This book is the follow up to Dinesh D’Souza’s book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage. It was written before the election and gave his idea on what what drives Obama’s policies and where we may be going in a second Obama presidential term.
Here are three quick thoughts I had after reading the book:
- Dinesh D’Souza strengthens his case. D’Souza provides more arguments to support his thesis and adds new information that helps his argument. For example, the role his mother played in his formation is examined.
- Obama’s plan is the decline of America to a more “fair” position with other countries. This plan is not considered being anti-American in Obama’s eyes because it is not good for America to be imperialist It’s not neighborly to dominate, so we must take it down a notch. If you haven’t read the book and this seems preposterous I recommend you read the book then draw your own conclusion.
- The fastest way to achieve his goal is by creating massive debt. There is no doubt our spending is out of control. When we spend more than we have in such huge amounts it is the equivalent of taking out credit cards and running them up to the max. Some may argue we have to do this spending now because of the needs we have but the more we do this, the harder it is to get back in good financial shape again.
To carry the analogy further, what we are doing now is like me taking credit cards out in my kids’ names and running up their bill, assuming they will be able to pay it later. Which ever child of mine ends up making the most money will get more of the share of the bills to pay his or her “fair share”. To me this sounds like taxation without representation, considering future generations are not old enough to have a say in this mad spending spree. I worry for future generations, and how they will cope with our recklessness. Of course in this case, according to D’Souza’s theory, it is not recklessness but a premeditated plan.
I read this book after the election. We have President Obama for another full term unless he gets impeached and removed of his office for some thing or another, such as assassinating American citizens without due process, for example. I don’t think that is likely though and we have who we deserve. I think the best course of action at this point is to pray for our future.