It's Time for the American People to Dethrone Conspiracy Nut Michael Moore


Originally posted at The Wrap.

Moore’s films have been considered works of Swiftian genius because of Moore’s leftist politics; my upcoming “America” will explore what the country was, is and should be.

My friend, colleague and fellow producer of “2016: Obama’s America,” Gerald Molen recently wrote a letter to the leadership of the Oscars, protesting the treatment of our movie which was denied a nomination, suggesting they adopt a fairer process for selecting films in the future.

He also asked for reform in the committee which vets such films, pointing out that it was led by three well known progressives, notably that uber-liberal, Michael Moore. Although I expected nothing to come from the letter, I was most gratified to learn that in their recent elections Academy voters decided to oust Moore from his position as a decider of which documentaries should make the cut for Oscar contention.

This is a great victory for the American people and the first glimmer of hope that future Academy voting will look less like a North Korean election.

But don’t hold your breath just yet, for while the Academy may have shown Moore the door, systemic problems remain, namely an enduring culture of extreme radicalism in Hollywood that makes it virtually impossible for mainstream films like “2016″ to be judged fairly.

It came as no surprise to me and my team that “2016″ wasn’t nominated last year, despite the fact that it made three times the amount of money at the box office than the 15 nominated films made, combined. I expected it. It is that culture that needs to be reformed. Fortunately there’s a very specific way to do this.

Of course, films aren’t nominated for Oscars for their popularity nor should they be, but for many years there has been a pattern of the Academy ignoring the work of those who don’t toe a liberal line in Hollywood in order to attempt to discredit, discourage and ultimately defund them.

But back to Michael Moore who has become Hollywood’s apologist for the federal government and makes films that are simultaneously entertaining and ridiculous and always cleverly marketed, making him something of the shrewd capitalist type he pretends to hate: Intellectually, the films are a nullity.

“Fahrenheit 911″ is basically a conspiracy theory which pretends that President Bush knew that 9/11 was coming. Seriously. This puts Moore in the company of a whole bunch of conspiracy nuts. Even his earlier, acclaimed work is distinguished by the absence of deep thought. In “Roger and Me,” Moore bemoans the fact that his father is put out of work because the General Motors plant in Flint, Mich., closed down. Never once does it occur to him that maybe the high union wages extracted by his dad and others made General Motors uncompetitive.

Cars were being made more cheaply abroad, and also in non-union states in America, so that the Flint plant could no longer turn a profit. Ignorant of this economic reality, Moore goes in search of the head of General Motors, Roger Smith, to ask him why he closed the Flint plant. Moore’s juvenile assumption is that Smith is simply an evil capitalist who has it out for honest, hardworking people like Moore’s dad.

Despite their questionable reasoning, in the past, Moore’s films have been considered works of Swiftian genius by some in Tinseltown. I don’t think this is because my friends in Hollywood are especially dumb; I suspect it is because they have blindly approved of Moore’s leftist politics and were rewarding them for ideology instead of craft, excellence and a compelling and truthful story.

Just to be clear: I have enough awards, and Gerald already has an Oscar for that little movie he produced that you may have heard of, “Schindler’s List.” This is not about us and awards,but rather about the millions of Americans who actually think the Oscars are given out to the best films each year when they’re most obviously not.

Rather, they’re given out to the best films that hew to a left-wing view of the world, carefully vetted by committed leftists like Michael Moore in a rigged process that has the chilling effect of shutting down films with opposing points of view, by standing in the path of their being acknowledged as equally valid representations of other points of view.

It may be true that Hollywood is about ideology, but it’s also about the almighty dollar and the only way to correct its ideological blind spots is to send messages to its collective pocketbook. So here’s my plan to teach liberal elements in Hollywood and Michael Moore a lesson in order to compel them to acknowledge the voices of the majority of Americans and continue the reform process that began with Moore’s ouster: dethrone their films at the box office.

Right now, “Fahrenheit 911″ is the most successful political documentary of all time, and “2016″ is second — and I have a plan to change that and begin the long process of reforming the culture of Hollywood in the only way the average American can: by voting with their feet.

