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          Saint Lucian among participants in U.S. Leadership Programme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Jhie Auguste of Saint Lucia is among seven Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean who travelled to the United States in August for the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Programme in the Caribbean. The United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, made the announcement in a press release Wednesday. According to the release, during their exchange, participants will […]

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          Getting married in Barbados - venues, tips, ideas?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are getting married in Barbados – so exciting! - and are interested in any ideas, tips, suggestions... Obviously we would like to get married on the beach. Which are the most romantic venues, and is organizing a wedding in Barbados easy enough? Are there local wedding planners? Our wedding is in March, is the weather in Barbados OK at this time? Are there are any issues with the wedding license – I’ve heard it’s hard to be “officially” married in Barbados and that you have to come back home to do the proper paperwork.
          Honeymoon guide: Five romantic resorts in Barbados      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On the island of Barbados, British reserve blends with Barbadian spice to create a destination with lots of appeal, especially for honeymooners.          

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          Comment on Video: Bermuda Footballers Defeat Barbados by Good point      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Well done team! #goBermuda
          Gutschein "Deal der Woche I Bumbu Original Barbados Rum Flavour Spirit 0,7L"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Deal der Woche I Bumbu Original Barbados Rum Flavour Spirit (Rum Basis) 35% 0,7L . Süße und fruchtige Noten halten sich die Waage. Der in Bourbonfässern aus amerikanischer Weißeiche gereifte Bumbu Original Barbados Rum Flavour Spirit (Rum Basis) umgarnt die Sinne mit weichen, nuancenreichen Zügen. Karamell und Vanille gesellen sich zu Zimt und getoasteter Eiche. Ein Hauch von gerösteten Nüssen und Backgewürzen schwingt mit. Das Finish des Bumbu Original Barbados Rum Flavour Spirit (Rum Basis) ist geschmeidig, reichhaltig und süß. Es bietet sich an, dieses Qualitätsprodukt pur auf sich wirken zu lassen, wobei es auch "on the rocks" eine exzellente Figur macht. Zum Mixen von Drinks ist sich der Bumbu Original Barbados Rum Flavour Spirit (Rum Basis) eigentlich zu schade, wobei er einen recht niedrigen Alkoholgehalt aufweist. *Preis pro Liter: 47€
          Video: August 8th Bernews Morning Newsflash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
48 arrests over the Cup Match holiday period, American actress & comedian Tiffany Haddish said Bermuda is her favorite vacation destination, Calon Minors is set to attend the Soccer Management Institute in Italy, Middle school teacher Tracy Hayward launched School Boxez, Bermuda defeated Barbados 1-0 at the Concacaf Women’s U15 Championship, Tropical Storm Debby not a threat to […]

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          Economists worried      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Economists worried

Government’s decision to suspend payments on its debts has once again come back to bite Barbados. That’s because for the second time since the May 24 General Election, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has hit...


          Barbados local currency rating lowered      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Barbados local currency rating lowered

Barbados has received yet another downgrade from Standard and Poor’s. Yesterday, S&P Global Ratings lowered its issue-level ratings on Barbados' global bonds due 2019 and 2022 to D (default) from CC....


          58 Serie Nacional de Béisbol de Cuba Comienza el Jueves      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Se alistan las bocinas para el play ball

La inauguración oficial será el jueves en el estadio Mártires de Barbados, con un duelo entre los dos finalistas de la pasada temporada, los Leñadores de Las Tunas y los Alazanes de Granma


