Why can’t Boricuas agree?

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico

Natalia García did a video about Puerto Rico statehood or Independence. She said that she was hesitant about doing it, but felt that the discussion was needed. Click here to watch that video:

The video itself is a perfect example about the ignorance that Boricuas have about our political status with the United States (US). And that is precisely why Boricuas can’t agree about how to create our own government to solely represent Puerto Ricans.

Natalia never mentioned the following information that is vital to such a discussion:

Puerto Ricans did not democratically decide to be a US colony in 1898. The US government (USG) decided that unilaterally via a military invasion. We have been an occupied nation ever since.

Why should Puerto Ricans have to vote today to decide whether we want to become the 51st state of the Union or independence? What does democracy have to do with our problem? Since when does the USG care want we want?

The majority of Puerto Ricans don’t know that the USG today is committing a crime against humanity for having Puerto Rico as its colony. There goes the myth that the USG cares about human rights.

The majority of Puerto Ricans don’t know that the USG has never complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945.

The majority of Puerto Ricans don’t know that the USG has ignored 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/

Therefore, instead of voting in elections in a colony where the empire doesn’t care what we want, we should be engaged in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law!

Don’t expect the USG to tell you this, because it is not to its advantage. It wants to keep us colonized, today, tomorrow and forever!How do we know that? That has been the history.


Don’t expect the US to tell you the truth.

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