Sunday, September 2, 2012
I haven't been to a movie theatre in a long, long time. It takes something like Star Wars or Field of Dreams to get me to a theatre but LuAnn wanted to see this movie so we went today. It is a documentary about a native India writer's life compared to Barack Obama's and what he found out comparing their lives.
For one thing, you rarely watch a movie with such a somber audience. You could hear a pin drop through the whole film and when it ended, the audience gave a sounding round of applause and quietly left the theatre. The movie really makes you think. It confirmed a lot of those crazy emails we have all received the last 4 years or so and debunked some others.
The movie's offial site says this, although you have probably already seen it:
"2016 Obama's America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America's ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president, Barack Obama. What they didn't know is that Obama is a man with a past, and in powerful ways that past defines him--who he is, how he thinks, and where he intends to take America and the world. Love him or hate him, you don't know him. -- (C) Official Site "
Here is a good read on the film from a Wallstreet Journal blog.
The Christian Post wrote a fair piece on it I can agree with:
"By juxtaposing Obama's Dreams From My Father – often using Obama's own voice from the audio book version – with narration that includes information from his own two books about the president's past and potential second term, D'Souza makes a strong, intellectual case that the president's dream for this country is not in line with what many consider to be the American dream.
"One of the themes in the movie is the anti-colonial goal of downsizing America in the name of global justice," D'Souza recently told The Christian Post. "So the core idea here is that America has become a rogue nation in the world and also that America enjoys a standard of living that is unconscionably high compared to the rest of the world. So anti-colonialism is a program of global reparations, not racial reparations. It's reparations for global injustice. Obama's goal is to shrink America."
That may seem like an unthinkable thought for a U.S. president to have. However, as "2016" develops, viewers see the giant jigsaw puzzle of Obama's life put together like never seen before. It brings to question, "Who's writing the history books?" What turns out to be one man's, one country's perception of wealthier nations partaking in oppressive takeovers in the past and present, is another man's, another country's view of economic recovery and modernization."
Have you seen it? What did you think? Will you go see it if it comes to your area?
We might end up living in the camper regardless of how this election turns out.