The gentrification of the western hemisphere

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The so-called “discovery of the new world” by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was really the beginning of the gentrification of the western hemisphere.

And for the next 500 years, the European conquistadors undertook the task of the extermination of the indigenous people of America to claim it for themselves with the battle cry of, “America for the Americans.”

The United States (US) government (USG) calls the indigenous people of America “undocumented aliens”. But in reality, it is the Europeans invaders, who established the USG, who are the real aliens in America.

Trumps’ wall to keep out Mexicans is just one more example of the USG’s obsession with its gentrification. Another example is Puerto Rico.  

The USG invaded Puerto Rico specifically to make her its colony. The proof of that is in the Treaty of Paris of 1898. It states that the rights of Puerto Ricans will be determined by the USG. That languages comes from the US Supreme Court in the slave case of Dred Scott vs. Sanford. The Court’s resolution was that “Black people have no rights that Whites people have to respect.” Therefore, Puerto Ricans have been enslaved by the USG for the past 123 years!

The USG has since pushed 5.4 million Puerto Ricans out of our homeland. Presently, 3.2 million Puerto Ricans have refused to abandon our national territory. But it is obvious to those without gringolas that the USG is trying to gentrify Puerto Rico. That is, obviously, the continuation of America for the Americans.

Once the USG achieves a majority of “Whites” in Puerto Rico, it will then make her the 51st state of its Union. We will then have the 2 senators and the 4 to 5 representatives in the US Congress that the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico talks about, but that will not bring us the equality for Puerto Ricans that it seeks. On the contrary, that will be our genocide!

Our salvation will never happen via the Puerto Rico colonial elections that were installed by the USG to keep us enslaved forever. Therefore, we must engage, instead, in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with the United Nations’ Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945, and to comply with its 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Boricuas must take off our gringolas, before it’s too late!

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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