VIDEO: It's Unwise For Leftists To Challenge D’Souza

Originally posted at The Hayride.

This clip, which goes 19 minutes or so but is well worth the time, comes from an appearance D’Souza made back in October at Amherst College.

He gets accosted by a freshman, and a reasonably intelligent one, with a pair of questions about white privilege and Islamic militancy arising as a reaction to American imperialism.

Needless to say, D’Souza is not impressed with the premises behind either question, and he knows a lot more about the world than the freshman does. It gets exceedingly good when D’Souza gets going on the question of white privilege and how to address it, and the unwillingness of the freshman, who is white as snow, to personally surrender his own unjust advantages as a gesture of leadership in this new “just” society to replace the free one bequeathed to us by the racist white men who founded the country.

D’Souza’s victim has little in the way of a cogent answer for his line of inquiry about how to personally remedy the white privilege in question, and the conversation turns into a rhetorical beatdown from there.

We’re offering this as a good example of why the Left generally leans toward attempting to limit the free speech of the Right – they don’t usually do a good job of winning these types of arguments.

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319 Comments

  • nancy says:

    December 10, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Who educated this kid? THEY have done him a disservice… the misinformation is astounding.

    • Grace me says:

      December 10, 2015 at 2:49 PM

      The education system has done a great job creating millions of these kind of mindless people.

    • Mario Morales says:

      December 10, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      The good thing is that he’s a kid. I had a similar view when I was young. A teacher at a small community college in Dallas, Texas set me straight. I wasn’t a child of privilege. My father died when I was 9. We became migrant farm workers after that. I thought government should help people through welfare and other means even though I was out on my own at 18 and with no government support. He pointed out to me that everyone else could make it just like I did if they had the desire. This is America. It is the land of opportunity. He was right and cause me to see the light. This kid might reflect like I did. I hope so.

    • jesse says:

      December 10, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      Yup I think he thinks he knows something he knows nothing about.

    • Julian52 says:

      December 10, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      Dinesh is a great American – I have taken my children to all his movies and encourage them to read his books. AS A RESULT, THEY LEARNED THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA AND THE LEFT AS LONG AS 4 YEARS AGO. AND ARE NOW PREPARED FOR THE ONSLAUGHT FROM LIBERAL COLLEGE PROFS!

    • RICHARD CROWLEY says:

      December 10, 2015 at 3:52 PM

      IT’S AMHERST COLLEGE, GO FIGURE!!!!!!

    • Daniel Greer says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      The college experience has become a scary liberal melting pot. I fear for my children who, in a few years, will be looking for a good college. The young man acquired a decent vocabulary but none the less has truly learned nothing in how real life works. We’ve become such a PC world that our children are actually beginning to believe this crap they are being force fed. I am a white man. I grew up poor. My parents grew up lower middle class. Their parents before them were lower middle class. Their parents before them came to America from Italy and England. My great great grandfather built his home on the weekends by himself. I didn’t do very well in high school so I didn’t get a free ride to any college and being white and average build, no athletic scholarship either so I joined the military. I eventually went to college and a higher education but is my story any different from the minorities he speaks of? What I have learned from my life experience is that nothing is obtainable without putting in the work. That goes for the 99% of Americans of any color. My children are being raised to value their schoolwork now so that they have a chance to advance on to further their education later on with less blood, sweat, and tears as I had to do. I tell my children,”Do you want to do well in school now and go to college or be like me and get wounded in war and after several years of waiting then maybe the VA will send you to school to learn something else since you can no longer do what the military trained you to do?”

    • Theresa says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:10 PM

      I agree!

    • Jca66 says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM

      Self hating cupcake spitting out brainwashed lies. He should give up his tuition to a black guy as pennance.

  • bonnie says:

    December 10, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    i give the student credit for trying, even though he failed miserably. his mother and uncle bob were the only ones supporting him….

    • Rick says:

      December 10, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      I don’t think that was his mother and uncle bob….I think those were his progressive professors, seething to the point of boiling over in anticipation of conquest….Only problem was the fact D’Souza wasn’t whimpering in the corner begging for forgiveness. Although the “professors…or wannabe professors” were behind side the student….They used him to make their own arguments..Fearing to face D’Souza tongue to tongue….So.loosing the verbal thrust and parry wasn’t part of the scenario ending in victory that was envisioned in their Marxist brains. The class of students were suppose to return to their rooms the next day, to face the grey haired “She-ra”….to discuss the verbal smack down given to D’Souza and of course…. she would take credit for as the young scholar’s victory……Ah…Sensei!

    • Joe Stufflebean says:

      December 10, 2015 at 3:42 PM

      Dang, I’m glad I didn’t ask about white privilege. The spoiled little punk holding the microphone looked a lot like Napolean Dynamite trying to get loose from the time machine.

  • James Grimes says:

    December 10, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Ouch! Talk about bringing down the hammer.

  • Una B Connors says:

    December 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    What an exhilarating exchange. It is quite obvious that young Mr. progressively programmed became quite anxious to get away from his position at the microphone, as he found himself getting in deeper and deeper. He was certain he held the moral high ground when he marched up to the Q and A microphone.
    He became uncomfortable in his own skin when Mr. D’Souza challenged him to lead his own cause, give up his seat at Amhearst in order to give an underpriviledged person the chance that he has as a member of its student body.
    What was with the gray haired woman behind the young egostistical freshmen? I thought she was about to have a coronary. She actually told the young lad to educate their guest speaker. I assume she is still trying to recover from what appeared to be a traumatic experience for her.

    • Shaun says:

      December 10, 2015 at 3:13 PM

      The guy next to her with the PC snaps gave him the Safe Space he needed to ask the question

  • Tim says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    I bet the woman encouraging him was one of his professors.

    • Bill says:

      December 10, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      I actually didn’t find the student disrespectful, arrogant or offensive. I did however find that woman you referenced appalling in her conduct and behavior. I think you’re right. I bet she is a tenured professor. I hope for her life to end soon!!!

      • just me says:

        December 10, 2015 at 3:43 PM

        Did you really say that last sentence? That is precisely how you take a civil discussion and turn it vile.

    • michele says:

      December 10, 2015 at 2:58 PM

      That’s what I was thinking……or his mom. lol

  • Walter Greeson says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Young liberals don’t surprise me as we all have naive views until we Learn better. It old liberals that surprise me how can they remain in such a state of denial.

  • zbacku says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    The Liberal Mind is a complete wad of excrement.

  • Amy Hemming says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    this kid soaked it up like a sponge – dumb

  • Robin Scott says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    Dinesh tore him up!

  • Carla Ducham says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    D’Souza is very wise. I like the way he answered the student. He turned the students own political correctness indignation right back on the student. Bravo.

    • Theresa says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Yes, I agree with your comments!

  • JM says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Amazing. I love how he tried to worm his way out of it. I also love how the woman next to him said educate him.

  • Jeff Cerreta says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Game-set-match. Dinesh.

  • Andrew H. says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    This is a fantastic point. D’Souza is an incredibly logical individual.

  • allen barr says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    His argument is exactly what Paul Ryan is using on D. Trump.Ryan condemned Trump for not wanting Refugees into the USA. Main reason the refugees can’t be screen with proper scruteney. So the question is should we accept refugees Ryan should insist his home town should take a few thousands. So here are reasons to support Trump. Would you accept blood that was being screened but not for aides, tb, or vd. How about going to Saudi Arabia and openly practice Christianity. You would be stoned within a week.

  • Kim Overall says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Dinesh! I just love to watch and listen to you engage in thought! You were absolutely spot on with this ‘kid’.

  • Rebecca says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    You cannot legislate social justice any more that you can legislate charity. Charity arrives from the Heart and Soul of the individual. We can legislate wealth distribution, but let’s begin with your wealth, NOT MINE.

  • Lara Martinez says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Awesome argument–I was struck by how that professor kept trying to help the student make an argument–are these students adults? It looked like he needed his mommy to help make his points! And the snapping–good God, is it the beatnik 60’s?! These lily white students and faculty are so knee deep in their own hypocrisy they are blind to it. Thank you for your reasoned and intelligent dismissal of this garbage!!

  • Deborah says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    I don’t think D’Sousa was talking about affermative action. He was speaking of Socialism

  • denny says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    What a disappointing payoff. First of all, there’s absolutely nothing in this video about the rise of Islamic militancy. Secondly, the student, while made to look like somewhat of a hypocrite for not actively giving up his “white privilege”, comes across quite well. He goes so far as to say he doesn’t specifically condone affirmative action, reparations, etc. He simply acknowledges that the inequities of the past have a tangible affect on the realities of the present. That’s something most of our society is incapable of. Who writes this stuff? I certainly hope they don’t get paid for it.

    • Jon says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      My thoughts exactly. I don’t think anyone “destroyed” him in this discussion, and the student came off as being the more civil and less combative of the two.

  • Kelly says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Wow! I have s smile from ear to ear!
    You destroyed that liberal hypocrite.

    Love the video. Keep up the good fight. Hopefully some of them will start to learn ????

  • Samuel B. Miller says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Ripped the little socialist pig apart! Such pandering to the leftby all these upscale elitist colleges and everybody thinks its just blacks we have more than the blacks to worry about these high brow clowns are the reason Obama won twice not the crack crazed rabble you see on TV every day! There are millions of them and they just keep on with theis socialist bull shit just look at Bernie Sanders following! I wonder what crowds he draws in each state!

  • Teresa Ward says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Whoo-hoo! You go Dinesh

  • Richie Padin says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Mr. D”Souza…. the way you present an argument leaves me in wonder. Your logic, your rationale and how you systematically address not just those that are on your side of the argument but those that try to dispatch you’re argument as invalid is nothing but impressive. Thank you for addressing issues that are opaqued by the main stream media and society as a whole in such an eloquent and intelligent manner.

  • Nadyne Buck says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Also, we would have to determine in that so-called white privilege who exactly was in this country at the time the so-called stolen privilege took place. I am of course referring to the on-going argument of the 40 acres and a mule debt. It would not be fair to those whose ancestors came into this country after the civil war. And let’s face it, if this question of morality is the argument,then should we determine who is to get more based on his or her sacrificial participation? The bottom line in social justice is that it is never satisfied. All one has to do is look at the original commune when the pilgrims arrived. William Bradford documented this experiment rather well.

  • Aber says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    lol the moral quandary that must of went through their big idealistic heads must of been to much to handle. I wonder how many of these kids dropped out after this speech lol. Great response dinesh.

  • Jarrod Harvey says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    I am assuming the nice lady is his professor who is so very impressed with his ability to weave a thought into a circular pattern of thought…like a dog chasing its tail. The leftist elitists are so very compassionately elite.

    We are so much richer a nation with you here, Dinesh.

  • Justin says:

    December 10, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Very nice!! You basically explained why liberalism/progressivism exists and how the are the biggest hypocrites and lack acountibility for anything that doesn’t benefit their agenda! I’m glad you’re my spokesman!

  • Curtis says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Beautiful logic. You, sir, should be the one dominating mass media, so that our culture has half a chance to try to turn around before we all give up on the voting process.

  • Mark ONeill says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    White people are doing well because we work hard.

    Asians are far ahead of the blacks. Indians are far ahead of the blacks.

  • david says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    I never listened to him before. I am sorry that I didn’t. What a mind. I would have thought about sending him some money. I still like my choice of Dr. Ben Carson, but D’Sousa is a brilliant guy as well.

  • Connie Chancellor says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Thank you Mr. D’Souza for the privilege of allowing me to be privy to the interchange with this misguided young man who is being raised and educated by those who enjoy their privileges to the point of believing their arguments can stand the test of one who has knowledge and the experience of one who has lived the talk and walks the walk.

  • Deborah says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    THIS is really good!

  • Lincoln Robertson says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    The woman in the forefront reacts with pure emotion. She doesn’t even bother to listen.

  • Penny says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    I enjoyed this debate so much!

  • suzanne cruz says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    This kid is soooooo painful to listen to. Bravo to Denish’s patience!

  • Cory says:

    December 10, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    You obliterated that effeminate pantie-waste of a Liberal.

  • Barry Polis says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    I’ve never listened to a D’Souza debate that hasn’t educated me as to the simplicity of the argument against progressivism… And this is no exception… 5 stars…

  • Oliver says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Leftist hypocrisy eloquently exposed. Excellent argumentation from Dinesh D’Souza. Keep on exposing the fallacies of the “progressive” left. The argument points to: Be grateful for what you have, help other people as much as you can, stop blaming others for every injustice, start with yourself and you will change the world.

  • Mark says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    That was a drop the mic moment for Dinesh, he serve that kid some lunch.

  • Tony Valachi says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    I wish you had elaborated a little bit more on the whole debate in the historical context. India was under foreign occupation for over 600 years, it was ravaged and plundered by as you mentioned by Moghuls, Persians, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and later British etc. I wonder if India were to demand compensation from Arabs, Turks, Iranians, British, etc where would they be! I mean the whole idea that present generation should be held liable for something that their generation did something wrong a century or a half ago sounds insane to me especially when I think about the fact that not all Americans benefited from what happened then, many worked hard to survive and so did their subsequent generations up to present one.

    When I think about this issue on a broader level I find it very disturbing. Disturbing in the sense that there are two parties in this whole controversy: Leftists|+Muslims on one side and the present generation of whites and non Muslims on the other. Now, what the Leftists (like the kid in the video) and Muslims are doing is not restricted to America alone, its a global phenomena, global fraud being perpetuated by them. To the present day Americans they say America doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to the Red Indians. To the Canadians and Australians they say your countries do not belong to you but the aboriginals. Britishers they try to make feel guilty of their colonial past while Hindus they try to make feel guilty about communalism.

