Monday, November 21, 2016
#RIPUSA Art & history know no ‘safe space,’ and Hamilton owes Mike Pence no apology #AmericaHangsItsHeadInShame
Art & history know no ‘safe space,’ and Hamilton owes Mike Pence no apology
Mike Pence got booed by the audience, and then schooled in democracy by the cast, while attending Hamilton the Musical last night in New York City. Which sent Donald Trump into an over-the-top Twitter tear this morning.
Authoritarians, you see, don’t like to be challenged.
Take, for instance, Donald Trump’s bff country, Russia. Near-dictator Vladimir Putin doesn’t stomach dissent, he squelches it. If you take on Putin, you’re lucky if you simply get beaten. You’re more likely to have your livelihood destroyed and be sent to jail on trumped-up charges. And if you’re really a thorn in Dear Leader’s side, he’ll simply have you killed.