The Puerto Rican Terrorist Day Parade

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

The hijacking of the Puerto Rican Day Parade began when New York’s radical leftist Attorney General purged its board of directors. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had promised during his campaign that Al Sharpton would have “an annex in Albany for the first time in the history of this state.”

When Schneiderman announced the results of his investigation, standing by his side was City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Mark-Viverito had called for the Schneiderman “investigation” and its results predictably gave her and her radical allies control over the parade.

Her handpicked board took over and Melissa Mark-Viverito became one of its grand marshalls, along with her close ally, Red Bill de Blasio.

Melissa Mark-Viverito is a class warrior who owns $1.5 million in land back in Puerto Rico. She is a top public official in one of the biggest cities in the United States and also a Puerto Rican separatist who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

The retooled Puerto Rican Day Parade honored FALN terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera and alcoholic separatist poet Julia de Burgos who served as a top official in the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party before dying of cirrhosis of the liver

The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party was responsible for numerous acts of violence including the attempted assassination of President Truman and an armed attack on Congress. (The surviving perpetrators of both attacks were pardoned by Jimmy Carter.) The latter terrorist attack had been carried out in the name of “our apostle of independence, Don Pedro Albizu y Campos.”

Campos returned the favor by calling the terrorist attack on Congress an act of “sublime heroism”.

PRNP leader Pedro Albizu Campos served on the National Committee of the International Labor Defense which had been set up as part of the Comintern’s International Red Aid network and Communist literature had been found in the apartment of one of the terrorists.

Julia de Burgos edited the culture section of Pueblos Hispanos, a publication set up by the PRNP and the Communist Party. Under Obama, Burgos was honored with her own stamp by the Postal Service.

The “King” of the Puerto Rican Day Parade was Calle 13 frontman Rene Perez Joglar. Joglar, like Melissa Mark-Viverito, is a champion of convicted FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera. After the death of FALN founder and Macheteros terror group leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios during a shootout with the FBI, Calle 13 released a protest song boasting of “spitting” on the FBI. He performed that song in Castro’s Cuba where he praised Rios as a “good Puerto Rican.”

The biggest shadow over the parade though was FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera.

FALN was a Marxist terrorist group whose goal was to direct “an armed and political struggle in accordance with the Marxist-Leninist principle” and to implement “the Stalinist ideological position concerning the concept of ‘nation’ to the North-American context.”

The terrorist campaign began with bombings in New York. The worst of these was the attack on Fraunces Tavern where George Washington had bid his troops farewell. The FALN terror attack killed four and maimed many others. A FALN message demanded freedom for the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party terrorists responsible for the attacks on Truman and Congress.

Oscar Lopez Rivera was busted for receiving 200 sticks of dynamite after investigators stumbled onto his Chicago FALN bomb factory and he was locked away for 55 years.

Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter, and at Carter’s request, Bill Clinton and Eric Holder offered FALN terrorists clemency on the condition that they renounce violence. The terrorist leader was the only one to refuse the offer of the man whose wife had political ambitions distinctly centered on New York.

Rivera remained behind bars because he refused to renounce violence even in name only.

When Bill de Blasio first began pushing Melissa Mark-Viverito for the speaker’s post, Joe Connor, the son of one of his victims, asked “How she could possibly expect to have the second-most important position in our city while advocating for a terrorist whose group attacked and murdered New Yorkers.”

But Red Bill got his way and so did Melissa Mark-Viverito. The Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrated a Communist supporter and a Communist terrorist.

Republican City Councilman Republican Dan Halloran blasted Melissa Mark-Viverito, saying, “This terrorist, like all terrorists, should rot in jail forever. It is only a shame the death penalty was not imposed to prevent him from becoming a threat in the future.”

“I guess the 9-11 bombers could make the same argument. They were merely responding to the ‘evils’ of the U.S. Will you be asking for them to be pardoned too?”

“Some people did not want to call Oscar a patriot but some people consider him a patriot – there might be divergent opinions but they are all valid,” the parade’s Chairwoman Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez said.

Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez was a Spitzer appointee and had sworn in Melissa Mark-Viverito during her inauguration. Cortes-Vazquez and a number of the other new Schneiderman/Mark-Viverito board members are tied to the MirRam Group which is tangled up with dubious Democratic Party Latino interests in New York. The MirRam Group also helped Melissa Mark-Viverito get her speakership.

This may seem like petty politics, but Melissa Mark-Viverito has moved to take control of Puerto Rican culture in New York and that has larger implications for the city, the state and the country. Melissa Mark-Viverito’s targeting of Taller Boricua to take over the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, like the Puerto Rican Day Parade, is an attempt at imposing her radical vision on Puerto Ricans in New York.

Melissa Mark-Viverito’s FALN heroes were second-generation radicalized Puerto Ricans. Controlling Puerto Rican culture in New York is vital to repeating the process of radicalization. If the process succeeds, then the terrorist attacks can begin again. That is the monster lurking behind the parade.

The Puerto Rican Day Parade, like every cultural Puerto Rican event controlled by her allies, is about the ambition of a wealthy and powerful woman to indoctrinate Puerto Ricans with her hatred for America.

Patriotic Puerto Ricans who oppose Melissa Mark-Viverito’s radical separatist agenda have an opportunity to speak out and reclaim their community and their culture from radicals who once again want to use their sons and their daughters and their way of life as a weapon against the United States.

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  • UCSPanther

    I call the Macheteros the “Puerto Rican FLQ” in reference to the Quebec based terror group that they shared many parallels with.

    Both were packs of communist terrorists that wanted to “liberate” their respective territories as communist states, both had low popular support in their respective territories, both received training and support from foreign terror groups and hostile regimes, and both used bombings and violent attacks as part of their modus operandi.

    • truebearing

      These communist terror groups “liberate” their victims from their lives, yet Obama, Holder, and Hillary still enable them, even release them from prison. Obama has released sworn enemies of the United States from Gitmo. The taliban Five were undoubtedly part of the leadership in Afghanistan that personally helped Bin Laden prepare to kill 3000 Americans.
      The simple and obvious conclusion is that despite the pathetic anti-violence posturing, all three endorse violence against Americans who won’t submit to Communism or Islam. This is a slow-motion civil war, with the only troop movement coming from our homicidal enemies.

  • Judahlevi

    Unfortunately, with the Democrats in control, the government rewards people for breaking up into groups and demanding to be treated differently (read preferentially). Obama is always ready to give taxpayer dollars to collectivists who think like he does.

    The Balkanization of America is going full steam ahead with Obama at the helm. Rather than unity that creates harmony, coordination, and collaboration with each other, they preach the disunity of conflict, strife and friction between groups.

    I am sure they are right – it is much better for the country to be divided.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      The Democrat is the Party of leftist Terrorist. It has always been. Obama is a product of the extremist Democrat fringe which carries more weight in the machinery than any othe constituency.

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      But divided how? Along what lines? Religion? Race? We already have income, but even that has become infected with social engineering. Section 8 has been used specifically to demoralize haves by openly giving to have-nots. Puts everyone at the same “level” but keeps them morally divided. It’s such a blatant abuse of freedom. Where would splits come into play with this kind of forced homogenization going on?

      • Judahlevi

        Divided by almost any kind of political identifier – homosexuals, gender, race, skin color, religion, etc. Rather than stress the unity of being ‘Americans’, the Democrats divide Americans purely for political power reasons and don’t consider the long-term harm it does.

        • dallas25305

          It’s the old Marxist Socialist game plan divide and conquer. Have your enemy fight one another then move in and take over all the power. Then tell people you are doing it to protect them.

          • BagLady

            You claim it’s a Marxist policy when, in fact, it’s THE political policy, regardless of Left/Right leanings. All very lame and old hat, and still practised religiously everywhere in the world where ‘salesmen’ for the elite hold sway.

        • Ghost

          Judah should look in the mirror when looking for the true culprits. Thank god for intermarriage and extinction.

          • BagLady

            Extinction of what exactly? Is it your particular small gene that you protect. As a keen gardener I love the intermingling of genes using hybrid technology without the unholy interference of genetic ‘modification’ and, similarly, I see great advantages in the mingling of human genes provided the rule of ‘all things in moderation’ is adhered to.

          • Drakken

            In nature, which you ignore at your own peril, the strong always over come the weak.

    • BagLady

      There is only one divide – the 1% versus everyone else. Get real. Divide and conquer is being practised under your very noses and you just don’t see it.

      • Judahlevi

        Yes, I am sure the 1% conspire to keep money away from the 99%.

        I have always believed that most conspiracy theories are for the feeble-minded.

        • BagLady

          Not conspiracy. You go look at the figures since the ‘recession’ and see for yourself where the money has gone.

          As market traders like to say: “What can’t speak, can’t lie”.

      • Drakken

        Keep it up you commi POS, you will find out the hard way just how wrong you are, and it will be well deserved.

  • truebearing

    This is what we can expect more of. The Left is unleashing every violent asset that opposes America as it sees its popular support waning. Are these Puerto rican terrorists part of the Left’s army for the “brief violent struggle” at the end of a Gramscian style revolution? Time will tell, but we should assume the worst from communists of any stripe. They will commit violence and kill innocent people in their insatiable quest for power. The past is a reliable predictor of the future, never more so than when it involves communists.

    • BagLady

      “Terrorists”? My god, what unholy act have they carried out to warrant such an epithet? I must have missed it on world news.

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  • periclesdestro

    Serves the former American colonies right for trying to be a colonial power.

    • American Patriot

      Shut up, you Stalinist/Maoist troll. The majority of the people of Puerto Rico want statehood for the island, you pig. ¡VIVA LA ESTADIDAD PARA PUERTO RICO! (Long live Statehood for Puerto Rico). ¡VIVA EL DR. JOSÉ CELSO BARBOSA! (Long live Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa). ¡ABAJO LA INDEPENDENCIA Y EL COMUNISMO! (Down with independence and Communism).

      • periclesdestro

        Of course the of the people of Puerto Rico want statehood for the island – who else would pay their welfare checks if they left the USA?

        • American Patriot

          This has nothing to do with welfare at all, you ignorant troll. And Puerto Rico is part of the United States, you Communist lowlife. I bet you support neo-Communist Russia for stealing Crimea from Ukraine, isn’t that right, troll?

          • periclesdestro

            Russia has Crimea and America has…Peurto Rico – LOL! Enjoy the worthless realestate of an island composed of people who hate America stupid Americans.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      What are you saying? you don’t make sense.

      • periclesdestro

        It makes perfect sense…..

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      You no like the 55 year Castro family dictatorship?

      No Free Elections in the Workers Paradise?

      Only someone named “castro” can lead the Workers Paradise?

      Fidel took a pass on the “greatest medical care system” in the Western hemisphere – and fly to France for proper medical care?

      • periclesdestro

        Me no like you no like…………..

  • Anamah

    Daniel… here you have it all; what a complete selection!
    It seems that none are missing!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I haven’t gone into the health care connections. AARP is involved. So is ObamaCare.

      • Michael Brodowski

        Daniel, Acacia Network, a community health care network that deals mostly in methadone, is largely connected to the parade. Here is the funny thing, Acacia bought out the South Bronx Community Management Company which controlled the last parade. South Bronx community management controlled the Hunts Point Multi-Service Center another health care network. Acacia even bought the building that housed the parade.

        Not long after the Acacia bought out South Bronx management company, Ramon Velez Jr, the son of the last parades founder and leader, had a suspicious fire where his wife was killed in the middle of the night.

        Heres the link:

        http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/13/nyregion/bronx-fire-kills-wife-of-a-puerto-rican-leaders-son.html?_r=0

        Lots of health care connections. One of the board members Rafael Dominguez, is the head of communications for HHC. Maria Elena Girone another board member is CEO of the Puerto Rican Family Institute, another health services company controlled by guess who? Acacia Network.