Michael Moore has already been spanked by his colleagues at the Academy and placed in the penalty box. Now it’s time for the American people to do the same to his utrageous lie of a movie, “Fahrenheit 911.”

Next year, on the Fourth of July, we will debut our next film “America,” in theaters across the country. “America” the movie will explore the meaning of what America the country was, is and should be and whether the values of 1776 or those of 1968 will prevail.

It will uphold all the things that Michael Moore detests, and expose all of the foolish ideals that this man and his fellow members of the vocal super-minority stand for. And by going to your local theater and watching it and making it the all-time box office champ in the political documentary category, you will have a chance to remind extreme liberal elements of Hollywood and Moore that they are servants of the interests and tastes of we, the American people and not dictators telling us what we should like.

“America” will remind the ruling elite who loathe our great nation that our country is not what they think it is, evil and corrupt, but the beacon of light our founding fathers intended: flawed but beautiful, standing for freedom and always striving to be better.

So make your Fourth of July plans now. It’s going to be a weekend to remember. Fire up the barbecue, spend time with friends and family, then move the party to your local movie theater and celebrate all of the things our great country stands for-and discover how we can become an even greater nation.


  • Stephen says:

    September 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I cannot wait for this movie to come to theaters! I loved 2016: Obama’s America, I enjoyed the book as well! Keep informing the “Low Information” voters (as Rush Limbaugh calls them), about what makes America the Greatest Nation on God’s green Earth! God Bless You Dinesh!

  • Arthur says:

    September 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    By “extreme liberal element” do you mean those of us who, unlike you, don’t blame America for 9/11?

  • Jennifer says:

    September 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Excellent idea for a movie and it will be great timing. Maybe you would consider adding some footage of the biker 9/11/13 rally in D.C. the other day. I was there and it was truly inspiring for all to see. It lit a spark of patriotism that has almost been extinguished because of this administration. 2016 was spot on. Thank you, Jennifer Brandt

  • Wyatt Brule says:

    September 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I would definitely support the production of a film like this. America needs to be educated about what freedom and liberty are anf what’s being done in this country.

  • marguerite says:

    September 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

    In the movie, 2016, a map of the predicted “united states of Islam” was shown. This map should be out in the general public each and every day. The public would be shocked to see the prediction coming to life before their very eyes. In fact, this part of the book/movie should be revisited in greater detail as this is history happening right now. Last note: while everyone speaks of the president ‘s incompetence and naivety, see someone who has very openly and successfully pursued these states of Islam. He and the Clinton state department have successfully fostered the destruction of US friendly governments in north AFrica, specifically to be replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood. Mr. D’Souza, your map is in motion!

  • sanford sklansky says:

    September 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    He produces a movie claiming that Barack Obama hates America because he inherited an “anti-colonial worldview” from the father he met a grand total of one time (as if there were something wrong with an “anti-colonial worldview” — every decent human being should be anti-colonial) is criticizing someone else’s films as intellectually void. And another irony meter bites the dust.

    • Josh says:

      November 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      The movie didn’t claim that Obama inherited his anti-colonial worldview from his father. Obama himself said that in his AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The people interviewed for the film said that Obama and his father held the same ideology. The people who knew Obama’s mother said she refused to call Americans “her people”.

      This was not something the movie claimed. It was something Obama himself said, along with testimony of people who knew Obama’s father and mother.

  • Sandra says:

    October 10, 2013 at 12:39 am

    I’m really looking forward to this movie. 2016 was very well made; it didn’t resort to Moore’s manipulative tactics, such as the ominous music and scary-looking, altered images of the subject. It was scholarly, thoughtful, insightful, and honest–not to mention very spot on. I drive around the towns where I live, and I see the closed businesses, the graffiti, the derelict buildings. My surroundings are starting to look very much like Obama’s America, but it’s not a movie this time. It’s real.

  • MSL says:

    October 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I am an American and the great grand neice of the 7th and last Sultan of Pontianak Borneo Indonesia in what was the Dutch East Indies.

