Dinesh D’Souza's "Police State" Film: A Wake-Up Call for Americans
Dinesh D’Souza's latest film, "Police State," presents real-life narratives of ordinary Americans who have experienced the fury of an overreaching government and the whistleblowers who are revealing its misuse of power. The film will premiere at a red-carpet event at Mar-a-Lago, the estate of former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida. According to D’Souza, Trump, who is currently facing 91 felony charges in four separate cases, is the primary target of the police state. In an interview with The Daily Signal prior to the Mar-a-Lago screening, D’Souza discussed his motivations for this project and his hope that the film will alert Americans to this alarming reality.
Urgent Call to Action
"I’m extremely proud of this film. It’s probably my most cinematic work, and also my most pressing call to action," D’Souza shared with The Daily Signal. "I’ve likened myself to the animal that is warning the herd that, ‘Hey, we’re in danger. We need to take protective action.’” The film features political prisoners arrested after the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol, along with others like Mark Houck, the pro-life father whose house was raided by the FBI on Sept. 23, 2022.
“It is astonishing how many areas of government are infiltrated by these police state tactics,” D’Souza said. He interviewed whistleblowers from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, and FBI. D’Souza noted that Americans have seen a gradual erosion of their rights over the past few decades. Starting with the expansion of the surveillance state after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the government seized more power during the COVID-19 pandemic and again after Jan. 6. Today, not only the government but also corporations and other institutions are contributing to the police state.
Changing Political Landscape
“The most crucial role of a film is to alert people that the situation is different than they think. Even on the Republican side, on the conservative side, there’s a lot of complacency,” D’Souza said. “We don’t really live in the Reagan era anymore. And yet there’s probably a sizable chunk of people right of center who are just kind of wishing we did. They’re longing for that kind of ‘kinder, gentler’ America. And as a result, they don’t see that we’ve seen a gangsterization of our politics on the Left.” "Police State" features two notable critics of government overreach: former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino and actor Nick Searcy. It also includes interviews with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; and Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas.
Screening for Congress Members
D’Souza, who will host a screening for members of Congress at The Heritage Foundation later this month, hopes to alert elected officials to the dangers of a police state. “I came to the country a generation ago as a teenager, and I was excited by the abundance and opportunity of America, as many immigrants are, but I was also exhilarated at this idea that you have these basic, unalienable rights, the Founders called them, and a number of them, not all, but a number enumerated in the Bill of Rights,” D’Souza said. “Fast-forward to now, and I looked around and I said, ‘Wait, not a single one of these rights is completely secure.’” The film is available for purchase at PoliceStateFilm.net or through streaming services EpochTV, SalemNOW, and Rumble. Follow @DineshDSouza to keep up with his work.
Conclusion: The Potential Impacts of a "Police State" on New Businesses
Dinesh D’Souza's new film, "Police State," sheds light on the potential dangers of a weaponized government and its impact on everyday Americans. For new businesses, this narrative presents a sobering perspective on the current state of affairs.
In a society where government power is perceived to be expanding, new businesses may find themselves navigating an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. This could lead to increased compliance costs and potential legal risks, which could impact their growth and profitability.
Moreover, the film's portrayal of corporations as contributors to the police state could lead to increased scrutiny and mistrust from the public. New businesses may need to work harder to earn the trust of their customers and demonstrate their commitment to ethical practices.
However, the film also serves as a call to action. It encourages individuals and businesses to become more aware of their rights and to advocate for their protection. This could lead to a more engaged and informed business community, which could drive positive change in the political landscape.
In conclusion, "Police State" presents a challenging view of the current socio-political environment. For new businesses, it underscores the importance of awareness, advocacy, and ethical business practices in navigating this landscape.