    All this they say while hiding behind the facade of human rights and humanity when the fact is if they were really genuine about rectifying the past they would, as you rightly pointed out, have started out with themselves which in case of Muslims means returning the wealth they plundered from India and many other countries, and returning the non Muslim lands including but not limited to Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many others because Islam started from Arabia only 1400 years ago and now they have 58 countries, how? By sword.

    Another issue that irks me is that when it comes to slavery its as if only black people were enslaved. What about people from the Indian subcontinent that were enslaved by the Arabs. No one talks about them, why? Were they not humans or is that unlike blacks they were not enslaved by the Americans and not Arabs treat any discussion on slave trade as a taboo? Why is this hypocrisy? Why is the world silent about enslavement of hundreds of thousands of people that the Islamic invaders took as slaves from the Indian subcontinent?

    Arabs were the first ones to take African slaves out of Africa and the last one to end slavery. America was the last one to enter the slave trade but the first one to end it. America was the only country where a war for civil rights was fought over this issue resulting in equal rights for African Americans. I would like to ask African Americans that complain about injustice as to how many African slaves were given citizenship in the Arab countries? Show me one Barack Obama, Ben Carson, Michael Jackson that the Arab countries produced? One? None!

    Those African Americans who complain about racism in America perhaps have never been out of America. The US government should send them out on a world tour to different countries including the ones in Africa, make them stay in those countries, write down their daily experiences and then come back and tell us how evil America is or is not where like any other American citizen they get social benefits, something many in the west take for granted.

    • Andrew Denton says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      “The US government should send them out on a world tour to different countries including the ones in Africa, make them stay in those countries, write down their daily experiences and then come back and tell us how evil America is or is not…”

      What do you think, Dinesh? Good idea? These are your followers. You have a responsibility.

  • Lee says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    White privilege has nothing to do with people’s possessions. I am surprised at Dinesh for not knowing this.

    • adburger says:

      December 10, 2015 at 3:24 PM

      Explain Lee.

  • Joe says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    As someone who was a social worker for most of the 90s I realized that welfare for the progressives was the excuse for doing nothing themselves. A sort of “I gave at the office”. I call welfare the 11′ pole of politics.

    Those years made me the conservative I am today.

  • adburger says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Logic is the enemy of Liberalism.

  • Valerie says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Message to Dinesh D’Sousa –from the lady who didn’t like the “patchwork” shirt that your beautiful wife picked out for you to wear! 🙂 — The next time you are hit with an argument like this, retell the story of St. Francis of Assisi who was so moved to help the poor that he first began by giving away his father’s wealth (WRONG!), and later, when he was chastised by his father, removed every stitch of clothing he was wearing and, renouncing his relationship with his father and all worldly goods, started a movement that changed the world.

    I thoroughly enjoyed your exchange with this young man and loved the way you gave him plenty of space to express himself. Your zinger at the end (“You don’t need Amherst to ‘survive”; you need it to benefit.”) was perfect! I cannot see this young man even coming close to doing what St. Francis did. Most likely, “daddy” makes oodles of money and pays his tuition, room and board. . .and drinking money, too!

  • Jenny says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Pfft… what a pure load of psychobabble and dribble coming from this kid’s mouth. I love it when liberals out themselves publicly. They make the work of a conservative so easy. These smack-talking great pretenders who piss and moan about social justice are so willing to legislate the social actions of others, all while refusing to dirty their own hands. Unless you are willing to give up your seat on the bus to someone else, don’t you dare demand that everyone else do it. The liberal mentality is just mindboggling! This young man still has a few years ahead of him, hopefully he learned something that day. As intelligent has he is, he was no match for D’Souza.

  • Kathy says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    I love Dinesh D’Souza. Wish I could take some classes from him!

  • Yul Saba says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    The kid says I’m a liberal no more!

  • andrew471 says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    I have a degree in philosophy. Must say that Mr. D’Souza has a brilliant mind.

  • Chas says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Dear young man,
    Sit down….shut up…and LISTEN.

  • gerry whitney says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    The guiding rule of thumb for liberalism: RULES ARE FOR OTHERS. It is a pathetic thing to watch a liberal melt like the witch in Oz — at merely pointing this out. Hopefully Dinesh made a conservative out of this kid — and more than that — I hope the kid realizes how short-changed he’s been if people taught him the BS he is spewing. He should be angry! — I hope the gray haired granny egging him on — and once again, was SHE spouting this stupidity? No — she pushes SOMEONE ELSE, a kid no less! to make a fool of HIMself! I wish Dinesh had asked her to stand and help the boy — he could have whipped them both — and anyone else who stood — in one fell swoop. Anyone else?! Bring it on, fools!

    Dinesh, I was an extra in your Stealing America movie — Dallas TX. Was fun!

  • Nick says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    This kid is destined to be an atty. He uses 10,000 words to answer a 15 word answer.

    • Bruce Simpson says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM

      He should be spanked like the child that he is. None of us were alive back in the day of slavery. My ancestors never owned a slave. Many people here now are immigrants since after the civil war. I suppose they too should carry around guilt about slavery.

    • Mike Stone Sr says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      Imbeciles like this blathering “self hater’ are as phony as they come, he doesnt include himself in the group ‘his leftist mania” wishes to “castigate and seek retribution from !

  • Mike says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    I can feel my IQ dropping the more the libtard idiot blathers on. What a vapid twat.

    • Paige Lewis says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:43 PM

      The insults are so unnecessary. He seems intelligent and sincere.

  • lynn says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Very good ! Typically liberal hippocracy in action. I can only assume the old hag chomping at the bit was the liberal commie professor. lol

    • Mike Stone Sr says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM

      My thoughts exactly ! This guy would be devoured by “black nationalists’ if they took power !

    • Mad Dog with Swag says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:21 PM

      “…I can only assume the old hag chomping at the bit was the liberal commie professor…”
      I’m was thinking the same thing, thanks for that …great laugh!

  • Andrew Denton says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Actually, the Amherst student made excellent points and defended himself well. Kudos to him—obviously an intelligent freshman. He presented a real and specific problem from recent history and solicited D’Souza’s thoughts on the subject. D’Souza did what our university professors taught us to do when losing an argument (for no apparent reason)—D’Souza changed the subject. When re-asked the question, D’Souza changed tactics and made the issue-at-hand about something else–the questioner. He called him a hypocrite. The student admitted that we all are a little hypocritical. But this admission on everyone’s part doesn’t obtain D’Souza’s thoughts on the subject. LOL. As smart as D’Souza is, he doesn’t want to delegitimize all his work by a few instances of bad argumentation. Surprised he posted this one. {Please Don’t Delete Meeeeeeeee}

    • RUSSELL says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:41 PM

      The kid should give away all his ill gotten gains and go back to Europe where his ancestors came from…….or he’s a hypocrite. I like it and I’m using it

    • Timothy Hoffman says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:47 PM

      So a kid paying more than 50K per year for Amherst and he thinks he has a right to speak about so called “white privilege?

    • mkx5 says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

      well you obviously never studied psychology and history well enough to understand his argument but let me say that what the professor said-what right on point, he didn’t change subjects he simply brought examples from other countries and then asked the student if he is willing to give back his “white privileges” on his own accord to some black guy who might deserve it. the argument was completely logical and straight to point (while the student was very awkward and stuttering – which made it obliviously he wasn’t comfortable answering those question- and made his answers pointlessly long), and that professor was completely honest with us and brought facts to back his opinion while all the student had was a vague ideology based on ignorant self-satisfaction

    • Joe says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:54 PM

      Nonsense. D’Souza answered the heart of the problem. The question was what to do about social injustices of the past. D’Souza’s solution was to right the laws that created the disparity e.g. the civil rights act. It is true, much of his discussion was comparing the simplicity of his solution to the immoral alternatives, not directly touted by that student, but referred to as an “increased safety net” –> taking money out of other people’s pockets at an increased rate to create inequality (in distribution) to address that past inequality.

      Maybe you missed that part?

    • Wyatt says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:57 PM

      Just because D’Souza did not respond to the freshman using rehashed words from the question to provide the expected answer does not mean he changed the subject. He answered it, in his own words and with his own thoughts. He’s also there to teach; the second time, he’s pushing the questioner to be consistent to the worldview reflected in his rhetoric and his questions– and he isn’t. This is called making people think introspectively by challenging them on their beliefs. All this malarkey about political correctness and “safe spaces” on college campuses nowadays leads me to believe that nobody is taught to think this way nowadays.

    • Shawn says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      Andrew Denton, I’m not sure what video you watch but your comment seems to have everything backwards. The Amherst student did exactly what every self-entitled liberal always does. They ask a question and then keep talking and won’t let anyone answer the question. They seem to do this because they either don’t really want an answer or just like hearing themselves talk. Not sure which it is. The student seemed to be more into just trying to explain away his “white privilege” than just answering the question and shutting up.

    • Michael Tanner says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      D’Souza answered the student’s specific point about Veterans benefits and the GI Bill by talking about privilege in general. He demonstrated that ALL examples of past inequities in this regard are the same. He doesn’t need to address this example in particular because he addressed this whole category of arguments and successfully pointed out that he was being disingenuous in his desire to fix the problem of privilege himself. It is an untenable position to assert that all past wrongs must be righted in order to have a just society.

    • Zach says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      Actually, D’Souza addressed the student’s questions directly and was spot on! Sure, he called him a hypocrite, but only because he is one. Just because you may adhere to the idea of white privilege doesn’t make D’Souza’s arguments bad or incorrect.

      BTW, where is the white privilege at? I’d like to get some.

    • Mike says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      The questioner did do a good job of being consistent in his thinking and following up on his question. Like most liberal arguments, however, he requires the acceptance of a certain premise. In this case, the premise is that society has agreed that monetary reparations are required and feasible. Dinesh rejects the premise, and opens up the reality that such a position not only debatable but not possible. He answered the question…no, he doesn’t agree that it is possible to return all that was taken. He adds that the counter position that equal rights laws were established to normalize the playing field. However, if you stand for the position stated by the student, then it is incumbent on you to live by that standard, or risk being a hypocrite. The student is a hypocrite, full stop. Like so many liberal positions, it is easy to espouse and feel yourself superior by the fact you espouse it. Its idealistic. What’s difficult is applying the standard to yourself and your comfortable life. Its so easy to be liberal because it requires nothing of you but a claim to care.

    • PB says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      D’Souza blew this kid’s argument out of the water. It doesn’t seem like you must have listened to the whole discussion to the end. He addresses everything this kid says directly. It’s so easy for the weak minded liberal to try to stand up against what he says is inequity. But when you ask him what he is doing to rectify it personally you get uhhhhhhhhhh. I tutored once. His point is how difficult do you think it’s going to be to take from one person and give to another if you can’t even give of yourself to fix what you say is broken.

    • Chapduck says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:48 PM

      Being at Amherst is a huge privilege, You are going there to guarantee your life, social position and future privilege! If someone were to fine comb your past what ill gotten gain or privilege brought you to this expensive University? Would you be willing to set your position aside to allow less fortunate folks to go in your place? If this and other young educated, privileged people are willing to set up an organization that supports and encourages low income and less fortunate people so they will stay in school and improve their own odds of further education the system will become more equitable. There is no program that can give you what you should be working for yourself in order to be successful.

    • Jeff says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:16 PM

      Andrew,

      With all due respect, the student did not make a single excellent point and D’Souza did not change the subject.

      Past circumstances have absolutely no impact on the attitudes, decisions, and actions individuals take TODAY. Case and point are the successes seen in immigrants across the board (and throughout our nation’s history) who arrive in the U.S. with little advantages (money, English proficiency, a support network, etc.). So many of those folks take ADVANTAGE of the OPPORTUNITY offered in this country that within a single generation they have moved significantly up the socioeconomic ladder. Simply looking around and observing successful people belies the fallacy in this “privilege” argument. Successful people do not rely on excuses for their situation. They see opportunity to achieve their goals and work tirelessly to reach them, treating every failure and setback as a learning experience rather than an opportunity to complain and blame someone else.

      Furthermore, D’Souza stayed on the topic and presented a question back to the student that was framed in the student’s world view. Were the student actually intelligent, he would have seen the flaw in his argument which was clearly identified by D’Souza. But he, along with most of the audience, did not possess the critical thinking skills to understand the simple logic D’Souza was using in multiple examples to take the student’s argument to its ultimate conclusion.

      Perhaps the difference between people like me and D’Souza with regard to people like this student (and perhaps you due to your appreciation of his position) is that we see the world as full of individuals, capable of making their own choices, and responsible for their own outcomes. This student sees the world in terms of collective groups who have some sort of victim status for which they are “owed” by some other collective group. D’Souza was pointing out that, even if this were true, there is no remedy for such a situation which would be socially acceptable. It is too bad his words fell on mostly deaf ears.

    • Jimmie says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      Money Wasted on your Education shows well, Liberal.

    • Gerry says:

      December 10, 2015 at 7:28 PM

      You’re an idiot. D’Souza’s point was very simple. What can we do about the past. Nothing. All we can do is fix today and try to make a better tomorrow. But if the moron who is asking for change is not willing to be part of the change. Then he is a hypocrite.

