By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The following video from the Associated Press (AP) is an excellent example of how Puerto Ricans have been brainwashed. Click on the following link to watch the video called, “Puerto Ricans are Americans, Explained”: https://youtu.be/Bb3ZeqybloE
The first thing that the fake news omits is that Puerto Ricans never wanted to be United States (US) citizens. Puerto Ricans had already obtained self-government from Spain in 1897, after being a Spanish colony for 405 years. The USG, nevertheless, decided in 1898 to militarily invade Puerto Rico to make her its colony.
The video conveniently omits that the US government (USG) is committing a crime against humanity by keeping Puerto Rico as its colony. The USG has refused for the past 75 years to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism.
The video never explained how the so-called, “Puerto Rico government” came into being in 1952. The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party rebelled for Puerto Rico independence in 1950. The USG then decided to camouflage its colony by calling it, “The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico”.
The USG asked the UN the following year to remove Puerto Rico from its list of colonies, claiming that Puerto Rico had obtained self-government. The UN bought it, and removed Puerto Rico from the list.
The Nationalist Party’s attack on the US Congress in 1954 was to call attention that Puerto Rico continues to be a US colony.
The UN realized that the USG had lied to it in 1953, and currently holds annual Puerto Rico decolonization hearings. This year’s, Monday, June 22, 2020 hearing was postponed due to the coronavirus. Click on the following link to watch last year’s hearing: http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/
The video talks about Puerto Ricans not being able to decide whether we want to remain a US colony, statehood, or independence. What it conveniently omits is that Puerto Ricans need not decide that. The international community has done that already by deciding that colonialism is a crime against humanity. The USG, however, has ignored 38 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.
Trump asked, during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, whether Puerto Rico could be sold. Isn’t it interesting that after George Floyd’s assassination, and the riots all over the world, that the so-called “greatest democracy” is talking about selling a nation?
We need to get the truth, and create a government that represents everyone! We do, because those who lie to exploit other people, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.bogspot.com
The AP and the USG represent exclusively 1% of the citizens.