by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
In 1963, Governor George Wallace stood at the entrance of the University of Alabama to impede 2 Black students from attending their first day of class, and in that way making good on his pledge of “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever!” Click on the following link to watch him say that: https://youtu.be/6C-kBVggFrs
Those were among the many challenges that the United States (US) faced when formal legal segregation ended in the South due to its Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education Case. Those segregation laws were known as Jim Crow Laws. They existed from the end of the Civil War to the court’s decision and the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.
In Professor Daniel Immerwahr’s new book, “The hiding of an Empire”, he says that US imperialism did not begin with the American – Spanish War of 1898. The United States Government’s (USG) had already embarked in colonialism through its Northwest Ordinances. These ordinances required that every new territory must be populated with a majority of Whites before it could be admitted into the Union. Therefore, from the very beginning, the USG was on a premeditated path to becoming an empire. Click here to watch an interview with the author of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvlUGYvLg0s
All nations that become empires believe that they are superior to others. If one listens to Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches, you will notice that by 1967 he realized that US racism was more ingrained into its national fabric than he thought at the time of his historic “I have a Dream” speech in Washington DC.
The only thing people of good will could do is to engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with the United Nations’(UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945 (9 years before the US Supreme Court prohibiting racial segregation), and the 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzBslJLbI0
Get involved, because those who willfully become a hidden empire, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/
Can a tiger lose its stripes?