  • http://americansforpetraeus2012.org JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    NY city is just another mess,or will be one, once DeBLAHsio IS FINISHED with it. The populace or at least a voting majority is deluded and ripe for totalitarianism. Sad. Equally sad is the Commander in chief.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    The irony is that an independent Puerto Rico is no long in danger of becoming communist. Poor and socialist? Perhaps but without an oil-windfall like Venezuela nor a rich sugar-daddy like the former USSR, commies just don’t do well anymore.

    In any case, a good overview on how Marxists still infect the institutional sub-culture of an ethnic group that is quite mainstream in New York.

    We need more like Herman Badillo, who helped restore standards to CUNY. I haven’t read his book, One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups, but the title suggests it is interesting.

  • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

    Repulsive lunacy with Eric Holder’s fingerprints all over it — ditto St. Patrick’s Day parades overtly or covertly dedicated to IRA terrorists.

    And don’t forget the wildings that marked the 2000 P.R. parade, where fifty-plus women were sexually assaulted at several sites in full view of police and bystanders who did nothing to stop the attacks. Joggers were pulled from park paths and handed around by vicious crowds.

    The aftermath was equally shameful: on the Right, a few conservative commentators blamed the victims, and on the Left, much work was done by the race, feminist, and ethnic lobbies to make sure that not one of these entirely random, identity-based assaults was counted or prosecuted as a hate crime because we couldn’t have that — minority men charged with hate against women.

    In recent years, women have been warned to be vigilant and stay away. Imagine such warnings issued to other groups of people: stay off the streets because of what you are.

    Leftism on parade. At least the mask is off.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      What’s worse is this wasn’t an unusual event. It just happened to be caught on video. If it hadn’t been…

      • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

        Yes, if it hadn’t been, there would have been no prosecutions — they had to sue as it was just to get official action. Ironic that Holder was behind freeing the FALN back then and now pretends to care about sexual assault on college campuses — he was of course silent about the 2000 attacks.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          College campuses, sure. Ask him to look at sexual assaults at events in Harlem. Not going to happen.

          • Drakken

            Daniel, you should write about that, it will give folks more resources.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Yes. There’s a ton of topics to cover , unfortunately.

      • Vieques

        yes Danny boy, don’t send your kids to school, they may be shot, don’t go to the movies, you may get shot, don’t go college, you may get shot, don’t enter a military base, not safe, don’t don’t don’t you are not safe in America !!!

  • liz

    Disgusting. But what can you expect when you’ve elected a communist for mayor? Not to mention a communist President.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    For once in your life you got it right although I’m still a little uncomfortable because you so enjoy using that word, since for you it’s money in the bank. Nonetheless, the FALN are terrorists, as terrorism is violence perpetrated for any number of political causes, while jihad, on the other hand, is holy war by any and all means at their disposal both violent and non-violent specifically and only in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme. A big difference.

    If you stopped conflating and morally equating the two very different manifestations as somehow being the same thing when they are not, maybe, just maybe our politicians would start paying attention to mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage because it is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the nefarious purposes of mass Muslim infiltration of our infidel society and eventual demographic conquest. Not to mention that since it is astronomically far more prevalent relative to forms of violent jihad, it also represents a far greater threat to our infidel society’s well-being.

    Also, leftwing and libertarian flakes couldn’t go around blaming terrorism like the idiots they are on everything else including the kitchen sink anymore since it would automatically be understood by the masses that jihad is a holy war waged by all Muslims against all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme. There would be no question in that regard at all.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      You’ve switched from defending Muslim terrorists to defending Puerto Rican terrorists.

      How progressive.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Man…you are terribly confused. Just like you conflate and morally equate jihad as somehow being terrorism, you also conflate and morally equate Marxism as somehow being progressivism. However, when you live breathe, eat, sleep, and exude nothing but Marxism, it means that you are a Marxist, and there is nothing progressive about Marxism because it fails just like clockwork every time it is tried.

        Meanwhile, terrorism is perpetrated by EXTREMISTS only, for various political causes unrelated to Islam, and is always and only violent. While jihad, on the other hand, is waged by all mainstream orthodox Muslims only and not by so-called extremist Muslims, radical Muslims, or Islamist Muslims, and manifests both violently and non-violently in stark contrast to terrorism. As a matter of fact, waging jihad in one form or another, either violently or non-violently, in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent on all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world.

        Not to mention as well that jihad, in stark contrast to terrorism, is always and only in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme. While terrorism, on the other hand, is perpetrated for all kinds of various causes.

        Apparently, you are extremely confused. Oh well. I guess I’m going to have to continue to take what you write with a very cynical grain of salt.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Jihad takes various forms of warfare. Terrorism is one of them. Your trolling may be another.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            So, in other words, only Muslim extremists, i.e., Muslim radicals or Islamists, wage violent forms of jihad. Yeah, you sound just as unhinged as GWB. I guess you also believe that Islam is a so-called “religion of peace” too.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            In other words you’re a lying troll desperately trying to put words in my mouth.

            Jihad takes on the form of various forms of warfare. It is incumbent on all Muslims.

            Including you.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      Marxism is a “religion” just as Islam claims to be a “religion”. Both are Totalitarian Ideological Cults. They share one main objective: The destruction of Western Civilization. After this accomplishment, they will settle their ideological differences.

  • Pablo Alto

    Mr. Greenfield is as wrong on his take on the reasons behind the change in leadership at Puerto Rican Day Parade, as he is on his review of the history of the island. Such Willfully Ignorant, xenophobic, and racist rantings do very little for anyone interested in understanding those they define as “Other.”

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And whom do Puerto Rican nationalists define as “Other”?

    • 1Indioviejo1

      What in the world are tryig to say, Pablo. You are incoherent, but furtheremore, stupid if you think we don’t know about the History of Puerto Rico. BTW, what race are Puerto Ricans? I know white PR’, Black PR’s, Mulattos, Chinese, and other immigrants to the Island, so get off the racist crap you share with another Communist like Al Sharpton, is he your “Man”.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They want their own country? Fair enough. Cut them lose, make them use their own banks and currency and require all Puerto Ricans in the US to register as foreign nationals including applying for a visa.

    • American Patriot

      No. Admit the island as a state. Most Puerto Ricans are proud Americans and support statehood for Puerto Rico. Here is a proud patriot, Jose Celso Barbosa and the website dedicated to the father of the statehood movement: http://library.statehoodpr.org

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Please do NOT make Puerto Rico a state. It would be another blue state, no matter what Mr. Barbosa wants. Let them have their independence. Force it on them. I, for one, am sick to death of paying for their welfare …

        • American Patriot

          They are not Democrats. You are confusing the Puerto Ricans living in the island of Puerto Rico with the general Puerto Rican population living in New York City. There is a huge ideological difference between the Puerto Rican population living in New York and the residents of Puerto Rico, as well as the Puerto Rican population living in Florida and other states of the Union. The Puerto Rican population of New York moved there during the mid-twentieth century and are generally left-leaning. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans who have remained in Puerto Rico or migrated to Florida and other states of the Union in more recent times are much more moderate and conservative politically than the Puerto Rican population of New York. It should also interest you to know that Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa, the father of the Puerto Rico statehood movement, was a Republican who founded the island’s Republican Party (which is a branch of the national Republican Party) in 1899, shortly after the Spanish American War. In fact, most statehood supporters in Puerto Rico are Republicans and are not on welfare. The founder of the New Progressive Party (which is named after Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 “Bull Moose” Party and has absolutely nothing to do with Henry Wallace’s 1948 isolationist party at all), Luis Ferré, was a lifelong Republican who was actually the chairman of the Puerto Rico Republican Party from 1976 until his death in 2003. Contrary to what you believe, Puerto Ricans in the island and in Florida (and probably almost everywhere else outside New York) are moderates and conservatives. They are especially conservative on social issues, like abortion and same-sex marriage. The statehood movement in Puerto Rico is as conservative as the Cuban American community in South Florida and almost else where in the United States. Also, independence would do absolutely NOTHING to help Puerto Rico at all. The island would become another Communist Cuba, as 85-90% of the separatist movement is Communist in nature. The separatist movement is small (they get only 5% in every election in the island), but they are anti-American and pro-Communist totalitarian in nature. Making Puerto Rico secede would only give the island away to Communist Cuba. Let’s not do that. Let’s admit the island as a state and respect the will of the conservative, pro-statehood and pro-American majority in Puerto Rico.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Puerto receives about $6.5 billion, annually, in welfare, including nutrition assistance, healthcare, subsidized housing, community development block grants, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.

            I’m doing great, but when I look around my hometown, I see people suffering greatly, especially, the working poor. It is a crime against the American people to make everyone who works give money to a US Territory.

            But I do not want Puerto Rico to become a US state for the political reasons I have stated above. Follow that with DC Statehood, and there would be a permanent DEM majority in the Senate.

            As for Cuba, they barely have power enough to keep their own island communist, much less anyone else’s …

          • American Patriot

            Puerto Rico is not a majority Democrat jurisdiction. I have already disprove your misinformation with facts. Dr. Barbosa was a Republican. Luis Ferré was a Republican. The previous governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño, is a Republican. The past two pro-statehood Speakers of the House in Puerto Rico, Jose Aponte and Jennifer Gonzalez, are Republicans. The previous President of the Puerto Rico Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz, is a Republican. The previous pro-statehood mayor of San Juan, Jorge Santini, is a Republican. The mayor of Aguadilla, Carlos Mendez, is not only a Republican, but he is in the top leadership of the GOP in Puerto Rico. Most statehood supporters in Puerto Rico are Republicans. Many of the island’s residents are conservative, especially on social issues. There is no comparison between Puerto Rico and Washington DC in that sense. In the case of the nation’s capital, there is a clear impediment to statehood, since the District of Columbia was created to serve as the country’s capital and nothing else. DC wasn’t created to be a state. So where is your evidence that a state of Puerto Rico would benefit primarily Democrats? And do not say the Puerto Rican community in New York because I have already disproven the claim by noting that there is a huge ideological difference between different Puerto Rican populations in different states and in Puerto Rico over time. The Popular Democratic Party has been spreading misinformation about how Puerto Rico may vote politically in order to scare Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits into opposing making the island a state. Remember that the PDP has no Republicans, while the NPP is over 3/4 Republicans.

          • Drakken

            You PR’s still cost the US taxpayer more than you are worth, time to cut it loose.

          • Frank Worley

            Total payout is closer to 25 billion per year most of that in direct payments to individuals. Per US Census data.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Thanks for the information. I’m pretty sure that my information was either dated, or purposely fudged, since it came from Wikipedia. It didn’t occur to me to look at the census!

    • PRWOLVERINE

      “They”?? “Them”?? Dude, people born in PR are as American as you are. On top of that, you should know that the majority of Americans living in PR want statehood, not independence, In fact, Independence gets like 2% of the vote. In other words, we have a lot less lunatic fringe people living in PR than in the states. The FALN was a group of Chicago residents who planted bombs in NYC and Chicago. They were arrested, charged and sentenced—and then Clinton let them loose! Then again, they had spent decades in jail and were old and tired when released. In any case, your comments are waaaay off the mark. You slander the millions of your fellow Americans who only want equality. Mind you, the people talked about in the article are all NEW YORK CITY elected officials. Make of that what you will.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I can’t control the people with the loudest voices and the most violent dispositions being handed all the control and legitimacy. But if they feel that strongly about it they should start screaming at the Mayor of the City of New York to do something other than chanting violent revolutionary Marxist slogans. It’s a bit like people telling me that ‘only 5 or 10% of all Muslims want to murder the whole planet’. Well ok then tell the other 90 or 95% of them to tear their heads off and stuff them on pikes as a warning to the others unless they want to be tarred with the same brush.

