Republican Alan Hays, a Florida State Senator has announced his intention to introduce a bill which would require all public high schools and middle schools to show students “America: Imagine a World Without Her” the companion movie to convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza’s book of the same title, students could be excused only if their parents object.
Not surprisingly, Hays was impressed by the film in the same way that Fox News viewers are impressed with the “fair and balanced” news they get from that outlet, it is an echo chamber for his beliefs and he wants to teach students in Florida his revised history of the United States:
“I saw the movie and walked out of the theater and said, ‘Wow, our students need to see this’ and it’s my plan to show it to my colleagues in the legislature, too, before they’re asked to vote on the bill.
I’ve looked at history books and talked to history teachers and the message the students are getting is very different from what is in the movie.”
Of course it is different, the movie alleges that we didn’t commit genocide against the indigenous people, and steal their land, those savages broke every treaty that they signed, fought incessantly amongst themselves and they all died of disease anyway.
Slavery, D’Souza says, has been blown all out of proportion, there were many white indentured servants and some blacks owned slaves themselves and the racism that evolved from the dehumanization of the slaves never existed.
The Mexican territories that now comprise our southwest were not conquered, they were liberated from a tyrannical Mexican government which persecuted the Americans who had moved into their territory uninvited (sound familiar?), a point which is made in a cameo appearance by none other than Ted Cruz who as Texas Solicitor General attempted to force students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance with no exceptions.
The movie even presents a black woman who tells D’Souza that she got off of welfare after learning that taking it was ungodly and that when she was on welfare she was not even aware that there were churches in the United States.
One thing that Hays says of the movie most definitely cannot be denied:
“This movie shows a side [of American history] they just aren’t seeing.”
Watch a trailer for the movie below.