Hillary Clinton’s teenage years will be showcased in Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary, America. The successful and controversial filmmaker will delve into the possible Democratic presidential candidate’s first encounters with Saul Alinsky in the film. Clinton will be played by actress Jennifer Pearson in the movie.
Dinesh D’Souza’s America will show Hillary Clinton at 14 speaking with a youth minister who encourages her to meet Rules for Radicals author, Saul Alinsky. The movie is based upon D’Souza’s new book, America: Imagine a World Without Her. The filmmaker says that Bill Clinton’s wife first met liberal activist Alinsky as a young teen and then reconnected with him later during her college years.
Saul Alinsky is often regarded as the “founder of modern community organizing.” Alinsky died in 1972. He published Rules for Radicals the year prior to his death. Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis about the controversial political activist. Both the former First Lady and President Barack Obama have been influenced by his work, according to an Alinsky biography. A Time magazine report on the liberal community organizer once stated that “American Democracy is being altered by Alinsky’s ideas.” The statement would likely be noted as fact by both sides of the political spectrum; but the final result of such influence would not likely be looked upon as positive by Republicans and Libertarians.
America: Imagine a World Without Her excerpt:
“In this case, Alinsky’s influence will have taken on a massive, almost unimaginable, importance. Obama will have had eight years to remake American and Hillary will have another four or eight years to complete the job. Together, these two have the opportunity to largely undo the nation’s founding ideals.”
Excerpt from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals:
“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.”
America movie description from Dinesh D’Souza website:
“Someone once observed: ‘America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.’ Today, that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history, from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share. Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.”
Dinesh D’Souza produced the second-highest grossing political documentary when he released 2016: Obama’s America. The Hillary Clinton teenage years film, America, will hit movie theaters nationwide on July 4.