Hollywood Reporter: D'Souza's new film makes incendiary claims about Democrats' history

Originally posted at The Hollywood Reporter by Paul Bond.

Dinesh D’Souza’s newest film will not only make the controversial claim that Donald Trump has a lot in common with Honest Abe Lincoln, but will also suggest that Democrats were once too racist even for Nazis.

According to a clip, the film, Death of a Nation, from the conservative provocateur contains a scene where several Nazis are discussing how they should identify Jews in the 1930s.

“How does the American identify the Negro?” asks one Nazi.

“One drop rule. Any discernible black ancestry makes one count as black,” says another.

“Even if someone acts white, they could still be counted as black?” a third Nazi asks.

That’s when D’Souza, who narrates the documentary, intones: “As for the Democratic one-drop rule, incredibly the Nazis found it too racist even for them.”

The D’Souza film is likely to draw intense criticism. Despite plenty of negative publicity surrounding his first film, 2016: Obama’s America, it earned $33.4 million domestically in 2012 and became the second most popular political documentary after Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.

D’Souza’s primary source for the conversation comes from Yale legal scholar James Whitman’s book, Hitler’s American Model.

“The basic idea that the Nazis got the Nuremberg laws from America is not original with Whitman, but he fleshes it out in more detail than anyone had previously, Whitman is a progressive and he downplays the Democratic party’s role, although he does not deny it,” says D’Souza.

“The meeting we dramatize in the film occurred on June 5, 1934, shortly after Hitler’s ascent to power,” he says. “Present was a young justice ministry lawyer named Heinrich Krieger, who had studied in Arkansas and had done research into American race law.”

D’Souza says he also used as a source the book Racism, by George Fredrickson.

“Krieger knew and the Nazis knew what most American textbooks suppress — namely that every segregation law in the American South was passed by a Democratic legislature, signed by a Democratic governor and enforced by Democratic officials,” says D’Souza.

Death of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles on Tuesday where several prominent conservatives in Hollywood and in politics are expected to walk the red carpet. The movie opens wide Aug. 3.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.


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  • Shawn says:

    August 4, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    Its amazing that people are so blinded and so in denial about the facts: The Democratic party is the party of slavery. Southern Democrats are the ones who committed all of the atrocities against blacks. The republican party, led by Abraham Lincoln was formed to stand against democrats and put and end to slavery. These people died so that slaves could be freed. Republicans did that. What did the southern DEMOCRATS do in retaliation? They did not give up their slaves so easily. Still hunted them down and lynched them. Instituted Jim Crowe laws. Who filibustered against civil rights? Cmon people… to me this is the greatest trick the evil one ever pulled, to have the democratic party be the party of racism, atrocities, murders of Blacks, Jim Crowe laws, standing against civil rights AND YET somehow convince blacks that the republicans are the enemy, and have black people actually defending them trying to put them back in power.
    By the way, I have been attacked by whites for the color of my skin. But still, I didn’t let the lying media trick me into thinking that republicans did that to me. I know where slavery started and I know what party truly doesn’t care about dark skinned people like me.

  • Richard says:

    August 11, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    As a three tour highly decorated Greek 100% combat disabled Vietnam Veteran, myself and my brothers, and sisters in arms have know for decades how corrupt the American government is!
    In 1970 I was part of a black ops team, that went to Iran, and delivered five F4 Phantom Jets to the Shaw of Iran, as the CIA knew then, that the Shaw was in trouble with his people! I was to young, and only had a security clearance that limited me to know why this mission was played out! Four of our choppers showed up behind the Shaw, when he arrived with his wife in the second seat, of a F4 we had sold him erarlier! The choppers were loaded with crated porceline Elephants which had precious stones imbedded into the harnesses on these elephants! I would say Their were over a 100 delivered! I asked my team leader where these end up? He said quote the “Smithsonian” I went back to Vietnam! At my young age, this was when I knew my country was very, very corrupt! As I knew, that many of those would be gifts to Admirals, Generals, and Politicians!
    We Veterans will take back this country, with our Active Duty brothers, and sisters as they will not shoot to Kill Veterans, even if ordered! America better pray to our lord, that the crooked side of our country does not win the mid-terms, or all hell will hit the fan! As we won’t go back