Dinesh D’Souza: Reparations Not Necessary Because Slaves Are All Dead Now
Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative icon who was indicted for illegally funneling money and lying about it, received a praiseful review for his new film America: Imagine a World Without Her, on National Review Online, of course.
John Fund at NRO said the movie, along with the book, delivers “a more polished and more powerful message” than D’Souza’s 2012 film, which naturally, was full of conspiracy theories about the President.
Fund’s review quotes D’Souza:
“Did America owe something to the slaves whose labor had been stolen?” he asks in the book. Yes, he says, but “that debt . . . is best discharged through memory, because the slaves are dead and their descendants are better off as a consequence of their ancestors being hauled from Africa to America.”
Thank God all those icky slaves are dead so that we can agree with the Supreme Court that racism is no longer a thing, and that blacks are better off because, D’Souza said so.
After pleading guilty to to violating a federal campaign finance law, D’Souza claims to be a victim in the film.
In an interview at a preview of America, D’Souza acknowledged that critics will try to discredit his message by attacking the messenger. A few months ago, he pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations that could conceivably land him in prison when he is sentenced in September. D’Souza includes in the film a brief section on his legal troubles; in this, he clearly conveys his view that he was selectively prosecuted. But viewers should take the film on its own merits, he says, regardless of what they think of him.
So reparations are not necessary because slaves are dead, but D’Souza was selectively targeted even though he admitted that he was wrong and broke the law.
A grifter’s gotta grift, I guess. I feel compelled to laugh in his face, although that would require getting close to his face.