Days after the launch of a book arguing fascism and Nazism are ideological spawns of the left, author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza says he and his promotion team have been locked out of his Facebook page by hackers.
D’Souza, author of “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of American Left,” told WND the unidentified hackers have been posting spam, including inappropriate content, since midday Tuesday, and he’s unable to make any posts himself. The book was released Monday.
Despite the efforts of his team to get Facebook to address the problem, there has been no response from the social-media giant.
“This is very surprising given that Facebook is a private company and we are a big and loyal customer,” D’Souza said. “I have over 2 million followers on Facebook who are now all vulnerable to receiving spam and junk posts that are not coming from me. Facebook must address this immediately.”
Chad Abbott, who is managing D’Souza’s Facebook page, explained to WND that his team has been able to hide the hackers’ spam posts from the page. But D’Souza and his team are unable to make any new posts.
The posts currently appearing on the page were scheduled before it was hacked.
D’Souza’s publicist, Patricia Jackson, told WND that, so far, establishment media have virtually ignored the book.
Nevertheless, the book has risen to No. 13 overall on Amazon.com’s bestseller list.
As WND reported in an interview story, “The Big Lie” contests the conventional wisdom that the ideologies behind genocidal tyrants Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler belong on the right side of the political spectrum.
During the 2016 election, D’Souza’s documentary and companion book “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” was credited with helping curb the effectiveness of the left’s “race card” by documenting the Democratic Party’s history of racism and exposing its tactic of projecting its own sins on Republicans.
In the “The Big Lie,” D’Souza describes the left’s current resistance to Trump as an attempted coup carried out by an alliance of the Democratic Party with the media, Hollywood and large parts of academia that casts the president as an American version of Hitler or Mussolini.
The “fascism card,” D’Souza says, has been used by the left as a rationalization to deploy any means necessary to destroy Trump.
D’Souza turns the tables on the Democratic left, showing through historical analysis that fascism and Nazism are ideological kins not of the right but of modern progressivism. It’s the “resistance” against Trump, he argues, that is using Nazi intimidation tactics.
He told WND the left was unable to refute a single fact in “Hillary’s America,” and he predicts the same will be true of his new book.
“It has devastating facts,” he said.
He pointed to the many progressives who praised Mussolini in the 1920s, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and had “nice things to say” about Hitler, even as late as the end of World War II, including John F. Kennedy.
“This all today forces us to reconsider what was going on and also makes us suspect that the story that we were told about it leaves a lot out,” D’Souza told WND.
He acknowledges that during World War II, economist and philosopher Friedrich Hayek argued in his seminal book “The Road to Serfdom” that fascism, National Socialism and socialism had common roots. More recently, National Review editor Jonah Goldberg, in his book “Liberal Fascism,” pushed back against the conventional wisdom, demonstrating the American left’s ideological ties to European fascism.
But D’Souza said he goes further than Goldberg, equating the modern American left with Nazism as well as with fascism.