Interesting that you chose that cartoon as your graphic for this article. It seems to me to be the decisive answer to your objections to Hamilton, both the play and the person. I think it was misleading to not even mention the fact that Hamilton did eventually become a fervent abolitionist, and that unlike you or me, that was a position he had to reach by effort and thought. Moral heroes are people who faced tough moral dilemmas and made inspiring choices, which become the basis of their legends. On many other occasions, however, they were just like any regular schmoe of their times, which makes them seem monstrous by modern standards. Sometimes the great moral leaders of the past did the right thing, sometimes they tried and failed, sometimes they didn’t even try. We need to remember them for their best moments and in spite of their worst moments. More on this here. https://teedrockwell.medium.com/save-our-imperfect-moral-heroes-e490dced158c

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Teed Rockwell

Teed Rockwell

I am White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Male Heterosexual cisgendered highly educated able-bodied affluent and thin. Hope to learn from those living on the margins.

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