    • Jaybo1 says:

      December 10, 2015 at 7:46 PM

      Well said , liberal…

    • Reformed Trombonist says:

      December 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM

      Andrew, I would be delighted if you were to take the time to specify just what “excellent points” the student made and how he “defended himself well” and how D’Souza’s argument was immaterial. The issue, after all, was “white privilege”. I’m not sure why D’Souza had to defend himself at all, since he isn’t white. But the student is white, so if his arguments were cogent, then this student is a beneficiary of the injustice he himself was preaching. What was he going to do about it? That’s what we call a fair question.

      I didn’t go to Amherst; I went to state universities with no particular pedigree. Nobody is waiting for a chance to hire a Wichita State grad. But the student at Amherst seems happy to let people like me pay for what he imagines to be the sins of my ancestors, just because I’m white. Doesn’t matter that my folks were from a poor fishing community, I am the beneficiary of whiteness just because I’m white.

      D’Souza was not asking the kid to live up to anyone’s standards but the kid’s own. That wasn’t “bad argumentation”. It was inspired.

    • Dallas Van Winkle says:

      December 10, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      I counted 4 logical fallacies in D’Souza’s argument. I’m curious if anyone can identify any in the “leftist’s” argument or if there’s any more I missed in D’Souza’s.

    • Sailblazer says:

      December 10, 2015 at 10:07 PM

      D’Souza almost got to the point of explaining the real dilemma: WHO will figure up how everyone owes everyone else, and how many years do you go back to calculate? 100? 1,000?

    • Christine says:

      December 11, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      “Illicit means immoral.” Yeah, the kid is brilliant.

    • Christine says:

      December 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM

      Furthermore, the student was egged on by adults behind him with them assisting him in his points. So, whatever. By the way, only liberals delete people. Conservatives are fine with discourse. Discourse means, “communication of thought by words.” Figured I’d explain that to you since you thought the student was so intelligent.

    • Craig says:

      December 11, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Agree 100%.

    • John Perry says:

      December 11, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Your problem is that you do not comprehend his response. His response was spot on. You cannot bemoan your status and demand others to do what you yourself are not willing to do. The far left fosters hate and division in order to gain power and corrupt our system of government. They try to put us all into neat little boxes and then proceed to pit us against each other so we are not aware of the evil they are doing to all of our futures. Social compassion is fine and has been part of the fabric of our society for over 100 years. If you want to give back to those who have been oppressed or stolen from you will need to start with the American Indians first and then move to the Irish slaves next before you can even get to the African slave issue. So if you want to do that great let me know and I will give you my address where you can send my check for my Cherokee ancestry and also my Irish ancestry. Oh and while I am at it I may even have African slave blood as well seeing as how the Irish women were forced to mate with the African slave males as that was the cheapest route for them to have more slaves.

  • Chris says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    My god these colleges are just pathetic. It’s like the logic portion of their brains have been removed.

    Dinesh did a excellent job outlining the philosophical aspects of the “social justice” mindset. Maybe he also pointed out the real world results and wasn’t in the clip. What was not mentioned is the fact that America has given trillions in social welfare and aid worldwide. Mostly what it has done is create a culture of people incapable and unwilling of improving and advancing themselves and their posterity. Worldwide it mostly results in taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries. In other words, it’s a failure. Love You Dinesh.

    • Eric Smith says:

      December 10, 2015 at 7:28 PM

      I totally agree with you I thought the same thing, it’s like the more he spoke the truth the brighter the light shined, the professor was thirsting for his audiences opproval while knowing the student had addressed a valid point.

    • Steve C Bennett says:

      December 10, 2015 at 10:21 PM

      Absolutely
      What you never see are these “to good for the west” country’s take a moral stand and refuse the billions of dollars in aid or more important the blood of our soldiers. You see it’s funny how righteous they are about thier morality and demand our compliance but feed there bellybutton with our charity.
      Same goes for the Socialist colleges.

  • esteve says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    i really admire dinesh and the way he delivered the message. Im also an immigrant coming here in the states for an opportunity which blessed by God and i work for it. There is no such thing as free. You want something in life work for it. I work almost 16 hours a day and I’m the one doing lots of overtime in order to give my family a better life. Its should be like that. you need to work and want money but sit in the couch. no way!

    • Jimmie says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:41 PM

      Amen and may God Bless you and yours, amen. This is how it use to be when I was young back in the 50’s and 60’s. Many Husbands and Dads worked TWO Full-Time Jobs or a Full-Time and Part-Time Job to take care of their Families and Purchase their Homes, even while having an older Car as the Family and Work Car. Many did not even have TV’s and they all Paid their Bills, paid their Kids way through School even paying for their Kids School Meals at School or Packing them Brown Bags. It was TOLERANCE Allowing a little Bad to slip-in a little at a time starting back in the late 50’s thru the 60’s, and 70’s that Produced Bad Seed Bearing Plants which have kept Producing more Bad Seeds which were Planted and Allowed to Produce more Bad Plants we are now Reaping today here and around the World. ,,,,, Farmers use to Burn-Off their Diseased Crops to keep the from Seeding and Producing more Bad Plants to Produce more Bad Seeds to be Planted. But it seems Decent People with still some God Given Common Sense are becoming Less and Less as are our American Farmers. ,,,,,

    • Mimsy says:

      December 10, 2015 at 8:02 PM

      Keep working hard esteve! You’re the kind of person we need in this country.

  • Jamie Chapman says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    i would have loved to see the lady get up and teach him so he could shame her in front of “and i am guessing ” students.the best way to defeat liberalism is to turn it around on them,common sense rules and liberalism is a cancer on america

    • Bryan says:

      December 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

      She would NEVER get up and do that. Couldn’t you tell she was relying on him to get chopped up and spit out? She threw encouragement out to him, much like a person on the ground tells a person on top of a building to “Jump, jump, jump!”.

    • Jimmie says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      You nail it.

  • Sam Waters says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Higher education is a breeding ground for stupidity.

    • Jimmie says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      You are so right in my opinion Sir. I being One who had 6yrs. of Schooling was able to go with a couple of Friends to wait for them to take their GED Tests. Once inside, I was asked by that Instructor why I didn’t go ahead and Pay the $5.00 and see what I could do. So I paid the money and took that Test and Passed it Based on God Given Common Sense and my being one who would Read and then try my best at trying to do whatever the Job or Training Course was. ,,,,, Back in 2000 I was able to Help my then Wife with her Studying for a Week or so and she went and Passed her GED Test in One Day. Not Bragging on myself, but Bragging on God’s Given Common Sense which for the most part seems to be Lost today and/or has been Replaced by Emotions, yet Emotions have never Fought or Won a War as I know of (?). ,,,,,

    • Angela Wheatley says:

      December 11, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Educated beyond their intelligence and exhibit chosen ignorance. Critical thinking is very underrated

    • Craig says:

      December 11, 2015 at 7:29 AM

      At a minimum, I think we can all agree that the kid raising this question is actually hyper-intelligent.

  • Kim Staub says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    If this young man’s Great Great Grandfather raped a woman and never went to prison, should this young man be sentenced to jail time? History is history, good or bad and those who live there will never see a bright future for themselves or their neighbors.

    • cpt says:

      December 10, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      excellent point !

    • Steve Chavez says:

      December 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

      Yes, he needs to pay for the GG-G’s crime. “No Justice No Peace.” He and his descendants also need to pay a never-ending fine to the offspring and their descendants of that rape and continue to do so till end of time.

    • Thomas Dion Fredette says:

      December 11, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      They would probably assign a monetary amount for a fine.
      Like Obamacare!

  • Jeff Ostroth says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Well let that be a lesson to any 18-year-old who challenges the great D’Souza. Well done sir! I’m so impressed.

  • Paige Lewis says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    This young man seems altruistic and intelligent. I appreciate he thinks so much and is trying to work out these moral issues for a constructive point. He seems like an admirable person. Hopefully, he will continue to think and probe, and he will also live more of life and come to understand Mr. D’Souza’s perspective. Leading by example is the most moral argument.

    • DrSeoz says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      Exactly, I don’t fault the young man for reflecting the philosophies that pervade his academic existence. He seems thoughtful enough to find his way out of his liberal surroundings to emerge a more enlightened.and equally thoughtful conservative thinker.

    • Jimmie says:

      December 10, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      Amen, always the Best and really only way to Lead.

  • Myna Gathers says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    I like watching “big earrings” cheer her little socialist along. I wish we could have seen her response when his argument was so thoroughly torn apart.

  • Sam Delaney says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    I think this is absolutely an excellent argument against aggressive implementation of affirmative action and fully fledged socialism, but I think it is unfair for D’souza to be so accusatory of this student. D’souza’s counterargument was an attack on a very extreme version of what the student was advocating for. The student mentioned that he had helped minority students in school, and D’souza asked the student why he wouldn’t give up his position at a university and said his unwillingness was hypocrisy. The student even agreed that affirmative action is an overstep. I think the student was arguing for a much more moderate and long term solution to the problem (which is a facet of progressivism) which involves creating an environment more conducive to social and economic mobility. This student is being lumped with the “cry-bullies” that claim that microaggressions are rampantly ruining the lives of minorities and whites should feel guilty about everything they’ve ever received, and I think that is unfair to him. This student deserves a certain amount of admiration for his engaging questions, he clearly wanted to learn from D’souza and did. Creating an inclusive environment doesn’t lie in forcing the beneficiaries of history to give up their spoils, but in providing opportunities for all hard working citizens to earn their keep. I think his questions make it obvious that this student earned his position at Amherst on his own merits, and would have gotten in without any sort of privilege, that’s why he SHOULD be hesitant to give up his position.

  • CJ says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    That instructor egging this kid on is a huge part of today’s problem. She is a prime example of what is wrong with our youth today and their lack of respect with their hostile & skewed mentality. Dinesh is 100% correct. What this kid and ALL the other youth needs to be told is – we have AMERICAN PRIVILEGE!

    Every citizen has every opportunity under the sun to make a good life here in the USA. This Liberal professor is so busy telling her students how terrible the US is and it sickens me when you look around the world and see what REAL oppression etc… And “privilege” is relative, what about – tall privilege? Weight privilege? Thick hair privilege? Vision and hearing privilege? Liberals love to label things and labels are just excuse making, control mechanisms. Etc… Life is what you make of it. She should be acknowledging advances in our society and quit blaming everything on the past.

    I will add, my ancestors came to the U.S. maybe 60 years ago. They NEVER owned slaves and spent many many decades in our military fighting for freedoms to benefit ALL citizens in this country regardless of race. So whatever injustices these liberal professors keep skewing – I would like to see them put on a uniform and actually contribute something constructive to society instead of putting it down all the time. We have more programs in place to help people succeed than any other country.

    My ancestors came here long after slavery with one suitcase and nothing else but since they are caucasian they’re automatically lumped into “you owned slaves and you owe us” when that was never the case. My relatives were poor and worked their way up the ladder to average jobs etc… What is so outlandish is how these moronic liberals pushing the “white privilege” agenda just run on assumption. I have cousins living out of their cars to this day who are not “privileged” in the way that this mouthy, unkept looking professor wants students to believe.

    Even IF the USA handed out said reparations – it would NEVER be enough because deep down people like her pushing this rhetoric would never be satisfied because she wants to carry these self- proclaimed injustices and keep her dislike towards white people indefinitely. This country grew from a few thousand people into millions.

  • Chris says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Of course he answered the little brat’s question. In short, Dinesh’s answer was NO! The reality is the kids question needed and got more than a one word answer. I love those here still trying to stand in solidarity with the kid and his pathetic worldview.

  • Marsha Randolph says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    I don’t think the “young man” understood a word that was said!

  • Rusty Hooks says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    He asks if the indignation of a minority is justified given past history. D’souza does answer with examples of historical indignation of one group or nation upon another. Then asks where does the recompense end and who’s to decide. Then goes on to ask why the college kid doesn’t surrender his white privilege to a minority before asking the whole of society to do it while keeping his privilege.
    Andrew, you clearly didn’t understand the question or the answer. Or you refused to accept it.

    Good job Dinesh

  • Tee says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    The kid did not make any valid point. He was obviously hypocritical, which is the mark of a liberal. I think that the negative points in some of these replies are from people who did not watch the entire video.

  • Bryan says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    D’Souza puts very succinctly into to words and description what the left is all about. Let’s make EVERYONE pay for past wrongs, but please don’t look to me for look at myself for an answer. Great debate here, but he brought a knife to a gun fight.

  • Vincent Licitra says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Untangling who benefited the most, the least, not at all because they only recently arrived or arrived when their plight in some other land dictated that they should leave and so they got on line and started at the bottom or below the very bottom to begin their assent out of poverty, untangling all this is an impossibility and just an exercise in futility. It is time to lay the reparation debate to rest. The country is always making some down payment for the impoverished and will continue to do so. Now it is past time to move forward in productive, beneficial, and empowering ways to educate our youth and the society as a whole in right reason which fixes our north star where it actually belongs; that is, north of pious frivolities and focused on morally, economically, and undeniable profitable endeavors.

  • Tee says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    I almost didn’t watch it through because the kid was so vapid. I think he’s one of the students that gets good marks because he wears down the instructors with lengthy circular arguments.The kid did not make any valid point. He was obviously hypocritical, which is the mark of a liberal. I think that the negative points in some of these replies are from people who did not watch the entire video.

  • Kim Overall says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Why is it when liberals speak they use a whole lot of words which amounts to absolutely nothing with content? I am amazed Dinesh was able to sift the chaff from the wheat of what that kid was even trying to convey. All liberals talk exactly like that Tommy Tune Too.

