WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

Loyal to the end…supporting Oscar López Rivera

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony  

On a cold January 11 night, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico held a final rally in front of 26 Federal Plaza in New York City. Dozens of marchers brought leaflets, a large banner, and their loyal hearts.

They rallied for the freedom of Oscar López Rivera, and they had millions of people behind them.

Countless rallies, marches and press conferences were held. Millions of e-mails, phone calls and letters were sent. A petition with over 100,000 signatures was delivered to the White House. In New York, 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, ProLibertad and El Maestro championed Oscar to the very end.

Oscar was imprisoned for 35 years…jailed for seditious conspiracy: the same “crime” as former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

Somehow the US supports freedom, independence and social justice for South Africa, more readily than it does for Puerto Rico.

But this did not deter the members of A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, or the courageous 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar.

Lourdes Garcia…Jesus Mangual…Prof. Ana M. López…David Galarza…Mariposa Fernandez…Benjamin Ramos…Frank Velgara…Walter Alomar…Fernando “Ponce” Laspina…They stayed and struggled for Oscar, until the very end. This type of character, conviction and sacrifice are necessary, for any real change in this world.

And change they did…because in May 2017, Oscar will be set free.

 

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Pudge is in! Ivan Rodriguez is voted into the Hall of Fame

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Yesterday, on the very first ballot, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

He is only the fourth Puerto Rican to receive this honor. The other three were Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Alomar…

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Pudge’s career is something to be proud of. He was on 14 All-Star teams and won 13 Gold Glove Awards during a 21-year career. His lifetime batting average was .296 and he hit 311 home runs. His fielding percentage was .991. He caught 661 attempted base stealers…sent all of them back to the dugout.

He is also the career leader among all catchers, in the entire history of the game, in all of the following categories:

                                      Hits……………..….2,844

                                      RBIs…….…………..1,354

                                      Doubles….………….572

                                      Games played……2,543  

Ivan took the news very humbly. He was surrounded by family and friends, in his home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. When the phone call arrived and Ivan heard the news, he took it very gracefully…but the emotions were too powerful…and Ivan cried.

Ivan Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican hero…an example of commitment, discipline and stamina. He shows the world, that the island can produce great men and women…people of character and dedication.

Ivan will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 30 of this year, at an official ceremony in Cooperstown.

 

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Oscar López Rivera will go free…but Obama is still a HYPOCRITE

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At long last, after 35 years, Pres. Obama finally commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera. The president is to be commended for this. But for eight years, Obama misled the entire Puerto Rican community. He used them as a doormat.

Obama betrayed every Puerto Rican…not once, not twice, but FOUR times in eight years. Here is how…

#1…THE U.S. CENSUS 

In the same week that Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, he also nominated Robert Groves to direct the US Census. The hoopla surrounding Sonia’s nomination enabled Groves to sail through the US Senate confirmation hearings – virtually undetected – and abandon statistical sampling as the prevailing census methodology (see page 15 of the transcript).

In other words, the appointment of Sotomayor served as a cover for the ultimate denial of hundreds of billions of federal dollars from Latino neighborhoods, and Latino school districts, all over the US.

#2…CHAPTER 9 BANKRUPTCY 

Obama did nothing to restore Chapter IX bankruptcy relief to Puerto Rico, which was arbitrarily withdrawn during the Reagan administration in 1984.

Obama expended no political capital; issued no executive orders; offered no Treasury negotiations, Dept. of Commerce initiatives, or tax code incentives…nothing.

He simply allowed Puerto Rico to melt down into insolvency.

#3…PROMESA

Instead of Chapter IX, Obama lobbied intensively for the passage of PROMESA, and the installation of a Financial Control Board over the entire island.

Over the next few years, hundreds of thousands of retirees may lose their pensions. The minimum wage may go down to $5 per hour. Electrical rates will double. Schools and hospitals will close. “Public private partnerships” will swallow the public economy. Another million Puerto Ricans may be forced to leave the island…and hand it over to Wall Street operatives and US billionaires.

THAT is Obama’s economic legacy for the people of Puerto Rico.

#4…THE US SUPREME COURT

The appointment of Sotomayor was cleverly timed, and served to cover the real action in the US Census.

But beyond this, in 2016, Obama sent his Solicitor General to the Supreme Court…not once, but twice. In two landmark cases – Sanchez Valle and Franklin Trust – the Obama administration argued that Puerto Rico is a “territorial possession of the US: with no political, economic, or juridical sovereignty whatsoever.

Obama made it clear – and the Supreme Court agreed – that Puerto Rico is a US colony.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING 

Barack Obama is a Harvard Law graduate, a masterful orator, and a talented politician. You don’t manage to become the first black POTUS without a strong skill set. 

Unfortunately, Obama applied none of his personal skills or presidential powers, on behalf of Puerto Rico. 

He commuted the sentence of a man who had already been pardoned twelve years ago, and should not have been in jail until January 2017…if at all.  

We certainly appreciate the release of Oscar López Rivera. We thank Obama for that. 

But for nine million Puerto Ricans, the Obama presidency was much ado about nothing.

  

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A Pulitzer Prize for Kike Estrada

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Kike Estrada is one of the best political cartoonists in the world. Kike conveys mountains of information with just one image. He could easily chair BOTH the political science and fine arts departments, at any college campus in Puerto Rico.

