Fanon’s Knife and Puerto Rico

by JOSÉ TIRADO

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

1.5 million people now lack potable water. Since last week. The pictures of devastation are sobering. And as of last night (the 26th),
the first reported deaths due to generators failing (there still is no electricity) have been relayed. This is an enormous crisis. There are many who suspect that there is no surprise here. That the slow starvation of Puertoricans out of their homes, over to the US where they will then “assilmilate” and call themselves “Americans” proudly while the vultures buy and chop up the island into manageable pieces for their rich cronies, has been the goal for years and is de facto the plan. There will be plenty of quislings to help them, too. If we needed any more proof (we really don´t) of the US attitude and intentions to PR, it´s here today.

But what are the options? A bit of historical context might illuminate the problem a bit…
See: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/29/fanons-knife-and-puerto-rico/

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