“They’re kicking and they’re pressing their legs on my head: they’re abusing me,” the student told the cameraman as he was lying on his stomach, hands cuffed behind his back. “This only demonstrates the weakness of the government...It only demonstrates their fear of us. They know the public agrees with us, and that’s why they need to use violence.”Although the U.S. tries to decieve people into believing it is trying to give Puerto Rico freedom, it's not working. Trying to reform colonial ties while still working in a colonial context is counter effective—and the people know it. Thus, Puerto Rico’s structure will mirror the U.S.'s,
and Puerto Ricans will never have the ability to advance their own institutions and ideologies, unless they rise up. Puerto Ricans need to start spreading the word on their need for independence. They must realize that the only way to start developing its own policies based on its culture is to cut all ties to the U.S.. They must untangle themselves from the U.S.'s structures and slowly start anew if they ever want to escape the immense exploitation and violence they face. Although it may be a long struggle, we must push for the complete decolonization of Puerto Rico, as well as colonies around the world.
[also see..Partisan Politics,Neo-Liberalism,and Struggle for Democracy and Public Education in Puerto Rico http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2011/04/partisan-politics-neo-liberalism-and.html Puerto Rico is a Colony By Jose R. Bas García http://www.independencia.net/ingles/pr_is_a_colony.html PUERTO RICO AND US IMPERIALISM-Clearing Out without Cleaning Up: The U.S. and Vieques Island http://www.coha.org/clearing-out-without-cleaning-up-the-u-s-and-vieques-island/#more-12688