On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza joined Glenn to discuss his latest book and film titled America: Imagine the World Without Her. The project is particularly fascinating because of the range of opinion D’Souza chose to include. Glenn asked D’Souza how he was able to sit through interviews with radicals like Ward Churchill, Bill Ayers, and Noam Chomsky, who make it clear they have nothing but disdain for this country.
“I want to talk to you a little bit about sitting with people like Ward Churchill because I have so much respect for you, and I don’t know how you did it,” Glenn said. “I mean, but you sat there with him, and you listened to this warped view of America and then heard him actually say, ‘Well, yeah, I guess maybe I am for the bombing of America.'”
D’Souza explained that he felt it was necessary to offer “critics of America” the opportunity to “say their piece.” Unlike leftist filmmaker Michael Moore, who D’Souza said never allows “the other side” to have their viewpoints “presented in an intelligent way,” he was looking to speak to these individuals in a way that would “flesh out the implications” of their ideas.
What D’Souza did learn, however, is there is a “moral disgrace” on the left that allows former domestic terrorists like Ayers to be welcomed into the world of academia as heroes.
“There is a romance for guerrilla terrorism on the left,” D’Souza said. “It is seen as excessive passion for social justice that these guys put themselves on the line. I call it the ‘Che Guevara phenomenon.’ Che Guevara was a bloodthirsty revolutionary. He took pleasure in shooting people… [Yet] this guy is on people’s t-shirts.”
“This is the moral disgrace of the American left, and it’s pervasive in the culture,” he continued. “And that’s how people like Bill Ayers can make that smooth transition from being a terrorist to being essentially a leading academic figure.”