Saturday, November 19, 2016

They have to go back


It's amusing that Alexander Hamilton is something of a progressive folk hero now. The other Founding Fathers thought he was a right-wing extremist, if not a closet monarchist. I've never seen this bit of Broadway phaggotry, but I'm told it portrays Hamilton as an honorary Diverse Non-White who exemplifies good old fashioned American hustle. The real Hamilton's positions - protective tariffs to stimulate American industry, suspicion of democracy, and a strong executive - make him sound Trumpian. Or they make Trump sound Hamiltonian.

1 comment:

  1. The theater industry is of course an utter cesspool, worse than Hollywood in its abuses likely. Let them cry.

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