Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Mouse Roars – Puerto Rico ’08 Primary

Call it a variation of the 15 minutes of fame or a spirited exercise signifying nothing. Puerto Rico is in the bright political spot light on main land USA when it votes for Democratic convention delegates on 1 June 08. This event will surely impact more for Puerto Rico than West Side Story; bring more sustained attention than when Puerto Rican independentistas shot up Harry Truman's congress or when the same organization pulled off the Brinks heist of the century. The bandidos were captured, but the loot was not recovered – nationalists still portray the theft as a Robin Hood caper; stealing from the rich giving to poor.

For starters those Puerto Ricans living on the Island, though since 1917 American citizens, cannot vote in the presidential elections; however their brothers living in the USA may, and their votes are counted in their state aggregate, eventually magically converted to votes in the Electoral College for president. In 1974 a committee in the Democratic Party assigned 55 elected pledged and 7 super delegates to Puerto Rico. It essentially amounted to an invitation to the convention party bashes and effort to establish links in Puerto Rico for the Democratic Party for campaign financing – Puerto Ricans love parties, both political and social. They most certainly understand the linkage between political donations and influence on Capitol Hill. More importantly, are the close commercial links and taxation issues between the Island and mainland.

There is really no Democratic or Republican parties as such that wield power on the island. Instead their two main parties split along ideology: one professes US statehood with the provisos Puerto Rico maintains a separate Olympic team and plays independently in global beauty contests; and the other like things politically as they are: i.e., no federal taxes, roughly 17 billion in federal aid with participation in US food, education and social programs. There are more paid work holidays than any where else in the world. There is a mandated by law Christmas bonus amounting up to $450. There is also an independence party that makes noise, but barely survives legally as a party, but it serves as a reservoir of furious national identity and cultural pride.

Puerto Rico is almost a social democracy – about 33% of the population works for the government opposed to 16% in the US. The Electric Power and Water & Sewer companies are owned by the central government as well as national lotteries – this year the government predicts a one and half billion dollar budget short fall. To muddle the local government even more is that the current Governor Acevedo Vilá, a committed Obama super delegate, is under federal indictment for campaign financing irregularities. This was the same guy that told Michele Obama on a recent visit to his office that Puerto Ricans are Puerto Ricans first and Americans second. The final surrealistic twist is that incarcerated criminals have the right to vote in elections.

So these are some facts on the ground that should make American voters cringe as Bill's wife tries to count the Puerto Rican Island votes, both popular and delegate, as meaningful in the US electoral process.

Hillary believes she has great popularity in Puerto Rico as the senator from New York. Her husband granted amnesty to jailed Puerto Rican Independentistas when he was President and when she was getting ready to run for the senate from NY. She may have miscalculated an islander’s respect for New Yorkers, especially Puerto Ricans from NYC – locals call them Newyoricans and look down on them as culturally inferior, with their Spanglish and Bronx accents.

Puerto Ricans like women in high heels and short tight skirts – Bill's wife sitting on a folding metal chair on stage like a lump, in a drab pants suit contrasts sharply with slim Obama prancing to salsa music at the head of street parade in Old San Juan. This whole event is theatrical – more a fiesta than politically significant. It cost the Puerto Rican government 2.5 million to put the show on. Its results will have no impact on the Democratic convention.

Apart from these issues Bill's wife creepy fixation on assassination as a reason to continue her campaign casts her as Lady Macbeth or Lucrezia Borgia .

Puerto Rico is for Puerto Ricans... Their soldiers die in wars for the US (88 KIA in Bush's wars so far), but it resists being cast as Norte Americanos – at the latest plebiscite they were given two choices by the US – Statehood or Independence. Rather than make a choice, they wrote in NONE OF THE ABOVE. Puerto Ricans do everything with exuberance and panache except work – there is a form of controlled, low grade anarchy there. The more I observe it, the better I like it. Keep it a secret – do not tell a soul or a misguided official will try to fix it. Colonal Robert E Bartos USA Ret.

* Photograph: Linocut titled Huracán del norte (Hurricane From the North) by Carlos R. Rivera

1 Comments:

Blogger RONBOTHUNTER said...

WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPPOSES YOUR RIGHT TO BE FREE!!

Puerto Ricans, whether they are called Independents (independentistas), Patriots or Nationalists or Freemen, who desire to be free, must always know that the federal government, here in the States has no “subject matter jurisdiction” over the person, case or location and should be challenged to proof it. These are magic words to learn when in Court for desiring freedom for your/our Country.

You won’t be told this in court but: All jury members, judges, attorneys, and employees working in federal court, must reside in federal territory to legally be a federal juror or touch your case or they can be commercially sued, disbarred and financially ruined for violating your constitutional rights etc.

Your god given right to be free is not wanted by the USA, it will oppose your desire for independence and freedom, because the Federal USA is a profit based Corporation.

The Federal Government is a District of Columbia “Corporation”, as are all the States of the USA. These Corporations were formed for the benefit of the real owners. Since June of 1933, everything since then, is under Contract law or commercial law, aka Admiralty law, to benefit your masters in power.

The Federal Government owns Puerto Rico as an ASSET, because it is a slave colony—whether you like the idea or not. But the Federal Government takes orders from those who own and run this (Corporation) Country, but are not of this country. The International Bankers, who really own the corporations called the USA, will let PR be free, only if enough real men of Boricua blood wish to be free, by reserving their rights under the Constitution. Their books will be adjusted and we will be free.

The answer to your freedom lies in your Constitutional rights --- To win --You must always reserve your constitutional, commercial rights and know what they are and how to do so.

The USA has been the biggest alien invaders the world has ever known. In order to win your freedom, you must oppose them by knowing that their weakness lies in their violations and in their treasons to the Constitution and to the common law and common law remedies.

The majority of Americans have no idea that the USA has killed more Latinos, than Hitler Killed Jews, The USA has supported Traitors, Dictators, Gringitos, Butchers, Sociopaths, and Megalomaniacs who were supported and kept in power by these monsters, sucking up to the Anglo Alien Invaders.

Latin America has had enough of this form of genocide of Latinos. That includes other African, Asian etc. countries that lost millions of innocent people from USA aggression.

I want to vomit every time some ignorant fools says: “If you don’t like it here –go home”.

If the Alien Invaders would get out of each and every Latin Country and stop interfering in our affairs—it would make sense to say such a stupid thing. But unless the (Feds) Snakes get out of Latin America-we have just as much right to be here!!! So, grin and put up with it—this was once our land.

A Puerto Rican without a desire for independence and/or freedom from alien control has no heart and soul of a man.

The fact that the public does not know that we are NOT free, makes no difference, to the desire to be free. The PR that wants Statehood is a Gringito, who has no soul of a man left in his traitor's heart. Freedom is happening all over the world and yet we allow Gringitos to kill our right to be free.

A Gringito is a non-Anglo THING, IT is not really a “person”, just like a mass murderer is more like an animal than a person, who internally is so inferior, that he desires to be what he can not be—thus Gringito means little gringo.

The Gringito is like an Uncle Tom to blacks or a collaborator and traitor to many others. To us he/she is all three and much worst. “It” is the enemy of freedom all thru out HUMAN history.

We allow the Alien Invaders to kill, harm, abuse, rape, and scam us and yet the Gringito wants to give our Country away.

This abuse must end. No man or woman is a real Man or real woman who is too scared to fight for their souls and be free. If you listen to the Gringito, you will lose your soul.

Thru out eternity Humanity owes its freedom from slavery, ONLY to brave souls who fought for your right to be free.

The fight will NOT succeed if you don't fight the Gringito enemy/traitor/collaborator at home first. He is there next door and claims he is a real man and tries to give you many excuses of why PR can't be a free Country.

To give away your/our/my Country is not a right of alien invaders, visitors or foreigners with NO Puerto Rican Blood.

The right to vote on THIS ISSUE should NOT be given to NON-Puerto Ricans.

The fight for the independence of Puerto Rico is now non-violent and will be won in the hearts of real men around the World.

The Ronbothunter,

A proud freedom loving Puerto Rican.

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