Saturday, November 19, 2016

[U] Not Entirely O/T: So... The VP-Elect Was In The Audience -- At "Hamilton" In NYC Overnight

UPDATE 11.19.2016 @ 3 PM EST: This post has a Part II, a Coda of sorts, here.

This is NOT about the VP-Elect being booed on arrival (though that did happen).

This is about what Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor playing Aaron Burr had to say to Mr. Pence (clearly intentionally selected by the cast -- as the reader of these "epilogue" remarks, for irony's sake), after the curtain fell on the musical. He did so, it seems, on behalf of the entire cast, the crew -- and in fact, all of the rest of America (more than half of us, numerically) that did not vote for Mr. Trump or his agenda (per The New York Times):

...... . . .“We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. . . .

We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us”. . . .

I will certainly hope so, as well -- as he may be the more malleable, and reflective half of that ticket. He and the top of his ticket ought to take the lessons of Alexander Hamilton to heart. Namaste, and goodnight, now -- to all of good will -- I know you are out there. . . .


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