By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The United States (US) government (USG) used Luis Muñoz Marin to hide the fact that Puerto Rico is its colony. In the following video, Muñoz speaks about the Puerto Rican nationalists’ insurrection ofOctober 30, 1950, and the nationalists’ attack on the US Congress in 1954. Click on the following link to watch that video:
Muñoz never mentioned that the USG militarily invaded Puerto Rico in 1898 to make her its colony. He did that conveniently to also hide the fact that the Puerto Ricans nationalists have the right to use any means necessary to decolonize their homeland. Therefore, Muñoz willingly aided the USG to continue committing its crime.
9 years before that interview, the United Nations’ Charter had prohibited colonialism, because it is a crime against humanity. http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001
Instead of talking about the USG’s crime against Puerto Rico, Muñoz talked aboutPuerto Ricans voting. Puerto Ricans, as US subjects, have no rights that the USG has to respect. Then, and still today, 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. That is not democracy. That is slavery!
Puerto Rico has been a colony for the past 123 years, because Puerto Ricans have used reformism to mitigate the effects of our slavery. It is time to realize that only resistance could free us from US colonialism.
With 5.8 million Boricuas living away from our national territory vs. 3.2, we need to unite now before it’s too late! The plan is to engage in permanent resistance now, tomorrow and forever to force the USG to comply with 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.
It’s now or never!