Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza believes the Democratic Party cannot escape from its historical support for slavery and Jim Crow, and that the party continues that dark legacy in its current policies.
In a video interview with The Daily Caller at the Republican National Convention Tuesday, D’Sousa explained that the purpose of his latest documentary and book, “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” was to expose the Democratic Party’s “crimes” throughout history.
“I think that progressive historiography has done a very sneaky job of covering up the crimes of progressivism and the Democratic Party. Many of the worst abuses of American history were done by the Democrats. But in a kind of ingenious scheme, what the left has done is taken the crimes of the Democratic Party and blamed them on the South, blamed them on the Republican Party, blamed them on America. ‘America did this and America did that.’ No. America didn’t do it, you did,” he told The Daily Caller.
As an example of the alleged crimes of Democrats alone, D’Souza points to slavery.
“You take the debate about slavery. If you read textbooks today and you listen to people talk, you get the idea that slavery was a fight between the North and the South,” he explained. “But most Southerners didn’t own slaves. Most people who fought on the confederate side did not own slaves. The Northern Democrats protected slavery, as did the Southern Democrats. So the real slavery debate, prior to the Civil War, was between the anti-slavery Republican Party and the pro-slavery Democratic Party.”
The filmmaker told TheDC that these points are not known among the general population, especially by those who typically vote Democratic. But he thinks that communicating those points to a larger audience — as he hopes to do with his new movie — will convince average people to think twice about their political affiliation.
SOURCE: SCOTT GREER
The Daily Caller