Judge Orders Psych Study for Filmmaker

This story is straight out of George Orwell’s “1984”.

To summarize quickly: Dinesh D’Souza is a conservative author and filmmaker with several titles to his credit. His first documentary, “2016: Obama’s America” took an in-depth dive into the president’s up-bringing and political mindset. It projected how the country would look after a two-term Obama presidency.

Amazingly, D’Souza was indicted and convicted of campaign finance violations in support of a US Senator. As a result he served eight months in a “community center” in San Diego, reporting there every night for sleep. He also received five years probation.

Here’s where the Orwellian stuff kicks in. According to Jerome Corsi at World Net Daily:

“At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling.”

The psychologist assigned to D’Souza reported him as “normal and well-adjusted” and concluded he did not require additional counseling. However, the Democrat-appointed judge did not accept the psychologist’s analysis.

“I only insisted on psychological counseling as part of Mr. D’Souza’s sentence because I wanted to be helpful. I am requiring Mr. D’Souza to see a new psychological counselor and to continue the weekly psychological consultation not as part of his punishment or to be retributive.”

“I’m not singling out Mr. D’Souza to pick on him,” Berman said at the hearing Monday. “A requirement for psychological counseling often comes up in my hearings in cases where I find it hard to understand why someone did what they did.”

As part of D’Souza’s four-year community service sentence he has been ordered to teach English and serve one full day a week.

For complete details and more comments on why the judge thinks D’Souza needs counseling, visit the original story.