Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party
by Dinesh D'Souza
All Points Books

"One of the most powerful weapons of historical revisionism is silence."

There are many ways to lie, the most egregious being the distortion of facts through deliberate manipulation, obfuscation, or refusing to correct untruths. The majority of media, which serves the ideologically hysterical, has turned history on its head. The American campus too has been in large part courted to this fool’s dance. In boot step, they declare one political party as racists, while whitewashing the other party's legacy of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and a stunning diminishment of a race of people. Indeed, this latter political party has much to cover-up—bigotry and social upheaval that have torn the country apart (i.e. The Civil War, the 1960s, etc.) and threatens to do so again. However, the average learned American is so deeply confused by circulating propaganda and ignorant of history beyond World War II that they will become cockeyed when these facts are introduced.

Conservative scholar, commentator, and immigrant to the US, Dinesh D’Souza broaches America’s ugly past and its current manifestations with icy aplomb. The discussion regarding the undermining of African Americans did not disappear after the Civil War. It went underground—first with groups like the Klu Klux Klan and eventually through inner city social programs that tear apart families and reduce ethnic groups to a poverty stricken, crime-ridden desperation that is no different than an old-fashion slave plantation.

Unknowingly, current politicians use the exact same language as those who once supported the slave community. They view themselves as superior in every way, who must introduce measures to restrict and manipulate these populations. Consistently it has been the Democratic Party than has done this, with its history of slave ownership, institutional bigotry, and social stagnation laid upon African Americans, but because the South is recently Republican, the media and academia have transferred the blame through geographical association. Without a doubt, the South has not been completely purged of its prejudices and won’t be for some time, but this condition did not show up with the recent switch to Republicanism, as schooled on your finer campuses where propaganda circulates as well as Pravda on a good day.

In reality, these prejudices were never geographically placed squarely on one side of the Mason-Dixon line. President Lincoln knew that he had to battle slavery supporters far to the north, just as he counted on anti-slavery supporters deep to the south. He worried that this condition would not only tear the country in half but to pieces. Can you feel the same temperament within the country now? If not, you haven’t been paying attention. Some of the exact same divisive arguments that split the country during The Civil War are repeating themselves, and they are predominantly lies. Remember, what the editors of Pravda keenly admitted: It doesn’t matter if you see the lies. It’s that we own the truth; we get to define it.

The facts, as laid out by D’Souza’s extensive research, drop like antimatter upon those who craft arguments and declarations to rewrite history and the very foundation of the country. Actual history runs against the public narrative of lies and cover-up, which rallies in brown shirt-like fashion to destroy dissenting voices—voices of truth and sincere challenge. A vibrant intellectual discourse is the foundation of any free society, and clearly our media, academia, and the scions of government want none of that.

D’Souza was once convicted as a political prisoner under the Obama administration. He’s used to the fire this book will draw. But he’s one voice in a small group of truth-tellers, and it’s a battle for the soul of the country, if not for complete control of it. Lincoln knew it then and pushed us to the brink to preserve the union and constitutional integrity. He battled the Dixiecrats—the Southern Democrats and their supporters north—to win. Who will win now? A bit of truth will help.

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