Wave of criticism smashes Lin-Manuel Miranda as leftists declare "Hamil
From Ubiquitous@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 6 21:05:15 2020
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
"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,"
"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.