President Barack Obama believes in the central argument of modern progressivism, according to Dinesh D’Souza.
Speaking at CPAC on Friday, the star of 2016: Obama’s America said that Obama did not create American progressivism, but was instead deeply shaped by it and its “moral attack on capitalism.” And that is why it is a mistake to brush him off as a bumbling amateur.
Obama, he said, knows exactly what he is doing.
“The point about Obama is that he is someone who wants to shrink America’s footprint in the world,” he said. “He wants to remake America.”
Modern progressives like Obama, D’Souza said, believe that “America and the wealth of America is based on theft.” He said they fundamentally believe that America stole land from Native Americans, took the labor of Africans, stole a part of Mexico, and is currently taking oil from the Middle East.
“This is what we are up against,” D’Souza said of the “moral attack against capitalism.”
D’Souza, who has accused the Obama administration of targeting him by charging him with campaign finance violations, said Obama’s response to the “threats on the horizon” and “new emerging empires,” including the consolidation of the Islamic empire and the emergence of Russia, has been shocking.