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“Professor” Marlene L. Daut “Phd” teaches “African Diaspora Studies” at the University of Virginia. That alone — neither supporting research nor footnotes needed — absolutely proves that she talks out of her ass and hates “The White Man” (even though she is married to a White “cuck”).
The latest target of the “cancel culture” Napoleon Bonaparte — who, Hitler defied the House of Rothschild and was forced into protracted defensive warfare against Britain and her allies.
Daut’s ignorance, on full display in this Op-Ed piece for the NY Times, is as appalling as her bigotry. Join us for a well-deserved bitch-smacking of this hateful hell-cat.
Daut: After statues of enslavers and colonizers were toppled, defaced or taken down across Europe and the United States, France decided to move in the opposite direction. Analysis: Reading between the lines here, it is clear that Ms. Daut approves of physical and cultural vandalism.
Daut: The year 2021 was hailed by many museums and institutions in the country as the “Year of Napoleon” to commemorate France’s biggest tyrant. Analysis: The “tyrant” actually liberated his people from usury; expanded educational opportunities for the children of common folk; opened up advancement based upon merit; and was universally beloved by the people of France — except for the Illuminati / Red Jacobin scum who tried to kill him.
Daut: As a Black woman of Haitian descent and a scholar of French colonialism, I find it particularly galling to see that France plans to celebrate the man who restored slavery to the French Caribbean. Rebuttal: As a Hispanic Man of European (Spain), Black (Africa) and Taino Indian (Puerto Rico) descent and a “scholar” of real history, I find it particularly galling to have to listen you crybabies trash history and when our Black ancestors also practiced slavery. That’s the way it was back then — get over it!
Daut: He was an architect of modern genocide, whose troops created gas chambers to kill my ancestors. Rebuttal: “Gas chambers?” — You too? Oy vey — or shall we say “Sacre bleu.” Did the French use Zyklon B too?
Daut: First, some history: In 1794, in the wake of the revolution that transformed France from a monarchy into a republic — France declared slavery’s abolition throughout its territory. But in 1802, Napoleon was in charge and reversed that decision, making France the only country to ever have brought back slavery after abolishing it. …The French only definitively re-abolished slavery in 1848. Rebuttal: Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Get over it. And by the way, a reader named “Ken” informs us:
“As a Napoleonic scholar I would like to mention that Napoleon did not want to reintroduce slavery in Haiti. He was coerced into it by the reaction to the horrors committed against Whites; and many powerful people in France demanded it.”
Daut: Although Napoleon also destroyed the very republic the French claim to revere when he made himself emperor in 1804…. Rebuttal: Actually, Marlene, what Napoleon and his followers “destroyed” was the murderous atheistic Jacobin tyranny (early Bolsheviks) which called itself a “republic” –as well as the libtarded cousins that replaced them (The Directory). Though he named himself “Emperor,” France in many ways remained an “egalitarian” nation governed fairly by the rule of law (the Napoleonic Code).
Daut: It is still common for the French to lionize him as a hero… Rebuttal: That’s because it is impossible to totally erase the memory of the great deeds of a great man — even in libtarded France. Give it another 30 years or so, and the legend of Hitler will also rise again (unless the New World Order achieves final victory, that is).
Daut: … who not only stomped all over Europe at the Battle of Austerlitz…. Rebuttal: What the professorette doesn’t tell you (or probably doesn’t even know herself) is that the Battle of Austerlitz (in which the French soundly defeated the Austrians and Russians) brought an end to the Third Coalition War which the old monarchies of Europe — led by King George III’s British bullies — imposed upon revolutionary France. There would be four more “Napoleonic Wars” instigated against France — always led by Britain and later financed by the House of Rothschild. That is why Napoleon “stomped all over Europe.”
Daut: … but also created the modern legal code and the education system still in use. Rebuttal: And a damn fine code and a damn system it must have been to serve France for 200 years and counting!
Daut: Things unfolded tragically in Haiti. Under two generals who were sent to the island by Napoleon to, in his words, “annihilate the government of the Blacks,” the French Army was ordered to kill all the people of color in the colony who had ever “worn an epaulet.” Analysis: Haiti was part of the French Empire. It fell to the Jacobinized Blacks. Many innocent Whites — not all of them slaveholders — were slaughtered. Napoleon had an obligation to protect the innocent French residents — many of whom were actually friendly and sympathetic toward the Blacks and mulattoes of Haiti (from which Ms. Daut is descended).
Daut: My students and colleagues, in both France and the United States, usually respond with shock and horror when I describe how thousands of Black people in Saint-Domingue were so cruelly killed by the French. Analysis: What this forked-tongue serpent conveniently fails to mention is that both sides waged a brutal struggle. In 1804, after the French failed to retake Haiti, the cruel Haitian General Dessalines ordered the mass massacre of every last French man, woman and child on the island. (That’s why there are no Whites in Haiti today). The “shock and horror” that these Whites — who naively remained in “liberated” Haiti and harbored no animosity toward the Blacks — must have felt when machete-wielding killers went door-to-door at night doesn’t seem to move Ms. Daut to tears though. In fact, she evidently admires the beast Dessalines! (here) and (here)
Daut: Perhaps French leaders should open an inquiry into why Napoleon, a racist and genocidal warmonger…. Rebutal: Napoleon was NOT a warmonger. All seven of the “Coalition Wars” (3-7 aka “The Napoleonic Wars”) were imposed upon France by the old monarchies of Europe — thus compelling Napoleon to occupy other states and install friendly Kings.
In 1918 the U.S.S. Cyclops, a collier carrying 11,000 tons of manganese ore, sets sail from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Headed for Baltimore, Maryland, she sends a brief message during her journey. This reads simply, “Weather fair, all well.” That is the last that’s ever heard from Cyclops and her 306-strong crew. Her location at the time of her disappearance is slap-bang in the middle of the notorious Bermuda Triangle.
Cyclops had been launched in 1910, built for the U.S. Navy as one of four Proteus-class ships. But when she disappeared sometime after March 4, 1918, America had been embroiled in World War I. So, her journey from Salvador to Baltimore was part of the war effort, delivering essential manganese ore for steel manufacture.
Cyclops had embarked from Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 1918. Two days later she’d stopped off at another Brazilian port – Salvador. From there, she was due to sail straight to Baltimore, but she then docked at the Caribbean island of Barbados. This was due to concerns that she was sitting too low in the water.
At Barbados, however, concerns about the ship seemed to have been resolved. So, she resumed her journey to Baltimore on March 4. Her journey should have taken nine days, meaning that she should have docked at the American port around March 13. But as we know, she never made it, vanishing somewhere north of Barbados in the infamous area known as the Bermuda Triangle.
