HBO has become a dripping sewer of radical content. Its latest cinematic offering (and no one seems to watch these things) is The Plot Against America. Why drag out an old Philip Roth novel for its 15 seconds? Obviously, President Trump.
Set in the 1940s, Philip Roth’s 2004 novel “The Plot Against America” hypothesizes a chilling alternative history in which hero aviator and Nazi sympathizer Charles Lindbergh is elected president and the United States becomes an ultra-nationalist, xenophobic and very dangerous place for Jews. Now, 16 years later, it’s a six-part HBO miniseries, and in a climate of rising anti-Semitism, what was a disturbing dystopian fantasy seems chillingly real.
In 2013, producer David Simon (“The Wire,” “Treme,” “The Deuce”) passed on the project initially because he didn’t think it was politically relevant then, during the Barack Obama administration. “I was convinced that America was moving beyond that kind of demagoguery,” he told the Journal. “I was wrong.”
Obama sent billions to Iran, used language in defense of his dirty arrangement with the Islamic terror state that even the ADL described as anti-Semitic. Meanwhile, President Trump has taken a stand against campus anti-Semitism even as Dem legislators like Rep. Ilhan Omar descend into extremes of anti-Semitism. Not a problem for David Simon, the dumb person’s idea of a smart writer.