His website contains over 1,000 political cartoons, and he deserves the Pulitzer Prize.

Here is a sample of the wisdom of Kike…
 

 

 

 

 

Salida de un títere para poner a otro peor en la UPR

 

 

 

 
This last image illustrates the dilemma of Kike, with respect to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

To everyone in Puerto Rico, it obviously refers to Anaudi Hernandez: the PPD bagman whose corruption was so astounding, so Olympic in its proportions, that he collected over $400,000 for a fake “telephone system” that, quite naturally, did not work…after he “installed” it in the Capital Building of Puerto Rico, for the entire Puerto Rican legislature!

That is truly world-class corruption.

The problem is…Puerto Rico is a modern-day Macondo.

Politically and economically, it is a land of magic realism…

Where public schools, public beaches, pension systems, goat-sized potholes, sociopathic governors, mayors stealing $1.5 million in social security taxes, a Kafkaesque PROMESA, a corrupt Financial Control Board, Tito Kayak, PREPA, Zika, Monsanto, Anaudi and a Tennessee Plan are all flying around in the air…

A demented Caribbean tornado…

Like the last chapter in 100 Years of Solitude

And no one really hears it but us. The Puerto Ricans who suffer it.

Especially the Puerto Ricans living through it every day, on the island itself.

That is the torture…the existential dilemma…of Planeta Kike.

No wonder Kike lives in a mountain.

 
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Puerto Rico demands statehood…but it’s not sure when

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The new government of Puerto Rico wasted no time in confusing itself, and the entire world, in regard to what it wants.

Newly elected Gov. Ricky Roselló is demanding statehood immediately while his PNP counterpart in Washington – Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez – filed a bill to make Puerto Rico the 51st state eight years from now, in 2025.

IT’S ALL SHOW BUSINESS

Pedro Pierluisi submitted a nearly identical bill in 2015, with 100 Congressional co-sponsors attached to it…and the bill went nowhere. It didn’t even get out of committee.

But just 22 hours after getting sworn in, Gonzalez submitted her bill without even one co-sponsor attached.

The bill doesn’t even have any language in it…it’s just an empty page with a number – HR 260 – to “Enable the admission of the territory of Puerto Rico into the Union as a State.”

By her own admission, Gonzalez stated that she would be “filing a series of additional measures…some of them one or two years later, to obtain sponsors.”

My bill is ridiculous…but check out my cabbage patch!

In other words, Gonzalez already knows her “bill” is a blank piece of paper…as useless as a fortune cookie…but hey, let’s throw it out there anyway!

The Puerto Rican press will eat the cookie!

What the hell…Donald Trump is President.

The ex-governor of California is hosting The Apprentice, and Trump is still the show’s Executive Producer.

It’s all show business!

BRING IN THE CLOWNS

Unfortunately, to the outside world, it’s also a clown show.

The idea of submitting a useless bill with no statutory language and no sponsors, by a “Resident Commissioner” with no congressional vote, just 22 hours after being sworn in, turns that “Resident Commissioner” into a clown.

In less than one day Jenniffer Gonzalez, the “face” of Puerto Rico in the US Congress, has converted her office into a circus act.

jenniffer-her-staffJenniffer and her staff…celebrate their one fake bill

She is posing and posturing for the people of Puerto Rico…whom she believes, are stupid enough to fall for this act.

RICKY THE HYPOCRITE

Gov. Ricky Roselló also believes in the stupidity of Puerto Ricans.

On the island, he tells them that “we demand statehood immediately!”

During his inauguration, in his very first speech as governor, he brought the crowd to their feet by shouting “I am flying to Washington on Monday, to back a bill to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st state!”

What he didn’t tell them is that Puerto Rico will not become a state on Monday, or Tuesday, or next month, or next year. In fact, the “bill” he is backing doesn’t really exist, doesn’t have a single sponsor, will never get out of committee, and might call for statehood…maybe…in 2025!

I’m a lying sack of shit…but I dance with El Gran Combo!

In other words, within minutes of becoming governor, Ricky Roselló began lying to Puerto Rico.

Apparently Ricky and Jenniffer – and other island politicians – believe that Puerto Ricans do not read the news from Washington, D.C.

Ricky and Jenniffer think that Puerto Ricans know nothing of US congressional procedure.

They think we can’t track a bill – such as HR 727, Pedro Pierluisi’s “Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Process Act” – which was introduced in February 2015, referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources (the same committee that gave us the PROMESA bill) and then died in that committee, despite acquiring 100 co-sponsors.

They think we don’t know that Jenniffer’s phony “Statehood” bill, with no language in it, was immediately referred to the same committee – Natural Resources – that killed the Pierluisi bill in 2015, and gave us PROMESA in 2016.

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Ricky and Jenniffer think they can say one thing in Puerto Rico, and do another in the US…act like lions in San Juan, and lambeojos in Washington.

It worked for Muñoz Marín, it worked for Luis Fortuño…so why not for Ricky and Jenniffer?

THESE ARE DIFFERENT TIMES

Unfortunately, these are different times.

Puerto Rico is in a deep crisis, Wall Street is taking advantage of it, people are losing their pensions, their homes, and their homeland.

In 2017, when politicians behave like clowns to make themselves rich…

At the expense of their own people in Puerto Rico…

They are being watched.

Very carefully.

 

 
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

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