Indeed, both sides of the political aisle agree that America is in danger of losing its democracy and its liberty. The only difference is that each accuses the other of seeking to establish a police state. So who’s right? This film resolves that question by helping define what the police state is, and showing how it got started and how it operates—both behind the scenes and out in the open.
The film shows how the police state emerged out of the ashes of 9/11, when citizens gave their government a whole new set of police powers, intending that those be used against Islamic terrorists from abroad. Over time, remarkably, those same powers were turned against American citizens—patriots, Christians, and conservatives—who are accused of being domestic terrorists.
The film also identifies Donald Trump as the primary target of the police state, and the January 6 protesters—some serving long sentences for peacefully entering the Capitol to make their voices heard—as the first political prisoners in U.S. peacetime history. Working in collaboration with Dan Bongino—former NYPD officer, Secret Service Agent, and now political commentator—Dinesh D’Souza burrows deep into the bowels of the police state, interviewing insiders and whistleblowers, as well as ordinary citizens who have been hounded, raided, and targeted by an expansive police state apparatus that stretches across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
This is Dinesh D’Souza’s most terrifying and most timely film. It is an urgent warning to all Americans to protect our basic liberties—before it’s too late.