‘Schindler’s List’ producer: I never feared my government until now

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 “Schindler’s List” producer Gerald Molen was shaken by last week’s indictment of colleague, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, and he said it has caused him to think twice about how he views the government.

Molen helped produce D’Souza’s film “2016: Obama’s America” and he is currently working with him on the follow-up project, “America,” scheduled for a Fourth of July release.

In an interview with Newsmax, Molen made some chilling comments. Read the exchange from Newsmax:

“I’m a little bit taken aback by the whole thing because he’s such a great American,” Molen said of D’Souza on Newmax TV’s “Steve Malzberg Show.” The conservative writer and commentator understands the process in America and how it works, Molen said.

Molen, who also produced the Academy-award winning “Schindler’s List,” said he has not spoken to D’Souza since he learned of the indictment, and wouldn’t make comments about the specific case until he’s learned all the facts.

Still, he said he would not be surprised if the probe is politically motivated.

Asked by Malzberg if he ever felt threatened or had any feelings they should not have been making the film, Molen answered, “No. This is America. I’ve never had that feeling,” adding, “I’ve never had the occasion to think that I had to fear my government. I never had the thought that I had reason to think I had to look over my shoulder until now.”

But, he said, he wouldn’t be intimidated out of pursuing future projects.

“It certainly gives me reason to think about it, but no, I won’t back off,” he said. “I’ll keep on doing exactly what I’m doing.”

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  • SusieQ

    Wow! expressed so well and the same fears I’m hearing from others.

  • Rob

    Of course Obama is going after bigger fish but his thugs will take care of the little ones. Be careful what you blog.

    • Gramps43

      I wouldn’t call Mr. D’Souza a little fish, I’d put in the upper mid group. The little fish get a threat to shut them up. The lower mid group get the threat along with some investigation and phone tapping. The upper mid, Mr. D’Souza’s group and on up get the full indictment routine. He might get a settlement offer that will cost him some money, but the big fish will go down hard with a super huge fine and some time as a guest of uncle.

      • Rob

        I did not call him little fish, you and me are the little fish, that’s why I wrote be careful what you blog.

      • Claire Garcia

        What I want to know is, why is D’Souza being charged with a felony? In 2011, a prominent Los Angeles attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, was charged with a misdemeanor for doing the very same thing for John Edwards. In fact, he repaid straw donors for $20,000, as well, once they contributed to the Edwards campaign. I smell a dead fish, not necessarily a big or little fish.

      • pen44

        ONLY the Liberals get away with a fine! Actually, I’ve been expecting this kind of an attack on D’Souza for a couple of years….look what they did to the poor guy who made the “video that DID NOT cause Benghazi”, he’s still in jail, isn’t he?! D’Souza is a very big thorn in 0′s side.

        I applaud D’Souza & Molen, and I pray for their safety.

        • evalderramaster

          As long as you so-called ‘conservatives’ & ‘liberals’ think you are anything but the two sides of the same coin, you’ll both be easy to manipulate and set off against each other.

    • dcizscumm

      careful? fckkthem! Ill put a fckkn curse onthem for generations thru my witch grandmother

  • lonecracker

    I, on the other and, have feared the government for many years. It started with a visit from the IRS agent who claimed that I owed back taxes. I promptly produced the cancelled check that paid the taxes months prior to his visit. Nevertheless, I was hounded by the IRS for nearly a year, threatened with padlocking my business, taking my assets, ruining my reputation and other threats. Finally, the harassment stopped and when I asked for a written apology, I never heard from them again; no apology given.
    But in the past few years, when the government uses its power to hound people who don’t agree with this administration and to silence dissent, I am very, very fearful. Until the Obama administration we lived in a free country. Sadly, no more.

    • KellyCraig

      Around 92, IRS agents went to a cafe in the small town of Pacific Beach, Washington, and told those present another local was coming to kill them and they should go home, get their guns and kill him first, as he came in the door.

      Fortunately, those present were not murderers and recognized the mere fact someone is in government and trusted with [limited] power does not make them trustworthy, or right. A couple of the customers warned him of the plot.

      The sad truth is, that foreign (yes Sally, that entity located in the east and often called “our” government is, in law, foreign to each of the several states (countries)) did nothing to sanction these individuals who had just committed the crime of soliciting a crime.

      The foregoing is what happens when rogue agencies and their rogue agents cannot bend the law to their private agendas. The individual ha been put up for a grand jury indictment, but the grand jury would not indict him for the allegations laid on him by vindictive agents and management.

      For the skeptic, the foregoing provided enough information to verify the veracity of the statements. Alternatively, you could just review the testimony before Congress during that era.

      • Doug

        That would make a great episode of Criminal Minds.

    • Doug

      The IRS came to your house? Wow! You must be a big fish.

      • lonecracker

        Doug, Never did I state the IRS came to my house. If you can’t comprehend what you read, please take your inane comments to another site.

  • Tina Campbell

    What was he indicted for?

    • tom2

      Something about getting his employees to contribute $20k to politicians, and then reimbursing them. Sounds like another trumped up charge but who knows anything about this DOJ. It’s so corrupt and diseased, nobody trusts anything politic anymore. And I’m fed up with everything politic too.

  • tom2

    If you’re not afraid, you’re not paying attention. The threat to our freedoms has been apparent since the ’08 nomination. The voters are just now becoming aware of the threat to our nation’s existence.

    • KellyCraig

      Reasons for fear go much farther back. With authority comes power and with that comes abuse.

