Oh yes, go
see 2016: Obamaís America. You need to experience this movie,
its sights, sounds and lessons. Its moral is one that only a wide
screen and surround-sound will deliver in its undistracted fullness.
does not take you to the cherry tree that a young George Washington
is said to have chopped down imprudently at the age of six after
being given his first hatchet (a story that is believed to be
a fable, but has a moral lesson in it Ė to tell the truth).
Nor does the movie recount the story about General Washington skimming
a silver dollar across the Delaware River (actually a piece
of slate across a much narrower river). It takes its viewers to
the African grave of a polygamous, over-imbibing absentee father
who his son idolized Ė a disillusioned boy who was to become leader
of the Western World.
Oh, this kind
of rags to riches story is the kind of stuff America is made of,
but like the above exaggerations of George Washingtonís past, it
is a fabrication to its core.
an experience that will cause all kinds of thoughts and reflections
to race through your mind. If you pay careful attention, while meticulous
in its accuracy, as its message builds it pits its viewers in the
contrived match of conservative Republican versus liberal Democrat,
of guns versus butter, of socialism versus private enterprise. The
problem is, America is already a socialist state, and it can no
longer afford the largesse of its military or its welfare state.
There is no arguing for one position or the other. The issue is
how to undo both of them now that neither one is affordable.
and interpreter: Dinesh DíSouza
Your host for
the movie is Dinesh DíSouza, an East Indian-born man of color who
shares many similarities with Barack Obama (born in the same year,
both attended an Ivy League school, married in the same year, both
of mixed-race background).
is a defender of the Christian faith, current President of Kingís
College in New York, in his youth a former White House advisor in
the Reagan era, and adept at exploring the underlying motives of
an overly confident man who now occupies the White House.
Itís a fast-paced
movie that takes you to a world and mind-set that has, for good
or bad, taken the world on a painful detour.
Itís a movie
that suggests a Trojan horse has been planted into the midst of
the American republic. It explains why this President, early in
his office tenure, couldnít place his hand over his heart when the
national anthem was sung. It explains why he, in the early days
after his election, wouldnít wear a stars and stripes pin. It explains
his contempt for a heritage that ironically every other nation reveres.
For America is the historic land of the free, a land of abundance
and opportunity. It is the hope of the world. But that isnít the
view of America embraced by its current President.
a movie as powerful as Oliver Stoneís JFK.
Itís a movie about how an entire population of free-thinking Americans
can be seduced into voting for a President who had a hidden agenda
that the news media simply doesnít want to explore.
In the knee-jerk
reaction to rid the American politic of the water-boarding "mission
accomplished" memory of George W. Bush, America was lured into
electing a man on the false promise of undefined "change."
You could ask most Americans in the election of 2008 if "anybody"
would be better than G.W. Bush and they probably would have said
Out of such
knee-jerk reactions despots arise. This is what DíSouza warns of
if Obama is re-elected. Some 900 Executive Orders issued from the
Obama White House that rob Americans of their Constitutional freedoms
serve as evidence for this suspicion.
Let us cut
Mr. Obama some slack. Let us realize he became, if only for a short
while historically, the hope of so many. But is he the guy to lead
the world out of its economic collapse? As then candidate Bill Clinton
once said: "Itís the economy, stupid!"
have imploded Ė a calamity that has been papered-over to spare its
nightmare consequences. One wonders if the CIA didnít groom Mr.
Obama for such a moment when the underclasses would threaten to
riot in the streets and the US would embark upon a war against Islamic
oil states to capture their booty. A black President who heard the
call of the Koran in his youth may be no accident. Certainly, world
financiers could foresee a financial collapse of unprecedented proportion
and recognize a leader would be needed to calm the masses.
At the 1-hour-22-minute
point in 2016 you see a young school girl singing: "Obamaís
gonna change it. Obamaís gonna lea-d them. Weíre gonna change the
world." This is followed by a kids choir singing underneath
Obamaís voice: "Yes, we can, can, can. Yes, we can, can, can,
can. Yes, we can, can. Yes, we can, Yes, we canÖ" This is the
kind of stuff you expect to see coming out of North Korea, not the
USA. Is Barack Obama the genius who will remedy a corrupt, broken
and busted financial system? Maybe that is asking too much of any
President, but it is the primary task at hand.
