Getting a taste of the US’ own medicine

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


How many times the United States (US) government (USG) has toppled democratically elected governments of other nations, simply because the 1% of US citizens can’t exploit them?

This is, however, exactly what domestically happened at the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

The 1% of US citizens controls the USG, no matter which political party wins. Trump, however, decided to continue as president, even if a coup d’état is necessary.

There is talk about prosecuting Trump for seditious conspiracy to overthrow the USG. That was exactly what Oscar Lopez Rivera was erroneously found guilty of, and spent 36 years in prison. Oscar, however, was fighting for the liberation of his homeland, which he has a right to do under international law. Puerto Rico is still a US colony after 122 years.

The charge of seditious complicacy to overthrow the USG fits perfectly for what Trump did. He attempted to overthrow the legitimate authority of his own government.

Jailing Trump, however, will not get USG to govern for 100% of its citizens. US citizens will have to organize themselves to do that. If we don’t, the USG will go back to business as usual.

We should not want to return to business as usual.  

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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