• Wave of criticism smashes Lin-Manuel Miranda as leftists declare "Hamil

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    The circular firing squad of progressivism has taken aim on one of its
    former darlings. Leftists loved the musical "Hamilton" when it hit
    Broadway in January 2015. Democratic leaders, including Bill and
    Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the Obama family, flocked to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical over the years. The musical is based on
    founding father Alexander Hamilton but with a modern twist and heavy
    influence of hip-hop.

    Flash forward to 2020, and now the progressives say the founding
    fathers should solely be remembered for being slave owners, and all of
    their achievements have been nullified by many leftists. Some
    progressives not only declare that the founding fathers should no
    longer be admired, but they call for their statues to be ripped down.
    Now, there are people who want to cancel the "Hamilton" musical because
    it is based on the founding fathers. Many of the harsh critics are the
    same people who made the musical into a cultural leviathan.

    "Hamilton" was trending on social media this weekend as the film-
    version made its debut on Disney Plus. There was also an undercurrent
    of leftists saying that "Hamilton" is "problematic."

    "Are y'all ready to talk about how problematic Hamilton is? Lin Manuel
    Miranda created a piece of work that used hip hop (a genre created by
    black people) to tell the story of colonizers and slave owners," one
    Twitter user wrote.

    "As much as I love the show, it and it's writer are deeply
    problematic," another wrote. "I've intentionally or unintentionally
    ignored these things for years, but I'm trying to fix this now so I can
    fully contextualize and understand Hamilton and it's effect as a

    "Hamilton is deeply problematic in concept and so is Lin Manuel Miranda
    to some degree," another person tweeted.

    "I mean I think the fact that a musical like Hamilton (which is deeply problematic and nationalist) has to exist in order for non-white actors
    to have a space on Broadway is just very indicative of how non-white
    stories will never be able to thrive on this elitist medium," another
    person said.

    "Reminder for all y'all Hamilton watching mofos: Hamilton was a racist slaveowner, and casting POC as white bigots isn't the reclamation you
    think it is," read a tweet that had nearly 60,000 likes. "It's a
    romanticized telling of a white man's plights, so none of y'all better
    be stanning the founding fathers AGAIN."

    Ajamu Baracka, a self-described "international human rights activist,"
    blasted Miranda.

    "Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Puerto Rican Uncle Tom who instead of fighting
    for independence makes feel-good revisionism for white liberals. He is pathetic," Baracka said.

    In May, Miranda and "Hamilton" creator Jeffrey Seller were forced to
    apologize because people criticized them for not supporting Black Lives
    Matter sufficiently and not speaking enough about police brutality and
    the George Floyd protests.

    "We spoke out on the day of the Pulse shooting. We spoke out when Vice President Mike Pence came to our show 10 days after the election. That
    we have not yet firmly spoken the inarguable truth that Black Lives
    Matter and denounced systematic racism and white supremacy from our
    official 'Hamilton' channels is a moral failure on our part," Miranda
    said in a video. "As the writer of the show, I take responsibility and apologize for my part in this moral failure."

    "'Hamilton' doesn't exist without the black and brown artists who
    created and revolutionized and changed the world through the culture,
    music and language of hip-hop," he added. "Literally, the idea of the
    show doesn't exist without the brilliant black and brown artists in our
    cast, crew and production team who breathe life into this story every
    time it's performed."

    "It's up to us and words and deeds to stand up for our fellow
    citizens," he concluded. "It's up to us to do the work to be better
    allies and have each other's backs."

    Seller apologized by saying, "I'm not a politician. I'm not an
    activist. I'm not an expert. I'm a theater producer. But what I realize
    today is most importantly I'm an American citizen, and silence equals complicity and I apologize for my silence thus far."

    The cancel culture mob comes for everyone.

    Dems & the media want Trump to be more like Obama, but then he'd
    have to audit liberals & wire tap reporters' phones.

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