Video: Dinesh DíSouza on Ants vs. Termites in American Politics

Nature's original rugged individualists and progressive destroyers. A brief excerpt from America, D'Souza's upcoming documentary.


May 12, 2014 - 11:55 am

Dinesh DíSouza addresses the central divide in American politics using a simple analogy. A brief excerpt fromAmerica, DíSouzaís latest documentary, which will open in limited release on June 27, 2014 and expand to wide release on July 2, 2014. Hereís the narration from the above clip:

To understand the central divide in American politics it helps to think about the distinction between the ant and the termite.

Now the Ant is very industrious, Iíve been reading the Harvard scholar E.O. Wilson an authority on ants and he points out that the ant can be an individualist. But at the same time ants like to work together, they will cooperate voluntary to haul food.

Wilson notes that you want to be careful when dealing with the ant. The ant is a leave me alone type of guy. Ants donít like you to mess with them.

Now the termite by contrast is not so much of a builder. The termite is really a destroyer. Iíve been reading an authority on termites, Alinsky, in his book rules for radicals, and he points out that termites need to be no less industrious than ants in accomplishing termite objectives.

Now itís easy to be dismissive of the termite and to consider the termite in a purely negative light, but try to look at the world from the point of the termite. If termites could talk, they would call what they do progress.
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