Welcome to Puerto Rico: where everyone is a sucker, and the US government treats every man and woman – regardless of age and education – like a five-year old idiot.
The lies from El Norte pour down every day.
A whopper will come from the Federal Reserve Bank on August 8.
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A HISTORY OF LIES
- In 1898, Gen. Nelson Miles announced that the US would “protect your property, promote your prosperity, and bestow the blessings of enlightened civilization.”
- In March 1917, Puerto Ricans were declared “US citizens.”
Then one month later, 18,000 Puerto Ricans were drafted into World War I.
From 1917 until 1976, Puerto Ricans were denied the federal minimum wage.
In 1948, the Ley de la Mordaza eliminated the first amendment.
From 1936 to 1992, over 100,000 “U.S. citizens” had secret FBI files opened on them.
To this very day, Puerto Ricans “citizens” cannot vote for congressmen, senators, or the president of the US.
- In 1948, George Orwell’s totalitarian classic “1984” was a nationwide best-seller in the US.
In that same year of 1948, totalitarianism was alive and well in Puerto Rico…with a Gag Law (La Ley de la Mordaza) that made it a felony to sing a patriotic song or utter one word against the US, or in favor of Puerto Rican independence. Under this law, the ownership of a Puerto Rican flag was also a felony, punishable by ten years imprisonment.
To make sure this Gag Law was enforced, the FBI spied on the entire island. The FBI agents bullied, threatened and manipulated people in every town. They whipped together a network of informants…and produced FBI files on over 100,000 Puerto Ricans.
- In 1952, the U.S. told the United Nations that Puerto Rico was a self-governing “Commonwealth.”
Then in 2016, the President and the Supreme Court of the United States, both declared that Puerto Rico is a “territorial possession” of the U.S., with no political or economic sovereignty whatsoever.
- From 2008 through 2013, Wall Street told Puerto Rico to raise taxes, cut pensions, and fire government workers…or else they would downgrade the island’s credit instruments to “Junk Bond” status.
Then in February 2014, after Puerto Rico had done all of this (taxes, pensions, firings) the Wall Street rating services all downgraded Puerto Rico to “Junk Bond” status anyway.
- In July 2016, the US congress enacted a law called “PROMESA.”
In September of this same year, a Financial Control Board will take over the economy and government of Puerto Rico, in order to ensure the profits of several dozen US hedge funds and Wall Street investment houses.
The PROMESA legislation also recommends a minimum wage of $4.25 as an “economic benefit” to Puerto Ricans.
- On August 8, 2016, the Federal Reserve of New York will broadcast a lecture titled “Restoring the Economic Growth of Puerto Rico.”
But for nearly a century, and continuing to this day, the US federal government has strangled the entire insular economy through the Jones Act (Sec. 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920).
In addition, it was US federal monetary policy which maimed Puerto Rico in the first place…way back in 1900…when it de-valued the island’s currency by 40%.
THE LIES KEEP COMING…GEORGE ORWELL IN 2016
In keeping with this history, the US has done all of the following in 2016:
- announced an ISIS terrorist threat in Puerto Rico
- pushed a carcinogenic insecticide as a “public health” initiative
- suspended all water supply monitoring, in order to “save money”
- usurped the island’s economy and called it PROMESA
- urged a sale of the island’s beaches, in order to “protect” them
- discussed the renewed bombing of Vieques as an “economic development” project
- recommended the sale of Puerto Rican organs (heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, etc) to offset the island’s debt, and called it “medical tourism”
HOLD YOUR NOSE, HEAR MORE LIES
Let’s put it very simply…
If the US wants to “help” Puerto Rico, perhaps they should stop lying to her.
If the US wants to “restore” the economy of Puerto Rico, they can withdraw the Jones Act which is strangling her.
For 96 years, they have refused to do this.
However, if you wish to hold your nose – and listen to the Federal Reserve about “restoring” Puerto Rico – here is the link to their blog: