If there is one guy the Obama Administration has really wanted to shut up, it is Dinesh D’Souza. Not only is D’Souza among the most articulate advocates of conservatism out there, he is a particular thorn in Obama’s side due to his own Third World background and the understanding it has given him of Obama’s alarming anti-neocolonialist ideology. No reasonable person watched D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America — the second most popular political documentary in US history — and still voted to reelect Obama. That’s what makes his indictment so frightening:
Federal authorities accuse D’Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton but lost to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. …
According to the indictment, D’Souza donated $20,000 to Long’s campaign by aggregating the money from various people and falsely reporting the source of the funds. But Gerald Molen, a co-producer of 2016, says the charge is politically motivated.
“In America, we have a long tradition of not doing what is commonly done in too many other countries — criminalizing dissent through the selective enforcement of the law,” Molen tells THR.
That’s the advantage — for our rulers — of passing so many picayune rules and regulations that no one can avoid violating some of them. Byzantine campaign finance restrictions, which are brazen violations of the First Amendment, are a classic example of this form of tyranny.
Molen says D’Souza is being singled out for “an alleged minor violation” in the same way the IRS reportedly targeted conservative Tea Party groups for retribution. …
D’Souza was in San Diego working on his next film and book, each to be called America, when he was informed he was about to be indicted and that he should fly to New York and turn himself in to authorities.
Obviously America is a book and movie the Regime would prefer we neither read nor see. The release probably cannot be stopped at this point, but if D’Souza is sufficiently discredited, fewer will listen to his message. If hyping a few traffic cones could derail Chris Christie, arrest will probably turn D’Souza’s name to mud in the public mind. An added bonus is that he will not be making movies for a while if he ends up in jail.
Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, et al. may rally political opposition to Obama, but they do not get at the essence of Obama’s malign ideology the way D’Souza does. They do not make it clear that Obama is destroying America deliberately, and could not be expected to do otherwise. This is why D’Souza in particular had to be taken down.
Molen added: “When American citizens begin to suspect that people are being arrested for alleged minor violations because of their vocal dissent against their elected representatives or rulers, it breeds disrespect and contempt for the law and suspicion of those officials.”
It appears that mutual disrespect, contempt, and suspicion are all that can be expected between Americans and the statists who have been fundamentally transforming our country.
On tips from Stormfax, Mr Mentalo, and |. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.