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Monday, September 17, 2012

"2016 Obama's America" Movie Review

I went to see “2016: Obama’s America”

 First, a few spoilers: there were no car chases, no shootouts, no explicit sex and no cartoon characters. 
That said, Dinesh D'Souza, an Indian immigrant, provides us with a view of the world that no one who was brought up in America can genuinely feel.  It takes an immigrant to really understand Barack Hussein Obama because, despite being born in Hawaii, he has a view of America that anyone who immigrates here at an early age has.   An outsider's view.  I know; I'm also an immigrant.
 He grew up in a number of places; his earliest – formative - years in Indonesia.  His father left shortly after his birth and his mother was an anti-American, anti-capitalist, anthropologist.  He may be an American citizen but he views his “roots” as Kenyan. 
Without spoiling the film, “2016” is a powerful explanation of the first President who’s a mystery man to most people and who genuinely doesn’t sympathize with the American history and culture.
My wife went to see the movie with be, but before we went in, she asked me “tell me again, why are we seeing this movie?”  She went because I wanted to see it.  I tried to explain that it was much talked about and I was told it provided an insight into Obama.  Afterward, as we were driving home she told me that this movie so  impressed her that she was going to volunteer at a phone bank for Mitt Romney.   
Go see it; take your friends.  It will leave an indelible impression. 

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