Winning hearts and minds

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The United States (US), since becoming the hegemon after World War II, has never won the hearts and minds of people around the world. Quite the opposite. The world regards the US as the biggest threat to peace!

The US has 800 military bases around the world. The US started 80% of all of the wars after World War II.

While the US is the epicenter of the coronavirus, with over a million deaths, 8 of the 10 richest men in the world are US citizens. And with the revelations of Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, the world could not be surer that the US is a plutocracy. Contrary to spreading democracy, the US spreads misery around the world. Thus, the People’s Republic of China, understandably, is a threat to the US of Plutocracy.

If China were like the US, she would have already visited Puerto Rico to pledge her support to Puerto Rico independence. After all, Puerto Rico has been a US colony for the past 124 years. The US has been in violation of the United Nations’ (UN) Charter of 1945 that prohibits colonialism for being a crime against humanity. And moreover, the US has ignored, thus far, 41 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. But China is not like the US.

The US, however, says that she is willing to militarily support the independence of Ukraine, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She does, not because she believes in a nation’s self-determination and independence, but to try to maintain her hegemony.

Will the US use nuclear weapons to maintain her hegemony? Nobody knows. We could only wonder. What would Hitler have done, if he had the nuclear button beside him, while the Red Army approached his bunker?  

Only the 1% of US citizens.

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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