By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
This news report contributes to the fantasy that the United States (US) is a democracy. The fantasy that the US government (USG) represents 100% of its citizens. But, if that were true, why is the 99% of us getting poorer, while the 1% are getting richer? Why is the US the epicenter of the coronavirus?
The problem is not the infighting between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The problem is that the US is not a democracy. The US is a plutocracy! Click on the following link to watch that news report that distracts attention from the real problem: https://youtu.be/OVG07QaSXyc
The USG militarily invaded Puerto Rico 123 years ago, because the US is not a democracy. Making Puerto Rico a US colony favors the 1% of US citizens.
The USG has refused to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter of 1945 that prohibits colonialism, because that favors the 1%. Colonialism, by the way, is a crime against humanity!
The USG has ignored 40 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans, because that favors the 1% too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzBslJLbI0
When President Franklyn D. Roosevelt instituted his “New Deal” in the 1930’s to help the 99% of US citizens survive the Great Depression, the 1% tried to assassinate him. Major General Smedley Butler blew the whistle. George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott, was one of the plotters. Nothing ever happened to the conspirators. Is that the way a democracy is supposed to operate?
If we want a real democracy, we have to make that happen, by engaging in permanent resistance against want the 1% of US citizens want. https://todosunidosdescolonizarpr.blogspot.com/
You can’t weaken what you don’t have.