I didn’t get a show in on Monday. On Tuesday I decided I would just take the week off from shows. I dropped the ball though in letting everyone know my plans. I just needed to catch up on some sleep by not getting up early in the morning for a few days. I typically do the show around 5:30 AM Central. Thankfully I do a feel a bit more rested and do plan to get back in the swing of things next week.
In the meantime my wife and I had the chance to view America last night, the latest film by Dinesh D’Souza. For us it was a rare date night, and that alone made the evening enjoyable. The film itself is simply exceptional! As always D’Souza approaches his subject from a scholarly angle. His mix of scholarship and ability to bring history to live on screen is masterful. What I really like is that he interviews many of his adversaries. This isn’t a hack piece, nor is it an attack piece. It simply lays out America’s true history and addresses the indictments against America – imperialism, inequality, unfair wealthy and abuse of power, racism, theft, etc. D’Souza blows these arguments out of the water. Yet, he doesn’t make excuses for the problems we have or have experienced. It’s just a simple reality – we’re not perfect, no one is, it’s always a work in progress, but that said…no one else is better and we shouldn’t have to apologize for being who we are as a nation, and furthermore we have much to be proud of. The only criticism I have is that I would have liked to have been shown some actual alternative history, “what would the world look like right now without America?” It’s a small criticism, as that question is unanswerable, unimaginable, which is D’Souza’s point to get the viewer to consider the possibility. In addition to the great message, the great interviews, the amazing glimpse into history, and the cinematography, there is a great soundtrack to the film done by Bryan E. Miller, and also features Madison Rising’s “Star Spangled Banner” (which we open each Monday morning show with). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr–wSAwcb4
Go see the film if you haven’t yet….and bring a friend, a neighbor, preferably a liberal one. It’s that good, and that important. Have a great weekend everyone!