Political propaganda films aren't something new. They've been around for as long as movies have been made. And they can be incredibly effective. During WWII, the US produced tons of patriotic motion pictures to encourage people to buy war bonds and support their troops overseas. Across the Atlantic however, it was used to an even greater extent in Nazi Germany, becoming one of Adolf Hitler's greatest weapons. His Chief Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels shot hundreds of films used to promote the Nazi Party. They depicted Jews & other minorities as enemies of Germany, and people bought into it.
I'm bringing this up, because I recently noticed this documentary film was ranked 13th in total earnings for last week's Box Office.
In a nutshell, it's about how Democrats & liberals are the supposed true enemies of America. It completely warps actual history by claiming that Democrats were Hitler's inspiration for the Nazi Party, as well as the Holocaust itself. It dusts off an old debunked claim by right wing conspiracy theorists, who say that because the KKK was originally formed from out of the Democratic Party, it means that people on the left are still racists who want to bring back slavery. This is despite the fact that the KKK essentially switched parties in the 1960's following the signing of the Civil Rights Act by a Democratic President.
The left is constantly depicted as nothing but anarchists, racists and murderers who would love nothing more than to destroy America under Donald Trump's presidency. As you can guess, reviews for the film are staggeringly bad (it currently has a 0% on both Rotten Tomatoes & IMDB). But that hasn't stopped people from seeing it. The film has reportedly grossed over $10 million already. All of this coming at a time where journalists are constantly being threatened by Trump supporters, armed white nationalists are marching into towns with the intent in starting riots in the streets, civil rights protections are quietly being rolled back,and the Free Press in under attack from none other than the President himself.
Nothing like this has ever happened in this country before. All of a sudden, millions of Americans are coming out in opposition of the democratic principals that our nation was founded upon. If we don't start treating this more seriously, we could seriously head down a dark path.