Lin-Manuel Miranda: the power of one person’s conscience

Lin-Manuel Miranda …. my new hero!!
“Why haven’t other Puerto Rican “celebrities” stepped up to the plate? Are they too busy with Star Wars movies; or concert tours; or selling shampoo in San Juan?”


Lin-Manuel Miranda is Puerto Rican, a US citizen, and a celebrity. Over the past few weeks, he filled all three roles with great vision and responsibility…and set an example for every other Puerto Rican “celebrity.”

With a New York Times editorial, a Washington press conference, and a recent TV appearance, Miranda used his media access to focus attention on the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. You can view all three of them here…

Lin Miranda

Miranda published this editorial in the Times:

He spoke in this press conference in our nation’s capital:

He performed on this segment of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:

Why haven’t other Puerto Rican “celebrities” stepped up to the plate? Are they too busy with Star Wars movies; or concert tours; or selling shampoo in San Juan?

A special “thank you” goes out to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

To all the other “celebrities” we send…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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