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viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

US government has used divide and conquer to keep Puerto Rico colonized


http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/puertorico/divided.htm
Click on the link to read an article published 16 years ago.

This article illustrates perfectly how Puerto Ricans have been divided for the past 116 years of their colonial relationship with the government of the United States (US).  None of those arguments in this article are true.  The US government has made Puerto Ricans believe that, so that Puerto Ricans can continue to argue these issues, and therefore, never decolonize Puerto Rico.

The principal lie is that Puerto Ricans must decide through a plebiscite whether to remain a colony, become a state of the United States of America, or become an independent nation.  It’s interesting that the US government used a military invasion to take possession of Puerto Rico instead of using a plebiscite, but wants Puerto Rican to use a plebiscite to get her sovereignty back.

The fact of the matter is that decolonization is not under the jurisdiction of the empire.  Decolonization is under the jurisdiction of international law.  The United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, and therefore, it cannot be allowed to exist.  Consequently, the US government is committing a crime by maintaining Puerto Rico as its colony.  Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would vote in a plebiscite to remain colonized, that could never be honored because it would be illegal under international law.

Puerto Ricans could never vote in any plebiscite to become a state of the United States of America because Puerto Ricans would first have to be free.  Under international law, free elections cannot be held while the people are colonized.  Puerto Rico would have to first become an independent nation, before she could consider asking the US government to allow her to be a state of its Union. 

And, that is why the 33 United Nations resolutions have consistently asked the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.  That is to say, to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.  That is to say to allow Puerto Rico to be an independent nation.  But since the US government does not want to do that, it continues playing theses plebiscites games to continue to make Puerto Ricans fight among ourselves.

Puerto Ricans must stop voting in elections and plebiscites to show the world that we acknowledge that we live under colonial rule, and therefore, elections are a contradiction to that.  Instead, we should permanently protest peacefully at least 3 times a year until we achieve Puerto Rico decolonization.

Join and be a part of the tsunami of people to obligate the US government to comply with the UN resolutions.  These marches are necessary because, those who have colonies don’t believe in justice for all!  More information late in January 2015.

See the 2014 UN Puerto Rico decolonization hearing morning session by clicking this link:http://webtv.un.org/search/special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-4th-meeting/3639598037001?term=puerto rico

The following link is for the afternoon session:
http://webtv.un.org/search/special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-5th-meeting/3641178758001?term=puerto Rico

 

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