(not 2.2% but 9.3%) and unemployment (not 8% but 22%, according
to Shadowstats.com) and low
interest-rates on banked money (less than 1%) and still declining
property values (with a shadow inventory of 4 million more homes
still to be added to the foreclosure list) are robbing Americans
of their wealth, Mr. Obama nor any of the other Presidential candidates
in this 2012 election (save for Ron Paul) adequately address these
should be so angry that their hopes of ever gaining financial freedom
have been dashed by fiscal, currency and lending practices that
stand in place as Mr. Obama goes golfing, 140 times in his short
Presidency. Mr. Obama has chosen to falsely prop solar panel companies
(Solyndra) and green-energy Obama-cars (the non-selling Chevy Volt),
and maintain quasi-government funding agencies like Freddie Mac
and Fannie Mae which still facilitate home ownership for those who
do not earn sufficient incomes, and to aid students to obtain loans
for an education that will not lead to well-paying jobs. These student
loans may never be paid back. Excuse my sidebar intermission here.
Letís get back to the movie.
hidden agenda: anti-colonialism:
One of the
most puzzling facts brought to viewersí attention by the 2016
movie is one of the first actions of the Obama Presidency Ė a return
of a bust of Winston Churchill, a gift from the British. For younger
readers, recall that Churchill led Britain in WWII in joining America
to defeat the Nazis. Why would this be on President Obamaís mind
in the first days of his Presidency?
and Obama later acknowledges later in the movie, that he has an
axe to grind Ė to rectify what happened when British colonialism
reigned in his African homeland. (But I thought he was born in Hawaii?)
But does America or even the rest of the world have time to fix
an old injustice? Shall there be reparations as well, Mr. President?
Yes, for starters Mr. Obama wants Britain to give back the Falkland
Islands to Argentina.
attitudes that remain within the heart of Barack Obama, he hasnít
been able to fully convince his own half-brother, George Obama,
who lives in Kenya.
speaking to George Obama, asks: "Look at South Africa. They
were under the whites until the 1990ís and look where they are now.
They are practically a developed nation. So who is better off? Us
(the Kenyans) who kicked out the British or the South Africans?
Ö. Do you actually think it would have been better if the whites
had stayed a bit longer?"
"Ya well, itís true. They would have developed us, instead
of um, we are fighting, fighting, fighting over nothing. We are
third world, they are second world."
anti-colonialism even resulted in his diversion of NASA from being
a symbol of American technology to being an agent of international
relations. In the movie, Charles F. Bolden, NASA administrator,
says: "When I became the NASA administrator, he wanted me to
expand our international relationships, and perhaps, foremost, he
wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world to help
them feel good about their historic contribution to science and
engineering." There is a lot weíre learning in this movie that
the news media hasnít been reporting.
Barack: a lost identity
For the young
Barack Obama, who only spent a short time with his real father when
he was 10 years of age, though he carried on a correspondence for
several years thereafter, the wrenching inside him was that of a
lost identity. He is his fatherís son. That is who he is. But as
Barack Obama says, in his own voice (obtained from his audio book:
Dreams From My Father): "There was only one problem: my father
was missing, and nothing that my mother or grandparents could tell
me could obviate that single, unassailable fact."
At this point
Mr. DíSouza asks a poignant question: "How can Obama be so
influenced by a father who wasnít around?" DíSouza says Obama
is being led by the ghost of his father, as if there is some channeling
points to Barack Obamaís strange claim of an "absent father."
in Obamaís case, the father was alive. He wasnít dead; he was in
Africa. And, so at some point in his life, when Obama comes to college,
his sister comes to him, and she confronts him, and she basically
says, ĎThe man youíre idealizing, this mythical father, isnít like
that. You, you have fantasy about the guy.í And, this provokes in
Obama a kind of crisis."
But Obama opines:
"I felt as if my world had been turned on its head, as if I
had woken up to find a blue sun in a yellow sky, or heard animals
speaking like men. To think that all my life, I had been wrestling
with nothing more than a ghost."
movie goes on to show Barack Obama in his 2004 DNC speech, saying:
"There is not a black America, and a white America, and Latino
America, and Asian America. Thereís the United States of America
(crowd roar). But once in office, it became the 1% versus the 99%.
Obama gets little criticism for divisiveness. He rallies the masses
against the classes. It is despicable.
Barack Obama tick: a graveside and some activists
At the 48-minute/23-second
point of 2016 Mr. Obama reveals, in his own words, what makes
him tick. The beat of his drum is far away. It is not Jesus, whom
he purports to follow (when it will gain him votes), or the Koran,
which he says he heard daily in his youth. Nor is his model any
former President or fellow Democrat like John F. Kennedy. In his
words: "I saw that my life in America, the black life, the
white life, the sense of abandonment I felt as a boy, the frustration
and hope I had witnessed in Chicago. All of it was connected with
this small plot of earth an ocean away." That small plot is
the African grave of his father.
It is said
that great men stand on the shoulders of those who preceded them.
