The purpose of PR politics

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico

The purpose of Puerto Rico politics is to divide Puerto Ricans, so that we could remain a United States (US) colony forever.

Political parties in Puerto Rico are organized according to what political status Puerto Ricans want for our homeland. But, that shouldn’t be.

First of all, Puerto Ricans have no rights that the US government (USG) has to respect. That is what the Treaty of Paris of 1898 says, and it is still the law of the land today.

And secondly, colonialism is a crime against humanity. The United Nations’ (UN) Charter prohibits colonialism for the past 76 years. Are you aware that the UN began this year its 4th International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism?

Therefore, it doesn’t matter, at this point, what Puerto Ricans want. Puerto Rico must be decolonized according to international law. That means that Puerto Rico must become independent!

But because the USG doesn’t want that, it has allowed Puerto Rico to have political parties to employ the strategy of“divide and conquer”. Puerto Ricans debate now what we ought to be debating after we obtain our independence, and thus, we divide ourselves to our detriment!

What the 9 million Puerto Ricans worldwide should be doing instead is engaging in permanent resistance, like we did to get the US Navy out of Vieques and Ricky Roselló out of “La Fortaleza”, to force the USG to comply with 40 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. But for this to make sense, we must know our real history!

Let’s organize and massively protest now, tomorrow, and forever to force the USG to comply with international law.

Know who our real enemy is, and let’s concentrate on getting our national territory back. With more Boricuas living away than in Boriken, it is urgent that we begin now!

Don’t let us be divided! 

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