Most US citizens clueless about PR’s perpetual crisis

by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico’s colonial administrator talked on the television program The Daily Show about Puerto Rico’s problems, but he was unable to articulate intelligently what the real problem has been and what is the only solution. Click on the following link to watch the video:

The genesis of Puerto Rico’s 120 year crisis is the United States (US) military invasion of July 25, 1898. That resulted in Puerto Rico becoming a US colony.

Do you know that the US government has tried to hide that fact by allowing a so called “Puerto Rico Constitution” to be enacted on July 25, 1952? The US government does not want people to know that the oldest and most populated colony existing today is still a US colony.

Do you know that in 1953 the US government asked the United Nations to take Puerto Rico off its list of colonies, because Puerto Rico had attained self-government the year before via the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico? The UN did, and that is why Puerto Rico is not on that list.

The US government in 1898 identified Puerto Ricans as belonging to an inferior race. The US therefore legislated that Puerto Rico be an unincorporated territory so that the US Constitution could not be extended to the Puerto Ricans. This has been interpreted by the US Supreme Court to mean that Puerto Rico belongs to but is not a part of the US.

The US imposed its citizenship on Puerto Ricans in 1917, but it is, of course, a second class one. It was designed to divert Puerto Ricans’ natural loyalty to their homeland to the US. It has worked brilliantly, as this video has demonstrated.

Puerto Ricans learn the history that the US government wants them to know. That is why so many US citizens are clueless about Puerto Rico’s perpetual crisis.

People need to learn history independently of the US government’s control to understand the root of the problem and how to fix it for real. The Puerto Rico colonial administrator is incapable of doing that, as he made that clear in this video.

The answer to fixing the problem is a simple one, but the US government does not to do it. The answer is in the United Nations’ Charter, and its 37 resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Join us in our permanent resistance to force the US government to comply with the will of the international community, because those who care more about making huge profits illegally than protecting human rights, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL!

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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