          Remember 9 august 1993 - Presa acum 25 de ani      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
De la o săptămână la alta Un Maglavit al economiei de piaţă Caritas - Speculaţie genială sau escrocherie de proporţii?Săptămâna politică - MironiadaCorespondentă din Columbia, Barbados şi Spania de la Octavian Andronic - Pe urmele Lui Columb!  
          20 dollars 2007 UNC, Barbados - Jelenlegi ára: 4 200 Ft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TISZTELT GYŰJTŐTÁRSAK! A Numis Numismatics köszönti online aukcióján!
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELRE BUDAPEST SZÁMOS PONTJÁN  IS LEHETŐSÉG VAN, ELŐRE EGYEZTETETT IDŐPONTBAN ÉS HELYSZÍNEN, ILLETVE VIDÉKI ÉRMEBÖRZÉKEN, KIZÁRÓLAG LEGALÁBB 3000FT VÁSÁRLÁST ELÉRVE LEHETSÉGES. A TERMÉK ÁTVÉTELÉRE LEGKORÁBBAN A LEÜTÉS MÁSNAPJÁN VAN LEHETŐSÉG. SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL AZ ÁLTALAM MEGSZABOTT IDŐBEN ÉS HELYEN: 0 Ft SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL A VEVŐ ÁLTAL MEGSZABOTT IDŐBEN ÉS HELYEN: 1500 Ft SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL 3000FT VÁSÁRLÁS ALATT: 1500FT
POSTAKÖLTSÉG  A Magyar Posta díjszabása szerint:  
-         Ajánlott levél 500Ft -         500 Ft vételár alatti vásárlásnál sima levélként is kérhető a postázás, de csak előre értékeléssel, az elveszett  küldeményekért ugyanis felelősséget nem vállalunk és a Posta sem, a levél elvesztése végett csak akkor adunk kártérítést, ha a postától megkaptuk a kártérítési díjat, és csak annak a megítélt összegét tudjuk visszaadni. -         Amennyiben banki pénztári befizetést választ +300 ft-ot kell fizetni a banki költségek végett.  Kérem ezt figyelembe            venni, és tiszteletben tartani! -         Több tételt vásárlóktól  természetesen csak EGY postaköltséget kérünk.
-        KÜLFÖLDRE IS POSTÁZUNK!
A megnyert tételek átvételére az aukció lezárásától számított 10 nap áll rendelkezésre. Tételek összevárására van lehetőség előre egyeztetés után.
TARTÁSFOKOK   PP :  Proof Bu:  selyemfényű UNC:  Uncirculated: verdefényes / bankfriss Forgalomban sohasem volt, gyűrődés, hajtás, szennyeződés, szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy, ahogy a nyomdából kikerül. Érméknél karc, peremhiba és kopásmentes. aUNC:  about Uncirculated: közel verdefényes / hajtatlan Alig észrevehető gyűrődéssel jellegzetes újszerűségét elvesztett, gyakorlatilag forgalomban sohasem volt, HAJTÁS NÉLKÜLI, komolyabb szennyeződés, szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. Érméknél apró karcok kis peremhiba. EF+, EF:  Extra fine: kiváló Esetleg észrevehetően gyűrött, 1-szer, maximum 3-szor hajtott, szennyeződés, szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. Érméknél enyhe, szabad szemmel látható karcolásokkal, a legkiemelkedőbb felületek kopásával. VF:  Very fine: nagyon szép Ez esetleg észrevehetően gyűrött, több, mint három helyen hajtott, a szennyeződés csekély jeleit mutató, de szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. Érméknél a használat több jelével, szabad szemmel látható karcolásokkal, nagyobb kopott felületekkel. F:  Fine: szép A forgalom fokozottabb jeleit mutató, erősebben gyűrött és szennyezett, de szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. VG:  Very Good: nagyon jó Hiányosság nélküli, erősebben gyűrött és szennyezett bankjegy, amelyen legfeljebb 4 centiméteres szakadás van. Érméknél igencsak használt, amely a sok használat jeleit mutatja, nagyon sok szabad szemmel is jól látható karcolássokkal rendelkezhet és nagymértékű koszt viselhet magán. G:  Good: jó Az a hiányosság nélküli, erősebben gyűrött és szennyezett bankjegy,
20 dollars 2007 UNC, Barbados
Jelenlegi ára: 4 200 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-08-09 08:42
          BANGO hosted Ministerial meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Barbados Association of Non Governmental Organisations held an initial meeting with the Minister of Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Mrs. Yolande Howard as part of the Government’s expressed interest in working with Civil Society, in addressing a number of its objectives. While […]
          From Birth to Beyond – A Discussion on Childhood Obesity, Public Lecture, 14 Aug 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados in association with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition and the Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados will be hosting a public lecture exploring the issue of childhood obesity on 14 August, 6:30 pm at 3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill. Children with obesity are at higher risk of […]
          Rihanna to receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rihanna to receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies

Pop star, Rihanna will be receiving an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI)

The singer and entrepreneur will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters given to persons “who made substantial contributions to the Caribbean and the wider world” at a ceremony scheduled for October 20 at the Cave Hill Campus.

