How did China rise?

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The People’s Republic of China rose by fixing her domestic problems. China has modern infrastructure. China has already eradicated poverty at home, despite having 4 times the United States’ (US) population. Over 90% of Chinese are satisfied with their government.

How did the US rise? The US rose by engaging in endless wars, and establishing a world order that she hopes would maintain US hegemony forever. Is that democracy?

Unlike China, the US has not fixed her domestic problems. US infrastructure is falling apart. Over a million Americans died due to the coronavirus. 38 million Americans still live in poverty. Too many Americans are homeless and lack medical services. Understandably, only 40% of Americans are satisfied with our government! And yet, 80% of the richest men in the world are US citizens. This can’t be democracy!

US plutocracy was the reason for militarily invading Puerto Rico 125 years ago to make her a colony. US plutocracy is the reason for continually ignoring 42 United Nations resolutions asking her to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. Two thirds of Puerto Ricans live away from our national territory, with half of those remaining, living in poverty!

With all of the US’ domestic problems, she has decided to fight, yet another war, this time against the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Will that benefit US citizens? No, only US oligarchs!

Therefore, war is the only thing made in the US. That is why the US has 800 military bases all around the world, and her military budget is bigger than all of the next 10 biggest military budgets combined! But for everything else, it is made in China.

Made in China.  

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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