Someday in maybe 100 years or more, a kid will discover that the main reason the US didn’t change Alexander Hamilton on the 10 dollar bill is because some guy wrote a musical about him and made his popularity increase by 200%.
Alexander Hamilton, as the musical opening for previews on Broadway this week reminds us, has much to recommend him: he was the immigrant son of a single mother who became a founding father and the architect of our financial system. Why take him off the ten, and leave Andrew Jackson, who brutalized Native American communities, defended slavery, and opposed a national paper currency, on the twenty? A group called Women on 20s had already been organizing a drive to get Jackson off and a woman on. Harriet Tubman won the group’s online poll of who that woman should be, and she seems to be the leading choice all-around.
EXCLUSIVE: A Minnesota father of two is discovered to be the hunter who shot dead Cecil – one of Zimbabwe’s most loved lions
JUSTICE FOR CECIL THE LION! MURDERED BY COWARD AMERICAN DENTIST WALTER PALMER. HE IS A MURDERER. PAID GUIDES TO LURE CECIL FROM HIS PROTECTED RESERVE INTO UNPROTECTED PROPERTY. SHOT HIM WITH A BOW, THEN STALKED CECIL FOR 40 HOURS BEFORE SHOOTING HIM. THIS IS WHAT POACHING AND HUNTING LOOKS LIKE. IN THIS CASE ENDANGERED, PROTECTED WILDLIFE! MAYBE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WILL REACT THE SAME WAY EVERY DAY – WILDLIFE ARE POACHED EVERY DAY, INCLUDING ELEPHANTS, RHINOS (FOR IVORY), LEOPARDS, TIGERS, LIONS – FOR THEIR HEADS AS TROPHIES? SKINS AS RUGS OR WALL HANGINGS? LET US MAKE CECIL’S TORTURE AND MURDER A TURNING POINT FOR ALL WILDLIFE!!!
Ramifications for Cecil’s murder include: another endangered lion murdered; his cubs likely will be killed by new leader of pride, to get lionesses in estrus (ready to procreate), encouraging douchebags like this asshole to bribe guides and kill endangered wildlife in reserves …