by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
Click on the following link to read about the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade boycott, because ex Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera was being honored as a hero: https://www.rt.com/usa/389005-latino-cops-boycott-pr-parade/
If you search the Internet, you will be amazed as to how many articles have been written about this! The New York Post even interviewed me, because I was wearing my t-shirt that reads, “Oscar López Rivera is our Mandela.”
It is amazing how you don’t even need any facts to generate all those news articles. Although Oscar was convicted of, “Seditious conspiracy to overthrow the United States government,” these articles say that Oscar was responsible for killing and injuring many people. If that were true, why wasn’t he convicted of that? A colonized mind will not go there!
What is also amazing is that these same media have not written any articles, since 1960, about the United Nations’ (UN) resolution that found colonialism to be a crime against humanity, because of its threat to world peace. The UN also determined that anyone living under colonialism has the right to use any means necessary to decolonize his /her country. The United States government has ignored thus far 36 UN resolutions asking the United States government to give Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. The New York City media do not find this newsworthy even in a city that has the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans outside of our national territory! And of course, a colonized mind, like the ones which boycotted the parade, will not go there!
Some who boycotted the parade do not have colonized minds. They are actually part of the 1% who make a ton of money keeping Puerto Rico a colony of the United States. They are the Coca-Cola, Jet Blue, AT&T, Corona, Governor Mario Cuomo, the New York Yankees, and the list goes on. These are the people we need to boycott!
That is why the key to Puerto Rico decolonization is decolonizing Puerto Ricans’ minds from 120 years of brainwashing. Then, the Boricuas will be able to see the contradictions like: Why are Puerto Ricans citizens of a nation that is not our own? Why does Puerto Rico have a Constitution that did not free us? Why do we vote in Puerto Rico, but the ones who really decides what happens to us is Washington DC? Need I go on?
The 10 million Puerto Ricans worldwide need to educate ourselves about our own history. Then, it will be obvious what we must do. It should be obvious to a non colonized mind that the US government will never teach us our real history, because those who use their own news media to hide the truth don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL!