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The Hamilton Hoax: How to dupe the American Left into Worshipping a Fraud

The Hamilton Hoax: How to dupe the American Left into Worshipping a Fraud

There is a great deal of media manipulation in America nowadays and the main target of this manipulation if the Left. A prime example is how Vladimir Putin is portrayed as a ruthless aggressor and the anti-democratic militarist Alexander Hamilton is seen as America’s first progressive and social justice warrior. This is because “image-making” has replaced historical analysis.

It’s painfully obvious how the media has managed to demonize Putin, but how has the media convinced the public, and particularly the Left, that Hamilton was somehow America’s first progressive?

One of the most popular shows over the past few years has been the Broadway musical “Hamilton”. It is a complete fantasy that ignores fundamental historical facts. In this absurd hagiography the following lies are boldly presented as truth: that Hamilton was a self-made man, anti-slavery, a champion of civil rights and pro-immigration.

Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, the son of a Scottish merchant. His college education was paid for by rich white businessmen allowing him to climb the social ladder on the mainland. While there he ingratiated himself as the aide-de –camp to the rich white landowner (and slave owner) George Washington. Washington would later appoint his aide to become the first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton’s rise in American politics was made possible because he very opportunistically married Elizabeth Schuyler –the daughter of one of the richest and most powerful white men in New York State. Talk about benefitting from the Patriarchy!

The only reason Hamilton did not own slaves was because his in-laws did. There are even historical documents proving Hamilton was involved in the transactions for the purchase and transfer of slaves on behalf of the Schuylers.

Regarding civil rights…the first mini civil war and struggle for civil rights in America was “Shay’s Rebellion” in 1787. After having fought in the war for Independence, Massachusetts farmers returned home only to find their farms taken over for debt by the courts and sold on the cheap to speculators aided by unscrupulous lawyers. It was a conflict between the agrarian class and the merchant class and Hamilton wanted to see American farmers wiped out in favor of a future America of manufacturers and rich bankers. In fact, Hamilton had utter disdain for the lower classes seeing then as “a great beast”. As a proud and unapologetic elitist he favored an elective monarchy and a non-titled aristocracy. The “little man” for him was an insignificant nuisance.

Finally, if one studies the life of the “white privileged immigrant” Hamilton in-depth one thing becomes crystal clear: Alexander Hamilton was all about Alexander Hamilton. The anti-Trump audiences who have flocked to see the Broadway musical roar with approval whenever the lyrics pronounce pro-immigrant sentiments. What is ironically humorous about this is that Hamilton was indeed pro-immigrant – and that immigrant was Alexander Hamilton.

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This essay would benefit from either links or footnotes; e.g.; “Hamilton had utter disdain for the lower classes seeing then as “a great beast”..” Source? “There are even historical documents proving Hamilton was involved in the transactions for the purchase and transfer of slaves on behalf of the Schuylers.” Source?

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Hey. Read Michelle Duross “Hamilton and slavery” and Ishmael Reed’s article on Hamilton in Counterpunch. You are right I should have used citations.

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Anthony Wicher

This is ignorant garbage. Hamilton was a genius, the founder of American System Economics which is indeed the most progressive economic system ever invented, and which has been vilified and attacked by the advocates of British imperialism. It is a system of government directed credit for long term projects to develop the country by building an infrastructure platform that increases the productive power of labor and raises the standard of living of the whole society.

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Paul kindlon

A system that has resulted in a massive gap between rich and poor of monumental proportions is only “genius” if you are part of the elite 1 percent. Enjoy your illusion .

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John Doran

Hamilton was, in effect, a tool of the Brit, Rothschild Banksters, & an advocate for their “money from thin air, Central Bankster fraud”
Book: The Creature From Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin.
The Chapter Summaries can be read in about an hour.
GEG’s website: needtoknow.news

John Doran.

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Paul Glumaz

This is so untruthful I am shocked that the Duran saw fit to publish this. Hamilton was totally opposed to slavery and did everything he could to prevent the 3/5 compromise in the Constitution. It was Hamilton’s enemy, the agrarian populist Jefferson, who fought Hamilton on this and promote the expansion of the slave system. It was Hamilton qho sponsored Haitian Toussaint Luoverture in creating what would have been the first African American Republic, very bad for slavery. Hamilton promoted the development of manufactures and inventions to industrialize agriculture and increase the education, skills and standard of living of the… Read more »

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Not much nuance in this article. I suggest reading the following for a better picture: “Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character” and “Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase” by Roger Kennedy Roger George Kennedy (August 3, 1926 – September 30, 2011) was an American polymath whose career included banking, television production, historical writing, and museum administration, the last as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, before the Clinton administration selected him to head the National Park Service in 1993. And for a terrific read: “Burr” by Gore Vidal

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Paul Kindlon

Burr is a great book. Everyone should read it for sure

John C Durham
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John C Durham

Almost none of this is true. And, being that Hamilton and Franklin created the USA and the Constitution and key institutions, I suppose that the author doesn’t anything about anything about nation states, law economics or human nature generally.
This is crap. Go away.

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