Dinesh D’Souza is getting a lot of attention about his eye-opening documentary “2000 Mules” and rightfully so.
Back in 2006 D’Souza wrote an extensive report about out phenomenal country. Here’s an excerpt:
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we heard a great deal about “why they hate us” and why America is so bad. In the meantime, we’ve endured lengthy lectures from multicultural activists about America’s history of slavery. Leftists continue to fulminate about American foreign policy, which they blame for most of the evils in the world. Cultural pessimists, some of them conservative, deplore the materialism of American life and the excesses and degradation of American culture. Clearly, anti-Americanism doesn’t just find support in cafes in Cairo, Tehran, and Paris; it is also a home-grown phenomenon. In the view of America’s critics, both domestic and foreign, America can do no right.
Is America worthy of a reflective patriotism that doesn’t mindlessly assert, “My country, right or wrong,” but rather examines the criticisms of America and finds them wanting? As an immigrant who has chosen to become an American citizen, I believe that it is. Having studied the criticisms of America with care, my conclusion is that the critics have a narrow and distorted understanding of America. They exaggerate American faults, and they ignore what is good and even great about America.
While I take seriously the issues raised by the critics of America, I have also developed an understanding of what makes America great, and I have seen the greatness of America reflected in my life. Unlike many of America’s homegrown dissidents, I am also acutely conscious of the daily blessings that I enjoy in America.
Here, then, is my list of what makes America great.
It’s a wonderful read. Here’s the entire piece.