        • American Patriot

          There is no comparison. Puerto Ricans have contributed to this country in many ways over the years. For example, residents of Puerto Rico have served in the US Armed Forces in greater proportional numbers than residents of almost every state in the Union. They have done so without having the full right to vote for their national leaders. The Borinqueneers, who were an army unit consisting almost entirely of Puerto Ricans during the first half of the twentieth century, had overcome negative stereotypes when fighting on the battlefield. They have earned the respect of everyone, including those who initially had negative opinions about them. There are even quite a few Puerto Rican soldiers who have earned the Medal of Honor. You cannot compare an island that is part of our great country with a murderous religion that calls for the murder of infidels. Understand the truth.

          • Hard Little Machine

            Yes of course.Buuuut……what if any do YOU want to do about these tools?

  • 1Indioviejo1

    The fact that a Stalinist Marxist group of Puerto Ricans continues their subversive operations is a steel-framed principle to consider. Marxism will never die. It begs the comparison with Islam, our other great Totalitarian rival, which will never disappear. Where Civilization fails completely is when we don’t address these criminal ideologies the way that we should. In the classroom, in the courts, and on the battle field. The classroom is the place to start, Civics should do the framing, while American History would give it its patriotic backbone. We have failed them, our teachers have failed us, and our politicians are venal and cowardly.

  • rodrigvm

    Wow, for a moment I was transported to the Cold War with Comintern and everything. I assume Bolivar, George Washington, Jose Marti, etc are all terrorists….remember Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States, the U.S. entered the island in a barrage of naval artillery and took over a country that already had autonomy under Spain and was returned to the most rigid military government. Under Spain in 1897 Puerto Ricans had representative in the Spanish parliament, today, 2014, Puerto Rico has a “resident commissioner” which like children can only be heard if he scream since he does not have a vote. Puerto Ricans have voted 4 times against statehood (2012 the most recent poll, not plebiscite since there was no commitment by the US to abide by the vote). 150,000 police intelligence files were released after a decision of the local Supreme Court which evidenced widespread repression of pro independence activists (most of the artists, poets, intelligentsia is…) and most recently the Dept of Justice ofund the PR Police Deparrtment the largest under US jurisdiction, engaging in human and civil rights violation…not one cop has been indicted…when you close avenues for political expression, you give rise to armed actions…remember Mandela? He was leader of the Umkhonto We Siswe…not a Quakers org….

    • Daniel Greenfield

      When have Puerto Ricans ever endorsed independence?

      Also remind me when George Washington and Simon Bolivar planted bombs in restaurants.

      • American Patriot

        Don’t mind that loon, Mr. Greenfield. I checked his profile. He is a Cuban Communist. He supports his country’s real repression against pro-democracy advocates like the Ladies in White.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          yes

      • Frank Worley

        They haven’t ever supported independence by majority or even significant plurality in a popular vote. Still I changed my stripes from pro-statehood to Pro-independence in recent years after seeing the US go down the socialist path. I am a conservative-libertarian and am organizing a movement based on those principles right now.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I can understand that

      • rodrigvm

        But they have voted 4 times against statehood, and the mild, shy autonomist demands they made in 1967 and 1993 were ignored by the US. When have Puerto Ricans had the opportunity of having a free vote under international law (what Washington demands of other nations but does not apply it to itself)?. George Washington had artillery to do the same and so did Bolivar…(Mandela used bombs too…). Shame you are uniformed about Puerto Rico, already 5 million live in the US…

        • American Patriot

          But George Washington and Simon Bolivar never killed nor injured innocent civilians, you Communist pig. Also, no status option achieved a majority in the 1993 plebiscite, you loon. And regarding the 2012 plebiscite, why do you keep insisting in counting blank ballots as votes when it is quite obvious to everyone that BLANK BALLOTS DO NOT COUNT AS VOTES AT ALL?! In the 2012 status plebiscite in Puerto Rico, there were two questions. Nearly 1.8 million voters participated in the plebiscite’s first question and nearly 1.4 million voters participated in the plebiscite’s second question. Of those who participated in each question, 54% rejected the current territory status and 61% voted for statehood. Furthermore, more voters picked statehood than any other option, including the current territory status. I will repeat again: blank ballots do not count as votes nor represent any voter participation at all in any election or referendum, period. Bottom line: statehood won the 2012 plebiscite with 61% of the vote! not 44%, you anti-statehood, anti-American propagandist. Also, the reason why the federal government didn’t take the “autonomous Commonwealth mandate” seriously in regards to earlier plebiscites and even in the present day is because the status that some politicians (mostly those in the Popular Democratic Party) in Puerto Rico want for the island, a status option known as “enhanced Commonwealth”, is not feasible. It is not feasible because it is unconstitutional. “Enhanced Commonwealth” is unconstitutional because it mixes multiple status options that are incompatible with one another. Under “enhanced Commonwealth”, Puerto Rico would be in permanent Union with the United States, US citizenship would continue for residents of Puerto Rico and the federal government would provide much larger amounts of funding to the government of Puerto Rico. But at the same time, the island’s government would have the power to nullify any federal law. In addition, the government of Puerto Rico would have the power to sign international treaties and enter international organizations that only sovereign countries have the power to do. In other worlds, “enhanced Commonwealth” would create a sovereign country, but in permanent union with the United States, which is not feasible at all. Because of its unfeasible nature, “enhanced Commonwealth” has been rejected multiple times by the federal government, since that status option clearly undermines American sovereignty and the power of the US Constitution. In order to resolve Puerto Rico’s status issue, feasible status options must be implemented. Anyway, the bottom line is that Puerto Rico wants statehood and Puerto Rico will become the 51st state of the United States of America, the world’s greatest democracy. ¡VIVA LA ESTADIDAD PARA PUERTO RICO! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

      • Puerto Rico USA

        EXACTLY!! Thank you Daniel. It has never happened. The idea of independence is limited to a small group of Marxist intellectuals living in the inner cities of NY and Chicago and members of the narcotics class who are connected to criminal organizations like the Latin Kings. Many times the two overlap. Just pay a visit to “Camaradas Del Barrio” in East Harlem and you will get a glimpse of this small group of people who are a danger to the USA.

        Funny thing, if they would have been Arab, we would raid Camaradas, arrest these leftists and send them to Gitmo.

    • American Patriot

      You are a Communist propagandist, you lunatic. First of all, remember that Spain was an absolute monarchy that had plundered Puerto Rico for over 400 years prior to the Spanish American War. During that time period of 400 years, the indigenous Taíno and Arawak populations of Puerto Rico were almost completely exterminated by the Spanish colonial forces, African slave labor was introduced and was not abolished until well into the 19th century, most islanders were illiterate, the education system did not exist and the government, like all omnipotent governments, was brutal and corrupt. The so-called “autonomous” government that was established in Puerto Rico in 1897 was nothing more than a puppet regime and had as much autonomy as the Indian Princely-States in then-British South Asia. So, pre-American Puerto Rico was not a Shangri-La at all. It was the exact opposite. When the United States entered the island in 1898, it liberated over 900,000 people from an absolute monarchy that for 400 years created a mess in Puerto Rico. At the time of the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico was known as “The Poorhouse of the Caribbean”. PR was even poorer than Haiti. It was under American sovereignty that the University of Puerto Rico was created (in 1903/1904), so for the first time in history, island residents could finally get a decent education in their homeland. Also, while territory status is not perfect (I strongly support statehood for Puerto Rico, by the way), in less than 50 years as a US territory, Puerto Rico became the richest island in the Caribbean, even though many people were still working class because they lived in a territory and not a state. Also, in 1952, the island adopted the first-ever Constitution in the history of Puerto Rico, making the island’s government on par with state governments in terms of autonomy. Also, under US sovereignty, Puerto Rico’s population increased significantly from 900,000 in 1898 to 3.8 million in 2000. The island’s population has decreased a bit since 2000, but that is because of the island’s economic crisis that is tied to the status problem. Where are islanders going? They are going to the mainland states like Ohio, Florida and Texas, not to foreign countries with hostile regimes like those of Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua. The fact is that while there are definitely flaws with territory status, Puerto Rico is far better of today than before the Spanish-American War.

      • Frank Worley

        You obviously know your Puerto Rico history. That’s good, to counter act the propaganda.

    • American Patriot

      Continuing with my facts correcting your lies and Communist propaganda, Cuban Communist Castrista, the far-left separatist movement in Puerto Rico has committed many violent atrocities against many people over the course of the century following the Spanish American War. For starters, the separatist movement following the war was ideologically different from the original independence movement led by Eugenio Maria de Hostos (who was a classical liberal who actually didn’t mind the option of statehood if it was what the majority of the people of Puerto Rico wanted) against absolutist Spain. Many of the Royalists (those in Puerto Rico who supported the Spanish monarchy and colonial regime prior to the war) infiltrated and took over the independence movement and destroyed its classical liberalism. From that point on, the separatist movement took a much more violent, authoritarian turn. For over the course of the century, the separatist movement have planned and carried out many attacks against their political opponents, most notably statehood supporters. With the rise of the Soviet Union and Communism, the separatist movement also installed a Communist agenda into the murderous movement. Among the politicians the separatist movement targeted included Resident Commissioner Santiago Iglesias Pantín (a workers rights advocate who supported statehood for Puerto Rico and who has a similar ideology to that of A. Philip Randolph. Randolph was ridiculed by the radical left for not supporting their totalitarian agenda of the Soviet-controlled International left-wing), Governor Luis Muñoz Marin (the founder of the Popular Democratic Party and the so-called “Commonwealth” system), President Harry Truman, Members of Congress, the great Governor and Resident Commissioner Carlos Romero Barceló, Navy members and many others, including innocent people at Fraunces Tavern in New York City, as well as other places. The separatist movement in Puerto Rico is controlled by your beloved Communist Cuban Empire and its proxies in Latin America. Regarding the 2012 status plebiscite in Puerto Rico, I can tell you are repeating anti-statehood propaganda, as you falsely claim that statehood was “defeated again” because of blank ballots. Well, let me tell you this: BLANK BALLOTS DO NOT COUNT AS VOTES, YOU LOON! In the 2012 status plebiscite, there were two questions. Nearly 1.8 million voters participated in the plebiscite’s first question and nearly 1.4 million voters participated in the plebiscite’s second question. Of those who participated in each question, 54% voted no to continuing the current territory status and 61% voted for statehood. In addition, more voters picked statehood (834,191) on the second question than any other status option in that question, as well as the current territory status (828,077) on the first question. There are now more people in Puerto Rico who want the island to become a state than to remain as a territory. Statehood won 61% of the vote, not 44%.

      As for police brutality and corruption, don’t even go there. That’s where you lose. The Cuban Communist security police are the most brutally violent and corrupt police force in the Western Hemisphere (as well as one of the most brutally violent and corrupt in the world). Every week, they brutally beat and jail members of the Ladies in White human rights group just for peacefully protesting, going to church and demanding the release of their loved ones. Every day, people in Cuba are harassed, physically beaten, arrested and tortured by the evil Communist dictatorship in Cuba. Puerto Rico, as part of the United States, is a democracy. Communist Cuba is the only totalitarian dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere that wants to spread its totalitarian empire in Latin America. Just look at what Communist Cuba is doing in its client state, Venezuela, where a puppet regime is destroying that country and making life miserable for the Venezuelan people. Look at the repression that is happening in Venezuela because peaceful protesters there want democracy and basic goods. And so, I shall say this: ¡VIVA LA ESTADIDAD PARA PUERTO RICO! ¡ABAJO EL IMPERIALISMO CUBANO COMUNISTA EN LATINOAMÉRICA! ¡VIVA CUBA Y VENEZUELA LIBRE! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    I’ve been in favor of letting Puerto Rico go its own way for decades, now. Why should the American taxpayer continue to pay Puerto Rico’s welfare morass? Let us find out how much the people on the island like having a dictator keep most of the power and perks, for himself.

