by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
Professor Noam Chomsky was a guest on Ralph Nader’s radio program on March 2, 2019. Chomsky spoke about several topics including the public’s ownership of the airwaves. Within the United States’ (US) democracy, the 1% has succeeded in taking our airways for itself! Click on the following link to hear that radio program: https://youtu.be/soslGYuhqjA
The 1% uses the airways to indoctrinate the public in a way to generate even more wealth for itself! Here is an excellent example this.
Puerto Rico has been a US colony since 1898. After World War II, the United Nations (UN) was created in 1945.
The UN Charter prohibits colonialism. The United States Government (USG), never the less, has violated the UN Charter with impunity for the past 73 years! Moreover, the USG has ignored 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. What has the US free press done? Nothing! Here is another excellent example of that!
The UN holds a hearing to discuss Puerto Rico decolonization every year. It is held usually on the Monday after Fathers’ Day. The US media, however, does not report it! Moreover, even the UN itself does not regularly broadcast these hearing live to the public! Obliviously, it is to the advantage of the 1% to continue exploiting Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans forever! Here’s another excellent example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzBslJLbI0
The television investigative reporting program 60 Minutes could easily win another Emmy if it would feature Puerto Rico 120 year history of being a US colony, but it won’t touch that with a 10 foot pole! I know, because I suggested it. 60 Minutes ignored me. Why?
I know that the 4.3 million Puerto Ricans who were forced to leave their national territory because there were no opportunities there for them would be interested in such a news story. I know that the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans who refuse to abandon our homeland would welcome it too. But, the 1% would lose so much illegal benefits if Puerto Rico were decolonized that 60 minutes is willing to sacrifice that Emmy.
Therefore, like Chomsky said, the answer is to educate ourselves to engage in permanent resistance to force the government to represent the 100% of the people the way it is supposed to be.
The Sunrise Movement is an excellent example today of what the 99% ought to be doing. Let’s get involved in having a real democracy, because those who want all the wealth for themselves don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/
Whose side are you one?