President Obama is not happy with Dinesh D’Souza.

Obama’s self-appointed “Truth-Team” recently published a blog visciously denouncing D’Souza’s popular documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” which is climbing the charts, having reportedly earned over $26 million. To put that in perspective, 2016 has already 2 million dollars more than Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which claimed that man-made global warming would cause ecological disaster. Not bad for a documentary boldly and unashamedly accusing the President of the United States for being an anti-colonialist in sheep’s clothing!

The President’s Truth Team, calls the movie “nothing more than an insidious attempt to dishonestly smear the President by giving intellectual cover to the worst in subterranean conspiracy theories and false, partisan attacks.” Others have criticized the documentary as “an infomercial complete with doomsday scenarios, dark clouds and horror-movie music” and “a despicable, unsubstantiated, anti-American, character assassination of the President of the United States.” In other words, it’s a great movie. Great enough and true enough that the President would order his minions at the Truth Team blog to correct the movie’s “misinformation,” lest his beloved supporters discover the true nature of his inner moral compass.

Last week, I had the pleasure of watching this documentary with the College Republicans of Freed-Hardeman University. It is a must see for any American that plans to vote in November, Democrat or Republican. As the movie’s website proudly proclaims about Obama: “Love him, hate him; you don’t know him.” It’s no secret that then candidate Obama received little media scrutiny when he ran for the highest office in the land. His message of hope and change was enough for most Americans. Oh, and he was black. All that to say, the media failed to do much, if any, investigative reporting about Obama’s past. What little people did know was confused by a vocal political minority known as the “birthers.” This discussion was irresponsibility blown out of proportion by the media and effectively distracted voters from the real issues at hand. Until recently, the history of Obama’s past was swept under the rug along with all of the other birther conspiracies.

D’Souza’s documentary goes the extra mile. Ignoring the crack-pot conspiracies that Obama was born in Kenya (which D’Souza clearly denies), he continues his pursuit of a deeper understanding of Obama’s complicated and politically rich family history and his psychological response to it. The movie is a fair, balanced, and accurate reporting of the Obama family history. Why should you believe me? Because an overwhelming percentage of the movie is a recording of Obama’s own words as he reads from his book Dreams from my Father.

It is from Obama’s own autobiography that D’Souza derives most of the evidence for his claim that President Obama inherited the anti-colonial sentiments held by his father and grandfather. Included with an analysis of Obama’s book, D’Souza also shows clips from his trip to Kenya where he actually interviewed members of a local tribe that knew the Obamas, including the President’s own half-brother. These personal interviews give tremendous insight into the psychological connection between Obama and his father. Their testimonies prove that the young Barack esteemed to be everything is father was not -successful in his efforts against the evil empires of the colonial West. Of course, Obama’s Truth Team and the various critics of the 2016 documentary fail to mention that so much of the movie comes directly from the mouths of the President and those closest to him.

All of these facts should cause any responsible citizen to raise an eyebrow. The immense popularity of this film and the President’s subsequent attacks against it are more than enough reason to put it on the radar of political interest. However, when the President’s own book and family testimonies comprise most of the evidence that he does indeed have a genuine hatred for America and her Western allies, it becomes a necessity for every American to see. Watch the documentary yourself, and then you decide.

Alan Groves | Freed-Hardeman University | @AlanGroves2