  • TPY says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    It is not the kid’s fault. He has been indoctrinated since birth. I suspect many of us have sat by quietly while this indoctrination, to this “leftist” world view, was being propagated in our neighborhoods, cities, schools, state and nation. D’Souza could have gone easier on the kid, not saying he sould have, by focusing less on the boy, (but I am sure the message struck home with him), and focusing more on the priveleged hypocrasy of those politicians who are elected by the “little people” and then do nothing but engage in self serving fortune seeking on their own. (read Obama and Clinton’s)

  • Justin Fordinal says:

    December 10, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Being a hypocrite doesn’t make your worldview wrong. This was an epistemological error made in this exchange. Knowing what is right and not doing it is actually a foundational truth found in the Christian faith D’Souza and I both hold. Independent from which “side I end up on” regarding the conclusion presented in the debate, the logical fallacy doesn’t afford me the intellectually-consistent option of agreeing with the conclusion due to the way in which it was arrived at.

  • steven bruhin says:

    December 10, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    D’souza did answer the question. He just put it in context to apply to everything starting with who owns America and did not address the specifics of the question. It was obvious that the student was well versed on his particular subject with specifics. So you answer the question by giving a general hypothis that he can apply to his specifics. And when these questions are asked with different scenarios you can use the same hypothis to answer them.

  • Karl McGlothlin says:

    December 10, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    With his professor at his side coaching him on, this misguided kid continues to denigrate the hard work his parents put forth to supply him with his opportunity to denounce American opportunity! We stopped slavery, we have Championed suffrage, and passed the civil rights bill in 1964 which has led to a burden unshoulderable by the American public. The phrase” get up stand up “means more than bitch about your situation! The opportunity is there, take advantage, the world isn’t against you the world wants you to help! Do Not Allow The Regressive Left To Dictate Your Future!

  • Rhonda says:

    December 10, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    That was excellent. I enjoyed the way you brought him from the beginning of history. When and who is the just beneficiary? You can’t change what happened you can move forward and stop doing behavior of the past. You laid the smack down. I thought the lady next to the man speaking was going to blow a gasket.. Thanks for sharing, it is why I follow you on Facebook. 🙂

  • C says:

    December 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Love the idiot “teacher” behind the kid egging him on.

  • Mr Dbob says:

    December 10, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Andrew… Yes the student was impressive. More Kudos-obviously passionate. The student presented a myopic and specific question to elicit a generalized conclusion. D’Souza did not specifically answer the question, he presented broad based, on point, historical examples to come to a specific conclusion. The question was answered, just not in the way that the student (or you apparently) would have preferred it to be dealt with. I found it disappointing that D’Souza called the student a hypocrite he should have kept that statement generalized to all supporters of this theory. Nobody so far is lining up to donate all their wealth to this cause just yet. When it comes right down to it I suppose we should start with the Indian tribes that made first claim to the land not the tribes that conquered its neighbors. There is a LONG line waiting for this type of social justice dating back long before the white man “invented” slavery. Racism is taking so many forms nowadays with all this PC, don’t you think?

  • Mike says:

    December 10, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    D’Souza did not do as Andrew Denton believes, but rather answered on the student’s own grounds. The student brought up the Veteran’s education system, and D’Souza asked whether the student would be willing to take a back seat to his education to better another’s chances in society by taking his chair. The student is obviously unwilling to do so, and had a difficult time extricating himself out of his foolishness, but continued with the fact that the VA is unfair. If was only right that D’Souza continued showing the student for his own hypocrisy. Also, in regard to Nick stating that the student is destined to be an attorney, God help us if he is. He’s an idiot with a skull full of college mush that means nothing.

  • Gary says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Although seemingly intelligent, this freshman has obviously succumbed to the socialist/leftist brainwashing of his professors. Unfortunately, those professors are tainting the brains of millions of our young students. One of the tenets of communism is to “get them while they’re young”… and it is obviously working.
    We’re in a lot of trouble when being proud of the wonderful accomplishments of the white race through the centuries is viewed as racist… by white people! Yet other races are never criticized, and never criticize themselves, for their crimes and abominations throughout history. And yes, EVERY race is guilty of crimes and abominations.
    The white race (or at least this portion of it in higher academia) is the only race that does not stand up for itself any longer. Very sad. The left has apparently triumphed.

  • doppler says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    I don’t know why the author thinks it “unwise to challenge D’Souza.” D’Souza didn’t actually offer any substantial answers to the questions that were posed by the student and instead tried to utilize tactics that redirect attention away from the original question.

    The student is extremely well-spoken and has a much better grasp on domestic issues than the majority of the people that occupy comments sections.

    A much deeper issue is that people are drawn to “This person OWNS this democrat,” or “republican gets OWNED by this speaker…” The United States is occupied by many different people that share different ideas. It’s beneficial to have discourse and it’s ridiculous to make a claim that a freshman student (whose speech, frankly, is more astute than the speaker’s) is “unwise to challenge” somebody.

  • Jk says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    This kid is what I call an educated moron.

  • Jk says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    This kid is a pampered fool of the type I like to call an educated idiot.

  • Olynn says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    This bloviating freshman was proved to be the ultimate hypocrite via Mr. D’Sousa’s argument… ???? Liberals/Provessives
    ????

  • mary houk says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    entertaining to watch the woman on the edge of her seat, trying to chime in!

  • Suzanne says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    What’s really sad is that these kids are actually taught this and believe it. When they get older, most will realize it’s a sham and they’ve been duped.

  • Mark says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    What if the only thing you inherited from your white parents was the hate that people of other ethnicities had for your great, great, great, great grand parents? Are those multitudes of people willing to let go of their hate for you as a descendant of some bigoted white ancestors?

  • John T says:

    December 10, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Dinesh is right….What us your moral code?…What are you willing to do about it?

  • Wanda hicks says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Someone failed to tell me about my white privilege or all the benefits my white soldier dad got! I had the privilege of paying for college while I watched some with AA blow off their money, not attend class, and then complain because the IRS had kept their tax refund for failure to use grant money to attend college. That sounds like somebody else thinks they have some kind of privilege, too.

  • Ben says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    One of the first things that our young people learn at Universities is there is no such thing as common sense. That word doesn’t exist!

  • Steve Chavez says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    “When I said, ‘Spread the Wealth,’ I meant yours not mine!” (S. Chavez)

  • Robert Parker says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    That kid is wearing me out. You can tell he is a product of academia… and not reality. He continues to speak in a theoretical aspect, denying the truth of reality. It does not fit his mental narrative and therefore he cannot process it. Very typical of ‘intellectuals’ who think that they know better because ‘it is their educated’ opinion, as opposed to other’s opinions, and they will continue rambling on trying to convince you of their ‘superior’ point of view, because, you know, how could you possibly be as intelligent as them.? They have convinced themselves of their superiority.. and when they are challenged, they dismiss it because how could anyone be more ‘intellectual’ than them.

  • Michael O'bryan says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Yep I get a bang out of Educated persons!!!!! I’m not highly educated, matter of factly I hurt My brain from Drugs coming out of the Vietnam War too the tune I couldn’t focus, handle being closed in- in a crowd and focus and learn!! I gave up My 10 years of education! It hurt like Hell b=ut was what it was!! In any thing I grab what I can , if things go over My head so be it!! I can stand firm I’m not stupid I have a learning disability, coming from Memory Issues Focus Becoming over whelmed and anger issues from the whole mess!! But I can communicate very well- guide direct stop a conversation! Ah like not letting My self get over run, belittled bashed!! Acceptance of where I am and what I can handle-gets Me through anything!!! Best part in healing – Recovery 12 step Program I’ve re-learned good life skills that are key for any one in this challenging Society! Yep This cat-gibberish stuff don’t do shit for Me!! Great read although!!!!!!!!! Vet Nam 70-71 Draft!

  • J. M. Smith says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    The student’s argument is absurd on it’s face. Since the time of these “inequities” the population has increased exponentially. “Victim” families will have grown at a different rate than “perpetrator” families. How do you decide who has actually benefitted and how much. Undoubtedly, some families squandered their ill-gotten gains and left none of it to their posterity; some of whom have likely re-established themselves financially simply because they have either a natural charisma or financial prowess that others don’t. This is the way of the world. It is not fair. Nor will it ever be. Work hard for your own benefit. Give to others as best you can. Quit trying to meet out some form of social justice. There is no such thing. You might even try being truly happy and thankful for what little you do have. That in itself is the best of riches.

  • Ken Ammi says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    I have decided that as a Jew, I want reparations from Egyptians for their enslaving of my people so, pay up Egyptians!

  • Reformed Trombonist says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Great job, D’inesh! Clearly, the kid was filibustering on his response to you. Then you let him have it. Beautiful.

  • Steve Chavez says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    I call this “The Circle of Communism.” It’s a never-ending brainwashing of our youth starting with Big Bird and turning them into the Cuckoo Birds, DoDo Birds, and Bird Brains and when they finish their indoctrination degrees, they will return to the classroom as teachers and professors to brainwash the next generation. CIRCLE COMPLETE!

    I have traced this brainwashing to the 1980’s when the Communist Party USA and the Soviet KGB teamed up to takeover Central America beginning with Nicaragua. They recruited university students to go on Construction Brigades to Nicaragua to help the Sandinistas and those students, who gave up their dream, and their parents dream, to aid in a Marxist revolution. Many never returned to college but are now the leaders of the protest movements were are seeing today. In 2011, Occupy Wall Street began on Sept. 17 as a “Day of Rage” which was organized by the Communist Party and Code Pink. They advertised it on their websites until I found the link a week before the event and they immediately removed it. They didn’t want it to be seen as a “Communist movement,” and sure enough, when Occupy began, they called it “a leaderless grassroots movement,” and the Democrats supported it.

    The CPUSA also had many closet members who used a KGB tactic taught to them in the 80’s. Let’s say there is one group, one leader, and ten members. That one leader says, “Start your own good-sounding name group and then sign up in each others group.” Now you have ten groups with ten members each and that looks great on a protest flyer. Now they bombard the universities to recruit the young and naïve and they’re good at it until they are confronted and exposed. That’s why I was the number one enemy of these groups and still am today.

    Now you have former CPUSA member who started ANSWER, The Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the Revolutionary Communist Party ALL WHO ARE THE LEADERS OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER and all their riots. They are never prosecuted since they are an arm of “THE COMMUNIST PARTY WING OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY!” Go to their websites and you’ll see their leadership of these protests with their own signs. They’re not hiding but the Communist Party, which has no signs, IS THE REAL LEADER AND THEY ALWAYS HIDE!

    BARACK OBAMA was a CPUSA and Soviet KGB recruit too. Google: Obama Sundial 1983. This article he wrote was on the most radical anti-American pro-Soviet Communist Party front groups and after the fall of the USSR, documents proved that the CPUSA was funded by the SOVIET KGB! OBAMA’S “CIRCLE OF COMMUNISTS” now run everything and if you try to shut them down, or expose them, they will come after you.

    So, did Reagan really win the Cold War when there is a KGB dupe in the White House and a “Circle of Communists” that run our schools, Congress, FBI, CIA, DHS, DOJ, and Sesame Street?

  • David Shepard says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    If what D’Souza said is true, why has so much effort and resources been, and continue to be spent, returning artifacts stolen by the Nazi’s in WWII to the descendants of the original owners?

  • Mike Culp says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    There is a distinction between being blessed and being privileged. I’ve never taken away anyone’s rights or privileges and I’m blessed indeed because of some things I have had no control of that went on in the distant past. For someone to take away my blessings and reward themselves with it as their privilege is to loose the argument this young man was trying to make with his failed logic.

  • Sirgridlock says:

    December 10, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    America is doomed, this libtard is proof. People benefit from there own HARD work you fool. Nobody should have privilege based on skin color. If you work hard you will succeed! Only stupid liberals believe it’s based on the white devil opressing the other races. There shouldn’t even be a check book on application for race or ethnic background.

    • Eric says:

      December 11, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      He’s not a Libtard. He’s actually very intelligent.

      Unfortunately, he is also very foolish.

      This is the very state of liberal colleges. Some people become so educated, yet miss the point entirely.

      Kudos to Dinesh for so eloquently pointing out this guys own hypocrisy.

      • TommyG says:

        December 11, 2015 at 2:03 PM

        You call that intelligence? LOL! He may be educated, but he is not intelligent!

      • Catherine B. says:

        December 11, 2015 at 2:16 PM

        Actually, what truly describes this kid (no, he’s not an adult, since his brain won’t finish developing until he’s in his thirties, and he’s obviously not there yet) is Romans 1:21-23, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.”

        Unfortunately, while he believes he is “intelligent,” and apparently you think he is, also; he’s not been taught HOW to think (critical thinking), but rather WHAT to think, by the Progressives who’ve had control over our public school system since 1868. He’s been indoctrinated into the Progressive think-alike rather than taught to think for himself. The clearest indication of this is his professor egging him on during that video.

        The fact that Dinesh D’Souza destroyed his entire argument with factual logic demonstrates that Dinesh was taught (in his native India) HOW to think by his country’s school system (I cannot say where he went to school or whether it was a private education or public).

        The simple fact that the kid either could not answer, or refused to answer, any of Dinesh’s questions indicates he’s not truly educated, nor “intelligent.” He’s just been taught to think like a progressive, without the necessary knowledge to be able to defend his position.

  • Kevin Burge says:

    December 10, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Nicely done. Love that you were passionate and direct, but not abusive or condescending. Hopefully he takes your words to heart. We need more smart people that understand the hypocrisy of the progressive agenda.

  • Brittany says:

    December 10, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    I want to see the whole thing! EXCELLENT points. Is there a link to the whole video?

  • Dallas Van Winkle says:

    December 10, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    The “leftist” said that communities who have been damaged could be paid back over time and Dinesh used a straw man AND a false dichotomy when he said “there’s 2 ways you can rectify the damage that conquest has done” (false dichotomy, there’s many ways in which this could be done. He has made it seem as though there are 2 real options, one of them happens to be a straw man. Coincidence?). He goes on to say the first way is to make all races equal under law. He then goes on to say the second way is to give everything back to those communities who have been stolen from thus destroying a free society. That’s a straw man. The leftist did not say that everything stolen need to be “taken back”, he said those communities could be paid in equal to the sums that they’ve been damaged which is well documented.

    D’Souza goes on to talk about strategy in debate. He essentially says that an argument will be more powerful if you act in accordance with what you are promoting. While this may be an effective strategy in getting a point across, it has NOTHING to do with debating objective ideas. The entire point of debate is to use logic and reason to share, transmit, promote, and defend IDEAS. So with this is yet ANOTHER fallacy known as “Tu quoque”. This fallacy is then used to segue into an ad hominem attack on the character by questioning his ethics.

    So to say that D’Souza’s argument is weak is an understatement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_quoque
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

    • Ken Benson says:

      December 11, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      brilliant !

    • The little plebe says:

      December 11, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      It’s one thing to learn a few rhetorical techniques. It’s something else entirely to learn to use them correctly.

      Ad hominem only applies if the subject of the discussion is not the individual. Once the freshman admitted to being an example of what he claimed to oppose, D’souza could use that provided example to complete his point.

      D’souza also used an admitted straw man as a rhetorical device to make the point that Progressives are fighting against what they actually claim to desire. Then he used the false dichotomy to further highlight the point. We didn’t get to see the rest of his explanation, so it’s hard to know how much else he explained…

      Finally, you invoked a fallacy of your own by attacking technique, but not substance. You should have explained at least some part of the complexity you allude to in your critique of D’souza’s dichotomy, or you commit an error by assertion fallacy.

      In fact, all of your points are made non sequitur. You didn’t even appeal to authority, indicating that perhaps you believe yourself to be sufficiently expert for the plebian masses.

      I can’t site any sources because my phone will crash if I try to load Wikipedia. So much for arguing on the Internet.

    • Chazbot says:

      December 11, 2015 at 11:57 AM

      I don’t see the fallacies you stated. You are misunderstanding his statement. There are only 2 ways. 1. Stop doing it from now on or 2. repaying what was taken/withheld (which is a slippery slope). Those are the only 2 options, any other options are derived from one of these 2. The straw man you claim is false as well, repaying is the same in this instance as taking back….
      You’re last fallacy doesn’t work either. He is not attacking him, he is using the young man to make an example. The young man wants them repayed, but is not willing to accept that he is one of those who needs to repay them.

    • TommyG says:

      December 11, 2015 at 1:56 PM

      You said “he said those communities could be paid in equal to the sums that they’ve been damaged which is well documented”. Ok wise guy, paid by who? Where does that money come from?

    • Claude says:

      December 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Yes, you – a guy posting comments on the internet – would “destroy” D’Souza.

      And If my Aun’t had you know whats, she would be mu Uncle.

    • Reality says:

      December 11, 2015 at 2:14 PM

      White males have been discriminated against by state and local governments for decades now. Sect 8 provides housing assistance for life. Do you think this is fair? Are you aware of affirmative action? Are you aware how many programs have been put into place to help who the government deems as “disadvantaged” Does the federal government know better who is disadvantaged in local towns and communities?

    • Jim O'Brien says:

      December 11, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      DD’s argument is sound. Under the LAW, everyone is equal. In real life, nothing will ever be totally fair. For every story of mistreatment you can tell, I can recite two. First as a white kid going to school in an all black neighborhood, later as a man working in a country run by a totally black government. There is law and then there is human nature. There is nothing fair in life. As my father said, you’ll know you have arrived at fair when you see cotton candy, a two-headed calf and a bearded woman. DD probably saved that young man from his own innocence. He means well, but he knows little or nothing about the viseral side of life, why should he, he’s 20 years old and a frat at Amherst.

  • Garlon Jackson says:

    December 10, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    “Failure Failure to educate young Americans about the whole story of Atlantic slave trade threatens to divide our nation and undermine our civic unity and belief in the historical legitimacy of our democratic institutions. Education in a democracy cannot promote half-truths about history without undermining the ideal of e pluribus unum—one from many—and substituting a divisive emphasis on many from one. The history of the slave trade proves that virtually everyone participated and profited—whites and blacks; Christians, Muslims, and Jews; Europeans, Africans, Americans, and Latin Americans. Once we recognize the shared historical responsibility for the Atlantic slave trade, we can turn our attention to “transforming the future” by eradicating its corrosive legacy. – See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/41431#_edn5to educate young Americans about the whole story of Alantic slave trade threatens to divide our nation and undermine our civic unity and belief in the historical legitimacy of our democratic institutions. Education in a democracy cannot promote half-truths about history without undermining the ideal of e pluribus Unum-one from many-and substituting a divisive emphasis on many from one. The history of the slave trade proves that virtually everyone participated and profited-whites and blacks; Christians, Muslims, and Jews; Europeans, Africans, and Latin Americans. Once we recognize the shared historical responsibility for the Atlantic slave trade, we can turn our attention to “transforming the future” by eradicating its corrosive legacy.”

  • Kevin says:

    December 10, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    It is sad that this kid has actually been hypnotized, and programmed with this garbage, while never being tested by the reality of the streets! I grew up in the streets, and I now manage the streets by owning low income property. It is so sad the damage liberals are doing to low income children by cementing their feet into lack of production by entitlement mentality!

  • kevin Dailey says:

    December 10, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    I will challenge this Joker ..Would tear him to shreds

  • Indy says:

    December 10, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Win the battle, lose the war. That’s what conservatives end up doing because we argue the wrong points. You won the argument but accomplished nothing but to make him feel worse and become more angry … and maybe commit to do more tutoring.

    He still feels he is immoral — and that comment where he says “we all must survive” is where he approached the best part of himself and immediately rejected it as immoral. You can see the suffering and self-loathing. He doesn’t believe he has a right to survive, not really. Human rights and his value as a person must be expressed in all winning arguments .. self hatred can’t be cured by a recognition of hypocrisy.

    The only naked facts for which his is responsible are his own decisions living in the HOW of his personal, existential situation. And as you point out, equal individual rights are the correction, not increased coercion.

  • John M. Smith says:

    December 10, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    The student’s argument is absurd on it’s face. Since the time of these “inequities” the population has increased exponentially. “Victim” families will have grown at a different rate than “perpetrator” families. How do you decide who has actually benefitted and how much. Undoubtedly, some families squandered their ill-gotten gains and left none of it to their posterity; some of whom have likely re-established themselves financially simply because they have either a natural charisma or financial prowess that others don’t. This is the way of the world. It is not fair. Nor will it ever be. Work hard for your own benefit. Give to others as best you can. Quit trying to meet out some form of social justice. There is no such thing. You might even try being truly happy and thankful for what little you do have. That in itself is the best of riches.

  • James Eskdale says:

    December 10, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    What an amazing thinker and speaker in our time. I always try to catch Mr. D’Souza when I can!

  • Tom says:

    December 10, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    That kid was spouting dribble, maybe he should major in English and maybe the old bag attempting to coach him through his diatribe should be fired for espousing hypocrisy. In other words she an entitlement douche that probably promotes the taking of other’s property all the time while she covetously leeches from others and jealously hoards her own property. The essence of Liberalism…..be generous with other peoples stuff and if she were my teacher I would spew spittle onto her lily white face.

  • Sailblazer says:

    December 10, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Dinesh would be much more effective if his delivery weren’t so smartass. Economist Milton Friedman was the master at explaining economic systems in an appealing and illuminating way.

  • Lsjogren says:

    December 10, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    I don’t see the hypocrisy if a leftist argues that government should impose sacrifices on everyone of a privileged class that of which the leftist is a member, and the leftist is prepared to make that sacrifice if and when the law requires it, but is not willing to do so unilaterally.

  • Franklin P. Uroda says:

    December 10, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    I didn’t understand the young man’s query about Veteran’s Benefits. Are they being refused their benefits? Is funding that was apportioned for veterans being shunted off to somewhere else? Or do white vets get a priority over black vets?

    • Doug says:

      December 11, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Franklin, the college kid was going back in time, speaking about events around WWII.

  • Jim Harvey says:

    December 10, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    And khaki boy left the seminar not hearing a single word, his mommy next to him consoled him by saying that he ‘did a great job educating S’Souza”…And they all lived their little ‘white privelege’ lives happily ever after

  • Stephen Boeker says:

    December 10, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    I love it D’souza. The ease in which you flow, the effort that went into being able to make your points. The understanding you have of the opposition. The tone in which you debate. I could go on, but, in short, I love it and will continue to listen and learn from your overwhelmingly frank and easily understood narration of the problem and would be solutions.

    I thank you sir,
    Steph

  • Mike D says:

    December 10, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    In my dealings with liberals I have found the same exact thing. They love to “sound smart” and “sound good” while condescending to their opposition in the guise of being “rational”. Yet they are hypocrites on so many ignorant levels that its laughable. And no matter how squarely you align them to the truth, they walk away telling themselves that everybody else is wrong and that they actually won the argument but just couldn’t get their opponent to submit. It’s exhausting helping liberals come to the truth. I don’t know where Dinesh gets the energy. But I do give credit to this kid, tho. He stepped into the ring against his intellectual superior, tried to disarm him, but instead got spanked royally by the same stick that he tried to take away from Dinesh. “You’re trying to call me a hypocrite” does not mean that you’re not a hypocrite, son. LOL Only in your own mind. It’s a common disease among liberals. It really is not curable for most.

  • Daniel says:

    December 10, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    First of all I completely reject your notion of some kind of inbred and innate privilege that white people have simply by being white. The first and biggest reason this is a complete farce and assault on logic is that a poor, impoverished white person living in a trailer park on government assistance obviously does not have any kind of privilege whatsoever. According to your logic, that poor white person still has white privilege when they obviously have no more privilege than a black person living in similar circumstance. What you do is suggest that because a white child born to an affluent family of educated white parents and raised in an affluent manner has white privilege because of that. I think you also know this is complete garbage logically speaking.

  • Angela Wheatley says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    I am very impressed with him. This is the only thing I have seen that showed me his strength of character and determination to out the “chosen Ignorance”. Mightve won a new supporter here! I would say you could have taken it even one step further with the facts of the tremendous devastation to the south and feds pitiful failure to provide even the most basic humanitarian aid to thousands of citizens of this country. With the boys argument he assumes that society owes the blacks for slavery… What about the Irish slaves? What about the injustice done to 100s of thousands of white southern people who had their possesions stolen homes burned and all live stock and food stolen? What about the women and children raped and burned alive? As you said if we r to correct history? Do we pick and choose? or do we move forward. Remove discrimination! I am a single mother of 2 living in the south and have felt the unfair negative consequences of affirmative action on multiple occasions. White people of the south truly are the only people negatively
    affected by this law as 90% of the recipients of this laws hand up live in 12 southern states…Need I say more?

  • Marie Thom says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:39 AM

    The is why I love to listen to your reasonableness D’Souza .. to be consistent and stay with this youngster and attempt to educate him. That is difficult with some today .. they are not teachable when they have been educated through an agenda, and are into their own “white privilege”.

  • Patrick says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    I remember lefty buffoons like this guy who asked the questions. They speak in circles, and never get to any answers despite having their PhD’s. His fate is to become a Professor. Mr. D’Souza on the other hand started with little in life in India, knows and has seen real poverty, and speaks with clarity and common sense. He as an immigrant is a classic case of peer review looking at our country from the outside in. He is a clear success in life whereas this grad student is still sucking off of his parent’s pocket. He like to question, but has not taken up any energy to invest in actual answers. He only participates in mental masturbation, and may be doomed to a life of no consequence if he remains a liberal clone.

  • Yammo says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Ha!! Well spoken. He will eventually have to confront what you told him, otherwise he won’t be able to live it down Awesome!

  • Janet says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:06 AM

    I guess that kid needs to rethink his position. And I did get a bit of information from this. D’souza was correct. The kid bragged he did some tutoring of kids that were not as privileged as himself so everyone one else needs to give something like money or goods to people who were once slaves. I think someone forgot to tell the kid that the slaves were sold by their own people and one of the first slave owners was black himself. And really, it was so long ago I just don’t know anyone who owned a slave, do you? It’s like a progressive liberal to make rules for others but not really follow them themselves. I would rather live in today then way back then. So why bring it up? Everyone is equal and gets education and if you want to get out there and learn and get a good job you will. if you talk yourself into not doing well because your great great great great grandmother was a slave then maybe one needs to rethi
    nk their lives.

  • Jay Beckom says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    Keep up the good work!

  • Thomas Dion Fredette says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    They just … they will not get it.
    And if they do, they will not admit to it.
    It’s almost like he’s equating reparations with charity?
    Am I to understand that white privilege holders are to
    generate a total for retrograde wealth either stolen out-
    right or given them directly or indirectly, for the purposes
    of giving it back?
    Or does he just want white privilege holders to come to
    that amount in the hopes that we officially admit to our
    shameful privilege?
    This is like affirmative action, this is like busing, this
    is the grievance mentality at work for Socialism.

    These are basic haters of America in its current form,
    or the form before Obama, and like Obama they want
    reformulation of this nation.
    But they never did love this idea of America.

  • Michael Henry says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    That kid should have got to the damn point and just give it up. He hasn’t been around long enough and knows little about the history of the world.

  • Stan says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:59 AM

    I bet this student just got his A for whatever class his professor, who likely urged him to do this, “teaches.”

  • Mel says:

    December 11, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    It’s great watching someone with common sense speaking truth, however the LIBTARDED can not discern truth…

  • Joyce says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:58 AM

    Well done, D’Sousa! These “morally superior” hypocrites lack total self-awareness…and you shined a bright light right on it. Thank you.

  • Dianna Ellis says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:36 AM

    You are brilliant Dinesh ! I would love to see you take on Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama on their hypocrisy surrounding gun control. You would clean their clock just like you did this kid.

  • T wilson says:

    December 11, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    White liberal guilt is the worst form of racism… Because white liberals believe coddling minorities, makes them compassionate, when in reality it exposes their internal feelings of supremacy.
    You can’t right the wrongs of the past- all you can do is change things for the future. Minorities deserve Equality… Not special favor. Special favor has lead to what others refer to as “reverse racism”… Which is a racist term itself because it suggests racism is naturally occurring in whites only. Racism is racism- and it doesn’t belong to any particular race.
    I’d like to have asked this white privileged punk what he thinks about poor white Americans that can’t afford college. And don’t have programs like affirmative action or minority based college benefits? There is no such thing as “white” privilege. There is “rich” privilege but just being white does not qualify you.

  • Christine says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    “Go ahead, educate him.” LOL. The kid doesn’t even know basic high school vocabulary and you have to “educate” him! I love how they stand up the kids to speak to you, then attack you as a group. You’re so polite. 🙂

  • Craig says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    If I was that kid and I got to respond again after the 14 minute mark, I would have said, “Giving up my seat at Amherst is not the right angle to take. No system of social justice is correctly carried out by actively taking people’s current things. However, if the Amherst selection committees have extra consideration to minorities for previously stated reasons, great! And we also have this massive thing called a government which takes in unimaginable money each year in taxes. If it reallocated it’s money in a way favorable to minorities for previously stated reasons, great!”

    The more I think about this, the more I think the kid did great. He was way more relevant and on-topic, and I’d also argue way more honest with himself. The “Would you give up your seat?” question is truly awful. A) The kid is right to point out that he never brought up affirmative action, but then B) you’re also right in saying its the logical conclusion of the kid’s arguments, but then again, ultimately C) No affirmative action proposal ever has read: “Get accepted, come to college for a semester, then vacate your dorm and classroom spot for someone else.” It’s so ridiculous.

  • Deborah says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    touche’

  • larrie cole says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    good argument but totally inaccurate history lesson.

    blacks were responsible for slavery not white….so false guilt..

    i didn’t thing the gi bill was bias , if it was then many should be compensated.

    thanks good points

  • Unicon says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Being knowledgeable of private enterprise, business owner in production, and well read in many growth concepts, the kid was tedious in that if I were in the place of D’Souza I would not be able to follow simply because the core was confusing and maybe I would be to lazy to follow it. It is so obvious he operated below the line – you can’t cheat growth!

    Starting on Chapter 11 in Stealing America (just picked up) the mesh of technical skill and human skills put together to explain and simplify the confusion is remarkable. When I associate the character of an Obama I called it years ago on record as “a person of the lie” and no shame. This I knew immediately. M Scott Peck teaches this as destructive behavior. The question was always why and to what degree? One knew he was conscious of the lie and although it was destructive (mates and multiplies) the payoff was unknown. Power equal money, so you followed the money. The discovery of motive gives reason to the elaborate “pitches” which seem so obvious but where the paradoxical hidden motives are surfaced with precise logic. All problems have root in human behavior.

    Approaching “Certainty” is Justice (the end) – it reconciles in its Transparency. Once the end is reached (game is up) whether in an argument or a relationship the only thing left for the dysfunctional is to split up or attempt to take the assets (re-focus) or throw flack (bullets).

    With this certainty exposed society can operate above the line in growth and compounding choices (liberty). The bold labeling is so true and courageous. Friction is production so you indeed have to thank the other side for your growth.

    A remarkable book, wish I could think as quickly and clearly.

    Another concept is when boundaries and limitations are abused it is always an attempt to extort the other party.

  • Lizanne says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Excellent rebuttal to an elites’s warped view of the world – we need to confront them head on – one privileged brainwashed bleeding heart liberal at a time. Thank you for all you do!!

  • Paul Rae says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Several observations:

    First: that student got taken to school, so to speak, as did the rest of the room. But, credit to the kid, he’s got a great vocabulary. Is that something intellectually elite liberals have as a course requirement?

    Second, and this part came as a surprise: the fact that D’Souza was there in the first place comes as a shock. Amherst is one of the better known liberal schools in the country. One wouldn’t think they’d stand for a challenge to their beliefs.

    Third, and again comes unexpected: the attendees, although apparently small in number, were relatively polite and allowed D’Souza to make his points.

    Overall, this is the type of discussion you’d expect to have on a college campus. Gotta congratulate Amherst College for the production.

  • Janeen Alley says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    I find it absolutely hilarious when advocates want everyone to have the same but doesn’t want it to include them. You leftist “moral morons” have no CLUE! We live in a Republic of Democracy. We owe no one else anything. We all start out the same. Listening to Obama has fried your collective brain’s. Get real, will you? The black race does what they want to do, and what is stopping them from succeeding? THEMSELVES ONLY

  • Amir shahatit says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    The premise is flawed. How is the student supposed to find out how much stolen goods were privellaged to his family. He cannot simply do that on his own and “impress us” which is why he advocates for a large scale effort where all race based privellaged is identified so it can be rectified. As for the absurd suggestion that he give up his seat at Amherst, this student likely applied to more colleges than Amherst and it’s very likely that he gave up seats at other colleges to rectify for his perceived privellage through our system of race based affirmative action, so giving up his seat at Amherst doesn’t really make sense. You are encouraging debate that only seeks to discredit the debater without taking a real look at the issues beyond something I could read in a history book and the pride in your self acclimation is disturbing. To end, I agree with the title: it is unwise for a leftists to challenge D’Souza but not because the leftist was unwise but because D’Souza was childish and unyielding.

  • John Perry says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I have been with you for well over 2 years now. Your clarion call to draft Dr. Carson was what I was waiting for as I had been advocating that very same thing. Your intelligent and well thought out response to the hypocrisy the far left was spot on and I thank you for saying it out-loud for all to see. My views and thought are the same but my megaphone is not in the same galactic sphere as yours is. Please keep up the great work and if you speak to the good Dr. Please tell him hi from me and my family. It may not mean too much to him as he hears it everyday but to us it would be a great thing. Again sir Bravo and keep on doing what you do.

    Sincerely,

    The Perry’s

  • Dean Hinnen says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    I love it when an intelligent left-wing partisan, who is accustomed to winning these debates with football players and high school dropouts, steps into a verbal food processor and gets diced by a conservative who is equally educated, and perhaps a little better prepared with the facts. The look on the left-wing partisan’s face is just priceless when he realizes that this time he is going to not only lose, but be humiliated.

    I engage in similar discussions online daily at the NPR comment boards, and I wish that sometimes I could see their faces when they realize that there are some inconvenient facts out there, and that they were previously unaware of those facts because they were educated by left-wing partisans. And because their personal reading, during and since that education, has also been done in left-wing echo chambers such as NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and the Huffington Post. Education and the so-called news media are really just carefully camouflaged propaganda bureaus for the left-wing narrative. Anything that contradicts that narrative is carefully suppressed.

    I help to provide a more balanced education, and it’s good to see others helping as well. Briefly humiliating a particularly smug or arrogant student is an added bonus.

  • Dave says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    This video is great! Dinesh D’Souza is like a set of headlights who’s light cuts through and dissolves the progressive fog, exposing the truth.

  • mick maag says:

    December 11, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Thank you Mr. D’Souza for opening up the eyes of most Americans… We cant wait till the Assholes in the whitehouse are GONE GONE GONE.. Thanks again.. Mick

  • Barbara says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    GI Bill, created during the FDR administration no doubt a hero of the boy speaking and his little cheering section.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Bill

  • Sean says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    The student want the answer to the inequities of the VA from the post WWII era. D’Souza answers that right. What do you want to do? Go into people’s homes now, who would be in their 80s and 90s, and take away their Degrees they got from the GI Bill from the 40s, 50s, and 60s? Take away their homes from their VA Benefits?

  • George E says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    This is the kind of intellectual, spirited, and respectful debate we should have more of. I agree with Dinesh, but I appreciate the kid’s arguments, and willingness to debate with Dinesh rather than engage in shouting him off the stage as we’ve seen in so many colleges when conservatives try to speak there. It’s only in debates like this where people can hear both sides of an argument and decide for themselves what makes most sense.

  • Leroy Brownface says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    The sad part is that this little douche bag is a product of the majority of college educations in this country. Most “professors” are simply liberal activists pushing a leftist agenda and twisting the minds of our youth to be good little registered Democrats. This kid was obviously out of his league as he kept looking over at his teacher who didn’t have the balls to challenge D’souza herself. Dinesh shredded this little disillusioned hypocritical pussy and silenced the brainwashed group of sheeple.

  • james rich says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Do you think Trump is in league with the Clinton’s like Perot back in 92? The Clinton’s are pure evil, and demoncrats are corrupt enough to rig an election, they have done it the last 2.

  • Corky says:

    December 11, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    NOT African Americans, BLACK AMERICANS!!!

  • Rick says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    I loved Dinesh’s beat down. But I can only imagine the libtard sitting there, listening and smirking–libtards are NEVER wrong, you see…

    • Joy Staveley says:

      December 11, 2015 at 4:23 PM

      Me too! And you are right on Chuy!
      You are probably right as well Rick. You cannot talk sense to these people.

    • Jerry says:

      December 11, 2015 at 9:03 PM

      The college “white” student speaking about “white” privilege, (which doesn’t exist today) he is so indoctrinated to the liberal social justice identity politics, he cannot see how abjectly absurd he sounds.

      Of course, I am sure he is a Democrat, and Democrats will never admit the atrocity crimes they imposed upon Blacks for decades upon decades, from Andrew Johnson to Woodrow Wilson to FDR to LBJ to George Wallace, and so on.. Yet they accuse Republicans implied “white” people, even though Democrats are also “white” people, of what they themselves were and are guilty of- aka “projectionism”, thus their hypocrisy is inherently imbedded, where denial of factual truth is standard applied practice.

      In addition, this white college student never addresses what the Spanish King and his Conquistadors like Cortez and Coronado did to Native Indians of South America, committing genocide, stealing their lands and wealth for centuries, thus Latino Hispanic Mexican / South American Latino minorities are not the innocent minorities he extolls as righteous victims, and of course just ignores that part of his social justice theory.

    • Caine says:

      December 12, 2015 at 12:45 AM

      What is mine is mine, what is yours, is negotiable

  • Chuy says:

    December 11, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    I’ve been the victim of unprovoked black on white violence 3 times in my life. I want Obama, Holder, Lynch, Johnson, Jay-Z, Kanye Kardashian, Black Lies Matter, the libtard in the video, and that grey haired bobble-headed woman who was sitting behind him to give me $15M.

  • Lee says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    My assistant is a 40-year-old Hispanic woman who has seen the light and tells me time and time again. “Go work for your own sh*t” Pardon the obscene word but that’s her exact quote. What is so disturbing about this whole video, which put this cupcake kid in his place, is the behavior of what must be a univeristy professor to his right who is cheerleading and egging on this clown. This is the face of exactly what is wrong with the American education system today.

    • Greg says:

      December 12, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      Totally agree! I shared this video with a humorous comment to ride along…”You have to admire his ability to keep listening to someone who has been given all the rope in the world to hang himself and then some! BTW, that woman in the white sweater is so obnoxious, I hope she gets punched in the face on Christmas Eve!”

  • Janie says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    You Rock D’Souza!

  • Terry Riley says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Wow! That kid is the typical well-meaning “social justice warrior” whose mind has been completely muddled by his crotchety professor and her reactionary-socialist philosophy. The D’Souza response was devastating. Reason rules once again.

  • Stan & Patti says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Excellent answer to the freshman! Thanks Dinesh and oh by the way we heard you speak in Lake Havasu City about 1 yr. ago and so agree with you!
    Merry Christmas and the very best to you and your family!

  • delbert balling says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    It just amazes me how dumb some people are. Go get them D’Souza!

  • Flayer says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    That professor had threw her trained money up for a beatdown and he looked really, really bad. Major fail. She should resign because she’s obviously done such a bad, bad job. Progressivism on display and it didn’t look good. That kid’s parents should stop paying immediately and get him deprogrammed. What is his major, anyway? Wow. Great job, Mr. D’Souza. You see, this is exactly why college administration does not allow any conservatives to speak on campus. They cannot defend and they end up looking really bad.

  • Outback says:

    December 11, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    The argument is very simple: Your personal freedom stops when the freedom for others begins.

  • David says:

    December 11, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Wow! Impressive! Right on! I want Mr. D’Souza to go to every college campus in America and destroy the prevailing Bernie Sanders philosophy. Maggie Thatcher once said “Socialism works well until you run out of other people’s money.”

  • David says:

    December 11, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Notice how he avoided the entire speech he gave him? He still never answered should everyone throughout history be rewarded back? lol! Liberals, I am sorry to say you are no where near educated. Indoctrinated with stupidity, absolutely!

  • John says:

    December 11, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    This is a great distinction. I have used a similar logic regarding how difficult it was for Obama to find cabinet members who hadn’t cheated on their taxes.

    Sometimes the left will try to use Christianity to justify their confiscation scheme. I point out that giving to the poor was always a personal mandate. It never even suggested that you take from someone to give to the poor. It was always an individual decision, not a corporate or Federal decision.

  • ledis gazic says:

    December 11, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    As a white immigrant, and I believe I speak for many of the white European immigrants who came here to escape Communism or Nazism or any other totalitarian regimes, or for those who came here purely for the economic advantage, I resent being blamed for the sins of those Europeans, mostly English who came here and founded this great country. My family, and the majority of those in my community, were not given anything because they were white. I, being white, had absolutely no privilege. All that I achieved, I achieved through hard work. My family sacrificed many material things so they could pay my college tuition. I sacrificed weekends when my other friends would be out having a good time, while I’d be at home studying Saturdays and all day on Sunday. So, excuse me, but I don not feel that I had any privileges being white. I had to learn English without the benefit of ESL classes or bilingual classes, etc. etc.

  • Jim Horn says:

    December 11, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    This student might mean well, and he was applying his white-guilt syndrome to this discussion.

    By giving back, he needs to answer if he believes that all whites need to return to Europe, return All African-americans to Africa, and so forth, and leave everything for the indians, La Raza, and the Aztlan movement.

    This white privileged boy is an idiot.

    • Mary says:

      December 12, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      You speak to the issue. Thanks.

  • Bill says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Like Margaret Thatcher once said, socialism only works until you runout of other people’s money!

  • Greg says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    if your not happy with America MOVE I will donate to that cause

  • Richard says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Student is a joke, rambles on and never gets to a point. The non white lady eggs him on like she wants to benefit from his injustice.

  • Dave says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    The problem for this student faux-gressive is not one of being misunderstood; but one of being clearly understood…

  • mark enie says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Very few things in this country that are more dangerous than a wealthy liberal who espouses to right the wrongs of social injustice.

  • Scarlett says:

    December 11, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Actually, it seems to me that D’Souza is being quite rude and verbally berating this young man who is simply trying to engage in a respectful intellectual debate. He assumes a lot about this young man whom he knows virtually nothing about and attacks him publicly for merely exchanging ideas. I find that to lack compassion and an intellectually open mind.

    • Ron says:

      December 11, 2015 at 10:55 PM

      Lol, sure can tell your a Democrat, lol. Your a AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT ! SO TIRED OF LISTENING TO YOU DAMN LIBERALS CRYING ABOUT YOUR DAMN FEELINGS

  • Susanna says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Mr. D’Souza argued without even mentioning Kennewick man. Well done! These lefties want others to give up their place or their money or their “privilege,” but they don’t want to give up their own. And what is “privilege”? Between a black child born into a wealthy family and a white child born into a poor family–even adding in a mixed race child–how are privileges weighed? Does gender get added in the mix? Physical disability? Mental disability? Whether one’s parents stayed together or divorced? And what, exactly should be given up? Money? Land? Grades? The right to speak? Consider reparations for slavery: I’ve heard it argued that those who are descended from slave owners should pay for those descended from slaves. Often they are one and the same as many black people today are descended from both while many white people have no connection to slavery one way or the other. (There were white slaves in America, as an aside.) Some came to America after slavery ended. This can become a huge mess of weighing privileges and disabilities, and who gets to decide how factors are weighed? Equal opportunity under the Constitution is the best system, not the granting of favor or taking away of “favor” based on some elusive notions of privilege and disability.

    • Mary Linda Smith says:

      December 11, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      Perfectly stated! Thank you for saying what needed to be said!

  • David says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    I am curious what, if anything, the young man said to you after that. ie “you got me:)”

  • HNieves says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    The comment the young man made about a janitor seeing the wealth around him and not being a participant in such benefits struck close to home. Actually it reminded me of a scene in my home. I recall my Dad, a janitor, dressed to go to work and I similarly dressed. I told my Dad how he emphasized academics so I would not have to do the same type of work he did. Yet here we were both going to our janitor jobs. My Dad responded “You are right, but when you finish college you will not be doing the same job.” We both laughed.

    My father retired with a good pension and due to his frugality died debt free. I graduated from UCLA and ultimately retired also debt free.

    Thus my Puerto Rican parents and I owe a debt to this great country which gave us opportunities we took advantage of.

  • Tom says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I’m so glad Dinesh is on our side. Attention libtards: trying to compete with Dinesh D’Souza with your lame arguments is a really bad idea.

  • Mrs. J says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Mr. D’Souza’s responses are rooted in historical fact and logic. It is a disservice to him and common sense to end up commenting by name calling. He did not “beat down” this young man by calling him names but by pointing out the errors in his philosophy, missing information, etc. Usually when you ask about how far back we should go to return lands, trying to figure out who took from who, pointing out that this is global human history, prehistoric, NOT just since European colonialism and NOT just European, they fade.

  • TIM says:

    December 11, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    D’Souza Is SPOT ON!!!!
    EXACTLY RIGHT!

  • Jennifer Ryan says:

    December 11, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    This video made my day! I must have my kids watch this! It is sad however, that it has come to the point of having to defend our principles like this!

  • Kathy H says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    He hit the nail on the head about the progressive left. They are more than willing to champion moral justice as long as it is with other people’s money and freedoms. Like entertainers and musicians that have rallied around various causes to raise money for disaster relief. Yes they give their time to entertain and perform, but you don’t hear about them opening up their bank accounts and donating a portion of their wealth for aid relief.

  • William says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Wow that old liberal white woman is way too funny she’s egging the young chatty Kathy Liberal youngster to keep babbling on while he’s trying to display himself as a pseudo-intellectual college freshman. He needs to live life a while before he tries to explain how bad we Americans are. Life is but a journey and in order to understand how the world works and what life is all about. So much of one’s life is wasted on youth before you mature and understand the rest of the story….. Good job Dinesh….

  • Alex says:

    December 11, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    He nailed it exactly. I remember when Bill Clinton said he didn’t need or want a tax rebate. I also remember he didn’t give it back either.

  • Robert says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    I agree with Dinesh completely. Liberals always spout off about how people need to consider the poor and those different from themselves. They say we must save the planet and use less fossil fuels. They say we must pay our fate share….until they are asked to do so themselves. Then there is always an excuse as to why they can’t follow the very advice they give to others. It’s do as I say NOT do as I do…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kellie says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    BOOM

  • RC says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Little Boy got worked over. Like all elite schools, the students they’re producing are utter imbeciles. If this is the pool we’re drawing our future leaders from, it’s best to start over.

  • J.R. says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Dinesh,Fabulous as always. But I wish you had added that the black communities across this country have received billions of dollars in welfare and assistance that whites haven’t received. That money was confiscated from white taxpayers that have zero connection to any slavery in this country. I rember reading thst thete are only 20%of Americans that gave any connection or ancestry to slave owning.There are thousands of blacks here that also have zero connection to any slavery here. This has to be amplified. For myself, I owe no man nothing, but to love him as Scripture admonishes. But it is shameful how blacks are using false guilt upon the white community to extort money.

  • Tom Snyder says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Actually, from what I understand, married black people with college degrees earn just as much money today (if not more) than married white people with college degrees, so America has already achieved social justice!!!! At least for black people. The same may not be true for Native Americans, however, who are the ones really getting screwed. That said, Native Americans stole land, etc., from other Native Americans in the past, so the issue of getting “justice” for Native American tribes is more complicated than it would at first appear.

  • Robb says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Its evident that this freshman has not studied slavery in its complete ugly history.He would do well to research white slavery and as well as which European and Middle Eastern countries that benefited wealth from it,it might also be noted which Caribbean and South American countries that exploited the greater number of African slaves, remember an African slave cost more to bring over than Irish that were forced here and brought here cheaper and sold cheaper and whom lives were considered worthless.Barbary muslim pirates in the 1700 kidnapped thousands and extorted money from a newly formed country til they were able to form a navy to combat this problem.One should ask this freshmen who brought the African persons to the coast for sale Europeans did not venture inland these Africans were brought by their own kind and sold some even by their own relatives,this is the “convenient truth” not so readily taught in academia.Has anyone thought how much is owed to the Irish,Italians,Chinese,any and all the minorities that have been denied social justice and discriminated against its not just the African,its Irish Americans,German Americans,Chinese Americans,Italian Americans but no we just think one group is more deserving than another isn’t that discrimination??

  • brenda Sisson says:

    December 11, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    I wanted to listen the up coming arguments…..

  • Doug says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    The kids argument is verbal masturbation pleasing only himself.

  • Anne Ford says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    He is a hypocrite in that:
    1. He insists the collective WE do what He refuses to do
    2. The collective WE does not include himself
    3. He will not participate until the collective WE do something
    4. The appropriateness of the something the collective WE do is determined by him, who refuses to do anything.

  • John Galt says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Very impressive, Mr. D’Souza:

    Here is one comment which you have probably received thousands of times. I served during the VN War. Russian Translator at the wall away from VN. Everyone who wanted to have the GI Bill had the opportunity unless they were killed first or served less than 4 years. I think it required 4 years of enlistment time. Maybe 3, but I think 4. He did not do his homework, so working off a false premise and claiming documented facts will make him a great future political candidate. And he talks so well with proclaimed facts. He was wrong before he even got out of the gate to the point you hammered him on. Do you think he got your point? No? Well, he will make an excellent political candidate even more.

  • Todd says:

    December 11, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Wow these people just have no clue… no wonder our country is in so much trouble….

  • Bham says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    This is the crap sandwich so many universities & colleges are feeding our kids. Please teach your kids the truth so they can fight back and not have to go through this self-deprecating nonsense. Progressives are great at pointing their fingers at others and wanting social justice and others stuff taken away all the while hiding behind & holding tight to their own “illicit privilege”.

  • Mar Taylor says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Dinesh is the best. Are we not tired of leftist’s running around slamming conservatives as greedy and selfish while the phony wealthy libtards hide their money overseas to avoid taxes. 2 examples, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. The phony hypocrite Kerry hid his yacht in Rhode Island instead of Mass. to avoid luxury taxes. But the rotten lying bastard never saw a tax he didnt love to impose on other people. Kennedy hid his wealth in Bermuda, the hypocrite bastard time and time again slammed Repubs. as greedy and self-centered. Typical of the left and this phony college kid, do as I say not as I do !!!

  • Sheri says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    I went to school with these spoiled rotten silver spoon licking college brats that were so caught-up in word semantics trying to show the world how F@&king smart they were – we considered them so smart that they were stupid. (Kinda like that genius border-line insane thing) I was curious and have gone back and check out their “status” in life, they got the educations, they got the jobs, but they didn’t get the girl, didn’t marry and no one wanted to breed with them. They are hitting their 60’s and alone.

  • Corey says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    I liked the kid, he was intelligent and spot on…but it’s not feasible. The speaker made some valid points but it’s all neither here nor there. The fact is that we are each born and we all have our own lives to live. I was not born with the sins of my forefathers, and anyone that tries to lay their blame at my feet, is going to get my foot coming flying right back at them. I am guilty of MY sins, no others. Maybe I have benefited from “white privilege” to some extent…perhaps that’s simply not having an old lady lock the door as I cross the street or maybe she didn’t do that because I smiled and waved at her instead of strutting like a gangster. Who knows? But the fact remains, this “slice of the pie” crap that this kid is alluding to garbage.

  • NMN60 says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    My first question of all these ideological college kids is, who is paying for you to go to these “white privilege” schools? If the answer is “Mommy and Daddy” then shut up and sit down! If they would like to donate their college fund so some poor unfortunate inner city kid can get a college degree then just tell Mommy and Daddy to stop writing the checks. If this kid winds up working for a hedge fund and donating money to Hillary, so that she can help the little people then we’ll know that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! When they say they want to help the Middle Class, I want to PUKE! The professor egging this kid on is one of the biggest problems on college campuses today.

  • NMN60 says:

    December 11, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    And by the way has anyone ever noticed that the liberal lefty’s are the last one to donate their own money to the poor! I remember when they showed how much money Al Gore and Joe Biden gave to charity on their tax returns, it was disgusting, roughly a couple of hundred bucks, these guys are millionaires. Conservatives are much more generous with their charitable giving, by far and in general do more to aid the needy. The left think the government should do the giving…with our money again!

  • Ron Livaudais says:

    December 12, 2015 at 2:11 AM

    We are supposed to be equal under the law…one can play victim all they want highlighting the inequalities and disparities of the ‘system’ but until one takes responsibility for oneself in education and in gaining life skills to succeed, the distraction of ‘injustices’ will always keep them down and they will always make an excuse for their failure and blame ghosts and goblins for their shortfalls. Because of this attitude they will always feel like they are owed something from society to make up for their inability to make it on their own.

  • Steve says:

    December 12, 2015 at 3:10 AM

    D’Souza’s response was to make a disagreement on issues into something personal and to accuse the student of being a hypocrite unless he immediately drops out of Amherst. That is a devastating response only to those who already share his intolerance for liberals.

  • HouTexan says:

    December 12, 2015 at 5:02 AM

    It’s what you do, dude!

    God bless you and God bless America!

  • LisaLisa says:

    December 12, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    What white privilege? Has anyone ever said White people were slaves too? NOT INDENTURED bought and sold slaves. Does anyone ever say poor white kids deserve to get a free college ride too? I agree those who propose this action should come up front and pay for it. It was after all the democrats who created the jim crow laws and enforced them. It was after all the republicans who split with the democrats who fought for equal rights. Today the democrats still want to enslave people. Today the democrats still want to hate a people. Today that people is white people who must all pay for what the democrats done in their past. Tomorrow will they expect the nation to pay for their social injustices against the white people? The white people did not make these choices the government made those choices.

