Tuesday 14 November 2023

REVIEW: Police State (2023 Film) - A Revealing Exploration of Threats to Liberty by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza

Review by Jon Donnis
Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, "POLICE STATE," serves as a chilling exposé of government power abuses in the U.S., presenting a compelling narrative that delves into the potential risks of a one-party police state. Co-written and co-directed by the award-winning conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, the film skillfully intertwines historical context, eyewitness testimonies, and dramatic re-enactments to build a case against what is portrayed as a coordinated effort by Democrat Party leaders and federal bureaucrats to suppress political opposition.

The documentary commences with a striking reminder of historical one-party police states, drawing parallels to Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Mao's China. This impactful introduction lays the groundwork for the next 90 minutes, during which D'Souza scrutinizes the actions of Democrat Party leaders, federal agencies such as the FBI and the Department of Justice, and their apparent collaboration with the news media, big tech (Facebook and Twitter, pre-Elon Musk era), and wealthy donors.

Utilizing interviews with current and former government officials, whistleblowers from the FBI, conservative figures like Dan Bongino, investigative reporter Peter Schweizer, and politicians such as Congressman Jim Jordan and Senator Rand Paul, the film weaves a narrative suggesting a systematic effort to quash political dissent.

Dramatic re-enactments of FBI raids add a visual and emotional layer to the documentary. The inclusion of personal stories, such as those of pro-life activists and parents targeted for speaking out at school board meetings, humanizes the victims of government overreach, offering perspectives often overlooked by mainstream media.

"POLICE STATE" effectively argues that the pursuit of a one-party police state transcends specific political eras, extending its scrutiny across the presidencies of Obama, Trump, and Biden. The film raises concerns about the weaponization of federal agencies against individuals with opposing political ideologies, emphasizing the impact on Trump, his family, loyalists, Republicans, conservatives, and even ordinary citizens.

This is a thought-provoking and impactful documentary that urges viewers to critically examine the potential dangers of unchecked governmental power.

It is not often that a film hits you on an emotional level, and this film successfully does that because we have become more and more aware to how big government works with and controls the media to only let you see one side.

Much like D'Souza's previous films, this is must see, I rarely throw out the 10 out of 10 score, but this is another one that warrants it.. The critics will either refuse to watch it so they don't have to write about it, or they will just dismiss it. And that is how you know it is must see.

Go watch it, NOW!