|“Hitler Didi,” about a young Indian woman with the strict, righteous, and forceful character of Adolf Hitler, was a soap opera produced by Zee TV in Dinesh D’Souza’s hometown of Bombay.|
D’Souza’s early work reflects that kind of inegalitarian outsider’s perspective. With Illiberal Education (1991) he criticized the unreasonable arrogance of uppity minorities at universities. With The End of Racism (1995) he explained that Blacks in the United States had only themselves to blame for their misfortunes. As late as 2014 D’Souza declared that there was no “genocide” of the Red man in North America.
Then came a change. There were always touches of distortion and exaggeration in D’Souza’s work, but with his arrest and incarceration for campaign finance fraud in late 2014 he seems to have come unhinged.
By 2016 D’Souza had taken a sharp turn toward dishonesty. He decided, instead of attacking the holy myths of leftist history, to make tenuous, hairsplitting arguments about who is to blame for those alleged crimes. Much of this new rhetoric from Dinesh D’Souza relates in some way to the Holocaust, which is of course the most powerful of the anti-White accusations.
D’Souza’s argument that Hitler was a socialist and therefore more like the Democrats than the Republicans is nugatory, because economic policy is not the point of comparison. (Incidentally, Republicans are foolish to disdain Hitler’s economics. They would do well to recognize Hitler’s economic policy as a way to keep working-class support.)
After Republicans and conservatives have loudly endorsed the playing of the Holocaust Card in American political discourse, only to find that it applies mainly to themselves, what defense can they make?
Republicans and conservatives who parrot Dinesh D’Souza’s arguments undermine their own cause.