‘Obama’s America’ a weak attempt at conspiracy theories

‘Obama’s America’ a weak attempt at conspiracy theories

2016: Obama’s America” tries to connect Obama to communism and terrorism.

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

“2016: Obama’s America” is a documentary film by Dinesh D’Souza, which is based on D’Souza’s book “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.”

The film’s main focus is that Barack Obama is not who America believes him to be, and that we actually know nothing about him. D’Souza devotes the film to tracing Obama’s personal history in order for us to really understand his political agenda, and what will happen if he is re-elected in 2012.

Within 20 minutes of watching the film I couldn’t help but laugh at D’Souza’s pathetic attempt to destroy Obama. D’Souza opens up by stating that, like Obama, he also has a foreign family history, but unlike Obama he understands that America is a place of opportunism and equality.

D’Souza continually reassures the viewer that this film is against collectivist and communist ideologies. And of course, this is what Obama stands for, according to D’Souza.

By having professors of anthropology and psychology as his evidence, D’Souza points out that Obama has an internal conflict with his father and wishes to live his father’s dream rather than his own.

He destroys Obama’s family, pointing out that his father was with multiple women, and never really grew up with Obama.  It was clear while watching this film that D’Souza just wanted viewers to think of Obama as a scumbag, rather than a leader.

The cherry on top for me, while watching this film, was finding Obama’s true “founding fathers,” as D’Souza called it.

He said Obama’s mentor was communist Frank Marshall Davis, who was on an FBI list.

He also identified another communist, a terrorist, a Palestinian, a leftist, and of course, Jeremiah Wright.

The reason why this grabbed my attention was because he used these people to back his statement of Obama not really working for American people, but for other countries around us.

He noted Obama’s reduction of nuclear weapons, and that other countries were not doing the same, but he mainly focused on Islamic countries potentially turning into “The United States of Islam” as he called it.

This film was absolutely pathetic.

It was over an hour of the same things conservatives have been saying about Obama for years; that he is a terrorist, a communist, and does not care about America.

Although I’m sure the three elderly couples that were in the theater with me enjoyed it, any educated person would find it to be simply comedic.

Generalizing Obama as a terrorist, communist, and Muslim sympathizer does not make sense when the biggest terrorist threat to the United States was killed during Obama’s term.

Obama has been at the forefront of healthcare reform, which can improve the lives of many citizens in our country.

Although it may be seen as a move of a socialist, remember that the United States is the country that created social security and welfare.

Obama has never attempted to destroy our country once since he has been in office, so D’Souza has no justification to say that Obama’s potential 2013 term will be a disaster to the United States.

The only good thing I can say about this film is that some of the video editing and effects were nice, but even then, you should never get one of your cameramen in the shot.