Greetings good citizens!
We all have a right to self-determination, don’t you agree? Imagine if you lived at the time of the American Revolution. What if America hadn’t won its independence and had remained part of the British Empire?
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, the Scottish people will vote "Yes" or "No" on a referendum that asks, "Should Scotland be an independent country?". From preliminary polls, it seems the vote could go either way.
At the same time that the movement for a referendum for Scottish independence enters its final day, Catalonia is attempting to break away from Spain. This past Monday, their parliament started legislation to pass a law allowing a referendum on November 9. They are working hard to approve a law to vote for independence from Spain.
Coincidentally, on a related note, a couple of days ago I read a news report about an upcoming film called "War Against All Puerto Ricans" (Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony) written by Nelson A. Denis.
This is the story of a revolution unknown to the American public where the United States Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns in Puerto Rico, marking the first time in history that the United States bombed its own citizens.
The Puerto Rican independence revolt of 1950 it’s a sad chapter in the history of the island. As the result of a nationalist uprising, United States President Harry S. Truman declared martial law and ordered the U.S. Army and Air Force to attack. Puerto Ricans were massacred by the authorities.
In my opinion, the hypocrisy of it all is that the United States fought (and won the war) against Great Britain for its independence, yet, they suppress, by all means necessary, and refuse to acknowledge other nation’s rights to self-determination, but I digress.
This film "War Against All Puerto Ricans" is based on a true story. I encourage everyone to watch it when it comes out next summer, it will be an eye opener.