Before we explore the mystery of Cyclops’ disappearance further, let’s find out a little more about the ship. Cyclops was one of four ships of the Proteus class, all of which had been designed to carry coal. The first was named Proteus, which was launched in September 1912 and commissioned into the U.S. Navy in the summer of 1913.
The other two Proteus-class vessels were Jupiter – launched in August 1912 – and Nereus, whose launch came in April 1913. Interesting, two of Cyclops’ sister ships had something specific in common with the doomed ship. These were Proteus and Nereus, but we’ll come back to exactly what bound them all a little later.
All four of the ships were named for characters from Greek or Roman mythology. Proteus was a god of the sea with the power of prophecy. Nereus was another god associated with the sea and, like Proteus, was able to foretell the future. Cyclops was a one-eyed monster who also figured in both Roman and Greek mythology. Jupiter was a god who was styled as king of all the ancient Roman deities.
The reason the Navy commissioned these four huge colliers – as well as another eight in the 20th century – was because of the dependence of much of its fleet on coal for power. The William Cramp & Sons shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, built Cyclops. This yard had a long history of building large vessels dating back to 1830.
Cyclops – which was launched on May 7, 1910 – was a huge vessel. In a 2018 article, The Baltimore Sun harked back to the time of her launch. The paper noted that the press of the day described Cyclops as “a floating coal mine” and “a monster collier.” Given its 542-foot length and 65-foot width, it seems these elaborate terms were quite appropriate.
Cyclops was built to carry up to 12,500 tons of coal. Yet even with that enormous load, her twin propellers could drive her through the sea at speeds of up to 15 knots. At the time of her launch, she was the largest and speediest collier sailing for the U.S. Navy. And the ship’s enormous mechanical grabbers could apparently move a couple of tons of coal in one gigantic scoop.
Service for Cyclops started in November 1910, when she went into operation with the Naval Auxiliary Service, Atlantic Fleet. Around this time, she sailed to the Baltic, where she supported Navy vessels. After arriving back in the U.S. at Norfolk, Virginia, she was assigned to cruise along the East Coast from Newport, Rhode Island, all the way south to the Caribbean.
In 1914 American forces occupied the Mexican port city of Veracruz. This, ultimately, marked a low-point in relations between the two countries. During this period, Cyclops provided fuel for the naval ships involved in the action. She was also pressed into service in the role of helping to evacuate those fleeing from the conflict.
The next major event in Cyclops’ career came in April 6, 1917, when the U.S. went to war with Germany. Now that America was an active participant in World War I, Cyclops was brought into the U.S. Navy on May 1, 1917. Her first mission was to sail across the Atlantic to Saint-Nazaire, France, as part of a naval convoy. After serving there, she was back in the States by July 1917, operating along the country’s East Coast.
Cyclops’ East Coast service continued until January 9, 1918, whereupon she was transferred to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service. With this new outfit, she headed for the seas off Brazil, where she acted as a fueler for British Royal Navy ships patrolling in the South Atlantic. It was during these duties that the vessel made her final fateful journey.
The collier had set off from Norfolk on January 8, 1918, bound for Rio de Janeiro. She was loaded with coal weighing 9,960 tons. This was earmarked to fuel the Royal Navy ships in the South Atlantic. Cyclops arrived at her Brazilian destination on January 28. Having unloaded the coal, she was now given a new cargo for her return to the U.S.
This load for transport to America comprised 11,000 tons of manganese ore, which was vital for the production of much-needed steel for America’s war effort. This was something of an unusual load for the crew of Cyclops. They were more used to carrying coal which was lighter and less dense.
After spending a fortnight in Rio unloading and re-loading, Cyclops embarked on February 15, 1918. Her final destination was Baltimore, Maryland, but she would end up making two stops on her journey. The first of these stopovers occurred on February 20, when the ship docked at the Brazilian port of Salvador.
After a two-day stop in Salvador, Cyclops went out to sea again. This time, the initial plan was to head for Baltimore with no more interruptions to the journey. However, the collier did make another stop, this time at the Caribbean island of Barbados. At the time, this was part of the British Empire.
It seems that Cyclops’ skipper, Commander Worley, made this unscheduled port call because of concerns that his ship was lying too low in the water. Indeed, it’s been reported that the water was above the Plimsoll line. This is a mark running around a ship which represents the furthest depth that the vessel may legally go underwater.
Any concerns the captain had about Cyclops seem to have been overcome during this unscheduled Barbados stop on March 3, 1918. Having taken aboard more supplies – including a ton each of flour and meat, as well as 1,000 pounds of vegetables – the collier set off again for Baltimore. The date was March 4, 1918.
Cyclops was now something over 2,000 miles from her planned final destination of Baltimore, which she was due to reach around March 13. As we saw earlier, the ship sent one final message, simply saying, “Weather fair, all well.” But there was also word that one vessel had seen Cyclops on her final journey.
That vessel was a molasses tanker, the Amolco. But her captain later completely contradicted reports that he’d seen the vessel. Indeed, the one certain and grim piece of information about Cyclops and the 306 souls aboard her was that she didn’t arrive at Baltimore as scheduled. The ship was never seen again.
Two years after Cyclops vanished seemingly into thin air, Santa Fe Magazine published an article about the mystery. The magazine’s reporter wrote, “Usually a wooden bucket or a cork life preserver identified as belonging to a lost ship is picked up after a wreck. But not so with the Cyclops.”
The Santa Fe article continued, “She just disappeared as though some gigantic monster of the sea had grabbed her, men and all, and sent her into the depths of the ocean. And the suddenness of her destruction is amplified by the absence of any wireless calls for help being picked up by any ship along the route.”
And just to add a little more spice to this intriguing mystery, Cyclops disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Barbados, in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle. This stretch of water, of course, is much loved by conspiracy theorists. Indeed, it’s been claimed that it’s seen more unexplained disappearances of vessels and planes than any other place on Earth.
The mythology of the Bermuda Triangle can be traced back to 1950. This was the year when the Miami Herald published a piece by a writer called Edward Van Winkle Jones. He listed a series of ships and planes that had disappeared without a trace in the area also referred to as the Devil’s Triangle and Hurricane Alley. In the following years, other writers piled in, adding to the sinister enigma of the place.
And if you enjoy strange mysteries, then you’ll be bowled over by the unfortunate fate of two of Cyclops’ sister ships. You’ll recall that Cyclops was one of four Proteus-class colliers built in the early 20th century. She was the second to be launched, with the other three being Proteus, Jupiter and Nereus.
Both Proteus and Nereus supposedly disappeared within the limits of the Bermuda Triangle during World War II. Proteus sank along with all 58 of her crew sometime around November 25, 1941. This is thought to have happened in the Caribbean Sea. It’s believed that she was overcome by stormy weather.
