Doesn’t charity begin at home?

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


It does, but not for the United States (US) government (USG)?

There are about 580,466 homeless people in the US. Click on the following link to get the details:

If the purpose of a democratic republic is to have a government of by and for her citizens, how could the US, the richest nation in the world, with a gross domestic product of 21 trillion dollars a year, have that level of homelessness?

How could the US be the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with a million deaths, while 8 of the 10 richest men in the world are US citizens?  

And, how could the US President Biden have signed, yet another bill, this time, a 40 billion dollar aid package to “supposedly help Ukraine fight off the Russian invasion?

Charity doesn’t begin at home for the USG, because it is a plutocracy. All that, so-called “aid” to Ukraine, is to make the 1% of US capitalists even richer. Do you know that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was on the board of directors of one of the Military Industrial Complex companies? Look it up!

The USG has maintained Puerto Rico as its colony for the past 124 years in violation of the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism for being a crime against humanity. The USG has also ignored consistently 40 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Charity would begin at home in a real democracy. And that is the problem that the 99% of US citizens must resolve.  

US is bankrupt but not 1% of her citizens.

Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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