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domingo, 5 de febrero de 2012

Who should support the decolonization of Puerto Rico?

Someone who would support Puerto Rico’s decolonization is one who believes that it is wrong for any nation to own another nation, and believes in democracy.

All those who favor for Puerto Rico (PR) the political status of either independence, statehood, or a free association with any country that PR chooses ought to support decolonization.

With a United Nations’ (UN) controlled decolonization process, the political status that PR would have will be what Puerto Ricans decide among themselves.  For the first time in our history, there will be neither Spain nor the United States to put pressure on our decision.  That’s why we have had a long history of not being able to decide.  All those who fear democracy, get nervous with the idea of allowing Puerto Ricans to decide on their own.  Those are usually the ones who talk about democracy the most!  But, it is hard for them to walk the talk!

Even if 100% of the Puerto Rican at home and abroad were to favor colonialism for PR, that would not be an argument to justify maintaining the status quo.  The fact of the matter is that it is a crime against humanity for any nation to own another nation (United Nation Resolution 1514(XV) of 1960).

The only reason to maintain the status quo is for the benefit of continuing the exploitation of Puerto Rico by all those who benefit from it.  But this group represents only a handful.

Please join us this June 2012 at the United Nation’s hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization.  Puerto Rico has always been a colony.  Don’t you think it’s time for her to join the family of free sovereign nations?

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