Nereus was lost a couple of weeks after Proteus, at some point past December 10, 1941. She had been sailing from St. Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. She’d been holding a cargo of bauxite ore when she disappeared. Like Cyclops and Proteus, no trace of the ship was ever found. The assumption was that she’d fallen victim to a German vessel, but this has never been confirmed.
Certainly, the loss of three U.S. Navy ships from a class of just four would seem to confirm something ominous about the Bermuda Triangle. But it’s worth pointing out that there are plenty of skeptics who deny that anything particularly strange happens there. And many of them are eminent researchers from prestigious organizations.
US. Coastguard records show that the number of ships lost in the Bermuda Triangle isn’t disproportionate, given the amount of traffic the area sees. And Lloyds of London, a major marine insurer, doesn’t charge higher premiums for ships traveling through there. Considering that this institution has commercial interests at stake, if it believed the Bermuda Triangle was especially dangerous it would certainly be reflected in its charges.
However, even if we discount the potentially hazardous influence of the Bermuda Triangle in the disappearance of Cyclops, we’re still left with a baffling mystery. In fact, a wide range of theories have been posited to explain the collier’s perplexing vanishing act. These theories range from the highly unlikely to the entirely plausible.
Let’s start with the least likely. That honor probably falls to the idea that the ship might’ve been attacked and sunken by a giant octopus or squid. Perhaps it would have been serendipitous for a ship named after a one-eyed giant to be lost to a sea monster. But common sense surely dictates that we dismiss the intervention of an angry cephalopod as a theory.
Next, we can turn to the Cyclops’ captain, Lieutenant Commander George W. Worley. Enquiries about him by the Office of Naval Intelligence uncovered a distinctly murky past. Worley had actually come from Germany and had initially been named Johan Frederick Wichmann. He’d deserted a ship he was a sailor on in 1878, disembarking at San Francisco. Two decades later, he had taken on the name of Worley and was running a bar in San Francisco.
Worley became a merchant ship’s captain and may have been involved in opium smuggling. Somehow, he managed to become an officer in the Naval Auxiliary Reserve in February 1917. But it wasn’t so much Worley’s colorful past that people were concerned by. Rather, it was his personality when captaining the Cyclops.
Worley was alleged to be an extremely difficult man to get along with. He was said to have an explosive temper, once supposedly chasing a junior officer around the ship with a pistol. He was also an eccentric, given to touring his ship in his underwear, sporting a hat and a walking stick. And it seems he was deeply unpopular with at least some of the men under his command. Indeed, there was reportedly a mutiny at one point. The captain, though, ruthlessly suppressed this.
One officer named Conrad A. Nervig had served with Worley on the Cyclops. He, however, survived because he left the collier at Rio. In a 1969 interview with the U.S. Naval Institute magazine Proceedings, Nervig said Worley was a “gruff, eccentric salt of the old school… He was a very indifferent seaman and a poor, overly cautious navigator. Unfriendly and taciturn, he was generally disliked by both his officers and men.”
But the really serious charge against Worley was that he was actually an enemy collaborator. Among the passengers aboard Cyclops during her last journey was the American consul-general to Rio de Janeiro, Alfred Gottschalk. This man, it’s been alleged, was a German sympathizer. So, some people believe that he and Worley handed the ship over to the Germans. No evidence, however, has ever been produced to support this theory.
Returning to more evidence-based theories, it’s worth noting that Cyclops was using only one of its two engines during her last trip. The other one was actually inoperable due to a damaged cylinder. And then there was the weight of the ship. She carried unfamiliar cargo, manganese ore rather than the usual coal. This load may have been prone to movement, unbalancing the ship.
A 2018 documentary on British TV station Channel Five drew all the threads together. One contributor, Jeffrey Poole, a Miami sea pilot, gave his take on the Cyclops sinking. Poole said, “I mean, it would be pretty scary as a mariner to be on a ship listing that much, that frequently. You could take water over the side of the ship if it’s listing that much and it could also lead to cargo moving.” So, Cyclops likely sank due to a fatal confluence of negative factors.
Every May, Americans anticipate the unofficial start of summer with the three-day Memorial Day weekend. However, they might be surprised to know that the holiday started not as a national day of remembrance, but as a local commemoration.
The beloved yet somber holiday traces its roots all the way back to the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, it honored those who had given their lives defending the United States in times of war. The name Decoration Day refers to the tradition of using flowers to embellish tombstones, and the holiday takes place in late May because that’s when flowers come into bloom.
Macon, Georgia; Waterloo, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Carbondale, Ilinois; and Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, all claim to have held the first Decoration Day in 1866.
However, there’s evidence that the event may have started a year earlier on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina. Local Black residents who had been liberated at the end of the Civil War exhumed Union soldiers from a mass grave and gave the bodies proper burials to honor their sacrifice. Then they decorated the grave markers with flowers.
On May 30, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic proclaimed the first “official” Decoration Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Congressman — and later President — James Garfield presided over the program. In 1971, Congress declared it a national holiday, to be observed annually on the last Monday in May.
While most people think Memorial Day honors all veterans, it’s meant to honor only those who died in war defending our country. Today, widespread celebrations include fireworks displays, air shows, and barbecue get-togethers, but placing flowers on graves remains a treasured part of the tradition.
Imagine that you were born in the Caribbean in 1530's (approximately) and when you grow up and have a conscience ... you learn that your name is MIGUEL, that your skin is black and that for that reason you are enslaved. You grow up without anyone explaining a valid reason for you to be a slave, but since no one cares what you think (because you know that for your own good it would not occur to you to say it out loud), you swallow it. One day not only do they sell you to "a man there" but this new master takes you out (without asking you) from what you know as your land (Puerto Rico)and your family; and it takes you to a jungle in what is now VENEZUELA, to work from sunrise to sunset in some rich mines to make someone else rich.
In one of those endless days of abuse and mistreatment, out of nowhere, the "master" grabs you and tries to tie you to a stick to whip you ..... and you can't take it anymore ... ENOUGH NOW! with speed, you take the sword from him, you knock him down with a push with strength and in the uproar and scramble, you flee to the mountains. From there: ____ you start visiting night camps to SUCCESSFULLY recruit blacks and Indians to join you and escape exploitation and punishment. ____ You freed so many that you form your own army, everyone admires you for your bravery, and your fame spreads everywhere. ____ you build a fortress in the mountains; between palisades and trenches forms YOUR MONARCHY: ... you found a town ... you proclaim yourself KING ... you name your partner, QUEEN ... and the son you have with her: PRINCE and HEIR of the throne. ____ designate your OFFICERS ____ designate your MINISTERS ____ and by your cojones you designate a BISHOP, who you will choose from among the most prestigious blacks (literate) and impeccable conduct.
