What Is The 4th Of July To A Puerto Rican?


What Is The 4th Of July To A Puerto Rican?

This was originally posted on 7/4/11 and is reposted here as a Public Service Announcement that American freedom is still American colonialism for others…

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9 thoughts on “What Is The 4th Of July To A Puerto Rican?”

  1. A DAY OFF FROM THE DRUDGERY OF WAGE SLAVERY. A DAY TO INDULGE IN WANTON GLUTTONY WITH TOTAL ABANDON. A DAY TO PRETEND WE ARE A PART OF THIS THING CALLED AMERICA. A DAY TO WAVE A FLAG NOT OUR OWN. A DAY TO CELEBRATE A HOLIDAY THAT WE BARELY UNDERSTAND OR EVEN BOTHER TO QUESTION AS TO HOW IT RELATES TO OUR OWN EXPERIENCE AS A PEOPLE. A DAY TO LOSE OURSELVES IN CELEBRATORY REVELRY THAT IS AT ONCE MINDLESS AND MEANINGLESS.
    INDEPENDENCE DAY, WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE INDEPENDENT OF IF WE HAVE BEEN MADE TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THIS SYSTEM WITHOUT WHICH WE WOULD STARVE AND FIND OURSELVES WANDERING IN THE DARK WITHOUT SUSTENANCE AND DIRECTION. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL OF YOU FKIN IDIOTS.

  2. for some thankful for a chance to make a better life in the states , but for me Iam in the states , wanting to be in my island with my people celebrating independence day when we as puerto ricans can control our own island with our own ideas , it’s really a sad day for me because people are celebrating a day that’s really not ours!

  3. I was born here, live here and work here therefore I am part of these United States and therefore celebrate the 4th along with all other Americans with zeal. I have been an Independentista since high school. I listened to this rhetoric far too long. If you continue to cry in your soup nothing will be gained. Get educated, get a job, get off your butt have some dignity, integrity and teach your kids to do the same. You can lift your fists all you want – unfortunately the rest of “el pueblo” is not with you. Speak to the majority of Puerto Ricans in a language they can all understand and then you can move forward. The movement has spent decades preaching to the choir – basically just each other.

    1. i’m self-employed, self-educated, have dignity of self, have integrity, and teach anyone who is willing to listen and listen to anyone willing to teach…

      As for speaking to El Publeo in a language they understand… i do so… i follow the example of Malcolm and “make it plain”… i’m not into speaking to the choir… i’ve never even been to the church… i’m on the streets doing what i can to make a difference…

      As for the people of Puerto Rico not supporting independence… Well that’s a long and complicated issue that was and continues to be created by the US to further their exploitation… In a nutshell the US makes PR dependent so that PR’s think they will never be able to take care of themselves as an independent nation… So i’ll take your comments with a little more than a grain of salt and chalk it up to frustration at the situation…

      But you’ll be more than welcome to celebrate our independence when it comes… We won’t hold the colonized mentality you’ve been force fed against you… We’ll open our arms throw a feast in your honor and welcome you home as the prodigal child who was lost…

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