In a letter, on his official stationery, the governor of Puerto Rico recognized the value of War Against All Puerto Ricans. One should always appreciate a courtesy and be thankful for it.
Accordingly Nation Books and the author, Nelson Denis, thank Gov. Garcia Padilla for this letter.
But in all fairness, the letter does pose a problem…a problem that is shared by everyone in Puerto Rico. The problem is that this governor continues to be out of touch with reality. The letter refers to Puerto Rico as a “competitive and democratic society, an example to many Caribbean and Latin American nations.”
The last time I checked, Puerto Rico has a $73 billion public debt, PREPA is about to default on a $9 billion debt, the island’s credit rating is “Junk Bond” status, an IVU of 11.5% was passed, gasoline taxes rose twice in the last year, water and electricity cost a fortune, and everyone is leaving the island…so that US billionaires can turn it into their personal ATM and country club.
Is this the “example to Caribbean and Latin American Nations” that AGP was talking about? If so, he is a master of George Orwell’s doublespeak, and George Orwell is alive and well in Puerto Rico.