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Listen, folks. Expecting people to 1) treat you (a political oppressor) with kid gloves, especially during 2) an explicitly socially-conscious and diversity-minded piece of 3) theater—an activity with a LONG history (we're talking Ancient Greece, here) of challenging power structures and critiquing politicians, often to their faces—in which 4) some, likely many, of the performers and audience-community members belong to the very group you have spent your 5) PUBLIC CAREER 6) legislating against the very existence of is incoherent. It is also--whatever the intent may be--part of an insidious mindset that privileges the comfort of those in power over the wellbeing and basic human dignity of those they have sought to disempower. I don't say "the powerless" because art is precisely one of the ways that people have traditionally found a voice against those who would silence them.

Translation: there is no good reason for a member of King George's court to go to a performance of Hamilton and expect them to "talk less, smile more."

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