A Red-Carpet Police State

By: Steve Huston

Having recently brought Roman Balmakov’s excellent documentary No Farmers. No Food. to American Decency, it’s a great pleasure to share with our readers Roman’s interviewing skills at the Red-Carpet premiere showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film, Police State, at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort. While we are only reporting on what Dinesh said, we would encourage our readers to watch the whole of these various interviews here. Don’t miss out on the insights and an opportunity to be encouraged.

We urge you to join us at the American Decency headquarters (203 E. Main St., Fremont, MI) TOMORROW, (Friday, 11/10) at either 1 PM or 6:30 PM for Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary Police State. Watch the trailer here.

Roman opens this Red-Carpet event perceptively: “I wish I could tell you it’s a fictional story, sorta like 1984 or A Brave New World, but it’s not. It’s the real story of how America slowly, and, then seemingly suddenly, became what appears to by all measures be a police state. Now, the film itself is great. It explores the subject from multiple different angles, exposing FBI entrapment schemes, election interference, using arrests and investigations as a political weapon, the fact that two-and-a-half years later there are still January 6 prisoners in jail awaiting trial, and so on.

There are many who rightly recognize that our two-parties are becoming a uni-party in many respects. Whether one agrees with that statement or not, Mr. D’Souza makes a most vital observation: “One of the defining characteristics of police states is that they are one party states; they go after the opposition. Not to say they don’t have elections; Iran has elections, China has elections. But they don’t allow effective opposition. There seems to be an effort here, not fully successful yet, nevertheless, to create that environment.

When asking Mr. D’Souza why he made this film, the answer was similar to that we shared with you in our last article, with this addition: “When I look at unfree societies around the world…and I look at the characteristics of those societies, then I, with some shock, realize that those elements are to one degree or another now present in America. Free speech is under threat, religious liberty is under threat, you couldn’t freely assemble under COVID, we don’t have equal rights under the law, I’m afraid. So, I thought this is an important topic to explore in a movie.

When Roman asked what the best-case scenario is if Police State is successful, Dinesh responded:

There are two streaks in the American character and there are also two streaks in human nature. There is a little bit in human nature that is tyrannical, that likes to lord it over other people; this is the kind of slave-owner mentality. It’s also the mentality of the person that comes up to you in a grocery store and starts screaming at you because you’re not wearing a mask. On the other hand, there’s another side of human nature that wants to be left alone, that wants to live your own life, believes in freedom. In American history, that second, love of freedom, is very strong. Because Americans don’t like to be told what to do; they want to be architects of their own destiny. And so, I want the film to awaken that aspect of the American character. I think if Americans realized this is what is happening to us – it’s camouflaged because it’s done in the name of good things – so the point of the film is to pull the mask off and show that this is naked brutality masquerading as rule of law, masquerading as saving democracy. And I think that if Americans see that, they will take the necessary steps… The first step is to recognize you’re the antelope, there’s a predator in the trees, I cannot graze calmly because the situation is dangerous.

A film titled Police State may cause some of our readers concern over our stance. Let me be clear, American Decency and this film are NOT anti-police. We are grateful for each and every policeman and federal agent who acts within the boundaries of our Constitution. Being anti-police state is NOT the same as being anti-police.

This film cannot be purchased through Amazon or Wal Mart – they will not sell it. So, if you don’t live close enough to join us tomorrow (Friday, 11-10-23) at 1 PM or 6:30 PM at the American Decency building (203 E. Main St, Fremont, MI), we would still urge you to purchase either the streaming or DVD of Police State by Dinesh D’Souza from www.Policestatefilm.net. But if you can join us for discussing with others, prayer, and viewing together, all the better.


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