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Hamilton the Musical lionizes the real Benedict Arnold of the Am. Revolution

USA currency heros and villain
OUR GUILDED AGE OF GREED AND NARCISSISM is naturally going to recast Alexander Hamilton in a heroic light. Though he adorns the ten dollar bill, Hamilton was neither a president nor a founding father. The first secretary of the treasury was rather the nation’s founding banker. Not a Mr. Drysdale safe deposit banker, its loan officer.

Hamilton believed the nation’s currency should belong to a private bank and be loaned to the public, at interest, compounded so the debt could never be paid off.

Every schoolchild knows Jefferson hated Hamilton but the reason was always obfuscated by federalist triviality. In fact Jefferson believed the fruit of a nation’s productivity was supposed to be distributed to the people. Hamilton insisted it go to a bank which need share only the crumbs.

Hamilton the Rat Bastard betrayed America’s founding fathers who sought to escape the Bank of England’s talons. Its loans were not only usurious, the bank’s discretion to expand or restrict credit enabled it to create financial crashes so as to seize the public assets proferred as collateral. Though the original colonies had benefited by printing their own currency in the past, Hamilton convinced George Washington that instead of the nation printing its own currency, a bank should do it, so the 100% profit of printing money could be spread among private shareholders, not the American public or their legislature.

Any schoolchild could grasp the unfairness of the contract which Hamilton imposed on what would have been a prosperous people. The national debt is still binding today. Its abolition and everyone’s emancipation could be just one big school walkout away.

Hence the constant indoctrination.

That’s what makes Hamilton: an American Musical all the more pernicious. Because it’s aimed at children. Its theme of How History Will Remember You is an ode to infantile angst, while obviously innoculating their childish allegiance to mature scrutiny. Hamilton is High School Musical league, with the pretense of being historical. Parents are agog because they think there’s substance behind the interracial rap voguing and vapid graphic novel dialog. It’s the same excitement parents showed for Harry Potter Middle Earthian dreck because at least the kids are reading.

Before the revolution the American colonies prospered with their own currency. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson visited England and saw the poverty and squalor where they expected to see the shared bounty of the world’s most powerful empire. The “Bank of England” was sucking England’s economy dry and soon a law was passed to mandate that the colonies subjugate themselves to the same perpetual loans. That’s what prompted the American War of Independence. The Tea Tax and No Taxation Without Representation are perfidy. Why is school-taught history so boring? Because it’s a fabrication to hide the truth.

Jefferson, Franklin, and Madison opposed the yoke of debt slavery, while Hamilton’s cohorts and banking agents kept reimposing it. When President Andrew Jackson paid off the national debt in full, he bankrupted the bankers! Abraham Lincoln paid for the War of Rebellion by printing Greenbacks. Their success was sabotaged by the banks and international finance got its hooks in again.

What an odd coincidence that the portraits of each of those foes of national debt, depicted on US currency denominations, face the same direction, while the Arnold of all Benedicts grins back at them.

Jefferson, Diderot: Liberty is refreshed by the blood of tyrants, kings, priests

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” The disembowelment which prefaces Diderot’s notorious admonition seems to escape modern spiritualists who presume to advise revolutionaries. Do they think mankind has transcended rationalism? We haven’t even overcome feudalism.

Every dollar wants to be free of the Fed

US one dollar bill, circa 1963-presentIt might stretch credulity that the US Bureau of Engraving encrypted prophetic images of the Pentagon –and the not yet built WTC twin towers– in their iconic Reichstag Fire infamy, unto dollar bills folded just so. But who knows, they might have chosen to encode Thomas Jefferson’s oft-quoted but unheeded chiding to the American people: “Every generation needs a new revolution.” And don’t we especially want to ignore this one? “When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.”

Celebrity Leaders of the Anti-Peasant Crusade

Why is Lou Dobbs considered an “expert” on Immigration, but not Colbert? Now they’re barking because Colbert testified in Congress as an “expert witness”. And say that his only expertise was that he’s a “Celebrity” Say whut? The problem they’re having with his expertise isn’t the shock to the senses that your first day of Field Labor is to ANYBODY. (It’s why the Founding Fathers “hired” slaves to do it for them, because let’s face it, if George Washington or Madison or Jefferson had to go out and cut their own damn tobacco and sugar cane (cotton wasn’t a cash crop until later) they would have starved. Labor built the fortunes of the “Founding Fathers” the same way Labor builds the fortunes of the Capitalists today.) But they’re claiming that his “expert” status was somehow due to his status as a Celebrity. So, what now, do they stop listening to that stupid John Wayne Record about how honorable it is to join the Army, travel to exotic places, meet interesting people, and Kill Them?

Since John Wayne’s only expertise on war and military was that he portrayed Soldiers in some of his movies. Same with Ronald Reagan, George W, Romney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Tom Tancredo, Bill O’Reilly, Rudi Giuliani, Lou Dobbs…

The only experiences they had as “warriors” is that they dodged the draft and sent other people to kill and die in their stead. And they have an equivalent level of expertise in Immigration, Constitutional Law, Religion, Terrorism, or any of the other “Celebrity Expertise” they tout, and yes, even instruct the Right Wing Lunatic members of Congress on those subjects.

Ted Nugent boasted that he “beat the draft” by shitting on himself then not bathing for a month before his Draft Board examination. Convinced the doctors he was crazy. Instead of just being a chickenshit. Now he supports all Wars and dares people to disagree with him.

