Sunday morning, at 4:30 a.m. Pacific Time, filmmaker and bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza rolled up his bedding at the community confinement center in San Diego that had been his nightly home for eight months and placed it in a plastic bag for the last time.
At the first moment he was allowed to leave, he showed up at the detention office and declared, “Time to say good bye.”
He went to the parking lot, got in his automobile and drove himself home, with no intention of ever returning.
On the drive home, D’Souza could easily reflect that he had defied what he and many of his allies see as an Obama administration effort to silence him.
In his eight months of nightly confinement, he found time to sign a contract with HarperCollins and begin writing a new book to follow his 2014 New York Times bestseller “America.” He also started the process of financing his next feature film, scheduled for the 2016 presidential campaign. And he’s designed a sequel to his highly profitable 2014 feature film “America: Imagine the World Without Her.”
D’Souza believes he even managed to convert the approximately 100 Hispanic immigrant students he taught English as part of his community service from socialist-leaning supporters of the Democratic Party to GOP voters.