By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The problem with United States (US) Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’sbill is that she wants to cross the bridge before she gets there. She does that, when:
- She wants the criminal to approve the Boricua decolonization process, and
- She totally ignores international law!
Click on the following link to watch her video:
That constitutional assembly that her bill calls for should happen after the US government (USG) returns Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. The reason why many Boricuas are confused is because they have been made ignorant via the USG educational system and news media.
Many Boricuas don’t know that the USG invaded Puerto Rico 123 years ago to make her its colony. Where was the US democratic process then? And why are looking for it now?
Many Boricuas don’t know that the USG has never complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism for the past 76 years, because it is a crime against humanity. Even if 100% of Boricuas were to vote to remain a US Colony forever, that vote would be illegal under international law!
Many Boricuas don’t know that the USG has ignored 40 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. The UN is in its 4th International Decade for the Eradication of colonialism.
Wouldn’t it be wiser for those interested in Puerto Rico decolonization to engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law, than to try to get the USG to make a US law to achieve what it does not ever want to achieve?
The key is educating the colonized Boricuas to understand that our liberation does not depend on the US’ so called “democracy”, but on 9 million Boricuas world-wide engaged in resistance now, resistance tomorrow and resistance forever!
We’ll cross the bridge when we get there.