    It would shock me if Puerto Rico, on its own, did not become a “banana republic” …

    • American Patriot

      Puerto Ricans are American citizens. They are not foreigners. Also, what welfare status are you talking about? As a territory, Puerto Rico can’t participate in national elections. Residents of Puerto Rico cannot vote for their national leaders. Also, as a territory, Puerto Rico gets less federal funding than the states. The island can’t participate in key federal programs that the states can participate. So, how is that welfare. In addition, Puerto Rico is currently facing a population decrease, as island residents are moving to the states in large numbers in recent years in order to achieve their goals. This population reduction is largely due to the economic crisis that is tied to the territory’s political status. If Puerto Rico were to secede, there would be a mass exodus of island residents moving from Puerto Rico to the states, leaving the island’s population as low as 300,000. In addition, since the separatist movement is largely Communist in nature, the government that would be established in PR would not be democratic, but dictatorial, modeled just like Communist Cuba. The only way for Puerto Rico to fully prosper is for the island to become a state. Under statehood, Puerto Rico would receive more funding from the federal government than it does now. In addition island residents can finally vote for their national leaders and achieve their goals without having to move to the mainland. And Puerto Rico’s economy would be stronger and more robust as a state than as a territory.

      • Frank Worley

        In fairness, there are more people on public assistance programs in Puerto Rico than in the workforce. That used to be unique to the island, but now it is also true for most of the US.

      • Drakken

        PR still costs the US taxpayer far more than it’s worth, when over 1/3 of your population work for the govt and corruption is rife, time to cut it lose and let it sink on its own, enough is enough.

        • Pedro Bigay

          Not true Drakken. USA sends PR over 20 billions dollars and we buy from them over $80 billions every year.The food stamps aid, comes back to the USA farmers via when we buy all the products sent through their maritime shipping, the only one Puerto Rico is allowed to use for our imports (sometimes rooten merchandise from when crops go bad) ‘eso fue lo que trajo el barco’, and still… we have to pay a high price for it. We pay for our SS benefits, and that is part of this $20 billions I refer to. So, as you see sir, your statement is not true. Otherwise USA would have stop this aid a long time ago.

    • truebearing

      I agree. Then we have a place to deport the Puerto Rican communists, since we won’t do whqat we should do: execute them for conspiracy to commit murder, or treason.

      • American Patriot

        Puerto Ricans are American citizens. And the vast majority of them are proud, patriotic Americans. The majority of the people of Puerto Rico support statehood and permanent union with the United States and repudiate Communism. We should deport the Communist separatists to Communist Cuba.

        • truebearing

          Then they should stand up to these terrorists and run them out themselves. They need to make it loud and clear that the majority do not support this evil. That would be the fastest way to statehood.

          Wolf’s point about the Democrats gaining more power is a good one. If the politics of the Left aren’t thoroughly rejected, there won’t be any incentive to become a state.

          • American Patriot

            Puerto Rico’s previous governor, Luis Fortuño, is a Republican. The founder of the statehood movement, Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa, was a Republican. The founder of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (which is named after Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 “Bull Moose” Party and has nothing to do with Henry Wallace’s 1948 isolationist party whatsoever), Luis Ferré, was a Republican. The previous President of the Puerto Rico Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz, is a Republican. The two previous Speakers of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, Jose Aponte and Jennifer Gonzalez, are Republicans. The previous mayor of San Juan (which is Puerto Rico’s capital), Jorge Santini, is a Republican. The mayor of Aguadilla (which is a city located on the northwestern most part of Puerto Rico), Carlos Mendez, is not only a Republican, but he is part of the top leadership of the island’s GOP. By the way, every Republican in Puerto Rico supports statehood for the island and Republicans consist of over 3/4 of all New Progressive Party politicians. As we can see, Puerto Rico has many prominent Republican politicians and the people in the island are quite conservative on many issues, particularly social issues. The notion that Puerto Rico would be a “blue state” is a fear created by the local Popular Democratic Party (which has no Republican politicians at all within its ranks and which consists mainly of Democrats and independents) in order to scare Republican politicians and conservative pundits into opposing making Puerto Rico a state. The PDP uses the Puerto Rican population in New York to make their argument that Puerto Rico is primarily a Democrat constituency. What the PDP doesn’t want others to know is that there is a huge ideological difference between the Puerto Rican population of New York and other Puerto Rican populations in other states of the Union (like Florida), as well as in the island of Puerto Rico itself. The Puerto Rican population in New York moved there during the mid-twentieth century and are primarily left-leaning, while residents of Puerto Rico, as well as the Puerto Rican population of Florida and other states of the Union outside New York (the Puerto Rican population of Florida and other states moved to those places in more recent times) are generally more moderate to conservative politically. So, yes, the time of migration to the mainland states is important to understanding the ideological differences between Puerto Rican populations in different parts of the mainland, as well as in Puerto Rico. Regarding terrorism, the majority of the population strongly condemns the actions of the Communist separatist militants. Carlos Romero Barceló, who served two terms each as Governor and Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, is the most vocal critic of the Communist terrorists and was very critical of President Jimmy “The Appeaser” Carter’s decision to pardon the separatist militants who, in 1954, opened fire on members of Congress, wounding five lawmakers. The pardon took place in 1979. In 1999, Romero Barceló also criticized President Bill Clinton for granting clemency to FALN terrorists who never requested clemency and whose leader, Oscar Lopez, refused clemency and remained unrepentant about his past. So, you see, you can’t judge everyone by the actions of a few. Most Puerto Ricans condemn the FALN and others of its ilk. One more thing to understand is that statehood supporters in Puerto Rico are generally moderate to conservative politically and are proud American patriots.

  • Soxtory

    NYC is going from bad to worse. Yesterday during the PR day parade, I could not believe the number of cops! Thank God for them. MMV is their enemy!

  • Ali

    That is your De Blasio administration further I must say you have five radical terrorists from Guantanamo that can soon attack the US.

  • Pedro Bigay

    Please Mr. Greenfield, stick to the real terrorism news, the islamic terrorism.
    The so called Puerto Rican terrorism, is a reaction from a small group of nationalists that have been fighting the USA ever since they ‘invaded’ Puerto Rico over 116 years ago in 1898. Much longer than the so called ‘West Bank occupation’ of Israel. A term that I don’t agree with, for I do not accept the term ‘occupation’, nor ‘Palestine’. To me the real name of the region is ‘Samaria and Judea’. Be informed that in the previous two elections in Puerto Rico, the so called ‘Independentistas-separatistas’ (Independence Party) received less than 2% of the vote. Your article states that Puerto Rican terrorism have caused
    4 dead (in 116 years)……………………….How many more for the islamic terrorism?
    Sorry sir, no comparison.

    • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

      Why FALN terrorism is important:

      –all murders on American soil are important
      –other FALN terror murder plots foiled, so “only four” is not accurate — also, “in 116 years” is nonsensical
      –pardons and culture of celebration of terror by elected officials reaching to the White House
      –academia promotes these murderers, and youths are taught to view them as heroic
      –continued FALN radicalism in prisons
      –FALN collusion with Weather Underground, IRA and Islamic terrorists: they are one movement

      • Pedro Bigay

        What part of ‘less than 2%’ you did not understand?

    • American Patriot

      The Communist separatist movement in Puerto Rico have killed more than just four people. For example, in 1971, at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Chapter, the far-left university militant group, FUPI, had murdered an ROTC cadet named Jacinto Gutierrez (no relation to the Communist Chicago representative Luis Gutierrez). Members of FUPI were staging riots against the local ROTC offices in UPR Rio Piedras. The Puerto Rico Police Department was called to campus to stop the riots. During the violent confrontation, two police officers were killed by the FUPI thugs at UPR Rio Piedras. The separatist movement in Puerto Rico, though small, is a Communist movement that is aligned and supported by Communist Cuba, the former Soviet Union, and other radical left-wing regimes. That is one of the major reasons why we must support the statehood movement in Puerto Rico. The statehood movement is supported by the majority of residents of Puerto Rico and is largely conservative politically and is aligned with other conservative movements in the United States and around the world, most notably the democracy movements in Cuba and Venezuela.

      • Frank Worley

        Just a footnote, not all those who support independence are communists. Granted the majority are right now, but I do not.

  • Habbgun

    We haven’t yet seen a real ’70’s style release or non-investigation of a murderer or murderers like the Farrakhan mosque incident but it is probably coming. At least now the truth is out there. It doesn’t come from “social movements” or “ungovernable” cities. It comes from the politicians at the top.

  • Frank Worley

    I am currently working on organizing a conservative-libertarian Puerto Rican Independence movement. We do not support the FALN. And as you might suspect the communists do not support us either. Questions? @frankworley:disqus

    • American Patriot

      Why work on an independence movement when we can all work on a statehood movement for Puerto Rico? Besides, the majority of conservative Puerto Ricans, like me, are pro-statehood. Most Puerto Ricans in the island of Puerto Rico support making the island a state. The majority of the separatist movement (85-90%) in Puerto Rico is Communist in nature. Besides the ideological issues, there is a huge cost with having Puerto Rico secede from the United States. Right now, as a territory, Puerto Rico gets less federal funding than the states. The island is currently facing an economic crisis that is ultimately tied to the political status as a territory. Because of the economic crisis, Puerto Rico is experiencing a population decrease, as island residents are moving to the states in large numbers in recent years. If the island were to secede, there would be a much larger exodus of island residents moving to the states, leaving Puerto Rico’s population as low as 300,000. That would be only a third of Puerto Rico’s total population during the Spanish American War in 1898. Also, nationhood would harm Puerto Rico’s already fragile economy even more than under territory status. Only with statehood would Puerto Rico prosper. With statehood, the island’s economy would grow and Puerto Rico would receive more federal funding as a state than as a territory. In addition, statehood would reverse the trend of people leaving the island for the states. With statehood, more and more people would move to Puerto Rico to share the benefits of prosperity. Bottom line: only with statehood would Puerto Rico prosper.

      • Frank Worley

        Thanks for offering the other point of view. I was a pro-statehood guy for most of my life, but really changed to independence after I realized the US was no longer the US we grew up with. In many ways, the conservatives within the statehood movement would support my initiative if they were not supporting statehood. Limited government, low taxes, and an emphasis on personal liberty/responsibility. I disagree that the current status is entirely to blame for the economic troubles of the island. Having one third of the total employed population working for the government is one major issue, over regulation and corruption another. I try to address all of these issues in my proposal and believe if done right, an independent Puerto Rico could very well be an economic powerhouse.

        • American Patriot

          I respect your opinion, but the reason why the US is the way it is is because of the Radical-In-Chief in the White House. We have two years left until the next election and, hopefully, we can elect a much more responsible politician to be president. That’s why we have the Tea Party. The Tea Party will ensure fiscal responsibility and limited government working within its means. Let me tell you this: I used to be a pro-independence Marxist (my father was a member of the Stalinist/Maoist Workers World Party) when I was a little kid. But as I entered my pre-teen and my teen years, I was introduced to more perspectives not shown at the extreme left WWP. Gradually, I started shifting my political views more to the right. By my senior year of high school, I became a conservative. My views on Puerto Rico changed too. During my teenage years, I have shifted from pro-independence to pro-territory status and, finally, to pro-statehood. Today, I am a strong pro-statehood conservative and a proud supporter of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (the organization that publishes Front Page Magazine) and I am a proud American patriot, as my nickname implies. I never give up on America. We may have a horrible leader in the White House, but America is still strong. And I will still support statehood for Puerto Rico regardless of who is running this country.

          • Frank Worley

            Outside of our mild disagreement on status, our current views are almost identical. Was a member of the Tea Party, but am more libertarian when it comes to personal liberty.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            I was one of the original members of the First Brigade of the Tea Party. I’m also in the process of joining Oathkeepers.

  • INXORTE

    “Those
    who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana
    (The Life of Reason, 1905).

    No es culpa del cerdo… sino del que lo
    alimenta. (Anónimo).

  • Jeff Ludwig

    Incredible article. I was totally unaware of the implications of her involvement or about the changes re: the PRDay parade. The man on the street has no idea of what is really playing out in terms of the parade or the goals of the DiBlasio administration. Something terrible is moving along. Could it be a terrorist attack again on NYC that will make 9/11 seem like child’s play? I’ve been studying again the book of Ezekiel which is super-charged with the wrath of God against his Chosen People. The Assyrians and the Babylonians are used by God to express his judgment against their immorality and what He refers to as their “prostitution.”
    This article by Mr. Greenfield combined with study of Ezekiel is producing a sense of dark foreboding in my soul.

  • American Patriot

    Mr. Greenfield, when we met at a Freedom Center conference in Midtown Manhattan back in November, I showed you my political binder, which contains everything related to issues facing the world from a conservative, patriotic and pro-American view. I especially showed you the section featuring Puerto Rico and the campaign for statehood. I believe that the Freedom Center and other conservative organizations should all champion statehood for Puerto Rico since the statehood movement is obviously pro-American and generally supports political conservatism and loves American democracy. I am part Puerto Rican myself and I am a proud conservative and American patriot. Anyway, the Freedom Center should learn more about the statehood movement in Puerto Rico, especially its founder, Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa. To learn more about Dr. Barbosa, check this link out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Celse_Barbosa

    Did I mention at the Freedom Center event that I have created a blog website dedicated to promoting statehood for Puerto Rico. While the main focus is on that, my blog would also focus on other important issues. The name of my blog is Borinqueneer Blog, which is named after the famous 65th Infantry of the US Army. The unit consisted almost entirely of Puerto Rican soldiers who were known for their bravery, valor, courage and heroism in the wars of the 20th century. The link to my blog is here: http://borinqueneerblog.wordpress.com

    There is also a Puerto Rican blogger named Marilou Rivera Ramos who has another Puerto Rico-related blog called Estrella 51 (meaning Star 51). Estrella 51 is a Spanish-language blog that focuses on the same political issues pertaining to Puerto Rico’s political status. Ms. Rivera Ramos is a pro-statehood conservative Republican. Did you know that she has referenced you and Robert Spencer when discussing about Islam. Ms. Rivera Ramos is also a critic of Islam. To read her blog, follow the link: http://estrella51.blogspot.com .

    • American Patriot

      Sorry, I made a slight typo posting the Wikipedia link. The correct link is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Celso_Barbosa .

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I remember you of course. You didn’t give me the address, so thanks for doing so now. I wasn’t aware of Ms. Rivera Ramos’ blog either.

      I’m a New Yorker so I’m reporting on seperatist activity in the city.

      • American Patriot

        So did you check out my blog? If you did, what did you think of it? The blog is still underdeveloped so I’m going to try and work more on writing new posts for the blog. By the way, did you know that one of my blog posts is featured in the introduction to a recent book that Ms. Rivera Ramos recently wrote. The name of her book is Cavilaciones de una Estadista (Critical Thoughts of a Statehooder) and the book is out on Amazon. It is a really good book about Puerto Rico status politics and the statehood movement. I want to see if I have the time to try and translate the book into English for mainland American readers. Anyway, I believe that focusing on Puerto Rico’s status and supporting statehood for the island should be part of the Freedom Center’s Go 4 The Heart program of trying to unite the American people and working hard to win back our democracy from the radical left.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          It’s definitely important work and I’m glad you guys are fighting the good fight. The radicals are a real problem as we can all seehere.

    • josecastillo10@yahoo.com

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      • American Patriot

        Oye, Hijo de puta Comunista. La mayoria del pueblo Puertorriqueño apoya la estadidad para Puerto Rico. Todo que yo voy a decir es totalmente correcto, independentista del infierno. Primero, cuando los Estados Unidos entro a Puerto Rico en la Guerra Española-Estadounidense, ellos liberarón mas que 900,000 inhabitantes que, por mas de 400 años, fueron colonalizados y tratados como esclavos por la monarquía de España. Bajo la regimen colonial de España, casi toda la población indigena de Puerto Rico (Los Taínos y los Arawaks) fueran eliminados por la regimen colonial Española como resulto de la violenta sistema economica que le llamaron la sistema encomienda. Bajo la monarquía Española, la sistema de educación no existeén en Puerto Rico. Y el gobierno “autonomo” que fue establecido en Puerto Rico en el 1897 no fue un gobierno autonomo. Fue bajo la sobernaría Estadounidense que la systema de educación se creo en Puerto Rico, comenzando con la fundación de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en 1903/1904. Es bajo la sobernaría Estadounidense que el Gobierno de Puerto Rico, por primera vez, fue una democracia elegido por el pueblo. Los partes del gobierno territorial comenzaron hacer elecciónes en puntos diferentes en el primer medio del siglo XX, primero con la Camará de Representantes en 1900 (como parte de la Léy Foraker), después con el Senado en 1917 (como parte de la Léy Jones-Shafroth, que tambien entregarón la ciudadania Estadounidense a los Puertorriqueños) y al fin con otra léy pasado por el Congreso Federal en 1947 que autorizarón el Gobierno de Puerto Rico a tener elecciónes para Gobernador por la primera vez en la historia de Puerto Rico. Antés que Puerto Rico fue territorio de los Estados Unidos, la isla fue llamado “La Casa Pobre del Caribe) bajo la colonia de España. Antes de la Guerra Española-Estadounidense en 1898, Puerto Rico fue más pobre que hasta Haití. Pero en menos de 50 años de ser territorio de los Estados Unidos, la economia de Puerto Rico ha crecido tanto que se ha convertido a la isla más rica del Caribe. Si, la población de Puerto Rico es más pobre que la población de los 50 estados de la unión. Pero hoy, tenemos la economia más advanzada del Caribe y la economía más advanzada que todos los países de América Latina. Y tenemos la democracia más mejor de la región porque somos parte de los Estados Unidos de América, la mejor democracia en el mundo entero. Ahora, sobre las politicas locales de Puerto Rico, el movimiento estadista en Puerto Rico es el mejor movimiento politico en la Isla del Encanto. Mientres tanto, el movimiento independentista in Puerto Rico es el movimiento más peor en las isla. Los estadistas somos pro-democracia, pro-Estados Unidos, pro-mercado libre, pro-mundo occidental y pro-regla del léy. Los independentista, en la otra mano, son anti-democracia, anti-Estados Unidos, pro-comunismo, anti-regla del léy, pro-dictadura Communista, pro-imperialismo Comunista Cubana y anti-mundo occidental. Los estadistas tenemos intellectuales buenos y brillantes como el Dr. José Celso Barbosa, el Santiago Iglesias Pantín, el Don Luis Ferré, el Miguel García Mendez, el Carlos Romero Barceló, la Pilár Barbosa, el Pedro Rosselló, el Luis Fortuño, el Pedro Pierluisi, el Kenneth McClintock, el Thomas Rivera Schatz, la Jennifer Gonzalez, el José Aponte Hernández y todo los miembros del Partido Nuevo Progresista de Puerto Rico y todos los miembros estadistas (como el Hernán Padilla) de otros organizaciónes estadistas como Igualdad Futuro Seguro! Los independentistas, en la otra mano, tiene desgraciados, ladrónes, terroristas y otro criminales como el desgraciado Estalinista is admiradór de Mussolini el “Don” Pedro Albizu Campos, la sangana y hija de puta Lolita Lebrón, el criminál Rafael Cancél Miranda, el ladrón y terrorista Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, el terrorista Oscar Lopez, los Comunistas cantantes del Calle 13, el bruto presidente del Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño Rubén Berríos Martínez, el bobito Juan Dalmau, y otros del todo los organizaciónes Communistas y pro-dictadores que son independentistas. Los dos hombres del dos movimientos politicos diferentes, el Barbosa y el Albizu, tambien son diferentes de personajes. El Dr. Barbosa fue un doctór medico que apoyaba la democracia y los Estados Unidos como una democracia buena. El nunca comito ni un crimén contra nadie. El Albizu, por otra mano, fue un Comunista y terrorista que admiro a Mussolini, Stalin y Mao, queria a asesinár a todos que el pensaba fue enemigos del “pueblo Puertorriqueño”. Los personas que el desgraciado Albizu queria a asesinár fue el Comisionado Residente Santiago Iglesias Pantín, el Gobernador Luis Muñoz Marín, el Presidente Harry Truman, miembros del Congreso Federal y muchos más. Entonces, el movimiento independentista no son democratás. La mayoria del movimiento independentista son criminales (algunos son asesinos), terroristas, Communistas, ladrónes y apoyan a los dictadores anti-Estadounidense y anti-occidental. El patriota real en Puerto Rico es el Dr. José Celso Barbosa, no el desgraciado Pedro Albizu Campos. El Dr. Barbosa es un hombre del pueblo y luchador por la democracia y la gloria de Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos entero. Y con eso, yo voy a decir esto: ¡VIVA LA ESTADIDAD PARA PUERTO RICO! ¡VIVA PUERTO RICO, ESTADO 51 DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA, LA DEMOCRACIA MÁS MEJOR DEL MUNDO ENTERO! ¡VIVA EL DR. JOSÉ CELSO BARBOSA, EL PARTIDO NUEVO PROGRESISTA, LOS PENEPÉS Y LOS OTROS ESTADISTAS! ¡VIVA LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA, EL PAÍS MEJOR DEL MUNDO! ABAJO LA INDEPENDENCIA COMUNISTA! ¡ABAJO EL DESGRACIADO “DON” PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS! ¡ABAJO TODOS LOS INDEPENDENTISTAS CRIMINALES, TERRORISTAS, LADRÓNES, DESGRACIADOS COMUNISTAS PRO-DICTATORES! ¡ABAJO EL IMPERIALISMO CUBANO COMUNISTA EN LATINOAMÉRICA Y EL RESTO DEL MUNDO! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

        • Vieques

          Jajaja….te salió duro el cuerito de mi tocayo! Te dijo la verdad amarga, sabes por que nos obligaron a ser ciudadanos americanos? ¿A que no?…Tu ers un mal nacido, un torcido, una persona arrimá, un chupador que no te vales po ti mismo, sin orgullo patrio que todo lo resuelves con insultos y sobre nombres, que no tienes los pantalones para decir que lo tuyo es tuyo, eres un cobarde arrimao y eñangotao que vives de cupones y mendigas…..los puertorriqueños (lo que tu no eres) NO QUEREMOS) la estadidad y mejor aun los USAO no no las van a dar jamás….
          Tu no tienes derecho de llamar a nadie terrorista ni comunista solo porque difieren de ti, so estupido….Si es verdad que los Españoles se limpiaron nuestros indios Peeeero y que hicieron los gringos con los indios americanos, so idiota? los liquidaron y los que sobraron les hicieron un corral y los metieron adentro….
          ¿Quieres tener una buena página? aprende a discutir y no insultes a la gente o recibiras tu docis y tal vez tu punto llegue….no se como llegue aqui pero me alegro pues te merecias saber que habemos gente que valoramos nuestro orgullo y que no somos unos arrodillaos como tu….
          Y para tu conocimiento los estadistas han perdidoTODOS los referendums sobre la estadidad, que si la quieres ver tienen que hacer como tu, largarse!

