What Hamilton Teaches Us!

I am a huge fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda (If you don’t know who he is you are missing out!). In light of all the turmoil that is going on, I want to share a song from his Mixtape.  Our nation is facing new forms of oppression and I hope that we can learn to cast all our differences aside in order to realize that we are all human beings.  As Americans, if you trace back your heritage (with the exceptions of NATIVE AMERICANS) none of us are indigenous to this land we call home. I don’t want to be political, I want to be a humanist. We tend to forget our history at times. Particularly,  when it is most important to remember it.

It’s a hard line
When you’re an import
Baby boy it’s hard times
When you ain’t sent for
Racist feed the belly of the beast
With they pitchforks, rich chores
Done by the people that get ignored
Ya se armó
Ya se despertaron
It’s a whole awakening
La alarma ya sonó hace rato

Ay yo aye immigrants we don’t like that
Na they don’t play British empire strikes back
They beating us like 808’s and high hats
At our own game of invasion, but this ain’t Iraq
Who these fugees, what did they do for me
But contribute new dreams
Taxes and tools swagger and food to eat
Cool, they flee war zones, but the problem ain’t ours
Even if our bombs landed on them like the Mayflower
Buckingham Palace or Capitol Hill
Blood of my ancestors had that all built
With the ink you print on your dollar bill, oil you spill
Thin red lines on the flag you hoist when you kill
But still we just say “look how far I come”
Hindustan, Pakistan, to London
To a galaxy far from their ignorance
Cause immigrants, we get the job done

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