Kind of the same way Sarah Palin told people not to sit down or shut up, unless they “heckled” her, then she had Government police paid by Tax Money to enforce for her and violently remove anybody who dared to speak against her.

Ted Nugent would do that same thing if you tried to take up his challenge at one of HIS hate rallies. Even though he’s prancing around the stage, like the silly bitch he truly is, with an allegedly fully loaded machine gun. He’d still have somebody else do his fighting for him.

But not a whimper from the Right Wing Noise Factory about HIS use of a “celebrity status” to tout their bullshit for them.

Rudi Giuliani is a typical Pig, former prosecutor, like local Celebrities Ken Buck and Doug Bruce, meaning they stood in court, hiding behind their PIG comrades to make sure nobody gets “uppity” with them, and talk like they’re “Tough Guys”. Chickenshits and Pigs, Chickenhawks all.

Giuliani is touted as an “Expert” in Terrorism because he got skunked, allegedly by the same group, twice… in exactly the same place.
That and he led a Fearless Campaign against the poorest of the poor in New York City. Real “heroic expert” there.

Not a single one of the Right Wing Lunatic Fringe ever objects when Il Rudi testifies before Congress.

Lou Dobbs is touted as an “Expert” in immigration HOW?

His family immigrated much earlier and they most certainly didn’t have the permission of (at the time) Most Americans. Most Americans at the time being Non-White and definitely opposed to the Heavily Armed European Illegal Immigrant Wave. Called the police to his house and said “Mexicans” had shot at his house while he wasn’t there. When asked WHICH “mexicans” and how did he know they actually were “mexicans” since NOBODY SAW IT HAPPEN and there are No Suspects he’ll get all huffy and call you a Commie Pinko Nigger Loving Fag
Jewboy Liberal. Nice deflect there, Mr Dobbs! Get caught in a lie and sling racist rhetoric as a shield as you back away from the question!

No objections from the Far Right Zombie Squad about HIS expertise either.

But I guess being a “celebrity” isn’t so much a handicap in being declared an “expert”… as long as you’re a Right Wing Parrot, and read your script exactly as it’s written.

The hypocrisy smells worse than last week’s tuna salad.

The Lakota saw six grandfathers where Mt Rushmore fests expansionist four

A recurring discussion at the base of Mount Rushmore is whose face next belongs alongside America’s fantastic four. There’s room for more obviously, as the mountain’s Lakota name was the Six Grandfathers. They saw resemblance enough in the rocks without the Denver Mint faces. Visitors can be excused not recognizing Theodore Roosevelt, the only cameo without a coin –he lacks a DC monument too, but Teddy most certainly belongs here. To determine who else might qualify, we have to wonder at what exactly Mt Rushmore means to memorialize.

Mount Rushmore immortalizes above all a New York lawyer who persevered for half a century to assure the not inobscure landmark was named after him. The government approved carve-up was intended to draw visitors to South Dakota. Concurrent tourist spot projects included the cement dinosaurs of Rapid City and Wall Drug. The icon-fashioned mountain became its own icon, casting a Cliff Notes summary of American History into stone. Whatever posterity would have to say about their legacy, these presidents would remain an unscalable height above reproach.

George Washington was father of our country, if not what today we hold as our ideals. Washington wanted to liberate colonial profits from the tiers owed its royal investors. He fought only for the independence of the American propertied class, and faced revolt from the common soldiery who bore the brunt of fighting off the British.

Thomas Jefferson pushed us west and invented the facade of democracy based on an illusory “all men created equal” utopian agrarian society. Jefferson would have known that no farms can operate without farmhands, and that peasant revolts have never sparked revolution. Above all, who was Jefferson to pretend that you can keep everyone down on the farm once they’d seen Paree? A farmer can imbibe education and culture only if he’s got slaves doing the work.

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and held the union together. An America divided would have been vulnerable to resorption by the European powers. More important, the engine of our export economy was the South. Cotton and tobacco dwarfed fur.

Theodore Roosevelt championed conservation, like the national parks, but he’s on the mountain because he took America’s Manifest Destiny international. Roosevelt oversaw industry extend its empire-building offshore in search of cheap labor, resources and markets.

When conversation turns to whose face should adorn the pantheon of American expansionists, we are not lacking for capitalist do-gooders. I overheard “Obama”, “Henry Ford” or “Bill Gates,” perfectly in keeping with the theme.

In chronological order after the Rough Rider, to my mind, JP Morgan could be the beginning and the end, as father of the malevolent banking monopoly which has fated the world to Potterville.

Improving Rushmore would naturally be to efface it. How much longer really are the sculpted heads going to look like a “feat of engineering” and not simply a defilement of nature? Already what’s praised as a “work of art” looks more like a bad tattoo. Native American voices oppose the nearby Affirmative Action Crazy Horse Monument because no Indian they say would want his image superimposed on landscape.

If we can’t take it down, I have a suggestion for an additional face that neither perpetuates the enshrinement of our patronizing leadership, nor pretends to reflect a rehabilitated self-awareness. I propose we conduct an essay contest among American school children. From the dead-last, dumbest entry we select a child’s face to represent our nation’s failed intellectual promise, product of poor schooling, propaganda and poisoned spirit. That would be the face to commemorate America’s hard-headed, dumb as a brick, jackboot future.