Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza asserted on Monday that liberals believed that they were justified in taxing the rich because they viewed wealth like "stolen Nazi art."
During a 40-minutes speech at a birthday bash for Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) in Tyler, Texas, D'Souza praised the congressman for representing "the kind of American spirit, and fortitude, and good sense, but also practicality that's very much needed today."
But he warned that the Republican Party was losing the war because liberals were attracting more young people with a message of "justice," which trumped the conservative promise of "freedom."
"One of the things we need to do is to contest the left on the issue of justice," he said. "They allege that the wealth of America is based on theft, and it's the right of the government to come and seize your wealth, and my wealth because that wealth is stolen goods."
"And they have an elaborate historical and contemporary argument to prove it. In effect, what they're saying is that your stuff that's in your house -- your TV, your couch, your savings accounts, your kids' college account -- that's sort of like Nazi stolen art. It belongs to somebody else."
D'Souza argued that the "operating emotion of modern liberalism" was envy, and it was being used to turn the working class against wealthy Americans.
"Ultimately what Obama and the progressives are doing is waging war against the wealth creators," he opined. "They're also, by the way, waging a more secretive war against Christianity. So, they're attacking both the core principles of America."
D'Souza concluded by saying that President Barack Obama was "doomed" when Americans finally woke up to his "scams."
"America is slowly waking up," he insisted. "Look at World War II, a lot had to happen before America said, 'Enough.' But that 'enough' moment, I think, is coming upon us."
Watch the video below from Bob Brewer, uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 18, 2014.
[Dinesh D'Souza photograph by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons licensed]