Skip to comments.As a Latino, I no longer feel safe in Trump's America. So I'm leaving it. (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 11/08/2019 2:34:23 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the Palestine of the Caribbean an island that has been passed around for centuries by two colonizing powers. I grew up with a father who believed that the United States was the Garden of Earthly Delights. In his telling, America was a magical Oz where everyone was equal and anything possible. He painted it not just as a country, but as an ideal. I never fully believed it, but that was his mantra.
He gave me two choices when I turned 16 and was deciding where to go to university: Either I got on the plane to America under my own steam, or he would physically put me on the plane. I was part of a generation that was trained to go and prosper in El Norte, always with a belittling of what we had left behind. The United States was better, it did things better and it could never, ever resemble one of our Latin American despots. God forbid it was said to be corrupt.
Well, it turns out that America is not Oz. And, now with Donald Trump, America has its own Leonidas Trujillo, the vain, rouge-wearing bloody dictator of the Dominican Republic. And it also turns out that the yellow brick road my father sent me down led me to an Emerald City desperate to build a wall of rejection and steel against people who speak my mother tongue.
I live in New York City now and I love this place for what it is raw, abrupt, honest and diverse. But I no longer trust that America is another name for opportunity, as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote.
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His father absolutely had the right idea, sending his son to the United States of America to escape the corruption of Puerto Rico and to live a life of freedom and prosperity.
The mistake was sending him at college age - directly to one of our universities to be brainwashed by leftist professors.
Poor kid never had a chance.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way back home. A don’t come back you drama queen.
Don’t let the door hit you in your illegal butt.
It's not what I did that's important, what is important is what I say...
It would be like applicants to your athletic club deciding wheither they get in as normal members, get in as free members or don't join the club.
I would love it if resident in the existing states could hold an advisory vote on Puerto Rico.
Be it resolved: The USA shall move with all due speed and diligence to grant full independence to Puerto Rico.
Malaysia did this with Singapore. They decided they did not like their majority Malay country being dominated by a financial class in one large city largely made up of ethnic Chinese, so they gave them the city and kicked it out of the country.
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.
race card + bigot card + sexist card + white privilege card + white supremacy card + white nationalism card + victim card + oppressed card + outraged/appalled card + self-pity card + pity me card + blame game = excuse for leftard anti-effort mentality parasites (looters/moochers), who choose not to think and take self responsibility, and who want to be able to gain the unearned, the undeserved, and something for nothing
and it turns out that you are just another liberal who buys the lies of the left and repeats them often who now also wears the mantel and title of supreme liar.
And if you have not learned or have forgotten, Puerto Rico is part of America, it is OWNED by the USA.
We remember it all the time because it is nothing more than a place that cruise ships doc and where the people suck up welfare at the highest rate in our land.
There have been many votes where you could have chosen your own independence, or to become a state, but in every vote you have refused to give up the US welfare gravy train.
Now you want to blame everyone but yourselves.
Door.. Hit.. Split!
I should have clarified. I bet he isn’t even Puerto Rican.
Dang. Must be pearls clutching time again.
There’s always Cuba, or Venezuela.
Don’t let the wall hit you on the way out.
Can they take AOC with them ? Please?
Write if you get work.
If the US is a “colonizing power” for Puerto Rico, why do Puerto Ricans reject statehood whenever they are offered it?
To this worthless complainer...HET OUT, YOU INGRATE...AND OAF.
to the writer...... you are PRicotrash. You are a detriment to the Republic.
Hit the trail and never come back. Your kind is unequal and a drag
(take Whorealdo with you)
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