Filmmaker Dinseh D’Souza, whose “2016: Obama’s America” grabbed the nation’s attention during the 2012 presidential campaign, is giving members of the left a voice in his upcoming film, “America: The Movie.”
Charles Truxillo, a Chicano studies teacher at the University of New Mexico, pondered the idea of a “North America confederating with Mexico in a country that will be predominantly Latino and Hispanic” in a video clip from an interview D’Souza did for the film.
Truxillo admitted he is in America, but he insisted he is not of America, explaining: “I don’t necessarily want to be part of their culture.
“I like the things the Americans have. Who doesn’t? … I don’t want to end up in the world of Roseanne Barr,” he said.
He sees no reason Mexican citizens should aspire to be part of America.
“They want a job. It’s that simple,” he said, citing a longstanding desire on the part of “poor nations” to move into “rich nations.”
“The poor nations want to basically overrun the borders and occupy the source of wealth,” he said.
But he said Mexicans, Latinos and Hispanics don’t “want to become like the white brats in the mall.”
A report by the Hollywood Reporter said D’Souza also gives other prominent liberal thinkers a voice in the upcoming movie, such as Alan Dershowitz, Noam Chomsky, Michael Dyson and Bill Ayers.
D’Souza told the Reporter, “In ‘2016’ we let President Obama’s voice be heard – literally. With ‘America,’ we also wanted to hear directly the voices of America’s biggest critics. The conservative answer to offensive speech has always been not to silence it but to listen carefully, consider what’s been said and offer more speech.”
Dershowitz, one of the country’s best known lawyers, has represented figures such as Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson.” Chomsky, a professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, is one of the most highly regarded thinkers on the left. Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and Ayers is known for his founding of the Weather Underground terror organization and friendship with President Obama.
Ayers’ group bombed New York police facilities in 1970, the U.S. Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon the next year.
D’Souza, who is being prosecuted on campaign-finance charges that many believe are payback for his film “2016: Obama’s America,” unveiled a trailer for the new “America: The Movie” at the recent CPAC annual conservative conference.
In an exclusive interview with WND at the time, he said criminal charges by the Obama administration will not stop or even delay his movie.
He’s accused of campaign finance regulation violations.
“I will not be stopped by Barack Obama,” D’Souza told WND.
He also affirmed his plan to proceed with the July 4 release of the new film.
“So, I’m releasing a new film this year, and what I am making clear is that whatever these guys are trying, it’s not going to stop me from making the film or releasing the film or being able to put my message out there,” he said.
He said he’s planning an aggressive defense of the criminal charges.
See the newly released trailer for “America”:
As WND reported, Republican Sens. Charles E. Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are among the lawmakers who have signed a letter to the FBI demanding details of the D’Souza investigation, saying it smacks of “selective prosecution.”
WND reported Gerald Molen, the producer of D’Souza’s two full-length feature film documentaries, characterized D’Souza’s criminal indictment as a Soviet-style “political prosecution.”
“When Dinesh D’Souza can be prosecuted for making a movie, every American should ask themselves one question: ‘What will I do to preserve the First Amendment?'” he said.
D’Souza told WND that Molen also was harassed by the Obama administration for his role producing D’Souza’s films.
“Right after ‘2016’ came out, Molen got a call from the IRS,” D’Souza said.
See Jerome Corsi’s interview with D’Souza: