Each spring, the King’s College, a Christian school occupying two floors in the Empire State Building, hosts a series of lectures and debates on a single theme. This year’s theme is villainy. In a windowless basement room, Dinesh D’Souza, the college’s newly installed president, is delivering his remarks to a student camera crew, two potential donors, and about 30 undergraduates. In keeping with the college’s dress code, the students wear business suits.
“I want to talk a little bit about what I call the unique villainy of Barack Obama,” D’Souza, 50, says with a grin. “In my view, it’s the villainy of nondisclosure.” Obama campaigned as a standard liberal, D’Souza says, but actually is a vehement anti-colonialist. “For Obama, the radical Muslims are on the right side of history–that’s why he is so unnaturally solicitous toward them.”
Coates is disturbed for the future of America’s children in a world where “somewhere, someone is being educated by a dude a step away from the tin-foil.” It’s important to note, though, that this isn’t just one random guy. I think it’s fair to say that David Koch is an influential member of elite opposition to President Obama and he’s on the same page as D’Souza: “Obama’s a hardcore socialist, and he’s marvelous at pretending to be something other than that, but that is what I believe he truly is, a hardcore socialist. He’s scary to me.”
So you see basically this same strain of madness coming from the grassroots, coming from “thinkers” like D’Souza, and coming from moneymen like Koch. Sure Obama says he has conventional Democratic Party views and sure he’s conducted himself that a conventional member of the Democratic Party, but clearly he has a secret agenda discernable only to his most deranged political opponents. Still, there is a question in my mind of why D’Souza finds colonialism so insidious. Wasn’t George Washington an anti-colonialist? Which countries does D’Souza think should be colonized?