I tricked you with this headline.
The headline is a year old, published by the United Nations press office on June 23, 2014. You can read the entire press release here:
But the United Nations also tricked you, worse than I did. They trick us every year, with headlines suggesting that independence is “just around the corner” for Puerto Rico.
They’ll trick us this year too – with a headline identical to last year’s, and with language like this:
“The Special Committee on Decolonization today called on the United States to again expedite a process that would allow the people of Puerto Rico to fully exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence, as well as take decisions, in a sovereign manner, to address their economic and social needs.”
“The Assembly, by other terms, would reaffirm the inalienable right of the people of Puerto Rico to self-determination and independence, and reiterate that the Puerto Rican people constituted a Latin American and Caribbean nation with its own unequivocal national identity.”
The problem is, the U.N. has issued 32 previous resolutions just like this one…and the U.S. government has simply ignored all 32 resolutions.
The U.S. has been able to get away with this, because the “leadership” of Puerto Rico has collaborated in their fraud. Right now, its second-highest elected official is Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi: who favors statehood, and lobbies for it non-stop in Washington, D.C.
The two major parties in Puerto Rico, the PNP and PPD, have been arguing about “statehood” versus “ELA” for the past 48 years.
In a controversial 2012 referendum, a narrow majority voted for “statehood” while another 515,348 voters submitted blank and invalidated ballots.
Last year, even the people who testified before the U.N. Decolonization Committee sent a mixed signal: with Pedro Pierluisi and six others testifying passionately for statehood.
This year 100,000 people sent Pres. Obama a petition demanding the impeachment of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, and another 100,000 sent a petition demanding the impeachment of Pedro Pierluisi.
Thanks to this political clown show which has been running for 48 years (even longer than Sabado Gigante) Pres. Obama and the U.S. congress can easily ignore the U.N. Decolonization Committee. They simply say “we need a clear signal from the Puerto Rican people,” knowing that this “clear signal” is nearly impossible to create.
But today…I have a clear signal.
Three days ago, a U.S. congressman proposed that the U.S. establish a “Financial Control Board” to take over the island’s finances, and the island’s government. The New York Times wasted no time in trumpeting this news, all over America.
The clear signal is this: that Puerto Rico should REJECT this financial control board, and REFUSE to pay the $73 billion “public debt” that the U.S. is demanding.
Greece is refusing to pay its public debt, on the ground that it violates international human rights.
Puerto Rico should do the same.
THE GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO SHOULD REJECT A FINANCIAL CONTROL BOARD, AND REFUSE TO PAY THE $73 BILLION “PUBLIC DEBT.”