“Paz no es la ausencia de guerra sino la posibilidad de guerra. La imposibilidad de la guerra a costa de la falta de justicia lleva a la guerra. Sin justicia no puede haber paz verdadera solo ausencia de agresión. La ausencia de agresión producto de la sumisión ante el agresor o potencial agresor es esclavitud.
Evitar conflictos militares y diplomáticos no son garantía de paz si no se tiene como norte, primero, la defensa de la justicia. La impunidad y legitimización de los victimarios ignorando a las victimas es injusto por ser inmoral. Sin moral no hay bien ni mal, y no se sabe distinguir entre democracias como Israel y los salvajes que lo rodean. El caso de Irán (Hizbala de Líbano y la Guardia Revolucionaria de Irán) y de Cuba (el Directorado de Inteligencia) donde sus organizaciones vinculadas al terrorismo exterior y domestico fueron sacadas de la lista de terroristas explica por que el Presidente de EEUU ignoro la marcha en París tras la masacre terrorista. Su política es la de acercarse y armonizar con la mayor cantidad posible de estados y movimientos ideológicos propulsores del terrorismo.
Obama por su formación política da cierta razón a los enemigos de EEU y la democracia porque, aunque no apoya el terrorismo, si comparte unas cuantas partes del discurso, de la narrativa, del anti americanismo, anti Israelismo y anti capitalismo, y las visiones anti cultura y civilización occidental. Es la corriente de pensamiento común, aunque con excepciones, entre la izquierda americana, europea, latinoamericana. Quiere ser “bueno” y reparar lo que le han hecho creer que fueron errores, pero, no se porta tan bien con las victimas del terrorismo incluyendo los movimientos opositores internos. Que retroceso para la causa de la democracia y que humillación para las victimas!”
Antonio de la Cruz
The present crisis facing the territory is a massive un-payable public debt together with high unemployment, real estate deflation, the largest non performing loans portfolios of all colonial banks in recorded history and a massive population exodus.
Today Puerto Rico is the place in all of the Americas with the highest cost of living and taxes. Maintaining a policy of passivity and non intervention, while the Island’s family structure is dismembered by the massive population exodus, is a crime against humanity!
The U.S. Census projected that by 2050 the population of Puerto Rico will decrease to 2.3 millions. The same amount when “commonwealth” and the Constitution were adopted in 1952. The number of American citizens leaving the Island for 2015 is 120,000. The tax base and government revenues is shrinking fast.
Jet Blue has increased their flights from the Island to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. All “battle ground states!” Therefore if Washington does not react Puerto Ricans will give a bankrupt and nearly empty archipelago to the United States.
The Gallup Organization made two polls in Puerto Rico in 1990 and 1991 and asked the American citizens living in the territory, what would they do if the Island was granted Independence or Free Association (Associated Republic). Ninety two per cent said that they would move to the United States. This is not surprising. Polls made by Frank Luntz for the campaign for Governor of Dr. Pedro J. Rosselló revealed that 97% treasure their American citizenship the most.
So, those states that Puerto Ricans love the most should be prepared for the tidal wave of population from the territory to a neighborhood near you. The United States owes the People of Puerto Rico reparations for all its colonial abuses and for extending it’s regime of apartheid and segregation for 117 years.
Giving us billions in welfare and subsidies programs is not a substitute for our right to be equal. We have paid a very high price of 117 years of colonial rule. There is an admission bill introduced by Resident Commissioner Pedro J. Pierluisi to sponsor a Federal plebiscite asking for a vote on statehood yes or no. That’s the democratic path to follow to resolve this American Paradox!
Latin America, the Caribbean and the World are watching how the United States treats this issue affecting the lives of 3.6 millions American citizens of Hispanic origin. It will reveal if the United States has changed its policies of force and imperialism and has truly become a beacon of democracy, liberty and equality. Passivity is not an option. The reparation is to grant political equality and end the racist, segregated and apartheid colonial territory.
The time to act is now. History will judge the decision makers. Equality is the soul of liberty. Denying it is a human right violation!
An American Paradox
By Franklin D. López
Journalist, Writer, Businessman & Political Prisoner
President Obama quickly gained a giddy cheerleader for his historic move toward normalizing relations with Cuba: People’s World, flagship publication of Communist Party USA. In fact, communists are commending not only Obama’s hand in Cuba but also Pope Francis’ hand. They are proclaiming a new holy trinity: Fidel Castro, Barack Obama, and Pope Francis. No kidding...
Speaking of solidarity, American communists not only finally have a president they like; they finally have a pope they like. As they have done so many times since he assumed the chair of St. Peter, communists were lavish in their praise of Pope Francis: “Of note is the role played by Pope Francis in facilitating this enormous development. Both Obama and Castro thanked the Pope. This new leader of the billion-strong Catholic Church has stirred the world with his advocacy for the poor, immigrants and the oppressed.” Communists are hailing these three great men of change: “All three men—Obama, Castro and Francis—it can be said, are change-makers, taking bold steps—even if they go against some past orthodoxies—to reflect the new realities, complexities and values of the 21st century.”
U.S. Communists Hail Obama (and Pope Francis) on Cuba
December 17 is the new May Day.
By Paul Kengor – 12.24.14