    Disguised as the “Indonesian Revolution for Democracy” a massive sophisticated theft, “redistribution of wealth” as President Obama prefers to refer to it as, took place. Our 28 family members were murdered as when you rip off a family it is better that there are no witnesses, my grandmother stealthily slipped under the wire with her five children. Inspired by Mafia movies produced and distributed by Hollywood, depicting throat slitting as the correct way to off your neighbor who owns property and might have a bank account, according to The Year of Living Dangerously no fewer than 500,000 neighbors were then murdered by their movie going neighbors, that figure is closer to 5 million not 500,000. Hollywood is also there to try to rewrite history. This is the culture President Obama grew up in and 2016 demonstrates who Barack Obama is and where he comes from in a way that truly gets this painful repetition of history currently under way into modern day America context. A culture of corruption and pirating.

    from Asia News Network 10/13/2013
    The bribery scandal involving Indonesia’s top constitutional judge Akil Mochtar has cast the spotlight on the so-called court mafia, known for their prowess in fixing a desired legal outcome for a high price.

    Facilitated by Legislation perterbing the US Bankruptcy procedure, Legislation presented by “supporters” of Senator and then President Obama; supporters who happen to be lobbyists of this type of bastardized Legislation and then change hats to be Insolvency experts, then once insolvency has been rubber stamped by their pocket filling judges, they change hats again and are appointed by said pocket filling judges as the Bankruptcy Trustees, (impossible you might say); the fleeced creators of America’s wealth are sitting in Federal Prison, (if they did not die of a heart attack due to the stress or Leukemia due to the microbial poisoning by their Federal jailers, thanks to their legal Defense teams and the forced signatures inked on Plea Bargains, judges are doing the same thing under President Obama.

    Specifically in the Bankruptcy Court of the Federal Eastern District of California, Bankruptcy Magistrate Robert S. Bardwil, with his co-conspirators who work in Media, Legal Defense (very important to subdue the subject of confiscation and what better way than through his legal Defense team), Bankruptcy Law, Banking, Tomato Processing and Food Sector Corporations such as HJ Heinz (imagine that, Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry is married to Heinz fortune heiress, well I guess he is qualified to pull the same stunt in Syria so, President Obama appointed him Secretary of State), Investment Banking and Insolvency, supported by certain members of the US Attorneys Office, FBI, the DOJ Federal Bankruptcy Trustee and Antitrust Programs, it is going on right under American’s noses.

    Is it really so intelligent that we can’t see it? And only the Power Elite and their Government puppets can understand due to their self professed superiority over the theoretical thing called “the American people”. I don’t believe so. My family escaped barely with their lives and nothing more, not even water to drink and lost a two year old brother in the “imprisonment phase” of the “Democratization” process. The Power Elite Media partners write Media stories and distribute them in such a way that the victim is vilified and then in the “public’s opinion” deserve to be exterminated and releaved of their assets, maybe we should get out pitchforks and chase them down in the street, for having created our jobs. Speaking for my own family, we work and since the beginning on Pontianak and in Bandung, worked incredibly hard, employing people and providing food for both local and export and in a constant balancing act between finance and sales managed to accumulate enough wealth to own the land. No one bothered to notice we worked very long days continuously for 7 generations before the Power Elite, who later became what is the Trilateral Commission founded by David Rockefeller, twisted things around and “cashed us in”, or as President Obama would prefer to say, “redistributed the wealth”. But, the story in the newspaper went…”oh these evil spoiled rich people they deserve to lose everything to us and die because they EXPORT”. Today, our land that they confiscated and “nationalized” amongst themselves provides extensive petroleum products, oil, gas, deisel on a global scale. At least we have the peace of mind of knowing why they needed us to get off our land. Because shame on us, we were mismanaging our land… we were just feeding people.

    This is the historical fact that 2016 Obama’s America is revealing and it’s relvancy to the 44th President of the United States of America. America is making a terrible mistake at this moment in time by participating in this corrupt, morally bankrupt repetition of history.