The 30-year-old will be receiving the honorary degree alongside two others, The Honourable Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu who will be awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Sciences respectively.

Last year, Rihanna was also honoured with the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award for various humanitarian contributions including building a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados.
          Rihanna will not receive UWI honorary degree this year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Barbados Today:–  Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna will not be receiving an honorary doctorate as previously announced by the UWI Open Campus. The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus issued a statement this evening indicating that Rihanna will not receive the award this year. Below is the full statement. The University of the West […]

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          Economic reforms and T&T’s growth outlook      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Published: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Only a few weeks ago, the IMF released a statement on T&T embracing the reforms undertaken by the twin-island sovereign in recent months. After two years of economic recession the IMF projects a return to growth in 2018.

While such a recession is to be expected in a country that is very dependent on its commodities—particularly gas reserves, in the case of T&T—the reforms could be a game changer. The rebound in commodity prices is certainly welcome news, but the progress towards fiscal consolidation and economic diversification is even more significant for the sustainability of the country’s long-term development.

According to the IMF, GDP contracted by 2.6 per cent in 2017, a marked improvement from the 6.1 per cent drop in 2016. While gas production rebounded in late 2017, oil output remained flat. The non-energy sectors also failed to provide respite from the oil and gas crisis, with construction and financial services largely idle due to delays in public projects and a foreign exchange shortage.

Regained optimism amid rebounding commodity prices and regulatory reform

The reforms have brought about improved fiscal performance and a brighter—albeit modest—medium-term economic outlook, which was reflected in our third Oxford Business Group Business Barometer: T&T CEO Survey.

Regulatory changes and the recovery of commodity prices have led local business leaders to adopt a more optimistic perspective. In fact, their forecasts for GDP growth far exceed those of the IMF: while the fund expects nearly flat growth of 0.25 per cent for 2018, 52 per cent of survey participants project expansion of up to 1 per cent for the year, and 15 per cent expect this figure to surpass 2 per cent.

Furthermore, 69 per cent have positive or very positive expectations of local business conditions in the coming 12 months.

This marks a considerable rise from the 57 per cent who had positive expectations in our survey released late last year, and it is a nearly four-fold increase on the 18 per cent figure recorded in our inaugural OBG Business Barometer in T&T two years ago, when the nation was in the midst of an economic crisis.

This wave of recovering optimism is a key factor motivating plans to make capital outlays, with 67 per cent of participants reporting that their company is likely or very likely to make a significant capital investment in the next 12 months

Tax environment remains competitive

In a recent interview with OBG, Christopher Lewis, president of InvesTT, the domestic investment promotion body, said that the relatively low cost of doing business in T&T makes it a particularly attractive investment destination.

“In spite of the recent increase in corporate taxation, with rates going up from 25 per cent to 30 per cent, the country is still very competitive when compared to other jurisdictions in the Americas or the Caribbean,” he said.

CEOs appear to agree, as a notable majority (64 per cent) find the tax environment to be competitive or very competitive on a global scale. This was only a slight decline from 67 per cent in last year’s survey.

Given the global trend of declining corporate tax rates, T&T’s 5 per cent increase is likely to weigh on global competitiveness. However, the government needs to prioritise fiscal strength over the global tax race for the time being.

Indeed, T&T’s focus is internal, but the trends of its Caribbean neighbours remain key to its economic performance.

Guyana is perceived to be the largest player by far influencing T&T’s interests, with 56 per cent of respondents naming it as the Caricom country with the most potential as an export and/or investment destination. This was followed by Jamaica, a distant second with 27 per cent, and Barbados with 9 per cent.

Shortage of soft skills

T&T is also facing a skills mismatch. As we see in many emerging markets where we conduct our CEO surveys, leadership (49 per cent) was cited as the skill in greatest need in the country, followed by customer service (29 per cent).

This indicates a greater perceived shortage of soft skills than that of science, technology, engineering and maths capabilities.

Persistent challenges to address for longer-term growth

With all this in mind, our outlook for T&T is cautiously optimistic: indicators have certainly taken a positive turn, but we must also understand the unique challenges facing the twin-island nation, including volatility in energy prices,v pending reforms, delayed public projects and a lack of soft skills.

Furthermore, to maximise growth potential, the government will need to promptly execute the tax reform and address the foreign exchange shortage. C-suite executives agree that these efforts will require consistent measures to diversify the economy and increase the competitiveness of non-energy sectors.