You will become the nightmare that will make the Spaniards tremble, with guerrillas armed with bows, arrows, spears and some swords. ____ You successfully attack the populations of the whites (Spaniards), they kill several Spanish miners and others after torturing them, you release them, but not without first telling them to tell the whites (Spaniards) to be prepared because “YOU ARE GOING AFTER THEM” to avenge all the mistreatments caused to your people.
King Miguel became a WHOLE LEGEND ... and what do you think? Well, any country is going to fight a character of so many carats. Venezuela has it incorporated (as it has to be) to its national history, you will find many videos on YT where there are young AFRICANS, stating that King Miguel was a native of their countries ...
There is no longer a controversy, because historians found in Juan de Castellanos's Ancient Elegies written for that time, something that clarifies its SINGLE ORIGIN ... and the Spanish poet says:
"One hundred and fifty blacks are made from war, fierce people, well placed and risky, and in rough ravine of the sierra they gave a strong beating "
They put all the land in fear for being our time and apart, and each one kept their seats waiting for the blacks at times ”.
"Because they solemnly swore king, put in the place that I apply to them, because this was MIGUEL, BRAVE NEGRO, CRIOLLO FROM SAN JUAN DE PUERTO RICO "
If the question is ...... FIRST AFRICAN KING IN THE AMERICAS? The answer is ... PUERTO RICO!
Children’s Health Defense Director and renowned lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently spoke to a very large crowd in Berlin, Germany in what was a gathering of of tens of thousands of people who came together to create awareness and protest against what Kennedy referred to as Bill Gates’ “bio-security agenda, the rise of the authoritarian surveillance state and the Big Pharma sponsored coup d’etat against liberal democracy.”
According to Kennedy, and many others around the globe, “the pandemic is a crisis of convenience for the elite who are dictating these policies… Fifty years ago, my uncle John F. Kennedy came to this city.
“He came to this land, because Berlin was the frontline against global totalitarianism. And today again, Berlin is the frontline against global totalitarianism.”
We also published an article written by Kennedy a couple of years ago that also provides more about Gates’ relationship with big pharma.
It’s hard to really know how many people showed up, but judging by the pictures it seems like a lot were in attendance. Mainstream media completely ignored the gathering.
According to Kennedy,
“This was one of 40 sites scattered around Berlin where where some 1.5 million people gathered around separate stages to evade police harassment and peacefully protest the alarming global rise of Medical & Digital Totalitarianism.”
If mainstream media covered a gathering of one thousand, they could make it a big spectacle and make it seem as the “majority” feel a certain way.
When they don’t cover something that threatens their and their partners interests, which in this case is big pharma, they can make it seem like it never happened, no matter how big the gathering is.
Mainstream media can make it seem as if the majority is the minority, and the minority is the majority.
A recent Instagram post made by Kennedy expresses his feelings about the event, and the resistance the gatherings faced:
“Beneath the Siegesäule Monument where I spoke. This was one of 40 sites scattered around Berlin where where some 1.5 million people gathered around separate stages to evade police harassment and peacefully protest the alarming global rise of Medical & Digital Totalitarianism.
“As I said in my speech, the government strategy is to portray the protestors as right wing extremists or “Covid Deniers”(a euphemism, in the official narrative for Holocaust deniers) none of which is true.
“The government issued three proclamations declaring the protest illegal. Our Rapid Response team of lawyers successfully appealed each of these declarations in court.
“The Pharma-controlled main stream media blacked out all coverage the main event altogether-ignoring what were perhaps the largest crowds in German history. No main stream media covered this momentous gathering.
“The only media reports claimed only 38,000 people & showed clips of a staged incident where 100 riot police colluded in a false flag show with some 50 agents provocateurs in Nazi regalia near the Reichtag miles from our protest.
“The obsequious Pharmedia dutifully conflated that phony fascist Kabuki play with our peaceful democratic event to claim we were allied with violent far right extremists 6)World Futbol champion (1990)Thomas Bartholdi and his wife Britta Protest 7)German National Team Basketball Star Joshiko Saibou and Olympic long jump champion Alexandra Westore. 8)Organizer Attorney Marcus Haintz and program moderator Nana from Ghana. KP
Below is a brief clip of him speaking I found on YouTube:
Why This Is Important
The number of activists from all walks of life, from all professions, including thousands of doctors and scientists who have been questioning actions that have been and are being taken by governments around the world for a long time is quite large and continues to grow.
They also believe that the measures and actions being taken by governments worldwide represent a draconian totalitarian agenda that’s continuing to play out under the guise of goodwill. These are actions that are completely unnecessary, unscientific and even harmful according to them and many others.
“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” – Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal (source)
A couple of years ago, Kennedy explained the power big pharma has in the United States, let alone the world:
Those of you who have been involved in the past in the battle to protect our children from poorly made vaccines or toxic chemicals in our food or in our water know the power of these industries and how they’ve undermined every institution in our democracy that is supposed to protect little children from powerful, greedy corporations.
Even the pharmaceutical companies have been able to purchase congress. They’re the largest lobbying entity in Washington D.C.. They have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressman and senators combined.
They give twice to congress what the next largest lobbying entity is, which is oil and gas… Imagine the power they exercise over both republicans and democrats. They’ve captured them (our regulatory agencies) and turned them into sock puppets. They’ve compromised the press… and they destroy the publications that publish real science. (source)
The question is, why are so many people who share these opinions completely censored? Even when there are thousands of them, when it comes to covid the list of renowned doctors and scientists is quite long.
As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world. Do you truly believe that when the first wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept? – Edward Snowden (source)
I’ve written numerous articles expressing the feelings, opinions, research and data of many explaining why lockdown measures and more for covid seem quite ridiculous.
Here’s one of many that goes into the infection fatality rate, for example, the article linked above with regards to the more than 500 German doctors and scientist is another example. To read more of our coverage throughout this pandemic, you can click here.
Why is there a digital authoritarian Orwellian “fact-checker” going around the internet that is censoring information that’s clearly not false?
Why are they censoring information that doesn’t fit the narrative of the World Health Organization (WHO)?
Why are the leaked documents from Wikileaks showing the influence that Big Pharma has within the WHO completely ignored?
Why does mainstream media constantly use ridicule, character assassination and words like “conspiracy theory” instead of actually addressing and countering the points being made by so many doctors, scientists and activists? Why can’t we have these discussions openly and transparently?
What is going on here?
Our world is going through a massive shift in consciousness, and the COVID-19 pandemic has and is serving as a catalyst for more and more people to start questioning exactly what is going on here instead of simply believing what they are hearing and seeing on their television screens.
This questioning and critical inquiry results in a perception shift, and the world people once thought was becomes something completely different. Not everything is as we’ve been told and taught, and in order to change things for the better we have to be able to identify and see the problem.
This is exactly the process we are going through, and the more we ‘wake up’ the more effort there is from those who are threatened by our ‘awakening’ to silence and control us.
We are living in exciting times! It’s great to see an event like covid spark such a massive gathering of people who desire a better and more transparent world for all. We saw similar things after 9/11.
For Puerto Ricans who support self-determination, it is truly mind-blowing that some Democrats have the audacity to offer statehood as a solution on the question of Puerto Rico’s political status. At a time when Congress cannot come to grips with its responsibility to decolonize Puerto Rico – let alone guarantee a process of negotiation – support for statehood becomes suspicious at best, seeming way too much like political opportunism. The disconnect between the Puerto Rican reality and pro-statehood declarations is dismaying.
Ill-informed support for statehood is based on several myths:
Puerto Ricans are Americans: False. The Puerto Rican national identity remains an ethnic identification of peoples without a national citizenship of their own who live in a territory they call “their country.” This does not obscure the reality that Puerto Rico constitutes a nation, which has had a colonial relation with the United States since 1898. Ambiguities were created by Public Law 600and by the portrayal in 1953 at the United Nations of the Commonwealth as “a compact” between both nations. As the Harvard Law Review clearly stated in 2017: “Puerto Rico’s heart is not American. It is Puerto Rican.”
Puerto Ricans in the U.S. have struggled for civil rights, but the political, societal and constitutional reality of Puerto Rico is altogether another issue. You cannot erase a nationhood by overlooking its existence and assume that “Puerto Ricans are Americans.” Such statements constitute a classic strategy of assimilation that negates Puerto Rico’s right to exist.
Most Puerto Ricans support statehood: False. Puerto Ricans have rejected statehood in five plebiscites held since 1968. The 2017 plebiscite was boycotted by all anti-statehood Puerto Rican parties, resulting in statehood receiving 97 percent support, with only 23 percent of registered voters’ participation. The 2012 plebiscite, so far the only one held the same day as local elections, was boycotted by one of the major political parties, resulting in an avalanche of blank votes, pro-independence and pro-Free Association, which outnumbered pro-statehood votes. Statehood persistently has lost support since the 1993 plebiscite (788,296 votes in 1993; 728,157 votes in 1998; 834,191 in 2012, and 502,801 in 2017).
While in power, pro-statehood administrations have corrupted the Puerto Rican government to the point of its collapse, making this faction incapable of leading any future political project. In summer 2019, the pro-statehood governor Ricardo Rossello was ousted.
Civil rights in the U.S. are not being addressed by making Puerto Rico a state. As an unincorporated territory, Puerto Rico has a different constitutional reality, and its urgency is not related to civil rights but rather to our human right to decolonization. Since 1998, the only political option gaining support is Free Association, a negotiated compact in which both countries become freely associated.
Puerto Rico is not a country: False. The Foraker Act, the first law passed in Congress concerning Puerto Rico, stated that Puerto Ricans “shall be deemed and held to be citizens of Porto (sic) Rico.” Fifty years later, Public Law 600 recognized Puerto Ricans as “peoples.” In 1953, in a push to get international recognition for the Commonwealth as a pact between the U.S. and Puerto Rico “forming a political association, which respects the individuality and the cultural characteristics of Puerto Rico [and] maintains the spiritual bonds between Puerto Rico and Latin America,” the United States pursued Resolution 748 at the U.N. General Assembly, allowing the U.S. to cease delivering annual reports on Puerto Rico’s colonial status. Our nationhood has withstood all attempts to be assimilated. Puerto Ricans refer to Puerto Rico as “el País” (the country). Puerto Ricans are a nation, and its people are in Puerto Rico and in its global diaspora. We are not American expats living in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a domestic issue: Partially true. Puerto Rico is a domestic issue as much as it is an international issue. The U.S. took over Puerto Rico through invasion, bilateral negotiation, and a peace protocol, normalizing the relationship through Supreme Court decisions known as the Insular Cases. The U.S. scored a diplomatic victory with U.N. approval of Resolution 748. Even though Puerto Ricans at the time already were U.S. citizens, and even if the country’s political fate was thought to have been sealed, Puerto Rico today again faces the important issue of sovereignty.
Furthermore, the persistent federal mismanagement of the humanitarian crisis following the 2017 hurricanes will continue to be an international issue, as economic, political and social conditions deteriorate. Puerto Rico is a pending international issue with multilateral repercussions.
Puerto Rico has no option but statehood: False. Puerto Rico’s status question can be resolved with strong bipartisan commitment. Inspired by its anti-colonial foundational spirit, guided by its experience with the freely associated republics in the Pacific, and in compliance with international law, the United States has available political options that Puerto Ricans would be ready to discuss. In fact, many Puerto Rican professionals agree that negotiating a compact of Free Association with the United States is the correct mechanism for finding a reasonable political solution to this issue.
Congress will serve the cause of Puerto Rico and the United States by understanding and accepting that Puerto Rico needs decolonization, through a process of dialogue and negotiation. Statehood goes against U.S. political and economic interests, and actually never has been on the negotiating table. Sovereignty serves the interests of both countries, and currently is Puerto Rico’s only feasible solution for decolonization and economic development.
To protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from the devastation of the coronavirus health experts are strongly encouraging everyone to “socially distance” — to stay 6-10 feet away from other people.
I am concerned — not by the strategy but by the way people are enacting it. The few times I have ventured out to a grocery store or for a walk around my neighborhood, I’ve seen people not only keeping distant from one another but also seeming afraid. They pass each other on the street or in a store without looking at each other or exchanging greetings.
It’s as if we were each locked in a personal bubble that no one can enter. The threat of COVID-19 and the stress it induces can understandably cause individuals to become terrified and myopic — to turn inward in an attempt to stay safe. While a week of that may be more stressful to some than others, months of this type of social isolation is dangerous. Research clearly shows us that our physical and emotional health and well-being are dependent on loving relationships and physical touch. To weather this pandemic, we need one another.
Weeks ago, my colleague and friend, Roseann Adams, LCSW, recognized that the national strategy of social distancing was a double-edged sword. She identified that social distancing can be a threat to all of us as it leads some people to socially isolate potentially causing further stress and, over the long haul, impairing our bodies’ immune system. In fact, strict social distancing may set us up for other illnesses.
Within the first few days, she was encouraging people to physically distance with social connection. Differentiating physical distance from social distance acknowledges the virus’s malignant ability to be transmitted from person to person but also acknowledges that the virus has no power over our ability to support and nurture one another in this time of extraordinary threat.
Think about the power of social isolation in society. Solitary confinement is considered the worst punishment a human can receive. In fact, most civilized communities consider it a form of torture. The physical and emotional toll it takes over time includes a worsening of mental health issues, an increase in self-injurious behavior and even suicide.
Isolating individuals is perhaps the most common first step domestic abusers use to gain power and control over their victims. He or she begins to control who you can see, where you can go, what you can wear. When a person violates the rules set by the perpetrator the punishment is harsh and swift.
Social distancing, as it has been presented, can feel like that. In fact, in my work with trauma survivors during this time, I have heard people describe feeling trapped and threatened again. That is not sustainable. Becoming socially isolated may keep the majority of us alive, but not well.
By naming the national strategy as physical distancing rather than social distancing and emphasizing the need for human connection we can stay safe from the virus but also hold onto the heightened need we all have for one another right now. Each of us needs an extra dose of being seen and held within our connections during this extraordinary time. Perhaps now more than ever we must be intentional about giving our neural pathways for connection a workout.
In fact, we need to go out of our way to make eye contact, wave, move, or loudly say “hello” from behind the mask. This gives our smart vagus nerve and our mirror neurons a workout. Literally, the sound of a friendly voice and seeing the eyebrows of another person raise in greeting stimulates your social engagement system, which in turn sends a signal to your stress response system to stand down. Those moments of interaction may make the difference in the long run as to how we, as a society, survive the pandemic.
The human nervous system is amazingly adaptive. Our brains will adapt to social isolation over time, but the burden of stress the isolation causes will lead to long-term health problems. As a society we will not be well at the end of all of this — not because of COVID-19 but because of the message we take in that being with others can be dangerous.
That is why each of us must do our part to not only stay physically six feet apart and to wear masks but also to go out of our way on the street, in the grocery store, through FaceTime, Zoom, or whatever platform you can use to reach out to one another. We all must know that nurturing the relationships we have and reaching out to others who may be isolated is as essential to surviving the pandemic as physical distancing.
Let’s add another important directive to our national policy of containing the coronavirus — to reach out each day to three other people — to check in on them, simply hear their voice, or share the pain or joy of the day. This is a wider strategy to not only survive the pandemic but to keep our humanity alive.
Asleep: I’m OK. Just trying to stay safe with all this death and suffering going on.
Awake: I can see that. Look at you all decked out — mask, plastic gloves, 6-foot tape measure, hand-sanitizer. CoronaVirus doesn’t stand a chance against you!
Asleep: Oh this thing is bad, I tell ya. A friend of a friend’s uncle’s brother-in-law’s father just died in the nursing home.
Awake: That’s just awful. How old was he?
Asleep: He was 95. He also smoked and had diabetes too.
Awake: Oh. I see.
Asleep: Bill Gates is saying that this might be a once-in–century pandemic. You should be wearing a mask, my friend! Aren’t you worried?
Awake: Not at all. At worst, this is just another strain of flu.
Asleep: What?!! No. No. No. You are badly mistaken. This is not like the flu. It attacks the lungs. It’s much deadlier than any flu.
Awake: Actually, it’s not. You see, the only measure of deadliness that truly matters is the actual body count. And according to the published numbers of the all-mighty, all-knowing CDC, the death tolls attributed to Covid-19 — which are being deliberately and grossly inflated, by the way –– are actually lower than many past flu seasons. Take the 2017-2018 season, for example — 61,000 deaths were linked to the flu in the United States (here). Covid deaths in 2020, on the other hand, are now leveling off after just 26,000. So, what’s all the fuss all about? Are you willing to shut down the world, throw millions into unemployment, and surrender your freedom for the cold & flu season every year?
Asleep: Well, I see your point about the relative numbers. But, Dr. Fauci said that if we hadn’t practiced social distancing, many more would have died.
Awake: How does the heck that sneaky little rat bastard know that?
Asleep: Well, computer models indicated that 2 million Americans might have died. Dr. Oz and Dr. Gupta on TV said so too.
Awake: You know what they say about computer models, right? Garbage in — garbage out. A better way — a more scientific way — to evaluate such hypothetical scenarios would be to examine the death toll per one million of population in those countries which did not impose social distancing, mask-wearing, quarantines or shelter-in-place policies. Sweden and Belarus, for example, kept the children in school and the businesses open. Their deaths-per-million number is actually lower than the alleged death numbers in the United States!
frightened Asleep people will feel better once they know the facts- instead of believing Fake News. 2. The numbers tell the truth. Flu deaths of previous years were much higher than CV-19 deaths on the same time range. 3. GIGO = Garbage In – Garbage Out. CV-19 models demostrates how “science” via computer models is often No science at all.
Awake: As even Fauci’s sidekick, Dr. Deborah Birx, has admitted — the U.S. has what she calls “a very liberal” procedure for categorizing Covid deaths. No distinction is being made between people who die with the virus versus those who may have died because of the virus. Let me pull it up on my I-phone. Here is her exact quote:
“I think in this country, we’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality. There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU [intensive care unit] and then have a heart or kidney problem. Some countries are recording that as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death. The intent is if someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.” (here)
What do you have to say about that?
Asleep: Wow! So, you’re saying that not only are the numbers lower than annual flu deaths, but are being exaggerated as well?
Awake: That is correct. But it’s not really me saying it. I’m just telling it. But it get worse! Did you know that MediCare has incentivized hospitals and nursing homes to classify as many patients as they can as having Covid? The average payment for a Covid diagnosis is about $10,000. If the patient is placed on a dangerous (often deadly) ventilator, the reimbursement grows to a whopping $40,000. To top it off, the government will also issue payments for “end-of-life” care. (here)
Given that family members are no longer allowed to visit their elderly loved ones in solitary captivity, there’s no telling what type of mischief these administrators are up to. Grandmom is worth more dead to them than alive! For all these reasons, the numbers are being rigged upward. Make sense?
Asleep: Oh my God! Yes. That does make a lot of sense! Nonetheless, in spite of the logical points you have raised — they are saying on the News that this virus is killing young people and children too — not just the elderly and sick. The regular flu doesn’t do that.
Awake: Really? Let me pull up some headlines — all from “respected” outlets of the “mainstream news” — about flu deaths and young people from previous years and also this year before Covid came onto the scene.
Wired.com: January, 2014: Why is This Year’s Flu So Dangerous for Young Adults? (here)
The Atlantic: November, 2016: Why Some Flus are Deadliest in Young Adults (here)
NBC News: January, 2018: Every Year, Flu Carries Away Perfectly Healthy Young Adults and Children (here)
NBC News: January, 2020: 2 Prominent Flu Strains are Hitting Kids and the Young Particularly Hard (here)
CNN News: January, 2020: A Teen’s Final Days with the Flu (here)
AAP Medical News, 2020: Flu Figures Show 125 Deaths of Children — Record High Hospitalization (here)
Plenty more where those stories came from. What do you have to say about that?
Asleep: Wow. I’m speechless! So then, what is all the hysteria all about? I don’t get it? Is it about money for Big Pharma?
Awake: That’s part of the motive, but there is a much bigger picture above that. The primary agenda here is all about a Control that has been taking place between a few evil entities on one side; and us, the majority.
Asleep: Thanks for the information! I will look into it. — And stay safe.
The push for 5G forges on regardless of any safety testing. The mainstream continues to tout the idea that no science shows dangers associated with 5G radiation, but there are also no studies to show that it is safe.
The truth is, there are medical and health experts who have been raising their concerns with regards to 5G technology, and human exposure to electromagnetic frequencies for quite some time. I’ve published multiple articles expressing these concerns.
For example, Dr. Sharon Goldberg, an internal medicine physician, a former medical school assistant professor, and academic with more than two decades in the field gave her testimony regarding electromagnetic radiation and 5G in Michigan, after an industry sponsored 5G wireless infrastructure legislation recently passed through the Michigan House Energy Policy Committee with a vote of 15 to 4. You can watch that and read more about that here.
So, it’s not like awareness is not getting out there, a few months ago, a number of doctors, scientists and activists sent a National 5G Resolution letter to President Trump, requesting a moratorium on 5G technology until the potential hazards for human health have been appropriately investigated.
The Environmental Health Trust is actually a great place to access more of the science on this topic if you’re interested in learning more.
Unfortunately, President Donald Trump recently signed into law a pair of bills designed to boost wireless and broadband networks: the Secure 5G and Beyond Act and the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act. You can read more about that here.
Despite all of the concerns being raised, the international body in charge of setting limits on exposure to radiation, The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), A Germany-based scientific body that assesses the health risks of this kind of thing, is claiming that 5G radiation is completely safe.
Dr. Eric van Rongen, the ICNIRP chair, said:
“We know parts of the community are concerned about the safety of 5G and we hope the updated guidelines will help put people at ease. The guidelines have been developed after a thorough review of all relevant scientific literature, scientific workshops and an extensive public consultation process.
“They provide protection against all scientifically substantiated adverse health effects due to [electromagnetic field] exposure in the 100 kHz to 300 GHz range.” (source)
The question is, why is there so much conflicting information, with some scientific bodies claiming that it’s safe, and others claiming that it’s not? Clearly, there are some issues here.
Why would they refer to such concerns being published by doctors and scientists in peer-reviewed literature as “conspiracy theories?” Why do they constantly use the ridicule factor instead of simply sharing both sides from a place of neutrality?
Why is this “conspiracy theory” narrative constantly used within the mainstream instead of actually addressing the concerns that many scientists and health experts are having?
Perhaps this conflict comes as a result of corporate influence? Paul Bischoff, a tech journalist and privacy advocate, recently compiled data regarding telecom’s political contributions to influence policies that benefit their industry, it’s quite revealing.
A study published in 2019 is one of many that raises concerns. It’s titled “Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices.”
It outlines how, “In some countries, notably the US, scientific evidence of the potential hazards of RFR has been largely dismissed (. Findings of carcinogenicity, infertility and cell damage occurring at daily exposure levels—within current limits—indicate that existing exposure standards are not sufficiently protective of public health.
“Evidence of carcinogenicity alone, such as that from the NTP study, should be sufficient to recognize that current exposure limits are inadequate.”
It goes on to state that “Public health authorities in many jurisdictions have not yet incorporated the latest science from the U.S. NTP or other groups. Many cite 28-year old guidelines by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers which claimed that “Research on the effects of chronic exposure and speculations on the biological significance of non-thermal interactions have not yet resulted in any meaningful basis for alteration of the standard”
It’s one of many that call for safety testing before the rollout of 5G testing, because all we have right now from those who claim that it’s safe are ‘reviews of literature’ that are determining it’s safe.
This particular study emphasizes:
The Telecom industry’s fifth generation (5G) wireless service will require the placement of many times more small antennae/cell towers close to all recipients of the service, because solid structures, rain and foliage block the associated millimeter wave RFR (72).
Frequency bands for 5G are separated into two different frequency ranges. Frequency Range 1 (FR1) includes sub-6 GHz frequency bands, some of which are bands traditionally used by previous standards, but has been extended to cover potential new spectrum offerings from 410 to 7,125 MHz. Frequency Range 2 (FR2) includes higher frequency bands from 24.25 to 52.6 GHz.
Bands in FR2 are largely of millimeter wave length, these have a shorter range but a higher available bandwidth than bands in the FR1. 5G technology is being developed as it is also being deployed, with large arrays of directional, steerable, beam-forming antennae, operating at higher power than previous technologies.
5G is not stand-alone—it will operate and interface with other (including 3G and 4G) frequencies and modulations to enable diverse devices under continual development for the “internet of things,” driverless vehicles and more (72).
Novel 5G technology is being rolled out in several densely populated cities, although potential chronic health or environmental impacts have not been evaluated and are not being followed.
Higher frequency (shorter wavelength) radiation associated with 5G does not penetrate the body as deeply as frequencies from older technologies although its effects may be systemic (73, 74).
The range and magnitude of potential impacts of 5G technologies are under-researched, although important biological outcomes have been reported with millimeter wavelength exposure. These include oxidative stress and altered gene expression, effects on skin and systemic effects such as on immune function (74).
In vivo studies reporting resonance with human sweat ducts (73), acceleration of bacterial and viral replication, and other endpoints indicate the potential for novel as well as more commonly recognized biological impacts from this range of frequencies, and highlight the need for research before population-wide continuous exposures.
One major theme of the study is the absence of science proving that this technology is safe.
With this absence of human evidence, governments must require large-scale animal studies (or other appropriate studies of indicators of carcinogenicity and other adverse health effects) to determine whether the newest modulation technologies incur risks, prior to release into the marketplace.
Governments should also investigate short-term impacts such as insomnia, memory, reaction time, hearing and vision, especially those that can occur in children and adolescents, whose use of wireless devices has grown exponentially within the past few years.
How can science like this be deemed a conspiracy theory? If it is, why are scientists allowed to publish it after going through a rigorous peer-reviewed process in an esteemed scientific journal?
At the end of the day, many doctors and scientists are concerned about the rollout of 5G technology, and the already existing levels of unnatural radiation that humanity is exposed to.
Clearly, there are biological effects, but some studies point out that conclusions can’t be made.
For example, a study published in The International Journal of Environmental Health titled “5G Wireless Communication and Health Effects—A Pragmatic Review Based on Available Studies Regarding 6 to 100 GHz” pointed out that,
The majority of studies with MMW exposures show biological responses. From this observation, however, no in-depth conclusions can be drawn regarding the biological and health effects of MMW exposures in the 6–100 GHz frequency range.
The studies are very different and the total number of studies is surprisingly low. The reactions occur both in vivo and in vitro and affect all biological endpoints studied.
This particular study was even funded by Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, and again, it emphasizes that “no -in-depth” conclusions can be drawn.