    • Kris Malloy says:

      May 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Dear MSL: I was absorbed by your story. First of all, I apologize that the opportunist David Rockefeller was behind your family’s and your family business’ demise. I hope you know that we Americans also view Rockefeller and the other “Robber Barons” as “suddenly” rich by both legal and nefarious means. The exploit that affected you is a great tragedy. I am so sorry you lost much of your family and, especially, a 2 year old brother. What wounds; I am so sorry. Rockefeller had no business in Indonesia, unless to offer a legitimate business deal to your family (ostensibly, the Sultan.) I am glad you survived. You are clearly a fighter; a champion! I could get into the politics…but I will save that. I simply agree that Dinesh D’Souza and the new film, “America”, are God-sent beacons of the truth. Dinesh is so clear, human, factual and down to earth. The filmmakers are non-sensational. I hope theaters are inundated with movie-goers! Your story is so compelling, stunning, moving and relevant – I pray that Dinesh D’Souza reads it personally. Your story deserves to be told as a book or a film, also. May God bless you. Despite all, He made you for a purpose, and He loves you more than you can imagine. I learned this through a horrendous experience of my own that I wasn’t sure I would survive. I wish you all the very best…be well and be kind to yourself.

  • Cindy says:

    October 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I truly appreciated and enjoyed 2016. It provided information and research most news shows do not want the American people to know. The questions and insite you provide as a contemporary of Obama provide those of us who have only known life in this country a perspective we would find difficult to consider. Thank you for loving this country as much as I do. I am looking forward to the 4th of July!

  • Daniel Knight says:

    November 3, 2013 at 3:58 am

    ““Fahrenheit 911″ is basically a conspiracy theory which pretends that President Bush knew that 9/11 was coming. Seriously. This puts Moore in the company of a whole bunch of conspiracy nuts.”

    This puts you in the category of people who promote logical fallacies. You should know better from how liberals and atheists attack Christians and conservatives to use that kind of talk and bully language. Ad hominem attacks make you no better than those you attack. As Roman Catholic, a cultist, I am not surprised you resort to such hypocrisy.

    First seek the kingdom and his righteousness, click my link if you care about truth. Then I suggest you read:

    The Terror Timeline – Comprehensive- 9/11 timeline, Debunking 9/11 Debunking and Another Nineteen

    As for Roman Catholicism, did you abandon it? Good, if you are “comfortable” with Roman Catholic theology, did you get saved yet? Don’t simply be comfortable with it, believe it. God won’t accept a doubter into Heaven, but the one who is faithful.

    • Daniel Knight says:

      November 3, 2013 at 4:00 am

      I meant “Reformed theology”, I’m very tired and worn out.

      • SB says:

        January 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        I would be worn out too if I were trying to find a conspiracy to explain every major historical event. Your faith in such things speaks volumes.

  • Aaron says:

    November 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I can’t wait, Dinesh! I’m very excited to see “America”. Our country is nearing its “rock bottom” moment – everything is aligned: moral degeneracy, massive welfare state, high unemployment, record-high national debt, and when the stock market crashes (and it will), America will hit rock bottom. Like an out-of-control, know-it-all teen, sometimes they have to hit rock bottom before they’re willing to make a change. “America” will reteach our citizens the fundamentals that made us the greatest nation in history. God Bless, from OH.

  • Josh says:

    November 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    This is definitely what I’m going to see on the 4th of July.

  • Terris Davis says:

    January 24, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Well Mr.D’Souza, (Respectfully)You know if you feel and believe so passionately in what you are saying…you could always run for office yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHATS STOPPING YOU…AN INDICTMENT.Well, what about before the INDICTMENT. Im sure Mitt Romney would have given your views ample consideration as well as the other 380 million or so americans…right! By the primaries you should have had a resonable Dartmouth-educated perspective though….Well as least in my opinion, but why would my opinion matter though!…right? Once again, run for office your “Damn” self!
    Like Ann Romney said,”This isnt easy…you think so, give it a try”. I respect that a lot!