Investor sentiment improving

A sizeable majority of executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: T&T CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) had positive expectations for the coming 12 months, in a sign that the country’s fiscal consolidation efforts, assisted by rising commodity prices, are beginning to bear fruit.

As part of its survey on the T&T economy, the global research and consultancy firm asked more than 100 C-suite executives from across the country’s industries a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment.

From the CEOs interviewed, 69 per cent felt either positive or very positive about local business conditions for the next 12 months, up from 57 per cent in OBG’s last survey, which was released in late 2017.

In answer to a separate question, 67 per cent of business leaders thought it likely or very likely that their company would make a significant capital investment within the same timeframe, compared to 60.7 per cent previously.

Respondents’ positive outlook may well be down in part to their largely favourable views on T&T’s tax environment and the relatively low cost of doing business in the country. Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) described the tax climate as competitive or very competitive on a global scale, despite a recent increase of 5 per cent in corporate taxation.

Business leaders were also confident that the economy would return to growth in 2018, following two years of recession, with more than half (52 per cent) of those surveyed expecting GDP to reach 1 per cewnt for the year, well above recent forecasts made by the IMF of 0.25 per cent.

This survey has been designed to assess business sentiment amongst business leaders (chief executives or equivalent) and their outlook for the next 12 months. Unlike many surveys, the OBG Business

Barometer is conducted by OBG staff on a face-to-face basis, across the full range of industries, company sizes and functional specialties. The results are anonymous.

OBG Business Barometer is based on data from companies with revenue within the following parameters, among others:

• 81 per cent of companies surveyed were private

• 25 per cent of companies surveyed were international

• 31 per cent of companies surveyed were regional

• 44 per cent5 of companies surveyed were local

The data generated allows for analysis of sentiment within an individual country, as well as regionally and globally. Additionally, comparisons can be drawn between both individual countries and regionally. The results are presented statistically within infographics and discussed in articles written by OBG managing editors.

T&T CEO survey About Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group is a global research and consultancy company with a presence in over 30 countries, from The Americas, Africa and Asia to the Middle East. A distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on many of the world’s fastest growing markets, OBG has offices in London, Berlin, Dubai and Istanbul, and a network of local bureaus across the countries in which we operate.

Through its range of products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, tourism, energy, transport, industry and ICT.

OBG provides business intelligence to its subscribers through multiple platforms: Economic News and Views, OBG Business Barometer—CEO survey, roundtables and conferences, global platform—exclusive video interviews, the report publications and its consultancy division.

 

JAIME PEREZ-SLOANE
DE ZUNZUNEGUI
Regional editor,
North Africa and the Americas,
Oxford Business Group
 


          Barbados Ex-Minister Charged in U.S. with Laundering Bribes from Insurer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A former minister in the government of Barbados has been criminally charged in the United States with laundering bribes he received from a Barbadian insurance company, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Donville Inniss, who formerly served as minister of industry …
          VIDEO: brīnišķīgākie mirkļi no modeles Simonas Kubasovas un uzņēmēja Radžas kāzām      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Latviešu modele un skaistumkonkursu dalībniece Simona Kubasova, kas jūnija sākumā greznā Itālijas villā pie Komo ezera apprecējās ar barbadosiešu izcelsmes uzņēmēju Radžu Prakašu, publicējusi iespaidīgu un krāšņu kāzu video.
          T&T golfers 3rd at Caribbean tourney      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wan Ju Lee starred for T&T as the national golfers put in their best performance in many years to finish third at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships which took place in the Cayman Islands from July 30 - August 3.

T&T placed third in the Arthur Ziadie Trophy for the overall champion, third in the George Teale Trophy, the women’s competition and third in the Hoerman Cup, the men’s competition.

Wan Ju finished as the overall individual champion with his total of five under par 279 to win the inaugural Cesar Rivera Medal. Gabriel Vananoste finished seventh individually with Liam Bryden 11th.

In the Hoerman Cup, the men took the lead after the second day and increased their lead after day three to five stokes. But unfortunately were unable to hold off host country the Cayman Islands who played brilliantly on the last day shooting a three-under-par team total of 281.

The Dominican Republic (284) also played well to pip T&T by three strokes overall. Puerto Rico was well back in fourth place with Jamaica in fifth and the Bahamas in the sixth, Barbados seventh and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) finished eighth.