If this is true, as some studies argue it’s not and certain conclusions can be drawn, then shouldn’t we wait until “in-depth” conclusions can be drawn that guarantee our safety? Something to think about.
A list of Annual Reports by telecommunication companies clearly shows how companies warn their shareholders but not residents living near cell antennas. Read more here. They are already facing numerous lawsuits.
At the end of the day, this begs the question, do we really live in a democracy? If 5G came down to a vote from the people within that country, it’s hard to believe the vote would pass.
Today, we seem to be living in a time where governments and big corporations can enforce measures upon us that we do not desire, or in this case, impose measures upon us that have not yet been proved to be safe.
This is one of many examples of why people continue to lose trust in governments as well as federal health regulatory agencies. Furthermore, there seems to be a large bias within the mainstream media, almost ridiculing the idea.
El estado político de Puerto Rico es un problema de larga data que requiere una acción urgente. La isla, un territorio no incorporado de los Estados Unidos, no es una nación soberana ni un estado de los Estados Unidos. Esta ambigüedad debe ser abordada tanto por los estadounidenses como por los puertorriqueños. El bienestar futuro y la prosperidad de todos los puertorriqueños dependen de ello.
La economía puertorriqueña ha estado en declive durante décadas, principalmente porque el futuro politico de la isla permanece indeterminado, con desastrosas consecuencias sociales, políticas y económicas. Este tema ha sido un debate dominante en la isla, dividiendo y paralizando a los puertorriqueños durante más de un siglo.
La ausencia de liderazgo de los Estados Unidos en este asunto ha alentado e intensificado el debate interminable de Puerto Rico, declarando en varias ocasiones que el futuro de la isla dependerá únicamente de la voluntad de su gente. Esta actitud de no intervención ha llevado a un punto muerto políticamente hablando, que ha provocado una catástrofe económica.
Históricamente, el debate sobre el futuro de Puerto Rico se ha centrado en tres opciones: estadidad, independencia y estado libre asociado (el statu quo).
El futuro de Puerto Rico
De las tres opciones, la estadidad ha recibido la mayor atención de los medios. No obstante, dadas las condiciones políticas, económicas y culturales, hacer de Puerto Rico un estado de los Estados Unidos no tiene absolutamente ningún futuro.
Este es un hecho bien conocido para la mayoría, excepto para los políticos estadounidenses y puertorriqueños, que han hecho una carrera prometiendo que su concesión está a la vuelta de la esquina. ¿Qué tipo de estadidad se puede otorgar a un territorio que la mitad de la población no quiere ni se siente estadounidense, mientras que la otra mitad lo favorece solo como garantía de asistencia perpetua del bienestar? (Nanny State)
En cuanto a la independencia, la segunda opción, el apoyo popular ha sido bajo entre la población de Puerto Rico durante las últimas décadas. La independencia ha sido convertida en chivo expiatorio y demonizada como la peor de las opciones disponibles.
La opción del Estado Libre Asociado, ante su dramático fracaso y su rechazo electoral por más de la mitad de la población de Puerto Rico, tampoco puede ser una opción viable.
Recuerdo como decia mi papa. “Si las elecciones fueran un Viernes en la noche, La Independencia ganaria”
Esta realidad nos lleva a otra opción de estatus que no se entiende bien en Puerto Rico, pero que está reconocido por las leyes internacionales y de los EE. UU.
Tal acuerdo implicaría el fin del estado territorial de Puerto Rico y el nacimiento de un nuevo país soberano del Caribe, totalmente integrado en la comunidad internacional y el sistema de la ONU. Bajo un pacto de asociación libre, Estados Unidos continuaría su asistencia financiera a Puerto Rico y ayudaría a la isla a desarrollar una economía productiva. Como estado soberano, Puerto Rico delegaría responsabilidades específicas a los Estados Unidos, tales como asuntos relacionados con la defensa y la moneda, al tiempo que conservaría la soberanía sobre todos los demás asuntos no incluidos o delegados en el pacto.
Debido al término español utilizado para describir el Estado Libre Asociado actual (Estado Libre Asociado o “estado asociado libre”), la fórmula de libre asociación se ha confundido y a veces, se ha tergiversado como idéntica al estado actual.
Sin embargo, una asociación libre genuina tiene el potencial de convertirse en un estado de consenso en el que los partidarios de todas las alternativas puedan obtener lo que es más importante para ellos, al tiempo que consideran los intereses nacionales de los EE.UU.
La asociación libre es el único camino disponible para Puerto Rico y la única forma de fomentar su prosperidad mientras se mantiene una relación no territorial con los Estados Unidos que puede acercar a los países.
La resolución de la ONU de 1960 que estableció la libre Asociacion como una alternativa descolonizante no combinaba la asociación libre con la independencia. Ambos deben entenderse como dos tipos distintos de autogobierno.
La resolución no estableció ningún requisito de tamaño o población para que un territorio logre la asociación libre. Solo requiere que “sea el resultado de una elección libre y voluntaria de los pueblos del territorio en cuestión, expresada a través de procesos informados y democráticos”. La forma exacta de la asociación se deja a las partes para negociar. La asociación libre es un estado de “punto medio” por el cual los intereses de todas las partes pueden conciliarse, y cada uno puede convertirse en un ganador.
Los ejemplos más importantes y relevantes del estatus político de la asociación libre se detallan en el Pacto de la Asociación Libre, que ha estado vigente entre los Estados Unidos y la República de las Islas Marshall, los Estados Federados de Micronesia y la República de Palau. Los pactos se implementaron hace más de 30 años y se renovaron desde entonces.
Los acuerdos transfirieron el autogobierno interno completo a los nuevos estados nacionales, así como la autoridad en asuntos exteriores que condujo a su membresía en las Naciones Unidas. El Pacto conserva plena autoridad en asuntos de defensa y seguridad en los Estados Unidos y obliga a Washington a proporcionar asistencia económica.
Camino a la Libre Asociación
Las negociaciones para establecer un acuerdo de asociación libre entre Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos deben ser realizadas por el Poder Ejecutivo del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, con la participación activa del Congreso. Los negociadores puertorriqueños deben ser elegidos entre los defensores más capaces y no partidarios de los intereses de la isla.
Antes de que comiencen las negociaciones, los principios para la libre asociación se acordarán como un esquema general de los términos bajo negociación. El documento final negociado debe ser aprobado por el Congreso y por el pueblo de Puerto Rico a través de un referéndum democrático.
A free association status for Puerto Rico concluye un debate aparentemente interminable, divisivo y a veces vicioso. Ofrecia al pueblo de Puerto Rico una nueva oportunidad para construir un pais verdaderamente democratico, crear la economia productiva que tanto necesitan y finalmente convertirse en una sociedad autosuficiente.