Why the Confederate reminders?

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


In the southern states, you see monuments honoring the Confederate Army of the United States Civil War. Obviously, those were “the good old days” for them! The fact that these monuments exist today is a testimony of how deeply rooted racism is in the US’ national fabric. Click on the following links for more: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkFXPblLpU 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSeht9CtM3s

In contrast, you will not find statues honoring Nazism in Germany. The German government teaches the history of Nazism in its school, and dissuades its glorification. Germans accept their history in order to learn from it, and to create a better nation for their people.

The US government (USG), conversely, does not want to create a better nation for its people. This is why institutionalized racism still exists after the US Holocaust. And that is why today, “We the People” are protesting everywhere for the eradication of it!

Puerto Ricans have also been victims of this. The USG militarily invaded Puerto Rico to make her its colony in 1898. The USG has violated for the past 75 years the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism. The USG has, moreover, ignored 38 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Rico. http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/

This means that the USG will not eliminate institutionalized racism, unless “We the People” force it to do so. Let’s decolonize our minds, so that we could organize the kind of resistance necessary to make the US better. We must, because those who want to “Make America Great Again” are the ones who want to go back to “the good old days”. www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

The good old days benefit only 1% of the people.

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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