I saw this movie yesterday and was impressed at how Dinesh lifted muddy rocks exposing numerous historical myths and misconceptions and connects the dots to present day. Death of a Nation is meant to be the antithesis of The Birth of a Nation; that certain movie meant to inspire white supremacy believed to be privately screened by President Woodrow Wilson (in the Whitehouse). Dinesh sheds light on the American Civil War era in a way our FedEd-ucational system won’t touch. He historically dissects, compares and contrasts fascism, socialism, and Marxism in recent history, and the leaders behind them.
Not 5 years ago I would have dismissed such things, and tossed it aside as fiction, until I shut off my cable tv service and set out to disprove views such as his. I was shocked to uncover the big lie that Dinesh documents and attempted to share my findings with friends and family. Of course, it’s impossible to sway anyone’s belief system with any amount of irrefutable evidence — only those who seek will find. If these words strike a political chord in you, then I challenge you to watch this movie to the lip biting end and set sail to prove it wrong.
Dinesh D’Souza, an Indian immigrant, and a true American and patriot. I can’t help but feel shame to know that someone not even born in America can pay such a personal price and do so much more for his adopted country than me. I liken him to a present-day Samuel Adams (and let the hat3rs come).
Three Presidents – No Politics
I do find it interesting that Dinesh covers 3 U.S. presidents in a political light, but not in an economic spotlight. Ironically, I think these 3 presidents are connected in this light too.
Abe Lincoln’s presidency is well known for ending slavery following the Civil War. Some might even know that President Woodrow Wilson allowed the transfer of the Treasury’s power to issue the nation’s currency and debt instruments. Likewise, present day, many of us jest that President Trump may end up with a civil war of his own. But not so many know that during the time of Abe Lincoln’s presidency there was ramped printing of currency, and currency and gold manipulation, very much like what we have today; or that President Wilson unleashed a reign of money printing that was known as the Roaring 20’s which was nothing more than a massive currency expansion. This too is very much like these past 50 years but especially like the past 10. This is likely to be the tip of the spear during the Trump presidency. Looking around globally, if there isn’t social unrest (such as the US, Europe or South Africa), there’s national economic collapse such as Venezuela, Argentina, Turkey, etc., and many more on the chopping block. What happens when the interest rates go up, or the bond yield inverts, or the stock market or housing bubbles pop, or oil supply slows, or trade wars erupt?
So, economically speaking, the only difference I see between these 3 presidents is the scale. The scale is unimaginable, and the contraction will be even more so.
Be safe and practice safe crypto.