        • josecastillo10@yahoo.com

          mira se que te dolio lo que te dije y voy aprovechar para depositar mis materias fecales en la epidermis de la progenitora de tus dias y de todo aquel fanatico que sea estadista .como te gusta insultar ahi te va eso ,yo no me escondo ni uso anonimos cobarde lo que sucede que eres un esbirros a sueldo de yanquilandia provocador ……..good bay

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Have you seen this?

      https://www.facebook.com/65thInfantryhonortaskforce

      I’ll be posting about it later this week

  • wileyvet

    Go back to Puerto Reeko and make something of it, instead of flopping on America’s doorstep, demanding privileges and extolling the virtues of your culture. A culture obviously not capable of producing anything viable in the land of origin, so they come and feed at the trough of the US taxpayer, all the while decrying that America is not good enough, and should be remade as a commie outpost for the exclusive benefit of Puerto Ricans. Melissa Mark-Viverito and her ilk never thank their lucky stars to be in America, but use its freedoms and prosperity to fuel their Marxist dogma and perpetuate their ethnic and political “revolutions”. As I said go back, and whip up the masses there, and you can become a female Fidel.

    • American Patriot

      Puerto Rico is part of the United States. It is a territory. It is American soil. The majority of Puerto Ricans are proud American citizens who support permanent union and American patriotism. The small, Communist separatist movement can move to Communist Cuba.

      • wileyvet

        My apologies to you, I retract my comment. Thank you for your reply.

        • American Patriot

          It’s okay. The important thing is that the Freedom Center needs the statehood movement in Puerto Rico, just like the statehood movement needs the Freedom Center. We have to counter and defeat the radical left.

  • Dr. FU

    Even with the knowledge that the United States is filled with hateful, prejudiced moronic Nazis, I’m still shocked at some of the excrement I read here. First of all, it was the US government who invaded Puerto Rico, forced citizenship on Puerto Ricans because they needed bodies to fight in their war. Now, you folks go to the island on vacation, wreck the place and until very recently, used the beaches where children play, as target practice; live bombs can still be found on the beaches of Vieques; dropped by the terrorist US Navy. And, no one should be talking about separatists as no Puerto Rican (no matter how white or rich) could ever be part of your Klan due to your extreme racist hatred. If Puerto Ricans are separtists, so are Jews, Italians, Irish, Greek and all of the other ethnic groups who celebrate their heritage.

    Julia de Burgos was a fine writer and intellectual who died on the streets of New York City, USA because the hospital she tried to be treated at refused to help her; another wonderful example of our “democracy;” where if you have no money, if you don’t know english, you’re left to die in the street.

    And for the record, the biggest group on welfare is made up of single WHITE women…look it up for yoursevles, if you know how to…. that is.

    Finally, if you’re successful at convincing the government to let the island go, please do so. Puerto Ricans have been trying to convince them for decades and it hasn’t worked. It would be a great triumph for Puerto Rico to finally be rid of the parasidic golieth called the United States.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      There’s a difference between celebrating history and using terrorism to fight for an independent Puerto Rico that the people who live there don’t actually want.

      Julia de Burgos died because she had problems with alcohol. It’s not the fault of New York City that she wouldn’t stop drinking or engaging in destructive relationships.

      “the biggest group on welfare is made up of single WHITE women.”

      Is that by proportion to population size? Look it up.

    • American Patriot

      Oh my god, another Communist pig here to spread Communist propaganda against the greatest democracy in history. First of all, when the United States acquired Puerto Rico, they liberated over 900,000 people that were brutally mistrusted and marginalized by absolutist Spain. It was under US sovereignty that the University of Puerto Rico was created and later on, a local government with roughly the same powers as the states. Also, no one forced citizenship on the people of Puerto Rico, you awful Communist independentista. Prominent Puerto Ricans like Resident Commissioner Luis Muñoz Rivera (the father of Popular Democratic Party founder and architect of the so-called “Commonwealth” Luis Muñoz Marin) and Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa (the father of the Puerto Rico statehood movement and founder of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, which is the island’s branch of the national Republican Party) who lobbied Congress for citizenship for Puerto Ricans. As a result of their efforts, Congress passed the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917. Also, there were Puerto Ricans enlisted in the US Armed Forces even before the citizenship law was passed, you anti-American Communist. Citizenship was not forcefully imposed at all, as there were some, but very few, people who refused citizenship. But the vast majority of Puerto Ricans accepted citizenship and acquired it. Also, if the citizenship was only meant for the war effort, Congress would had repealed the Jones-Shafroth Act as soon as World War I ended. But they never did. Instead, American citizenship in Puerto Rico evolved with time and in 1952, Congress passed a law retroactively declaring all people born in Puerto Rico on or after January 13, 1941 to be natural-born citizens of the United States, fully covered by the 14th Amendment in the US Constitution. And for those born before the specified date (January 13, 1941), they have permanent statuary citizenship. Regarding the Navy and Vieques, while there were unfortunate incidents that could have been averted, those incidents were no excuse for Communist separatist militants to go on a rampage and killing innocent Navy employees. One such incident was the December 1979 ambush attack on a US Navy Bus in Sabana Seca (which is a few miles from Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan), in which armed terrorists representing the small Communist separatist movement opened fire on a Navy Bus, killing two unarmed Navy sailors and wounding almost everyone else on the bus. That was an act of cowardice on the part of the Soviet/Cuban Communist-backed terrorists. Why don’t you condemn that, you Stalinist/Maoist pig. Anyway, the majority of the people of Puerto Rico support permanent union with the United States through statehood. They do not want a Communist totalitarian dictatorship controlled by your beloved Communist Cuba and its proxies in Latin America ruling Puerto Rico. And so, I shall say this loud and clear: ¡VIVA LA ESTADIDAD PARA PUERTO RICO! ¡ABAJO LA INDEPENDENCIA Y EL COMUNISMO! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    • UCSPanther

      Are you a Machetero?

      I would expect such a spiel from one.

    • Drakken

      If you feel that way about us Gringos, please feel free to fuc* off back to the 3rd world cess pit you crawled out of. We are sick to the back teeth of you 3rd world savages, good riddance wetback.

  • rodrigvm

    Hopefully some of you are really interested in Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. Read about what US colonialism is cultivating in Puerto Rico. Already more than 200,000 have emigrated since 2000 (thanks to the Puerto Rican vote Romney lost Florida in 2012). Colonialism is not good for Puerto Rico or US tax payers, it is only good for the predator corporations who as you should know are not patriots.

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/04/colonialism-and-puerto-ricos-fiscal-crisis/

    • American Patriot

      Communist pig, Puerto Rico has developed a lot since 1898 precisely because it is part of the United States. By the way, it wasn’t the Puerto Rican population that cost Romney the Florida votes, but a widespread propaganda effort by the Radical-In-Chief and the contemporary Democrats to try and convince every voter in that state and the rest of the country that Romney’s agenda was harmful, despite the fact that it is the Obama administration’s agenda that is harmful. Florida was a very competitive state and the Radical-In-Chief won the state by a very slim margin. Besides in the 2004 election, George W. Bush won the Puerto Rican vote in Florida with 57%. Anyway, you have no right to smear the greatest democracy in history you Cuban Communist Castrista. Your role model’s (Fidel Castro) father, Angel Castro, was a Spanish colonial soldier who fought under the command of General Valeriano Weyler during the Spanish American War. For those readers unaware about who Weyler was, he was a Spanish military general who was known as the “Butcher of Havana” because during the 1890s, he slaughtered hundreds, if not thousands, of Cuban patriots struggling for independence from Spain. Before there was the mass murderer and international terrorist, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, there was the mass murderer Valeriano Weyler. By the way, the Castro brothers get their anti-Americanism from their father, who fought for an absolute monarchy. What you want is the whole world dominated by Stalinism and Maoism, isn’t that right. Communist Cuba and its contemporary empire in Latin America (Venezuela is the clearest example of how Cuban Communist imperialism has destroyed a country) should be referred to as the new Spanish Empire, the Castro brothers (especially el desgraciado Fidel) is the modern-day King Philip II of Spain (or Rey Felipe el Segundo de España as you prefer to call him that) and the Communist Axis ALBA and its allies are the modern-day Spanish Armada. If there is another country in the world that truly deserves independence, it is Tibet, which was an ancient country until 1950 when your beloved Communist China, supported by your beloved Soviet Union, invaded and illegally annexed Tibet. Over 1.2 million Tibetans have died at the hands of the Chinese Communists in the 64 years of the Communist occupation of Tibet. Tibetans are now a minority in their own country because of the mass Han migration to Tibet. And yet, you oppose Tibetan independence because you support Communist China and its genocidal policies. You are one sick person.

    • Drakken

      Hey, I am all for Spain retaking that God forsaken money pit of an island, at least they will have the spine to run that place like it should be, instead of the corrupt money pit it is now. All Hail and God Bless King Philip!

  • El Desdichado

    Interesting.
    Seems to me many Puerto Ricans in the US have a serious identity crisis.
    Check the old version of their independence hymn:

    http://connecthook.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/viva-la-iluminacion-boricua/

    • American Patriot

      You mean Puerto Ricans in the US mainland. Puerto Rico is a part of the United States and the island wants to become the 51st state of this great country.

  • Ghost

    And who opened the door for this scum and what community championed this treason? Stop focusing on the symptoms and look for the cause.

  • v

    I really don’t quite understand those who hate America, particularly those who identify themselves as something other that Americcan, just American. Why don’t they go where they love and feel the most comfortable?

  • rodrigvm

    These are the terrorists you need to be concerned about, people from your right wing racist movement.
    https://m.facebook.com/amanda.woodruff.9/posts/10150196983008360?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fmy.chicagotribune.com%2F&refid=9&_rdr&_=_

    • American Patriot

      Shut up, you left-wing extremist. The person whose Facebook page link you posted here hasn’t made any actions at all. Yes, she has made ridiculous and dangerous comments, but compared to the terrorists that you support, she is simply one person and other people are trying to calm her down, you Communist pig. Why don’t you show some respect to pro-statehood politicians and activists in Puerto Rico like Luis Fortuño, Carlos Romero Barceló, Jose Aponte and other statehood politicians who are all good people. Why don’t you show some respect for historical statehood activists like Jose Celso Barbosa and Santiago Iglesias Pantín? Name one terrorist atrocity committed in the name of statehood compared to the number of terrorist atrocities committed in the name of “independence”.

      • rodrigvm

        I guess you dont follow the news! Cops were killed and the two racists dead. You lost two members!

        • American Patriot

          Okay, I read the news. So, that was a isolated incident. And no, those two thugs are not “our guys”, you Communist pig. Everyone condemns the actions of those two criminals for what they did in Las Vegas. But the real argument here is not what happened in Las Vegas, but the difference between the pro-democracy statehood movement in Puerto Rico and the pro-Communist totalitarian “independence” movement in that island. Name me one atrocity committed by the statehood movement compared to the numerous atrocities committed by the separatist movement.

          • rodrigvm

            So you knew there was another incident in Las Vegas by one of your nutty anti communist fascist racist comrades? I am sure you missed a few of the incidents cause by your white supremacist militia, NRA camp followers….? From the FBI….For the 2012 time frame, law enforcement
            agencies reported 5,796 hate crime incidents involving 6,718 offenses, down from 2011 figures of 6,222 incidents involving 7,254 offenses. Also during 2012, there were 7,164 hate crime victims reported (which include individuals, businesses, institutions, and society as a whole), down from 7,713 in 2011.

          • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

            Hate crimes laws are politicized nonsense — the way they are enforced makes them a total fantasy.

            If you want to defend them, then let’s start with this: why are offenders who single out one female after another, or one child after another to abuse and torture and rape not counted as hate criminals?

