Tea or Coffee? I’ll have a hot chocolate. As I’m writing it’s 9:00 am, and I’m sitting on my bed, destroying my ear drums, playing Hamilton: An American Musical. Yesterday’s post gave you a glimpse into my unhealthy, but completely normal and socially acceptable, obsession with Hamilton. Why, you ask, am I writing about Hamilton now since it’s been a national phenomenon for a over a year & half? Well, Fourth of July is Monday, so ya know, clearly the perfect time to draft a declaration about my love for this musical.
Lin Manuel-Miranda. This man is a genius, and I’m sure he’s heard it a million times before.Watch out J.Law, because Lin is going to take your place as America’s sweetheart.Not only that, but his humility and vocabulary is refreshing. How many people can casually include quagmire,ingenuitive,Diuretic, and protean in their lyrics?
Like Alexander Hamilton himself, Miranda uses his words to perpetuate his beliefs, breaking the cycle of normality. The aforementioned normalcy being a white washed society, and courtesy of the upcoming election *has panic attack*, a heightened sense of hate mongering against immigrants. 39 of the signatures on the declaration of Independence were from immigrants. 39. Lines such as below, receive a thunderous applause each time they’re sung, as they should.
Beyond his words of equality, Lin scripts poetry of motivation, hope, love, and tragedy.
- “I’m past patiently waitin’ I’m passionately smashin’ every expectation. Every action’s an act of creation!” – Hamilton
- “And there’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait, just you wait” -Hamilton
- “Life doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes” – Aaron Burr
- Dying is easy, living is harder” – George Washington
- “I’ll make the world safe and sound for you……will come of age with our young nation, We’ll bleed and fight for you, we’ll make it right for you… we’ll give the world to you” -Hamilton & Burr singing to their kids
- “The world has no right to my heart, The world has no place in our bed, They don’t get to know what I said…You forfeit all rights to my heart, You forfeit the place in our bed” – Eliza Hamilton
- “If you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for?” -Hamilton
“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see…America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me” -Hamilton
Contrary to many opinions, America is one of the world’s greatest unfinished symphony’s. Are we truly going to believe that the society we live in is acceptable? A society where people are stigmatized, ostracized, and demonized is not acceptable.
As we celebrate our independence day let’s raise a glass to freedom, but let’s make our world safe & sound; we can make it right for us.
Your obedient servant,
P.S: Because we all need Hamilton inspired wallpapers, you’re welcome: