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Old 3rd August 2000, 01:07
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This is a question for the U.S. Boricuas- what is more important to you- the struggles of la isla or the struggles of the US's Puerto Rican community? Why do you feel so?

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Old 3rd August 2000, 08:27
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[quote]Originally posted by ChiRican:
>>]This is a question for the U.S. Boricuas- what is more important to you- the struggles of la isla or the struggles of the US's Puerto Rican community? Why do you feel so?<<

Hi ChiRican,
That's an easy question for me to answer, and take note that I am giving only my point of view. If others think differently let them say so.

For me I give equal importance and weight to one struggle only and that is the struggle of the Boricuas where ever they may reside, in Puerto Rico, Vieques, or the other terrunos de Borinquen, as well as in the ghettos, barrios, or other areas within the U.S..

Now you asked why; that too is easy for me to answer and that is because all Puertorriquenos are really one family, and we are all equally Boricuan Brothers and Sisters of this family.

This one struggle I speak of is la lucha for independence from the colonial yoke of American imperialism in whatever form it takes, be it discrimination,lack of jobs, and second class citizenship in the U.S. or P.R.; and, of course, the liberation of the Island-Nation of Puerto Rico from its occupation by Yanqui forces like we see in Vieques where the U.S.Navy continues to bomb in an act of random violence without any rhyme or reason for doing so. (The General of the U.S. Marine Corp. has declared that amphibian landings are obsolete and need no longer be practiced). So you see, the struggle is not only against this troubling random violence but also against those forces who want to make people suffer simply for the sake of seeing them suffer.

This colonial yoke must be removed from all Puertorriquenos who are suffering no matter where they live.

Thanks for your excellent question ChiRican, and I hope others take the time to contribute their respective answers to it.

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Old 4th August 2000, 07:47
EL_BORICUA EL_BORICUA is offline
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Both struggles are one and the same,remember
the YLO in the 60's they were involved in
the betterment of Boricuas here but also
advocated independence for Puerto Rico.
We need a strong,politically active
community here in the U.S. and it should be
independent of party affiliation,be the
swing vote,it should hold the power,we should
not be all democrats,most blacks are and
they are taken for granted.I can go on and on
but I got to go.
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Old 4th August 2000, 18:41
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Chirican,

I would have to agree with both Eddie and El Boricua, all difference aside we are still all boricuas no matter where they may be if help is needed help should be rendered. Regretfully we know that this does not happen as much as it should. Regardless of political agendas we are still one and that is Boricuas.
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Old 4th August 2000, 20:00
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I also agree that both agendas are as equal and we should never overlook one over the other. We should also stick together in solidarity towards the independence of our precious island !
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Old 5th August 2000, 01:10
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[quote]Originally posted by EL BORICUA: >>Both struggles are one and the same...
We need a strong,politically active
community here in the U.S. and it should be
independent of party affiliation,be the
swing vote,it should hold the power,we should
not be all democrats,most blacks are and
they are taken for granted<<

El Boricua you demonstrate great political maturity in your political point of view.
Keep up the good work!

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