Kenyan Anti-Colonial Thinking: The Movie

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Feb. 9 2012 11:45 AM

Kenyan Anti-Colonial Thinking: The Movie

If you blinked at CPAC, you missed it. (If your iPhone's camera doesn't bother to save everything, you also missed it. Ask me how I know.) Right after Marco Rubio concluded speaking, the voice of Barack Obama boomed over the ballroom audio, over images of poor Africans at work. It was Obama's voice from the audio book of Dreams From My Father.

"My questions were my brother's questions," said the future president, as the screen played African women washing clothes. "The struggle, my birthright."


Flashed onscreen: A map of the world, a circle around Kenya. Then the map spun over to America and Obama writing his memoir, then to images of Africans rioting.

"Obama has a dream," said a new voice. "A dream from his father, that the sins of colonialism be set right, and that America be downsized."

Then a cover of a book, Dinesh D'Souza's The Roots of Obama's Rage. Ah -- that was probably the voice we'd heard. This was a trailer for "2016: The Movie," produced by "Gerald Molen, the producer of Schindler's List," arriving some time in 2012.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 



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