      For example, yesterday, Fred was just another incompetent attorney, but, with the help of others, he was able to hold himself out as competent to judge cases like those he, routinely, lost – and the public bought it. In short, merely that he donned some priest-like robe did not make him even average in intelligence. Nor did it cause him to abandon his prejudices or personal agendas.

      Other examples include nuclear testing on service men, LSD experiments, social disease tests, and so forth.

      We have people sworn to protect OUR interests printing up money and giving it away to buy votes (e.g., ads for our welfare system benefits in other countries, foreign aid, etc.).

      At the state level, we have cons in government convincing the people they are being benevolent by decriminalizing minor traffic offenses, but which allowed them to go from presuming us innocent, until proven guilty, to a preponderance of evidence, most the weight of which is the presumption the agent issuing the ticket is telling the truth, so we, now, have to prove our innocence. Then, from all that, the judges see their retirements grow for each fine collected.

      Get pissed and make them work for you, again, people.

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    We are not
    becoming a Police State….WE ALREADY ARE A POLICE STATE…

    The BOY
    DICTATOR is using IRS…EPA..and ALL the rest of the Alphabet Agencies to
    Intimidate and Harass ALL Americans who do not AGREE with his DESTRUTIVE
    RADICAL AGENDA….To Destroy this Nation….He is using these agencies as his
    Personal SS Squads…

    • evalderramaster

      Yea; but who is pulling his strings? Methinks you give him too much credit.

  • obadiahlynch

    “A great American” who cheats on his wife and, apparently, commits election fraud.

    • Claire Garcia

      Yeah, like “the great American”, John Edwards, who also received $20,000 from an attorney from L.A., and this attorney was charged with a misdemeanor. Meanwhile, D’Souza is charged with a felony. Yes, the same John Edwards who cheated on his wife, who had breast cancer, and eventually died. The same John Edwards who had a child with this mistress of his. You are naïve if you don’t think this is payback for D’Souza’s book and movie. Wise up.

      • obadiahlynch

        Edwards was charged, and went to court. No one from the left claimed his charges were payback.
        .
        Every time a rightwinger gets charged with something isn’t payback. Sometimes, people commit crimes and get caught.

        • Claire Garcia

          Your comprehension skills are not your best suit. I was talking about a similar charge against an L.A. attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, who ALSO did the same thing that D’Souza has been charged with and for the same amount of money–$20,000. This attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, committed campaign violations on behalf of John Edwards and was convicted of a MISDEMEANOR under the Bush administration in 2007. D’Souza, however, has been charged with a FELONY for the very same thing under the Obama administration.
          Yes, “sometimes, people commit crimes and get caught” (your words), but, it seems not all CHARGES are the same.
          Do you get it now?!

          • obadiahlynch

            IIRC, and of course it’s been years, Pierce was indicted on felony charges and pleaded to a misdemeanor.
            .
            Much like D’Souza will likely wind up doing.
            .
            A tip, though, if you’re working on your writing skills — if you’re talking about Pierce O’Donnell in your posts, you should mention his name. Your post only referenced Mr. Edwards. Glad I could help here.

          • Rob

            I dont espik inglis an I undertud evrerythin she write, I thinc you are dummb.

          • Claire Garcia

            Not to worry, I don’t need your help. But thanks anyway.

          • obadiahlynch

            All evidence indicates otherwise. Just sayin’.

          • Claire Garcia

            Go get a job. I’ve already worked my 50 years.

        • ron thomasson

          uneffingreal…You mean the IRS targeting a specific citizen group isn’t payback?You’re delusional.

          • obadiahlynch

            I imagine you’d have to specify what you’re talking about here. There was an IRS “scandal” a couple years ago, but it fizzled. Is that the one? Or are you thinking of something else?

          • ron thomasson

            I’m referring to those non-profit groups targeted prior to the 2010 election cycle. It hasn’t “fizzled”. We have empowered those who pick and choose which laws they wish to follow (or not). This does not predicate what a future administration/Congress does;(i.e. perhaps request a Special Prosecutor, commence censure or (hopefully not) impeachment proceedings. We’ve been down that road before and we know it doesn’t resolve anything.

          • obadiahlynch

            Oh, it fizzled. There were no Bad Acts there, just laziness on the part of some employees.
            .
            If the Rs were to get the Senate this next cycle (a vanishingly unlikely proposition, but hey, crazy stuff happens, yeah?) I’m sure we’d get Benghazi Special Prosecutors, IRS Special Prosecutors, Kenyan Birth Certificate Special Prosecutors, the whole clown show. We’ll have to assume America is smarter than that, and we won’t put the lunatics in charge of the asylum. I’ve got faith, myself.

  • https://www.facebook.com/FarRightOfLeft Farrightofleft

    Welcome to our world Mr. Molen.
    Didn’t Valerie Jarrett warn about “Payback” back in October 2012?

    Seriously, you helped produce Schindler’s List and didn’t see that coming to “America”?

    • pen44

      Yup, farrightofleft, she was screaming “Revenge!!!” back then…..the furious Medusa had quite a few whitehouse aids running for cover in the halls of the West Wing. She promised exactly what we have now if 0 won in 2012. This woman is more dangerous than BO&MO combined….the chief Witch of the whitehouse!!

      • https://www.facebook.com/FarRightOfLeft Farrightofleft

        IDK why people still say we need a first female president. We already have one.

  • Sniper’s Ire

    Only two way to view our Government today. One, stand and fight for freedoms return or, two, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye!

  • dcizscumm

    that evil ckksuker must be STOPPED! I hope the military has a coup all we need is one BRAVE patriot…..take him down!!!! his commie team of afrocentric scumm needs prison time