            Answer: because the ADL, SPLC, NAACP and other deceptive organizations didn’t want these far higher numbers of identity-blased victims to muss up their desired statistics blaming heterosexual white men for hate.

            Furthermore, the vast majority of “hate crimes” are minor incidents of name-calling (simple assault) and vandalism, and the degree to which this sort of thing is selectively enforced cannot be overstated.

            Hate crime laws are designed to empower your hate while lining the pockets of the deeply sleazy hate mongers at groups like the SPLC.

          • rodrigvm

            I guess if you were a victim of a hate crime you would not be this dismissive. Yes, there is some politicizing of the issue and I agree that offenders who rape and mutilate are a special kind a criminals. But, let’s be clear, when you are part of a dominant group, especially white males (isn’t it interesting that with some exceptions most serial killers, people who commit massacres a Las Vegas, and Sandy Hook are white males?) the weight of society supports you. Could you imagine a group of African Americans standing in Nevada wielding AR-15, shotguns and not being jailed? Explain that….

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Either you’re a victim of a crime or you aren’t.

            And I speak as a member of a group that is targeted by a lot of hate crimes.

          • American Patriot

            By the way, dummy, fascism is a far left-wing ideology. In fact, it is very similar to Communism in many ways. The chief difference between the two ideologies is the issue of nationalism vs. internationalism, with fascists favoring the former and Communists favoring the latter. Check this link from Discover the Networks to know more on the truth, doofus: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=519

          • rodrigvm

            Boy you are as ignorant as they come…look at a real dictionary,

            Oxford Dictionary:

            The term Fascism was first used of the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of Mussolini in Italy (1922–43), and the regimes of the Nazis in
            Germany and Franco in Spain were also fascist. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach

            Origin

            from Italian fascismo, from fascio ‘bundle, political group’, from Latin fascis (see fasces).

          • American Patriot

            I am not talking about hate crimes in the continental US. I am talking about Communist separatist crimes in Puerto Rico. Name me one atrocity committed by the statehood movement compared to the separatist movement crimes, since you happen to hate the statehood movement very much. I bet you refer to statehooders like me as “vendepatrias” (sell-outs). Isn’t that right, you Stalinist/Maoist?

          • rodrigvm

            I know you mean the assassination of Carlos Muniz Varela 35 years ago by right wing fanatics, just because he helped the reunification of Cuban families, still waiting for the killer to be arrested, everyone knows his name. Or the assassination Santiago Mari Pequera son of a candidate for governor, and many more killed by the “patriots” who brown nose federal authorities in PR. Have you heard of the Ponce Massacre 20 killed by the colonial authorities in a peaceful march commemoration the abolition of slavery? Of course not…

          • American Patriot

            Have you ever heard of the assassination attempt of Resident Commissioner Santiago Iglesias Pantín by separatist thugs? How about the assassination attempt of President Harry Truman and the machine gunning of members of Congress by left-wing extremists? How about the assassination attempt against Governor Luis Muñoz Marin by the Communist separatist movement? How about the murder of statehood activists by separatists in different points of the last century. How about the Communist separatist murders of an ROTC cadet named Jacinto Gutierrez and two police officers during a separatist riot at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras in 1971? How about the Communist separatist attacks that murdered Frank Connor and three others at New York City’s Fraunces Tavern in 1975, a**hole? How about the terrorist ambush against a Navy bus full of unarmed sailors in Sabana Seca in 1979, killing two employees and wounding almost everyone else on that bus? How about practically every attack committed by Communist separatist savages to this day, moron? You know what? Most of the terrorists got what they deserved. When have you have ever seen statehooders engage in such anti-democratic, pro-dictatorial behavior? You separatists are simply very bad people who want to take the rest of the Puerto Rican population down to slavery under a Cuban-style Communist totalitarian dictatorship. Residents of Puerto Rico aren’t slaves, a**holes. Regular Cubans, on the other hand, are, doofus. Anyway, Puerto Rico wants statehood, not your filthy Communist dictatorial “paradise” called “independence”, fool.

    • Drakken

      Well wetback, if you don’t like us Americans, fuc* off to the 3rd world paradise of your choice and don’t let the door hit you in the azz on the way out.

      • rodrigvm

        I am native american so I guess where are your papers, Obama will deport you…

        • American Patriot

          Great, so you’re probably a member or a sympathizer of the murderous American Indian Movement, you know, one of many radical left-wing terrorist groups in the United States that caused many acts of violence during the 1960s and the 1970s, including the crimes committed by your beloved comrade, Leonard Peltier. By the way, why didn’t you express support for the oppressed Miskito people of Nicaragua who were suffering at the hands of the Communist Sandinistas who rules that country during its civil war in the 1980s? Oh wait, that’s right. The Sandinistas were Communists, which you are, and the Miskitos supported the Contras because they offered protection from the Sandinista thugs in the civil war. Hence, “screw the counter-revolutionary Miskito people in Nicaragua” is probably what you were thinking in your sick and twisted mind. Get a life.

  • truthtroll

    Funny, the antics of the Puerto Rican Nationalists sound a lot like those of Irgun.

    • Drakken

      Funny, in hindsight, we Continentals should have lined up the PR communists and had them hung.

  • Jose Agosto

    It is amazing, there many Puerto Ricans like myself that belief in a peaceful resolutions. It just take a few just like in any other group, to ruin everything you are trying to accomplish. I doubt, if their loyalty is to Puerto Rico just as I doubt President Obama’s loyalty to this country of the United States that I serve

    • Daniel Greenfield

      yes

    • American Patriot

      The best solution to Puerto Rico’s status issue is to admit the island as a state. Most residents of Puerto Rico are proud American citizens and wish for the island to be admitted as a state of the Union.

  • JE

    Lest not you forget that the Continental Army was seen as terrorists by the British Crown. If they had not been victorious they would have gone down in history as nothing more than brigands, cut throats and thieves.
    One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Did the Continental Army plant bombs in British restaurants?

    • American Patriot

      Sure, and the Chinese Communists are like Abraham Lincoln and his policy in the Southern states when the Communist dictatorship started destroying Tibetan cultural landmarks, isn’t that right, you Stalinist/Maoist? You are so wrong, you Communist loon. Learn from real history, troll.

  • Machetera

    PR need to be FREEE. If you read our side of the story there is a lot of terrorism from the usa to PR citizens. Pedro Albizu Campos is one of PR citizens that was torture by YOUR government, The FBI are a bunch murders, haters and criminals that kill Filiberto OJeda Rios with torture and a disgusting arrogance. You have the right to build your movie about PR independence movement. My side is very different and present usa as the VILLANOS

    • American Patriot

      Shut up, you stupid Communist terrorist. Albizu Campos and Ojeda Ríos are both criminals who got what they deserved. The former planned numerous assassination attempts against politicians like Resident Commissioner Santiago Iglesias Pantín (who, by the way, was persecuted by the Spanish monarchy before the Spanish-American War of 1898 and was jailed by the regime until pardoned by the first appointed US governor of the island immediately after the war’s end. Iglesias Pantín was a worker’s rights advocate who supported statehood for Puerto Rico), Governor Luis Muñoz Marin (who established both the “Commonwealth” Popular Democratic Party and the island’s constitution, which was ratified in 1952), President Harry Truman, members of Congress and many other politicians, while the latter (Ojeda Ríos) was a terrorist who established many militant groups under his leadership, including the FALN and Los Macheteros (both of which killed many innocent people). Anyway, the majority of Puerto Ricans want statehood, not savage Communist “independence”. Respect the legacy of US citizen and prominent Puerto Rican politician Jose Celso Barbosa (the father of the Puerto Rico statehood movement and the founder of the Republican Party of Puerto Rico, which is the island’s branch of the national Republican Party), who was a good medical doctor, sociologist, politician and patriot. You Communist separatists hate Dr. Barbosa because, unlike you, he was a proud American patriot. You probably refer to him as an “Uncle Tom” or a “vendepatria”, you annoying pig. And another great Puerto Rican politician and American Patriot is Luis Fortuño, who was the best governor Puerto Rico ever had. The majority of Puerto Ricans are proud American patriots who want permanent union with the United States, not a separate, Communist dictatorial country. Communist Cuba and its proxies like you are the real Villanos (villains). Go back to that Communist s**thole you call a so-called “worker’s paradise” in Cuba, you Communist troll.

    • American Patriot

      I’m sorry. I meant to call you a Communist totalitarian who supports terrorism from the extreme left-wing movements, such as your beloved Communist separatists in Puerto Rico. That is still not good, since you are defending the morally indefensible.

  • Machetera

    FREEE Oscar!!!

    • American Patriot

      Justice for Frank Connor, Jacinto Gutierrez, Emil White, John Ball and all other victims of the far-left, Communist totalitarian separatist terrorist violence now!

  • Vieques

    Ustedes están del carajo, tienen una lengua vespertina, son abusadores y lenguilargos….si algunos queremos la independencia es porque ustedes nos han enseñado a marla con el fervor y furor que la celebran todos los años….coño dejens en paz ya….

  • Vieques

    you know what, we can go to school, to a supermarket, to a theater, to a McDonald , walk about a military base and other places in peace not thinking that some lunatic is going to shoot us…who are the terrorists?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      http://blog.panampost.com/frank-worley-lopez/2013/10/23/vieques-puerto-rico-murder-rate-highest-in-the-world/

      This week the El Vocero newspaper reported murder number 16 for 2013 on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Then a possible 17th occurred at the Fajardo Courthouse, when gunmen from a moving vehicle opened fire and killed a woman entering the courthouse parking lot. Published reports indicate the shooting was drug related and the woman was a resident of Vieques.+

      In the grand scheme of things, 16 murders in 10 months may not seem like such a big deal. However, when you consider the population of the Vieques — less than 10,000 — it starts coming into perspective. After reading the Vocero report, I did a little research and found that the murder rate on Vieques is actually the highest reported murder rate in the world by about 100 percent (when compared to nations).

      • Vieques

        Dream on Danny boy….yours is a nation of guns, used for the killing of people, yours is a country of wars, in conflicts for ever (google it, it’s really interesting as well as embarasing), statistics don’t lie, is the people that play with them…keep your terrorism at home…if that was the Puertorican Terrorist Day Parade, which one is yours? the 4th of July? Oh, was Georgie boy a terrorist and a traitor then?….ciao

        • American Patriot

          Did Washington plant bombs in restaurants and killed innocent people, fool? Comparing terrorists like Oscar Lopez to heroes like Washington is like comparing dictators like Mao Zedong to heroic abolitionist presidents like Lincoln (I’ve heard some radical leftists compare the Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet and the subsequent crackdown on the uprising there with the American Civil War).

          • Vieques

            Dream on,

          • American Patriot

            What is that supposed to mean anyway? Why do you support Communist totalitarianism, schmuck? And why do you support Communist China’s illegal military occupation of Tibet and the ongoing genocide of the Tibetan people, fool?

          • Vieques

            God! Man are you stupid, ignorant or intellectually on vacation? Don’t you know that China is a US Most Favored nation? Do you know what it means and why it’s given?
            Ignorante

          • American Patriot

            No, that would be the United Kingdom and Israel, fool. China is still Communist in all, but economics, dumba**. While China has a liberalized economy, it is still a geographical adversary of the United States, just like neo-Communist Russia and Islamic Iran, pendejo.

          • Vieques

            So mamalón, China al igual que Vietnam son hijos favoritos de la nacion a la cual te arrodillas le das las nalgas….vete a trabajar, o eres un vago profesional?