For Mr. Obama, his mentors were markedly different than any prior
American president. DíSouza says it well: "for Obama to make
himself acceptable to America, he had to hide major elements of
his past. He
had to hide the group I call ĎObamaís founding fathers.í And, who
were his founding fathers? Well, letís just say they were not Jefferson,
Washington, and Franklin."
father-figure mentors were Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying
Communist party member, and Bill Ayers, Obamaís Chicago pal who
tried to blow up the Pentagon, and Jeremiah Wright, his long-time
anti-American pastor. Where was the news media to alert the American
public of these unsavory alliances prior to the 2008 election?
let Mr. DíSouza off the hook either
needs to be taken to task. One, for his incomplete research, and
two, for the Republican Party blinders he wears.
"Ö in the Middle East, Obama acts very inexplicably. He uses
force to stop what he calls genocide in Libya, but refuses to stop
greater genocide in Syria. In Egypt, he supports the removal of
Americaís ally, Hosni Mubarak."
Dear Mr. DíSouza:
it was the US Federal Reserve that began to "dollarize the
world,í that is, flood the globe with US money in a strategy to
dilute the value of foreign currencies, create inflation in other
nations, which caused a temporary boom as more money was available,
which in turn resulted in farmers holding their semi-perishable
crops to sell off at a later time and at a greater profit as prices
rose. That is what caused food shortages, riots in lands where people
only have $1 a day for food, and eventual insurrection against puppet
dictators whom the US installed and had funneled foreign aid to
for decades. When it became unpopular for the US to stand by its
paid-off dictators, it encouraged people in these lands to overthrow
their leaders. How disingenuous.
Egypt had become a billionaire while Egyptians live on $1 a day.
The so-called genocide in Syria is reported but not well confirmed
and appears to be fomented by outsiders entering Syria, outsiders
backed by the US. Mr. DíSouza sees a future united Arab state comprised
of many North African countries that would pose a threat to the
world. The problem is, history shows Arab countries are most contentious
with their neighbors. Call me the day the Arab world unites.
side-steps the birth certificate
DíSouza makes no issue over Barack Obamaís Hawaiian birth certificate.
With a picture of the certificate on the screen, DíSouza says: "Then,
on August 4th, 1961, Barack Obama II is born at the Kapalania Medical
Center in Honolulu. His birth is reported in two local newspapers."
But, pray tell, Mr. DíSouza, why would his mother pay for two newspaper
announcements of his birth in Honolulu? Would it be to falsely document
his birth there so her son could acquire all the benefits of US
on: "At the end of my book, I made three predictions. Obama
will do nothing significant to stop Iran from getting nuclear bombs.
He hasnít. He would spend money as if the deficit didnít matter.
He has. I also said that if the political climate changes, and Obama
is forced to tackle the deficit, he will cut the military and seek
to raise taxes."
Yes, Mr. DíSouza,
but David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller whom you interview
near the ending of 2016, says the U.S. is in so much debt
it has no choice but to cut back on military, healthcare and pensions
as well as raise taxes. Mr. Walker is bus touring the country to
confront the public on this reality.
And yes, the
dire fundamental problems posed by a fraudulent fiat paper money
system, fractional banking that foments inflation and erosion of
the value of the dollar, and debt-based money that now makes America
vulnerable to holders of its IOUs (US Treasury bills), are not being
addressed by any candidate outside of the eliminated Ron Paul. Should
our lenders in China and Japan sell off these paper IOUs, the dollar
crashes and so does the American economy.
In Mr. DíSouzaís
mind Iran, Syria, North Korea are Americaís enemies. Give us your
Ronald Reagan, Mr. DíSouza, who had the courage to pull our troops
out of Beirut after an attack there killed many US Marines. Give
us the Ronald Reagan who carried a big stick but chose not to use
it, winning a cold war that avoided thousands of troop losses. Mr.
DíSouza hesitates to critique Mr. Obama on waterboarding, continued
placement of US troops in Afghanistan, and many other issues, because
they would also indict the former Republican Party President, GW
the rest of 2016: Obamaís Dream for you to view and contemplate.
Clearly the Obama deception has been enabled by a news media that
has chosen to look the other way. But do not be so distracted by
Obamaís sins of omission and commission that you let host DíSouzaís
slanted world and political views be the assumed alternative. Neither
war with Iran nor gratuitous welfare handouts represent the moral
high ground. Maybe one of the greatest challenges in modern American
history is upon us as the American public contemplates the 2012
Presidential election. What four years could not do, eight years
must do. Obama promised change, then never changed.
ends the movie asking its most important question: "The first
time, we did not know Barack Obama. Now, we do. Which dream will
we carry into 2016? The American dream, or Obamaís dream? The movie
says it better than my penned words do.
Here is a clip
from the movie: 2016: Obamaís Dream