By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The Internet defines a nation as a large body of people by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory. Therefore, Puerto Ricans constitute a nation.
Why don’t Puerto Ricans have their own passport? The United States Government (USG) militarily invaded Puerto Rico in 1898 to make her its colony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARvdJV8nsUw
In 1917, the USG forced Puerto Ricans to have a second-class version of its citizenship. In order for a Puerto Rican in Puerto Rico to have the first-class one, he must move to the United States. Obviously, the USG designed it that way to get Puerto Ricans out of their own country. That is why today, more Puerto Ricans live away from their national territory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDbidSMgReM&t=16s
Once Puerto Ricans can be made a minority in their own country, the USG will convert Puerto Rico into the 51st state of the Union.
Why don’t Puerto Ricans object to having another country’s citizenship? Puerto Ricans have been indoctrinated for the past 121 years to believe that the US is their country. For over a century, Puerto Ricans have been reciting, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”
Most Puerto Ricans don’t know that every year the United Nations (UN) holds a hearing to decolonize Puerto Rico, because colonialism is regarded by international law to be a crime against humanity. This year, the hearing will be on Monday, 22, 2020 (the day after Fathers’ Day). http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/
Most Puerto Ricans don’t know that the USG has violated since 1945 the UN’s Charter that prohibits colonialism, and has ignored 38 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.
Let’s begin by affirming that we are Puerto Ricans. We can then engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law.
If we really mean it when we say, “Yo soy boricua Pa’ que tu lo sepa”, let’s organize to free our homeland. We must, because those who colonize don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL!
Puerto Rico is an occupied nation!