NEW YORK – This week and next, Dinesh D’Souza is debuting his new feature film and accompanying book, both titled “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” – a combo that is certain to reframe Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Clinton’s campaign, having escaped – through the decision of the FBI director – criminal charges over her “extremely careless” handling of national security secrets, now is trying to build political momentum by recruiting President Obama to join her in campaign events.
Monday, the movie debuted to a sold-out Los Angeles Red Carpet premiere at TCL Chinese Theater, where D’Souza and his producer, Gerald R. Molen, who received an Academy Award for co-producing Steven Spielberg’s award-winning movie, “Schindler’s List,” attended.
The Hollywood red carpet event at the Los Angeles premiere was streamed on the Facebook page D’Souza created for the movie.
On Sunday, July 17, D’Souza, accompanied again by Molen, will premiere “Hillary’s America” in Cleveland, the day before the opening day of the Republican National Convention, with a 3 p.m. ET Red Carpet opening and a 5 p.m. ET showing at the Connor Palace, located at 1615 Euclid Avenue.
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers are on the program for both premieres, featuring the new single Larry wrote especially for the movie.
Regnery Books has scheduled to publish D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America” book on Monday, July 18, in Cleveland, Ohio, on the opening day of the Republican National Convention.
The movie will pre-release in a single theater in three cities – Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, on Friday, July 15, before going into national release on Friday, July 22, opening in more than 1,500 theaters across the country.
D’Souza exposes Democratic Party’s “secret history.” And he reveals the sordid truth about Hillary Clinton.
“I call this book the ‘secret history’ because the story I tell is true and yet will come as a surprise,” D’Souza writes.
“Did you know about the Democratic president who is the founder of modern progressivism – and also responsible for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan?” he continues. “What about the most popular Democratic president of the 20th century – who blocked anti-lynching laws and for more than a decade cut deals with racists to exclude blacks from government programs?”
D’Souza puts Hillary Clinton at the center of this “secret history,” bringing to light how Democrats have buried their past of segregation, eugenics, and sexism in an attempt to convince the world the Democratic Party is a party of ideals that champions social justice and racial equality.
In the end, D’Souza systematically proves how Democrats – through Hillary Clinton – are fulfilling their dream of stealing America for the politically favored few.
Under a Clinton administration, D’Souza insists, America will no longer be a land of opportunity, but instead it will be a land of cronyism, run for the benefit of the Clintons, the left’s elites and the Democratic Party.
“The contradiction between the principles of the founders and the practice of American slavery came to a head two generations later, in the Civil War,” D’Souza emphasizes.
“In 1860, once again America’s core principles, and indeed America’s survival as a nation, were threatened,” he relates. “The threat came not from ‘the South.’ The idea that the South is wholly to blame is a progressive canard. What the canard leaves out is what caused southern secession in the first place.”
“Why does this matter?” D’Souza asks. “After all, it was the South, not the Democrats, who seceded. But the South seceded because its party, the Democratic Party, lost the election. Had the Democrats won, slavery would have been safe and the South would have remained within the union.”
The Hillary enigma
D’Souza sees Hillary as the logical extension of the socialist “fundamental transformation of America” witness under Barack Obama.
He reminds that both Hillary and Obama were acolytes who studied at the altar of Saul Alinsky, the original radical “community organizer” who taught the left in his book “Rules for Radicals,” dedicated to Lucifer, the revolutionary principles of fanning the flames of economic discontent and racial tensions as a means of gaining raw political power.
“Hillary is ruthless. She is grasping. She appears to have little empathy or concern for people,” D’Souza notes. “She is old, and mean, and even her laugh is a witch’s cackle. There is almost nothing appealing about her. How, then, could she be the first choice of progressive Democrats and the apparent frontrunner for winning the presidency in November 2016?”
Yet, D’Souza points out, the Hillary enigma is very different than the Obama enigma.
“The enigma of Obama was: Who is this guy? In 2008, Obama came out of nowhere,” he argues. “Very little was known about his past. What little was known was mostly camouflage. So there was an understandable appetite to learn about him.”
In contrast, Hillary has been a national public figure for over three decades now.
“With Hillary, however, there is no guesswork about her background, her personality or her ideology,” D’Souza points out.
“We all know who Hillary Clinton is. She has been part of our public life for a generation now,” he continues. “Not only are we all too familiar with her, we are sick of her. Even Democrats seem mildly nauseated; why else would so many of them turn to the Rip Van Winkle candidacy of Bernie Sanders?”
D’Souza is the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers “America” (2014) and “Obama’s America” (2012), as well as several more well-known and bestselling books, including “Illiberal Education” (1991), “The End of Racism” (1995), “What’s So Great About America” (2002), “What’s so Great About Christianity” (2007) and “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” (2010).
He is the creator of the film “2016: Obama’s America” (2012) which is the second-highest-grossing all-time political documentary, passing Michael Moore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” In addition, “2016” was No. 6 on the bestselling list of all documentaries.