It was horrendous that the cast of the Broadway play, Hamilton felt compelled to dress down newly elected Mike Pence while attending on Friday November 18th. Pence was just looking for a night out and was trying to enjoy a play on Broadway like everyone else, yet because he is now a member of the White House, progressives in New York felt “entitled to lecture the man from Indiana on how he should govern in the years to come.
The Hamilton stage play has become a success story on Broadway and I’ve thought that it was a good thing. After all, what could be wrong with telling a story about the Founding Fathers told in a modern way with rap songs and a very diverse set of cast members? I didn’t have a problem with it even though it was easily way too progressive for my taste. However, when the play comes to Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center at some point, I probably would have gone to see it—because I don’t have a problem hearing from people on the other side of political thought. I’m not a big fan of Alexander Hamilton as he was a Federalist in a big way, and I am of the mind reflective of the Jeffersonian Anti-Federalists.
I was born in a city named after Hamilton, but I am not fond of him as a Founding Father—so it tells me a lot that progressives in New York used him as a launching point for telling modern Broadway audiences about life after the Revolutionary War and how America was formed. Notice in the clip below that the emphasis was placed on immigration which evoked claps from the audience which is a revisionist view point—because back then, everyone was an immigrant. America wasn’t and isn’t a nation of diverse colors and genders—that is a progressive value—it is a nation united by ideas which exceed those terrestrial observations—and the producers of the play Hamilton obviously missed that element. So now that they’ve chosen to lecture Mike Pence in the way they did, I certainly won’t be seeing that play at any point in the future. I normally don’t propose boycotts—but in this case not giving those progressives from New York money is a vote against their product and that’s what I’d encourage you to do also dear reader.
Liberals are a hate group and after the election of 2016 they are out of power yet still feel as if they have a right to lecture the rest of us how we should view the world. Yet anybody with any intelligence understands that liberalism is a form of mental illness because they put their values on things that don’t matter. They tell conservatives to be color blind and to not discriminate on the sexes—yet they constantly hide behind color and sexism when the value of their ideas fall apart on the stage of public debate. For instance, all week as Trump was putting together his cabinet positions the criticisms were loaded with an emphasis that it did not represent the “diversity” of the American people in a way that the play Hamilton does—or even modern Star Wars movies where white men are shown to be a minority and women and people of color are sprinkled about like candy on an ice cream cone. Trump is clearly picking people who he thinks can do the job best and if women and people of color are in that mix—he’ll hire them. But if they aren’t the best—he won’t. For progressives, that is an incredibly difficult concept to understand—a rise through merit—otherwise known as a meritocracy.
Since progressives hate business and the art of making money they associate a “meritocracy” as being connected to a monarchy which most companies are to some extent. That is why they are so terrified about a Donald Trump presidency because they fear they will be left behind in such a world—because their mode of elevating themselves has been through visual elements such as sex and skin color—not by being the best and brightest in their positions. In that respect, they have reason to be fearful because in the world with Donald Trump as president, merit will be back in style—as it should be in American culture. But Trump will not fancy himself as a monarch or a dictator. As any good CEO of a company knows, it is best to surround yourself with people who are highly competent and you don’t want to put limits on their talents just to show that you are in command. You want them to prosper and to be successful because they will continue to fight to make things better every day so long as there is a chance through merit to rise higher in their life. That is why the best of our corporations are positive elements of our culture—not only do they produce wealth, but they elevate the lives of the people who work for them in ways that would have otherwise been unimaginable.
Progressives don’t understand this concept of working hard to get things—they expect to move through life under the premise introduced by Karl Marx, that we are all equal and deserve equal pay and that the goal of our society should be committed to leveling the playing field of everything. The goal of progressives is additionally to make the “worker” equal to the “CEO,” which is of course preposterous. Yet those are the foundations that progressives are committed to and those values are reflected in the play Hamilton with its emphasis on diversity and immigration—as opposed to the merit of the Founding Fathers to give rise to the concept of American exceptionalism. To progressives what made America great is that it gave people of all backgrounds and sexes a safe harbor to reside in. To conservatives what makes America great is a deeper concept, that people of all sexes and races despite their backgrounds can rise to the top and become whatever they want to be. Progressives get the first part, but they miss the second because the philosophy they have built their foundations upon are limited to visual references and not the quality of the people who acquire good things in life through merit.
What the cast of Hamilton really fear is that their play won’t be so good if the values placed upon it are based on merit and not the progressive celebration of equality through diverse visual references. That’s why I’m not going to drop $500 to $1000 for a box seat on Hamilton when it comes to Cincinnati. It doesn’t represent my values as a conservative. Those values have transcended visual elements like sex and skin color—I’m at a point in my life where those types of things just don’t contribute to my decision-making. I care about the quality of people not what they look like. So for that reason, I’m not going to support the Broadway play of Hamilton. It might do well in progressive New York, but outside of that market I think they just doomed themselves to a larger market that might have otherwise given them a chance. I certainly would have before they decided to lecture Mike Pence on a simple night out with his family. But not anymore. The premise of Hamilton was weak before this controversy, but now it’s just a piece of stupid progressive art that doesn’t represent the values of America—the kind of America that conservatives are fighting to restore from several generations of immature, purely visual progressives who have never understood the concept of value while they pretentiously felt compelled to lecture the rest of us on that topic. Mike Pence was nice to sit there and be polite, but honestly, he didn’t need to. Donald Trump was right to defend his VP. It was tasteless on behalf of the Hamilton cast to do such a thing and they have what happens next coming because of their irresponsible actions.
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