Neoliberalism can’t deliver democracy

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


United States (US) Major General Smedley Butler explained in his book (War is a Racket, 1935) how war is used by capitalists for profit. That is why the US has 800 military bases around the war. That is why the US topples militarily socialist governments around the world. That is why the US is the epicenter of the coronavirus with over a million deaths. And that is why 8 of the 10 richest men in the world are US citizens.

Puerto Rico enjoyed democracy for a few months, just before the US invaded her on July 25, 1898. The US didn’t care about Puerto Rico’s democracy, because she wanted Puerto Rico as her colony instead. A colony means profits for US oligarchs!

Puerto Rico has been a US colony for the past 124 years. More Puerto Ricans live away, than in Puerto Rico. And half of the Puerto Ricans who refuse to abandon our national territory, live in poverty!

The US has never complied with the United Nations (UN) Charter of 1945 that prohibits colonialism for being a crime against humanity. Moreover, the US has ignored 40 UN resolutions asking her to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. Are you aware that the UN is in its 4th International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism?

The US, however, favors the independence of Taiwan. Why? The US knows that she is losing her hegemony, and feels that she must stop China’s rapid growth. The US wants a war with China, and supporting Taiwan’s independence will be her pretext.  

The US is against socialism, because that is the road to democracy. The 99% of the people must, therefore, engage in permanent resistance to create a real democracy.

Democracy is not what only the 1% of the people want.

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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