Lee’s sister Yeji, was the women’s star shooting a total score of 299 to finish seventh with teammate Ysabelle Lawrence in eighth place on 304, Serena Mackenzie finished 13th.

In the George Teale competition for women, Puerto Rico showed their strength in depth to run away the tournament, beating the Dominican Republic by 37 strokes and third place T&T by a further two stokes. The Bahamas finished fourth, Jamaica fifth Cayman Islands sixth.

The T&T Golf Association (TTGA) expressed its pride in the young squad, saying in a release that the future is bright for golf in this country and thanked its major sponsor NLCB, also TGU and TTMF and the players’ families for paying their airfares.


          Barbados praised for drone ban      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Barbados praised for drone ban

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          Dinesh D'Souza's lazy, ugly propaganda film      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Melissa Joskow / Media Matters

Dinesh D’Souza’s new fake-documentary Death of a Nation opens with Adolf Hitler and his companion Eva Braun grimly committing suicide in the Fuhrerbunker, after which their bodies are hauled up to the streets of war-ravaged Berlin and set on fire. If you were to ask me why the movie opens with this gruesome reenactment, or why D’Souza had the actor portraying the Nazi dictator stare poignantly into the camera before shooting himself in the head, I honestly could not tell you. Nor can I offer any coherent explanation for why this film inflicts several other cinematic retellings of Hitler’s life upon the viewer. None of it is explained, and none of it makes much sense. What I can say is that Death of a Nation is a terrible and disgusting film, even by D’Souza standards.

By now D’Souza’s filmmaking shtick is tiresome and relentlessly predictable: He play-acts at being a public intellectual and haphazardly tortures the historical record in the service of “proving” an ill-considered argument. In the process, he typically ends up accidentally disproving his own thesis and veers off into bigotry. The shodiness of the scholarship is (poorly) papered over with cinematic flourishes and ego-engorging footage of “Dinesh D’Souza: Serious Historian” as he walks around historically significant sites bathing them with terribly meaningful glances. Death of a Nation ticks all these boxes and offers a couple more pathetically self-indulgent twists, like carving out a few minutes of screentime for D’Souza’s wife to warble a treacly song about America.

The thrust of Death of a Nation is that America is at a moment of existential crisis similar to the Civil War, and that the nation will, ahem, die if “the left” (George Soros, antifa, moderate Democrats, whoever) succeeds at whatever nefarious scheme it is assumed to have. The only thing standing between America and its demise is President Donald Trump, whom D’Souza casts as a glittering reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. D’Souza presents the divide between left and right in hilariously childish terms, describing Democrats and progressives as “the bad guys” (meaning racists and fascists and totalitarians) and Republicans and conservatives as “the good guys” (the opposite of the bad guys). This dynamic has held firm throughout American history, D’Souza argues, and is a global phenomenon as well.

That brings us back to Hitler. D’Souza’s theory of history requires that every villain be of the left, so he is obligated to demonstrate that fascism is actually a left-wing ideology. D’Souza is a late arrival to this rotten exercise in partisan revisionism, and his contributions to it are characteristically lazy. “Check out the official Nazi platform,” D’Souza says. “State-controlled health care, profit-sharing for workers and large corporations, moneylenders and profiteers punished by death, state control of education, state control of media and the press, state control of banks and industries, seizure of land without compensation, state control of religious expression -- this reads like something jointly written by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders!”

This grotesque comparison required D’Souza to both water down the explicit bigotry of the Nazi platform and impute its totalitarian character to two sitting senators -- one of whom is Jewish, and neither of whom advocate for murdering bankers or call for state-run media, etc. But since D’Souza wants to ply this simple-minded exercise, I’ll point out that the Nazi platform also calls for a ban on immigration, mass deportations, a military buildup, and “legal opposition to known lies and their promulgation through the press.”

Blundering and incendiary allegations of leftist-fascist alignment abound in Death of a Nation. D’Souza argues that Auschwitz doctor and war criminal Josef Mengele was a “progressive” because he performed abortions in South America after the war. “Under Obama, we saw government control increase dramatically over banks, investment companies, energy companies, the entire health care sector, and education,” D’Souza says. “This is state-run capitalism [it isn’t], which is the clinical definition of fascism [it’s not].”

