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President Obama Visits Puerto Rico – Statehood vs Independence?

15 Jun

The US would never allow Puerto Rico to become independent!
Why?
Because the Chinese government would pump money into the island faster than you can say, Pork Fried Rice!
China-Ricans, is not an image the US wants in its backyard.

So then, why is it that on the one hand the US is in no rush to add Puerto Rico,  as its 51st state, yet on the other doesn’t want to see Puerto Rico truly be free (independent)?  Is it because by being an independent nation, Puerto Rico can then flirt with other countries? Is  the US afraid of losing control in its own back yard, particularly to China.

If I may use the following analogy, it appears to me that The US is treating Puerto Rico, the world’s oldest colony,  like it’s mistress, and I have a big problem with that!  America does not want to commit and get married, have Puerto Rico as its 51 state, yet on the other hand, America does not want to loose her either!  Like a man who not only wants his cake, but wants to eat it too, the US has teased it’s mistress with a taste of marriage, by offering US citizenship, federal funding, and MTV to keep her entertained.
We’re like married, but not really married.

So what should we call our relationship then? Common Law?
Hmm? I have a better idea, instead of common law, lets call our relationship, Commonwealth.
I will shower you with wealth, in exchange for your resources, cooperation,  and great strategic location!
Deal?

So, like your favorite Telemundo soap opera, how will this saga end?

Will The US & Puerto Rico finally get married or will they part ways?

In the words of Beyonce, “If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it!”

What do you think?

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John Leguizamo is not Puerto Rican! WEPA!!!

11 Jun

When I first heard about Mr. Leguizamo not being Puerto Rican,
my first thought was – WEPA!!!

WEPA!, for us Puerto Ricans is a trigger word used to express emotion,
both good and bad. “Tito, just got his GED – WEPA!” or your dad
let’s out a nice, long fart and you go – WEPA!!!
You get the point.

In this instance, WEPA was used by me as to express surprise!

Like I can of knew it, John not being Puerto Rican, but to me it was about his
body of work, his passion for the art, his love of Being Latino!
John has represented Latinos, better than any artist I know.
The fact that he may have intentionally or unintentionally forgotten his roots,
is irrelevant.   He certainly didn’t do anything to hurt Puerto Ricans, did he?

John Leguizamo is a human being sharing his soul with the world!
“Ghetto Klown” “Freak”  “Mambo Mouth” –
Should I continue?

As Latinos, we get caught up in this self-pride as to who’s race is better.
On my new Comedy CD-  “Mike Robles – Live From New York City -WEPA!!!”  (shameless plug, I know) I have a track called “Don’t Confuse The Races”, where I address this issue.

Perhaps, this incident will raise awareness to the fact that inter-racial racism is a more serious problem for Latinos,
than we like to admit.

For more information on the talented John Leguizamo check out http://www.imdb.com

WEPA!!!