The Meaning of “Patriot”

The Meaning of “Patriot” Unfortunately, the most famous of the founding fathers of the American Revolution did own slaves and continued to hold them even after the American Revolution. Personally, I prefer Benjamin Franklin, the printer artisan, and scientist as the first among equals of the fathers of that Revolution. He did not own slaves, […]

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The Meaning of “Patriot”

Unfortunately, the most famous of the founding fathers of the American Revolution did own slaves and continued to hold them even after the American Revolution. Personally, I prefer Benjamin Franklin, the printer artisan, and scientist as the first among equals of the fathers of that Revolution. He did not own slaves, thank goodness, and was a real man of the people.

“Artie” Guzman is NOT a Puerto Rican and knows really nothing about our culture and people. In fact, he is a Cuban refugee COWARD who fled to Puerto Rico to save his ass and has resided there in a world which it is said to be gay. Of course, he has no respect for Lolita Lebron, or any other woman including his poor Cuban mother who by now is an old woman. Moreover, it is a historical data that Lebron has always been a heroic lady, who was always a paragon of virtue while subject to the abuses of prison existence in the federal prison, and also afterward in the many times she was detained and arrested in the Vieques action of civil disobedience. These are the true facts about her, and not the slander vomited out by Arite, El Cubiche.

Why the personal attacks? Folks, gentlemen, and ladies. Do we really need to comment using personal attacks? So what if someone is not Puerto Rican? We should respect each other’s opinions. Getting down to the level of personal attacks is not kosher. If this is any indication of what would happen in a free and independent Puerto Rico, then it is in trouble. Let us respect each other and discuss opinions in an intelligent way. Remember, opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one.

Conquero disrespects ladies too! Listen Conquero, if you were sincere in your diatribe against personalisms, you would have started it with Artie, who used some very vile invectives to one of Puerto Rico’s most heroic persons. You make me opine that you might be a “gusano” also. Why not address yourself to the issue of Artie, who started all this by slandering a very fine and brave lady? As a Puertorriqueno, I don’t tolerate disrespect to our fine ladies. And if you don’t like that, you can leave. Or if you are one of those who fled Cuba, then look to your own and mind your own damn business about your status with Cuba. Don’t you ever meddle detrimentally in Puerto Rican affairs if you want to stay safe and sound.

I do agree with you, that attacking someone’s past heritage isn’t something that is intelligent. Still, the fact is, that Artie is a foreigner to everything Puerto Rican and attacked a famous female revolutionary who suffered a great deal in her life, tried to sacrifice her life for something very important in a time much different from now, and currently has denounced violence but still supports independence. That is what bothers Artie, that she still supports something he disagrees with and that shows poor character on his part. Artie also doesn’t seem to realize George Washington lived hundreds of years ago in different conditions than PR did in the 1950s and how revolutions are conducted in modern times, especially in Latin America, which is culturally different than little British Colonies up North.

If this is any indication of what would happen in a free and independent Puerto Rico, then it is in trouble. I don’t think that comment was necessary. Just because one person attacked a complete foreigner to PR and it’s history, then that is how the entire nation of PR and all its people or leaders are going to be like when she becomes independent? People are and will be like that before and after independence, that is just how certain people are. Comments like the one you made show a bias in what seemed to be a critical diatribe of someone else’s actions, which shows hypocrisy on your part.

Where did I condone insults toward Doña Lolita? Amigo, primero soy BIEN Puertorriqueño, del pueblo de Mata Hacha, Cabo Rojo, la cuna de Betances, gran Patriota y luchador por los esclavos y la patria. Now, who said I condone anyone who insults Ladies? Where did you see that? My opinion is no one should attack anyone’s opinion. Let us have a healthy debate and not lower ourselves to vulgar and very personal attacks. Mister Guzman might be a Cubano, but if that bothers you, well that is your prerogative. You are too emotional, and many things are said when emotions are interjected in any debate. In reference to my comment on “If this is any indication of what would happen in a free and independent Puerto Rico, then it is in trouble.”Is not an opinion I have of my people in general, but of the very few that take center stage and speak for the silent majority. Yes Amigo Ecuajey, there will be people that will attack now and after independence, a fact of life. I have personally met Rafael Cancel who was with Doña Lolita. He would go to a certain panaderia in Cabo Rojo. He is a very intelligent and articulate man, who I respect very much. I might not agree with his methods, but never the less, I respect his convictions and beliefs. Again, my comments were to establish a healthy debate and analysis of comments posted here. Soy Puertorriqueño de sangre, Arawak, Negra, y Española..y sere hasta la muerte. Paz para todos mis Hermanos y Hermanas en la isla de encanto.