Scotland is officially part of the U.K., but it functions as an independent nation. That’s an oversimplification, of course, but the point is that many nations have autonomous regions. So how would that work in the United States?
The United States can no longer claim to be a democracy and deny the right to full representation and self-government to those it has the nerve to call its “citizens.” And it can no longer keep Puerto Rico as a colony without making an enemy of every freedom-loving human being on the earth.
All signs point to the fact that the Republicans have largely given up on democracy and governing, and are instead pushing the country toward an open civil war.
The United States isn’t going to make Puerto Rico a state, equal with the other 50, for the same reason that El Morro was used as a golf course—because the Americans don’t care about Puerto Rico, its history, or the people who live there—they only want to use the islands for a good time.
About half of all Americans believe that “there will be a civil war in the United States in [their] lifetime,” and that the nation will “cease to be a democracy” soon.
On Friday, July 15, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that outlines a process for the Puerto Rican people to decide their political status. Boricuas, it’s time to stand up, break the chains of colonialism, and open and walk through the door of freedom and sovereignty. We deserve it.
White supremacy is on the rise in this country and around the world. Violent racists are winning GOP approval, and attempting to destroy democracy is now a point of pride for Republicans. Indeed, the “party of law and order has gone noticeably soft on terrorism
At some point, it’s not possible for an increasingly multicultural, progressive, and urban society to continue acquiescing to a dwindling population of old white conservatives living in rural states. Something has got to give.