Political Persecution of Dinesh D’Souza

Sometimes I wish I were a low-information voter, content to watch sitcom reruns and vote the party line. Ignorance is bliss, as they say.

Then I come across a nearly unbelievable news item, such as the article The Political Persecution of Dinesh D’Souza by Pamela Gellar, Breitbart, July 15, 2015. Even if I didn't know who Dinesh D'Souza is, the article would have shivers down my spine. But I do know who he is.

Dinesh D'Souza's movie, “America, Imagine a World Without Her” was co-produced by Gerald Molen, Academy-award winning producer of "Schindler's List". I wrote a review of the movie which states in part:

“America, Imagine a World Without Her” asks us to imagine that George Washington had been killed by a sniper's bullet. He asks us to "imagine the unimaginable - what would the world be like if America did not exist?" The movie asks: would the world suffer the loss of a great nation or would it a better place without an imperialist, racist nation?

D'Souza emphasizes that the shaming of America is a decades-old orchestrated strategy, originating with radical leftist Saul Alinsky who delineated his tactics in the book, "Rules for Radicals". Radical leftists have a transformative agenda for America. Yet to transform America - as promised by Barack Obama - it first must be deconstructed. D'Souza points out that Obama did not create this deconstructionist agenda - rather, he was created by it.
D'Souza asks "When will this stop?" and tells us "It will stop when we make it stop." The restoration of America must begin with the American people themselves.
In "America, Imagine a World Without Her,” D'Souza reintroduces Americans to their country and a positive history which has been buried - a history of which they can be proud. He states that revisionist history must end, saying, "We are going to start telling the true story of America.” It is a history of which Americans - and the world - should be proud.

He also wrote a number of books, including the best-selling books,The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which was described as the most influential political book of the year, and America: Imagine a World without Her - a rebuttal of the progressive shame narrative of American history.

D'Souza produced the movie "2016: Obama's America", in which he asks (in 2012), "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" Now we know.

D'Souza apparently ticked off the wrong powerful leftist elites with his exposes.

He admittedly made a mistake.  On May 20, 2014, D'Souza pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court to a charge of using "straw donors" to make political campaign donations. He was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine. But It doesn't end there. He's now been sentenced to five years of "therapeutic counseling".

From the article Fox News: Fed Judge Orders Psych Counseling For D'Souza, Fox News, July 15, 2015:

A federal judge has ordered Dinesh D’Souza to undergo ongoing psychological counseling, despite two psychologists already clearing him.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told D’Souza that he considers his violation of federal campaign finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling.

D’Souza said the judge already ordered him to complete eight months of counseling and once he finished, the judge said it wasn’t adequate.

D’Souza added that a prominent New York psychiatrist also “certified that he was perfectly normal” and provided a written statement to the court concluding there was no need to continue the consultation.

But Berman, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, overruled the judgment of the two licensed psychologists.

Berman emphasized that D'Souza “to do eight hours each week for the entire five years he’s on probation and not just the eight months he was confined to a halfway house.” That's 1.6 hours every weekday for the next five years. Even mass murderers aren't sentenced to that much therapy, which in this case, amounts to court-imposed brainwashing.

Geller writes in her article The Political Persecution of Dinesh D’Souza:

...The idea that Dinesh D’Souza would be hounded and punished for something that Democrats do every day – that’s the point...

The idea that Dinesh would have to undergo psychological counseling is Maoist. It’s what Mao Zedong did to intellectuals and political dissidents in China. And as could have been predicted by anyone who is aware of how totalitarians have used psychology as a weapon, the psychological counseling hasn’t gone well. On Monday, Judge Berman “read aloud a report from a court-appointed psychologist who called D’Souza ‘arrogant’ and ‘intolerant of others’ feelings.’”...

Since when did being “arrogant and intolerant” – that according to a court-appointed psychologist – become a crime? The psychologist also claimed that “the client tends to deny problems and isn’t very introspective.” If that were a crime, Barack Obama should be serving a life sentence. If being arrogant and intolerant were a crime, you’d have to arrest the entire mainstream media.

Where is the outcry? Where is America? I don’t care if the enemedia isn’t writing about it. Where are decent Americans? It’s chilling. If Dinesh D’Souza is psychologically damaged in some serious way, so are millions of conservative Americans. And that’s the insidious point of his “therapeutic counseling.”

The persecution of Dinesh D’Souza is the latest manifestation of a disturbing new trend in American politics...

The use of the legal system to persecute political opponents is a hallmark of authoritarian regimes. This is how low the Obama administration has sunk...

Geller is spot-on. And, by the way, so is D'Souza.



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More information about Dinesh D'Souza.

In his widely published book Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky urges activists to personify the argument by attacking a specific person, not the issue. "Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personality It, and Polarize It." Examples of Alinsky style attacks are provided at Center for Immigration Truth.


Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party, Dinesh D'Souza, 2015.

America: Imagine a World without Her, by Dinesh D'Souza, 2014.

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Exclusive Excerpt — Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘Stealing America’, Breitbart, November 15, 2015.

How Dinesh D’Souza Became a Victim of Obama’s Lawless Administration, Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, December 19, 2015.