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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Crap, I was hoping it was Ana Navarro.
Same TDS hatred.
The PR graft flow has stopped?
NOBODY WANTED YOU TO COME HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Good, if more malcontents leave, we might still keep our country.
America should be loved by the people who live here. I didn’t buy the reading it but it’s my guess he’s not legal anyway
Trump is a dictator? What exactly has he “dictated?” Maybe you would like the Democratic Republic of Cuba much better!
Well I guess this idiot wont be moving back to Puerto Rico, since it is part of the United States. Maybe Cuba?
What the heck is he talking about? Trump supporters have more to fear in the current political climate in America than he ever will.
Yep we just started snow tire changing season. :)
Please do, oh great Obamahole.
Alpha Mike Foxtrot
There is a pretty town in Mexico where the cartels run things.
If she thinks she “cant even” in this supposed fascist hellhole, wait until she sees how the real world is.
“desperate to build a wall of rejection and steel against people who speak my mother tongue.”
Nevermind all of the people that speak spanish that become citizens the legal way.
And this idiot is already an American citizen by virtue of that evil colonial arrangement that no one in PR seems to want to get rid of!
Susanne Ramirez de Arellano worked for Univision and wrote for London's Guardian newspaper website. Very anti-Trump.
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