2016: Obama's America, a conservative documentary based on a book by scholarly turtle Dinesh D'Souza, just had a breakout weekend, grabbing eighth place in the box office totals despite being on about a third as many theaters as its competition. You — a French-speaking polyamorous cosmopolitan grad-student liberal-type — have probably never seen it. What is it about, then? Judging from the trailer, which comes complete with a terrific spy-movie techno-"Middle Eastern music" soundtrack, here are some of its themes:
- Barack Obama is a Bad Man
- He is from Africa
- He hates America
- Black people love to play Monopoly and fight with each other
That is Obama's America, in 2016: fighting colonialism by playing Monopoly. Scary.