By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans governing ourselves will depend on us acquiring the truth as to how we got here. The following video does not do that! This video only perpetuate our 122 year old colonial status that it refers to as an “unincorporated territory” of the United States (US). Click on the following link to watch that video: https://youtu.be/gKMbdepqcAs
Puerto Ricans have no logical reason for having political parties, and in celebrating democratic elections in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has been a US colony for the past 122 years!
What Puerto Ricans must understand is that the US government (USG) unilaterally, and not democratically, invaded Puerto Rico to make her its colony. The USG, therefore, has been committing a crime against humanity. That is a glaring historical fact that this video could not have innocently overlooked!
We must understand that the USG has never complied with the United Nations’ Charter (UN) of 1945 that prohibits colonialism. That is another glaring historical fact that this video could not have innocently overlooked!
We must understand that the USG has ignored 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. That is still another glaring historical fact that this video could not have innocently overlooked! http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/
If we were to all understand that, Puerto Ricans would be engaging in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law. Imagine almost 9 million Puerto Ricans doing so all over the world! That is our inalienable right!
We need the truth to intelligently decolonize ourselves. Don’t expect the USG to give you the truth, because that goes against its interest.
Get only but the truth!