Young Puerto Ricans will save Boriken

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


CBS News estimated that about half a million Boricuas protested for the resignation of, who Puerto Ricans call, “the governor of Puerto Rico”. The CBS reporter asked a young Boricua woman, how long will the protest last? She said, as long as it has to, because we are not stupid! Click on the following link to watch that video:

Indeed, Boricuas are not stupid! These young people are reacting to their sense of indignation over events made public by the United States Government (USG). The FBI arrested people connected with the USG’s colonial administration of Puerto Rico. The United States (US) Court in Puerto Rico charged them of crimes. The USG allowed that to be exposed by the media. But that is not the big picture! To understand the big picture you have to get the information that the USG does not them to have.

These young people don’t know that on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10 AM the United Nations (UN) held its annual hearing to discuss Puerto Rico decolonization. CBS News did not tell you that, although there are about 9 million Puerto Ricans worldwide! The fact of the matter is that the US media do not cover that at all.

If half a million Boricuas are protesting to get rid of Ricky Roselló in connection to criminal activity, imagine what it would be like if every Puerto Rican worldwide would be engaged in permanent resistance to get the USG out of Boriken for crimes against humanity if he only knew!

The USG militarily invaded Puerto Rico in 1898 to make her its colony. The USG said that Puerto Ricans were an inferior race, and thus, could never enjoy the US Constitution. The USG put Puerto Rico in its unincorporated territory category to exploit Puerto Ricans forever!

The USG lied to the UN in 1953 to get Puerto Rico off its list of colonies. The USG said that Puerto Rico had obtained self-government via the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of 1952. Today, Puerto Rico is still off the UN list of colonies, although she is the oldest and most populated of all of the colonies on that list.

Do you know that more Boricuas live away than in their national territory? That is indicative that Boriken is not governed for the Boricuas! That is why that young Boricua who said that he is a teacher does not have a job in his own country. He is another excellent candidate for leaving his homeland!

Young people don’t know that the USG has violated for the past 75 years the UN’s Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945. They don’t know that the USG has ignored 38 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. They don’t know all this, not because they are stupid, but because the USG hides that from them.

If Boricuas want to save Boriken for real, we have to permanently engage in resistance to instead force the USG out of Puerto Rico, because those who have kept us ignorant for over a century to exploit them forever, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL!

But they must first get the bigger picture.

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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