Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2016 Redux

Real quickly, the movie caught me off guard by starting out comparing Dinesh D'Souza and Obama's backgrounds.
This comports well with the claim that it is not a hit piece but an exposure of Obama's roots.
They are both from colonial backgrounds since Obama was born of a citizen of Kenya and raised in Indonesia, but they had come to different positions.
I was surprised to see that Lolo Sotero was a capitalist and Obama's mom regretted that.

I saw a lot of video montages in between narratives that made me wonder what relation the images had to what I had heard.
I was amazed at George's resemblance to Barack having heard that many thought that Frank Marshall Davis resembled Obama.
I didn't learn anything I didn't already know, but hoped there'd be an appeal to people who needed to see it.
my sis-in-law slept through parts of it.
I did too. Low T?
D'Souza's friend Fish did a review of the film (New York Times) that was pretty good.
A liberal pointed the article out to me put totally misinterpreted Fish's conclusion.
His conclusion was that it was a good film that pointed out Obama's "otherness", his alienation from traditional American values.
He then said that our traditional American values also came from foreign shores so Obama as an American has "American" ideals.
Fish's wife liked the movie. It actually increased her attraction to Obama.



  1. Our traditional values aren't foreign; they're genetics. People don't become involved with the task of shaping a nation, while clinging to the things that inspired them to leave their country of origin.

    Obama hasn't, and will never be part of the experience of the United States. He's chosen the path of only being a visitor and the opportunity to be part of the United States will be impossible due to his decision.

  2. Jess, I should have been more clear. The "foreign shores" were John Locke, and other British and Euro thinkers we respect.
    Your comment would make a good post on your site.