By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
Presently, the population of Boricuas in Boriken is 3.2 million, while 5.8 million live away. Why? Some say that it is because of Hurricane Maria, the 54 billion dollar debt, or the coronavirus. The truth of the matter is that it is due to United States (US) colonialism. Click here to read the US propaganda: https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/online_features/300-000-puerto-ricans-projected-to-leave-island-in-two-years/article_ddc5ec50-9f57-11ea-aa1d-c7b4ed0ddb16.html
Should we be concerned over this? Yes, because the US government (USG) has been provoking that since it made us its colony 123 years ago.
Many people think that Puerto Ricans have our own government, and they fault it for everything that is wrong. But that disguised “Puerto Rico Government” is really the USG.
The USG has created conditions since its military invasion in 1898, so that we would have no opportunities in our own homeland. The only opportunities that we have is to abandon our homeland, or join the US military. That way, and with a majority of “whites” living in Boriken, the USG would convert her into the 51st state of its Union. And that way, what Pedro Albizu Campos said about the USG wanting the cage and not the birds would come true!
Many Boricuas in Boriken believe that we live in a democracy, because we have elections every 4 years. Many are unaware that the Treaty of Paris of 1898 is the law of the land. That treaty says that the rights of Puerto Ricans shall be determined by the USG. In other words, Puerto Ricans have no rights that the USG has to respect. And that is not democracy. That is slavery!
The white Boricuas bourgeoisie only promote reformism to improve our colonial conditions. Luis Muñoz Marín is the best example of that. The USG is very proud of having the Puerto Rico International Airport named after him.
These white Boricuas bourgeoisie promote reformism, because they receive benefits from the USG for doing so. Click on the following link to learn more about reformism: https://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6462438/01lucha-por-la-independ-pdf-517k?da=y
The only right we do have is the international law. We have the inalienable right to our self-determination and independence. But for that, we must be willing to engage in resistance, and not reformism. Why do I say that? Because:
- The USG has never wanted to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism for the past 76 years.
- The USG has never wanted to comply with 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
Don’t permit that we abandon our homeland! Inform yourself and unite to engage in permanent resistance to force that USG to comply with international law. Boriken must be for the Boricuas. Resist now, tomorrow and forever!
Boricua now is the time for your nation!