes with joining The Winning Team (The West).

        •  I first heard of him a few years ago when he wrote (1+ / 0-)
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          Paddy999

          a "proof" of the existence of God. I haven't heard much about that book since, which is odd since it would silence a debate that's been with us for centuries.
          I think he's clever, but my instincts tell me he's a simple grifter at his core.

          You can't make this stuff up.

          by David54 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 09:34:16 PM PDT

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        •  That's a nice analysis (1+ / 0-)
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          2020adam

          Very nice. I think you do explain why D'Souza et al felt the need for making just such a documentary.

          The problem is that Western tradition (taken here as a reference for what you used it) seems to be something people do like, from Jesus  to Magna Carta to Enlightenment to the current state of things (skipping all the crap in between).

          And you really touch on a very important point here

          I don't really have an opinion on whether he sold his people out for the cash or for the peace of mind that comes with joining The Winning Team (The West).
          The issue is deep, and people will miss the idea, but who cares. Here's a question. What would a UCBerkeley student say when seeing bunch of people from another tradition queuing up behind a truck selling authentic US jeans?
  •  You're being too kind. (2+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, ridemybike

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 08:49:33 PM PDT

  •  Would like to see his birth certificate (3+ / 0-)
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    emidesu, shaketheworld, Paddy999

    "Dinesh D'Souza" sounds like a made up name -- equivalent of "Juan Epstein" or "Helmut Bordeaux" or "Brendan Macguillcutty Brezhnev"

    There are a lot of Pakistani Muslims who infiltrated into India over the past few decades.

    Could this so-called "Dinesh D'Souza" be one of these Wahabi fundamentalists who managed to make it through to the USA to spread their contagion?

    Let us not forget that this "Dinesh D'Souza" worked for the administration that secretly provided weapons to Iran and also armed, trained, and funded Islamic fundamentalists.

    Was "Dinesh D'Souza" behind Reagan's decision to dedicate a space shuttle to Islamic fundamentalists?

    Isn't it just a coincidence that "Dinesh D'Souza" attacks the President who had OBL killed in Pakistan?

    What is his relationship with the Nawab of the GOP?  

    We need answers to these questions.

    Why shoudn't we demand to see his birth certificate as a first step?

  •  D'Souza disappoints (1+ / 0-)
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    debedb

    I am disappointed that D'Souza has declined to put his considerable intellectual talents to work and instead has relied on lies to accomplish his notoriety.  So sad. . .

    Old Hippies Never Give Up!

    by ravenrdr on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 01:36:59 AM PDT

  •  Another pseudo-intellectual providing cover... (0+ / 0-)

    for the repellent plutocrats looting this nation.

    I bet he's best friends with Newt. They have much in common.

  •  The founding fathers were anti-colonialists, too. (0+ / 0-)

    The far right wing of the republican party seems to embrace two extreme immigrants for their philosophical underpinnings - Ayn Rand, a Russian atheist, and Dinesh D'Souza, an Indian Christian fundamentalist. Why is that?

  •  D'Souza gets taken apart on Real Time (1+ / 0-)
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    shaketheworld

    Seriously, the section of the interview dealing with that fraudulent "documentary" is riveting in a twisted way. D'Souza's body english screams liar as he squirms awkwardly like a scolded child.

    Mr. Bean on Haldol.

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