      • Douglass Rorke

        I am convinced that members of the leftist movement who wanted to remove the navy from Vieques were backed by drug cartels who also support the ELN and the FARC in Columbia as well as the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. The real aim was to close Roosevelt Roads so that Puerto Rico would become a trans-shipment point for drugs headed to the US mainland further enriching the cartels that fund the communists.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          It would certainly be convenient for them. There’s a large narco-leftist hub

  • Acu

    You all are idiots! Racists that relish in your ignorance. No worries you are useless and of no consequence to usbPuerto Ricans who are proud and yes we have warriors and cultural heroes and the most talented people from an amazingly beautiful island that we will fight for!!!

    • American Patriot

      The real patriots in Puerto Rico are statehooders like Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa, Pilár Barbosa, Santiago Iglesias Pantín, Luis Ferré, Miguel Garcia Mendez, Carlos Romero Barceló, Pedro Rossello, Luis Fortuño, Pedro Pierluisi, Kenneth McClintock, Thomas Rivera Schatz, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jose Aponte, Jorge Santini, Carlos Mendez, Olga Tañon and many others from the statehood movement. The separatist thugs, who are Communist in nature, are the real racists, bigots and criminals.

      • true boricua

        YES!! EXACTLY!!!

        RACISTS WHO HIDE BEHIND SOCIALISM. THEY ARE NOT FOOLING ANYONE!!!

  • PRMANUKAHONEY420

    THE PUERTO RICAN PARADE OF 2014 WAS A WONDERFUL EVENT. DEDICATED TO PUERTO RICAN HEROES! FINALLY!!!!!!! PUERTO RICANS ARE AWAKENING. IT IS 2014. JULIA DE BURGOS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LATINA WRITERS YET SHE IS REFERRED TO AS AN “ALCOHOLIC” WHY????? WE WERE STRIPPED FROM OUR ISLAND TAUGHT HOW TO SPEAK TAUGHT HOW TO DRESS -TOLD HOW MANY CHILDREN WE SHOULD HAVE WHAT POLITICAL PARTY WE SHOULD VOTE FOR. 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB ( AMERICAN CIA TRAINED OSAMA BIN LADEN FACT) JUST RESEARCH BUILDING 7. ( HOW DID IT FALL ?) 911 TRUTH.ORG ( FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION) THE LANGUAGE IN THIS ARTICLE IS VERY DISTURBING. I AM NOT INDOCTRINATED. I CAN THINK FOR MYSELF. I AM NOT A TERRORIST. I AM PUERTO RICAN FROM NEW YORK CITY. I AM A WOMAN I AM AN AMERICAN. STOP LABELING PEOPLE AS LEFT OR AS RIGHT OR AS TERRORISTS. I AM A PERSON. YOUR LIMITED APPROACH AND BLANKETED STATEMENTS WILL NOT BE HEARD. OPEN YOUR MINDS – ELEVATE EVOLVE YOUR THINKING. AWAKEN AWAKEN AWAKEN FOR YEARS THE PARADE HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO CORPORATIONS CHASE BANK DUNKIN DONUTS MCDONALDS HOT 97 AND COUNTLESS OTEHR UNHEALTHY CORPORATIONS. LET US NOT FORGET THAT PUERTO RICANS DISPROPORTIONATELY SUFFER FROM DIABETES AND OBESITY ( DIRECT CORRELATION TO POVERY LACK OF EDUCATION & IGNORANCE) I AM GRATEFUL FOR A NEW AWAKENED PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK CITY AND AMERICAN AS A WHOLE. WE ARE POWERFUL AND WE WILL NOT LIVE UNDER IGNORANCE PERPETUATED BY FEAR. ELEVATE ITS TIME. WE WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU.

    • True Boricua

      Oh please! spare me! The 2014 Parade was horrible and boring. Oscar Lopez is NOT Mandela. NOBODY in Puerto Rico supports all of the leftist Puerto Rican Independence Party crap on display on Fifth Avenue. We want statehood and have voted for it 3 times. It is YOU, non-Puerto Ricans who have nothing to do with our island except for a short visit that want independence. Newsflash! You are really NOT PUERTO RICAN. Bunch of Phonies. Your idea of Puerto Rican “culture” is the lives of a small group of white Puerto Ricans from Mayaguez. Stop it.

      YOU Independentistas are RACISTS. You scream for Puerto Rico to be “Free” but you hate black Puerto Ricans. Where were Afro-Puerto Ricans in the parade???? Not one member of the board of directors is black. Its An ALL WHITE board. Racist hypocrites! You just want Puerto Rico to be independent so that you can oppress the Afro-Puerto Ricans that you keep hidden from the world. All you do is steal Afro-Rican culture and put a white face on it. Just because you speak spanish doesn’t make you any less racist. We Puerto Ricans from the island and Puerto Ricans of color stand against you and your racist agenda cloaked in leftist slogans. You are not fooling anyone. Let Oscar Lopez rot in jail. Nowhere has the FALN or the Machateros EVER advocated for the rights of Afro-Puerto Ricans. What kind of freedom is that??? You would turn Puerto Rico into Argentina with a bunch of white supremacists that speak spanish and talk “socialism”. LIARS. Thats why in every town on the east coast of Puerto Rico WE ARE FOR STATEHOOD. Stop waving our flag and acting like you speak for us. YOU DONT. YOU ARE NOT PUERTO RICAN.

      • American Patriot

        Well, the separatist movement in Puerto Rico are Communist in nature. What the separatist movement really wants is is a Cuban-style Communist totalitarian dictatorship (controlled by Communist Cuba and its Latin American proxies, of course) in Puerto Rico.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      “JULIA DE BURGOS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LATINA WRITERS YET SHE IS REFERRED TO AS AN “ALCOHOLIC” WHY?????”

      Because it’s true? Are you denying that.

  • Real Boricua

    YES. This is so true. Melissa Mark is EVIL and is a threat to the American way of life. Real Puerto Ricans actually from Puerto Rico do not support any of this terrorist supporting that she does. She should be put in jail for treason. Jail her and all the board members of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and send them to Gitmo.

  • Puerto Rico USA

    So on point. All of these NYC and Chicago “Boricuas” are just a bunch of racists hiding behind socialism. The board of directors of the National Puerto Rican Parade is ALL WHITE. Where is the diversity? Where are the Afro-Puerto Ricans??? Where are the Chinese Puerto Ricans??? Nowhere to be found. It kills me how none of these people on the board have never really lived in Puerto Rico and know nothing about it, but yet they are going to be responsible for displaying their twisted idea of what it means to be Puerto Rican. Whatever. The majority of Puerto Ricans support statehood and love the United States of America. This racist board of directors does not speak for our island. They are phonies.

    • American Patriot

      Also noted is the fact that the father of Puerto Rico’s statehood movement, Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa, was black. So the statehood movement was already growing before the civil rights movement in the mainland.

  • SimplyRespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • Robert Garcia Cooper

    I love reading fiction. Not just any type of fiction, I mean good fiction. Especially the type that laces facts with fantasy. That is excellent fiction. And this excellent particular tale of terror was awesomely entertaining. Thank you Mr. Greenfield, for providing my daily fix of fiction. Be well.

  • SimplyRespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • SimplyRespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      How does supporting Communist terrorists make one a good American?

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • JR Kipling

    Can anyone please explain why we should oppose Puerto Rican Independence?
    We would be free from several million welfare dependents, and when Puerto Ricans realize what the Left has done to them we can watch Ghadaffi like retribution acted out on the streets of San Juan. “Viva Puerto Rico Libre!!”

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism as well. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? You are making very insulting statements on others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? How are you supposed to grow and evolve if you don’t listen to others and learn from them? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are just a clown. You are a disgrace to this country of ours. I guess this is one of the side effects of our democracy. We have to deal with idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? You are making very insulting statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? How are you supposed to grow and evolve if you don’t listen to others? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are just a clown. You are a disgrace to this country of ours. I guess this is one of the side effects of our democracy. We have to listen to idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making very insulting statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? How are you supposed to grow and evolve if you don’t listen to others? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are just a clown. You are a disgrace to this country of ours. I guess this is one of the side effects of our democracy. We have to listen to idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

    Mr Greenfield, why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making very insulting statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? How are you supposed to grow and evolve if you don’t listen to others? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are just a clown. You are a disgrace to this country of ours. I guess this is one of the side effects of our democracy. We have to listen to idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Be a Good American. Respect others.

    Mr Greenfield, why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making very insulting statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? How are you supposed to grow and evolve if you don’t listen to others? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are just a clown. You are a disgrace to this country of ours. I guess this is one of the side effects of our democracy. We have to listen to idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Work for a Better America. Not an America of hatred. Respect others.

    Why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making outrageous statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are a clown and a disgrace to this country of ours. This is one of the side effects of our democracy. We must endure irresponsible idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Work for a Better America. Not an America of hatred. Respect others.

    Why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making outrageous statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are a clown and a disgrace to this country of ours. This is one of the side effects of our democracy. We must endure irresponsible idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Work for a Better America. Not an America of hatred. Respect others.

    Why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making outrageous statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are a clown and a disgrace to this country of ours. This is one of the side effects of our democracy. We must endure irresponsible idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Work for a Better America. Not an America of hatred. Respect others.

    Why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making outrageous statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are a clown and a disgrace to this country of ours. This is one of the side effects of our democracy. We must endure irresponsible idiots like you.

  • simplyrespect

    Mr Greenfield, you are a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. Your simplistic analysis is pathetic and it is a shame that you are allowed to publish anything at all. All you are doing is inciting hatred and prejudice against others and that is a form of terrorism. The world is changing all around you and it is no longer a world that gives you special privileges and that scares you. Get over it. Get better informed. Work for a Better America. Not an America of hatred. Respect others.

    Why are you deleting opposing opinions on the comment section of your racist article? What are you afraid of? You are making outrageous statements about others and do not expect folks to defend themselves form your assaults on their culture and their history? Are you only selecting ideas and opinions that support your absurd rants? You are not only ignorant but also arrogant. Again, you do not deserve a serious platform. You are a clown and a disgrace to this country of ours. This is one of the side effects of our democracy. We must endure irresponsible idiots like you.

  • lacandelacampos

    Greenfield, I agree with the comments you deleted from simplyrescpect, this article shows you as a racist, ignorant, and paranoid man. You Are inciting hatred and prejudice against others. Shame on you! “Get better informed. Work for a Better America. Not an America of hatred. Respect others.”

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I don’t control or delete comments. Also I see half a dozen of the same comment up from simplyrespect

  • JoseMLopezSierra

    Dear Partners,

    Who’s the radical terrorist, Oscar López Rivera or the US?

    There are some who call for keeping Puerto Rico political prisoner Oscar López Rivera in prison forever, because he is a radical terrorist responsible for the killing and injury people. Is Oscar the really the radical?

    It was the government of the United States (US) that illegally invaded Oscar’s country 116 years ago to make Puerto Rico a colony. The United States government has used everything it could think of to train Puerto Ricans to want to be a colony of the United States for over a century. Through its educational system and mass media it has tried to shape the minds of Puerto Ricans. And when that hasn’t been enough, it has resorted to state terrorism to repress those who want independence for Puerto Rico. All nations have an inalienable right to self-determination and independence according to international law. That is so, because it is a natural thing for a nation to want to be independent. That’s why most nations are.

    So, Oscar is doing what is natural of wanting his nation to be independent. The US government, however, is doing the unnatural or radical thing of trying to prevent Puerto Rico independence.

    What the US government is doing is so radical that it is committing a crime against humanity. The United Nations declared it so, because colonialism is a threat to world peace. So by the US government having Puerto Rico as its colony, it is creating the conditions for people like Oscar to resort to any means necessary to obtain decolonization. International law also give colonies the right to use any means necessary to decolonize itself. And that why colonialism is a crime.

    This is why, after 33 UN resolutions ignored by the US government asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico, and the US government’s refusal to release Oscar from prison despite tremendous world pressure to do so, we must continuously protest until it happens!

    Sincerely,
    José
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com