His treatment of Hitler’s relationship with Ernst Röhm, the commander of the Nazi Party paramilitary force Sturmabteilung, clearly demonstrates D’Souza’s pernicious sloppiness. “Some progressives try to portray Hitler as a right-winger by insisting he was anti-gay,” D’Souza says. “But Hitler knew that the brownshirt leader Ernst Röhm was a notorious homosexual, as were many other brownshirts. ... When Heinrich Himmler urged Hitler to purge the gay brownshirts out of the Nazi movement, Hitler refused. Hitler said he didn’t care what the brownshirts did in private, as long as they were good fighters. Hitler was no social conservative.”

This argument is a disgusting whitewash of Nazi terror and is an accidental indictment of social conservatism. To suggest that Hitler was somehow tolerant of (or indifferent to) homosexuality because he declined to persecute the stormtroopers who committed political violence on his behalf deliberately ignores Third Reich’s legal attacks on Germany’s LGBTQ population and the countless LGBTQ people who died in Hitler’s concentration camps. Röhm’s purge was followed by a viciously homophobic propaganda campaign used to justify the action.

And it’s absurd for D’Souza, himself a social conservative, to define “social conservatism” against Hitler’s politically expedient hesitancy to expel/murder gay men from his political movement. If Hitler’s (temporary) unwillingness to do that disqualifies him from the ranks of social conservatives, then what does that say about true social conservatives?

The flipside to D’Souza’s artless smearing of leftists as the “real” fascists is his equally incompetent effort to absolve the right generally (and Donald Trump specifically) of the taint of white supremacy.

D’Souza tries to argue that 2017’s violent white supremacist outburst in Charlottesville, VA, which left one counter-protester dead, had nothing to do with right-wing politics or Donald Trump. “There they are, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Trump hats,” D’Souza sneers over footage of the Charlottesville rallies. “Doesn’t that prove that racism today is on the right?”

Not at all, D’Souza counters, saying that Charlottesville organizer and white supremacist Jason Kessler was once an Obama supporter. He doesn’t explain why that fact precludes Kessler being a white nationalist Trump supporter now, nor does he explain how it debunks the footage D’Souza himself aired of white supremacists in Charlottesville wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, nor does he address the fact that Trump defended the white nationalist protesters. He just makes a largely meaningless observation that leaves the ongoing issue of white nationalists’ affinity for Trump glaringly unresolved.

D’Souza also interviews white supremacist figurehead Richard Spencer in an attempt to demonstrate that Spencer’s and Trump’s worldviews are wholly divergent, and his gambit backfires. D’Souza asks him: “Would you be happy with an immigration strategy that basically said, ‘We want people from New Zealand, Australia, white guys from Europe, Iceland, and South Africa; we don’t want that many people from -- if any -- Barbados or Bombay?’” After Spencer says yes, D’Souza responds: “Now this seems very different than Trump.”

It’s not really that different, though, given that Trump reportedly told lawmakers that he wanted more immigrants from Norway and fewer people from “shithole countries” -- Haiti and African nations, specifically. That comment was a big hit among white supremacists, including Spencer. D’Souza insists to Spencer that “the line that Trump is drawing is not a racial line but a line between the legal and the illegal immigrant.” The Trump White House, meanwhile, is reportedly planning harsh restrictions on legal immigrants seeking citizenship.

Ridiculous, self-defeating arguments like this permeate Death of a Nation primarily because D’Souza doesn’t give a shit and has precisely zero respect for his intended audience. D’Souza does not want to change minds or start a discussion about political history -- this movie exists to wring as much cash as can be wrung from people who already believe that Democrats are Nazis and, as D’Souza puts it, “the real racists.” He doesn’t care about the soundness of his arguments. He just wants money and to go on TV.

At this point, D’Souza barely bothers to conceal his avarice and mendacity because he doesn’t have to. He exists within a putrefying conservative political and media ecosystem that either celebrates his fraudulent money-grubbing or determinedly ignores it. He’s doing the rounds on Fox News and talk radio, and he has the support of the president and the president’s family. None of them care that D’Souza has been discredited more times than can be counted, or that he’s erasing Hitler’s murderous persecution of LGBTQ people, or that he accidentally demonstrated parallels between Trump and white supremacists. D’Souza is calling Democrats “fascists” and Donald Trump the next Abe Lincoln, and that’s good enough.


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