Imagine the world without her. No, let’s don’t. The movie is not perfect, but it’s great. The part of the synopsis quoted below is a good overview but let me tell you the approach taken.
The movie first takes you through a series of “indictments” against America ranging from Columbus pillaging indian tribes to slavery to so-called imperialist wars and more. Then comes the “rest of the story.” You will learn parts of our history that I am confident none of you (at least in my circle of friends, a couple of whom are moderately educated) will have known of in their entirety. Perhaps none of it.
Someone once observed: “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.” Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history—from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share”.
Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.
The story is well-told and for those of you from Loma Linda there are many pictures 🙂
I recently wrote about Costo removing D’Souza’s book. Now I know why.
The author and creator of the movie is Dinesh D’Souza. Interestingly to me, he is an East Indian who has been here a mere 30 years, and it is he who devises a story in book and movie media to set straight what many believe to be distortions and a rewriting of American history.