    • Bob Kensil says:

      December 14, 2015 at 10:40 PM

      Lisa,
      Well said!

  • Dave Blackburn says:

    December 12, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    The most difficult thing for a man from “Poor White Trash” and small town Americe. To deal with people claiming he/we have white privileges. I never had and never asked for or received help. Other than living in a free society that let me gain wealth with a strong back. DO I owe the smaller weaker peole more because I had freakish strength? There are far too many variables. I find more depressing and frustrating than anything, those like the kid above seldom help any one. While Folks like me and others give more than we can afford. It takes a village toraise a child. But the village idiots are taking charge and ruining a generation of children.

    • Ray says:

      December 14, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      Bravo! Well said

  • Kir Kehcsam says:

    December 12, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Yup, I was once a tree hugging liberal democrat. Bought my own solar panels when they were very expensive back in the 1970s. They are still producing electricity. I’ve always bought cars that were in the top 10 for gas mileage, reduced, reused and as a last resort, recycled things. But I’ve watched as they complain about the oil and mining going on while they purchase and consume the very products of those industries.
    Case in point (one of many), a Global Warming/Climate Change believer neighbor of mine recently bought a Toyota Sequoia big V-8 SUV that he drives mostly just him. He’ll talk about how great it drives, etc but gets mad when I question why he didn’t buy a Nissan Leaf, or Chevy Volt or even a Prius.
    It’s always let us impose our morality on others but don’t look at what I do.

    • George W. says:

      December 12, 2015 at 5:35 PM

      Few walk the talk.

    • Ray says:

      December 14, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Welcome aboard. Glad to here of your enlightening.

  • Jeff Harrington says:

    December 12, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    I love this guy. He is so well versed in reality and knows how to cut through the bullshit with style.

    • DON KEADIK says:

      December 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      He’s been taught well how to speak, think act…Truly a useful idiot…”Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin used the term to describe sympathizers in the West who blindly supported Communist leaders.”

  • Florida Jim says:

    December 12, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    The rich, young man of privilege stuck his foot in his mouth and looked like a ignorant well-indoctrinated student , a democratic hypocrite. Good job DiNesh The world of college has become anything but a learning center it is a forum to right all the wrongs democrats created over the years and then revised so the world would not understand as they blame everybody but them self.Dinesh is a minority who loves America as all should.

    • baby capua says:

      December 22, 2015 at 9:04 PM

      and did you notice the woman goading him on?

  • bhbadge says:

    December 12, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    The student had his diaper taken off and was soundly spanked. The rock was turned over, the light of day (truth) was seen and the student scurried away.

    • Bobby Pzz says:

      December 14, 2015 at 10:07 AM

      Perfectly said. The Lefty student sounded like a babble’n idiot who was trying to use big words. Yes, he scurried away !!

  • Jason Brown says:

    December 12, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Very well done!

  • Mike Crone says:

    December 12, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Thank you so much Dinesh for taking on the fight against the misinformation foisted upon our university students. It was quite obvious from the video showing the student in question and audience participation from whom I assume to be his professor (or community organizer, perhaps) that this was orchestrated as a take-down of you and our shared conservative ideas. Fortunately, they failed–at least in the minds of the the discerning viewer. IN the minds of the campus radicals maybe not. All they care about is how much trouble they think they caused.

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Chris Norman says:

    December 12, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Can a religion that is inherently treasonous be protected by the Constitution’s first amendment, “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion”? Can a religion that calls for the overthrow of the laws of the U.S. and specifically calls for “impeding the exercise of religion” be protected by the first amendment? Can a religion, the most sacred documents of which, specifically calls for either jihad against other members of religions or forced conversion to Islam be called a religion?

    I am making a distinction between Muslims and Islam based on the fact that there may be many Muslims who either haven’t read the Koran or don’t understand the Koran, who may be against Sharia law (God’s law) replacing the earthly law of every non-Muslim country, or who follow only the religious aspects of Islam, not the political or military aspects. However, there are many millions of Muslims, in the U.S. and abroad, who follow the Koran’s dictates to bring Sharia law to the entire world, and/or believe in violent jihad to achieve that goal.

    Islam is a supremacist, political ideology with a religious component. Does “exercising religious freedom” include imams in mosques all over American, the UK and the EU teaching the Wahhabist or Salafist fundamental Islam, the only Islam allowed in Saudi Arabia, or the Salafist version. Salafi means “following the forefathers of Islam”. Should any Muslim be allowed to advocate the replacement of the U.S. Constitution with Sharia law, or to advocate violence against our country or its citizens? Can advocating replacing our Constitution with Sharia law be considered advocating overthrowing our government? Sharia law violates many of our Constitutional amendments. Mohammed said: “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him” (Hadith Sahih al Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57). This is why the former Muslims or Muslims who advocate for reform speak about the death sentences that follow them. Obviously, that is not the “free exercise” of religion. The First Amendment states Congress shall not abridge “the freedom of speech”, yet Islamic law prohibits non-Muslims (dhimmis) from observing their religious practices publicly, raising their voices during prayer, ringing church bells or say anything considered “insulting to Islam or Mohammed”. Remember the Danish cartoons and the Charlie Hebdo satires of Mohammed. In Saudi Arabia, 150 people so far this year have been beheaded for Sharia court offences of insulting Islam or Mohammed, adultery and other Sharia offenses. The 14th Amendment is violated because Sharia law does not give non-Muslims equal legal standing with Muslims, and a woman’s testimony is worth one-half of a man’s testimony.

    How much evidence does one need that Islam should not be protected by the U.S. Constitution.

    I appreciate all the work you are doing.

    Regards,

    Chris Norman

    • Mingo says:

      December 14, 2015 at 2:11 PM

      You are absolutely correct…Too bad our politicians don’t understand what is going on………

  • Chris Norman says:

    December 12, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Regarding “white privilege” and slavery, why are Muslims not held responsible for supplying the majority of the African slaves to Muslim countries, Europe and the rest of world, including the U.S., for a thousand years? Maybe we can reparations from Saudi Arabia for families of former slaves, except for the fact that slavery is allowed in Islam according to the Koran.

  • robert mclaughlin says:

    December 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Sir, you are definitely a scholar that I will never come close to. I hope your future adventures will take you further to enlighten others.

  • Middle Man says:

    December 12, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    As I consider myself an objective moderate (shame, shame), I would suggest the student, while not willing to give his place at the school to a disadvantaged minority, should have advocated for the wealthy to pay big reparations to African Americans. He being a future wealthy American with that education, can sleep well knowing he will have a moderate income as a result of his altruism. This response might have saved him some face. Just saying.

  • Tokyo Mom says:

    December 12, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    If his argument could be followed through, then all of the white european immigrants should go back and demand our land and wealth returned to us by the governments of all the countries that forced us to move to the Americas.

  • Bucky Swider says:

    December 12, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    I don’t know how one claims that resorting to an ad hominem is “destroying” someone. The student’s premise was never really addressed- but somehow we’re supposed to believe that dsouza “won” the exchange? So because that kid wasn’t volunteering to give up his spot- that proves White Privilege doesn’t exist?

    We need some critical thinking skills in the room ASAP.

  • Middle Man says:

    December 12, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    D’Souza-smartest man in America. Why don’t we have presidential candidates like this?

  • Tom gorman says:

    December 12, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Am I missing something? Was that a bad edit? The kid made the point that some present day African Americans are upset with the circumstances they were born into caused by the racial inequality experienced by their parents and grandparents. In response this guy started talking about affirmative action and reparations and proceeded to try and set a trap using a line of questioning unrelated to the kids statement. What are you people hearing? Based on what was in the clip above that was weak sauce. Why would this guy be so proud of that shoddy exchange that he put it on his website?

    • JT says:

      December 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM

      Like most liberal students the young man was an advocate for his own vanity and lacks substance.

    • JT says:

      December 14, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      Yes sir.. you’re missing a lot. But, that is probably because you have an agenda..perhaps you will grace us with how you would correct the supposed past injustices suffered by the Black WW2 vets..and while you’re at it don’t forget the Irish, Italians and many other ethnic groups who’ve suffered injustices..If there is any “White privilege” it was earned by our ancestors who risked life and limb to come to foreign countries and faced the dangers to start a new life instead of sitting on their asses and whining about social injustice.. Wealthy or poor, I am where I am in life because of the decisions I have made and the energy I put toward the goals I chose. Why are you where you are in life? I personally know of Blacks in my area who became millionaires before the Civil Rights movement. How did they do this? They worked hard and smart and did not make excuses !

    • Don Campbell says:

      January 6, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      Clearly JT, you don’t hear well, or don’t understand what you do hear.

  • Tom says:

    December 13, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    100 hundred years from now the same black complaints will be heard led by Jackson and Sharpton great grand children. The only difference – the powers that be will be of Latin and Asian decent who have taken advantage of opportunities available to them. There is a ladder to climb which Jackson/Sharpton know but if they tell that truth they will be out of a job.

  • Ronald Scott Haxton says:

    December 13, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Nobody on the public stage, not even Mr. DeSouza, EMPHASIZES the Golden Rule (which should guide ALL behavior, always). That is why all of the socialists always fall flat. They never state clearly whom they are going to steal from, and how much to steal. Having absolute respect for everyone’s property NOW is what matters, not using the past history to make up fairy tales to justify theft and coercion. Sure, some property is stolen, that is not moral, and the thief should provide restitution. Sometimes that is not possible because of death of the thief. This is the result of an inept theft protection mechanism that was thought to be the best available then. The failure of that theft protection mechanism is the problem, not the victim, or indeed even the thief.

  • jackstorm says:

    December 14, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    What a BS artist and douchebag. He is a hypocrite and a waste of education.

    • DON KEADIK says:

      December 14, 2015 at 12:49 PM

      This is what our univershitties are teaching. These are the scumbag, guilt ridden libTURDS that we are paying for. I’m sure his sniveling, pipe smoking libTURD parents are real proud of him! I DETEST THESE PUKE SELF IMPORTANT TWATS!

  • Mingo says:

    December 14, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Always a great debate with D’Souza like all his other debates, no matter who challenges him………….

  • dave says:

    December 14, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    This is why we NEVER enact laws that are “moral”…
    Not saying that laws that we enact cannot ALSO be moral, but they cannot only be MORALLY CENTRIC in their enactment.
    LAWS are supposed to PROTECT RIGHTS.
    The minute you move away from “Protecting Rights” to “Enforcing Morality”, you become subject to the current “moral tyranny” of the day…
    Each elected official will pass laws enforcing their “morality” upon others…
    So instead, we should focus ONLY on RIGHTS, not morals, when enacting legislation.

  • S.MACLAREN says:

    December 14, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Are you sir going to run against Mr Trump? It would be good to see it happen and for that pompous man to be humbled.

  • Charles says:

    December 15, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    You can not “reason” with a liberal…They lack common sense.

  • Funnyman says:

    December 16, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    this is just too sweet for words. A liberal scorched to his “core”.

  • Andrea Cody says:

    December 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    This student was clearly being coached by the woman seated to his right. She even said, “Educate him” at one point. Here is the huge problem in our country. Universities are cradles for progressive lies. It is ridiculous that these professors are paid to teach our young men and women to think crazy ideologies and to throw critical reasoning out the window. It is obvious that this young man had not thought through the viability of what he suggested. But he didn’t even realize it! Remember the slogan, a mind is a terrible thing to waste? Well, that is what colleges and universities are doing today.

  • Lavon says:

    December 18, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    If you will watch the video again, without concentrating on D’Souza and the college student, you’ll notice the older white woman with gray hair (which truthfully could describe me.) She’s the one egging the student on, the instigator. She’s probably the teacher.

    • baby capua says:

      December 22, 2015 at 9:08 PM

      and did you notice the woman goading him on? and i dont think she is white.

  • Ava says:

    December 19, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    This young man is idealistic, precious and obviously a really really good person. He is also misguided. But he is a child trying to work out in his own mind how the world works. Anyone who says college students aren’t still children probably is a college student! I think he probably learned a lot on this day about how to think more globally. This was probably a great learning experience for him. Lets not demonize him? His frontal lobe probably isn’t fully developed. Now that grey haired woman near him with the big earrings? His professor maybe? She is part of the problem. I bet she regularly indoctrinates from her soap box.

    • baby capua says:

      December 23, 2015 at 1:17 AM

      i agree with you Ava. when i was an undergrad at Cal we had an ethnic studies requirement and they were this angry bitter profs (i had a japanese-american and a mexican american who both preached nothing but hate and when i would question them on whole meting pot theory and why should minority groups start wanting separate representation and demands when while point i thought was to move forward nation building and an egalitarian and merit system (i am filpino btw – just filipino. not fiipino american as i was a foreign student) and they would actually get angry and tell me i missed the whole point. so many of us students were disenchanted with tbese profs and began to question how they even got their positions — if it was a result of affirmative action or merit…. that woman in video reminds me of those profs.

  • Ava says:

    December 19, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Also, the title of the video is horrible. One of the most powerful and wonderful things about a free country is the freedom to challenge and discuss. It was great that this student challenged Dinesh! It was wise for the student to challenge him!!!!!! Lets not get small minded. Seriously, the student’s challenge allowed him and his peers to hear a different view point they needed to hear! Challenge is good. Lets not get like the Left who get pissy when challenged. A favorite quote: ” I disagree with everything you say, but I will fight for your right to say it”.