Even now that another hurricane has torn through the island, leaving its people in the dark and underwater, the “winners” of Puerto Rico still insist that the U.S. colony is better off begging for statehood than declaring its independence.
If the people of Puerto Rico want to retake control of their energy system, ensure their future, and keep the lights on, they need to kick out LUMA Energy and the PNP colonial governor, Pedro Pierluisi. Future generations will thank them.
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.
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.
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.
In a video posted to YouTube Sunday night, the Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter announced his retirement from music, saying, “This race (music), which has been a marathon, I finally see the finish line.”
There is just something about an overly aggressive, hostile, boastful jerk masquerading as a tough guy that makes huge swaths of any given population say, “Sure, go ahead and arrest my neighbors, control the media, and kill foreigners, because you’re the boss.”
Puerto Rican independence would mean higher annual revenues for Puerto Rico, lower federal expenditures for the U.S. government, and would allow both sides to abandon the current shameful colonial relationship, as authors Javier A. Hernández and Alberto Medina explain.