In the new documentary film by Dinesh D'Sousa, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," we are reminded why this country became the "shining city on a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."
The film explores the theory of how different the world would be today if America had never existed. D'Sousa takes us back in dramatic re-creation to the Revolutionary War, hypothesizing the future if George Washington had been defeated by the British. He and co-director John Sullivan show why our Founding Fathers and our form of government are so unique and why America led the way in the world.
In a look back at the history of the world, the film shows how throughout the centuries land and territories were conquered by the more powerful entity. The victors were conquerors and oppressors – there was no freedom or liberty. With the birth of America, a new idea was created that allowed the individual to pursue his or her dreams without constraint and allowed the freedom to speak, freedom to worship and other freedoms that were stifled in the world.
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D'Sousa lays out a bullet-point list of how, over the decades, our history has become muddled and re-drawn by ideology that denigrates who we are and intends to tarnish the true story of our morals and values. The film tackles the subjects of slavery, Native Americans and the war with Mexico, showing the truth and also the so-called truth that our children have been fed for decades in our schools and universities. The little-known stories of success, bravery and compassion from individual Americans throughout our history are brought to light, for instance, the success of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker. These are the stories that don't fit the narrative of the left's agenda that America is a horrid, oppressive, cruel country. Is it any wonder that these stories are left out of our history books?
The most interesting part of the film for me was when D'Sousa showed viewers the path that led us to where we are today. He discusses the seeds planted by those who desired a socialist agenda for this country. He shows how "Rules for Radicals" author Saul Alinsky saw an opportunity during the 1960s to grab and indoctrinate an entire generation of young people who were drifting and looking for radical change. They used his book as their bible on how to change America into what they believed was socially "just." Thus began the takedown of American exceptionalism.
The film points out how Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren are all students of Alinsky's teachings and how they methodically are working to destroy and then transform our republic. The chilling point to all of this is the fact that those on the left will bide their time, slowly conditioning people to believe that America really is an unfair, uncompassionate and greedy country. They will speak their lies over and over and over again until the truth is obliterated. They will rewrite history to promote those lies because they know that a lie told often enough is perceived as truth.
This is an important film for all Americans to see who care about the future of our country. It leaves you with the vision of where we came from, the knowledge that America was an idea that gave birth to enormous success, innovation and compassion. Its founding documents give the promise:
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There is hope for America. It has seen hard times in its history, it has fought against injustice and has had tough decisions to make – but it still remains the place that stands for freedom and liberty and the promise of a better life. America may be wounded and damaged at this point in time, but as long as it still holds its flag high and has the strength and grit of its American patriots, it will prevail.
The take-away at the end of "America" is that we the people are the strength that will fight against the cancer that is trying to kill America. We the people are the force that can recognize the danger and change the course through our commitment to the Constitution and our vocal objections to the lawlessness in our government.
We must encourage everyone to know the truth about America's history and how different the world really would be without her.