From Invisible Man to Invisible Island


Puerto Rico … the “Invisible Island”!! The USA, Puerto Rico’s “owner and master” doesn’t really care. Time to wake up to that reality!!
“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – but as far as the U.S. is concerned (especially the U.S. Congress) what happens in Puerto Rico, never happens at all.”

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

In 1953, Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his first novel Invisible Man. It started like this:

“I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids – and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”

When we view early 20th century films and notice the “service” characters – the butler, maid, chauffer, cook, shoeshine boy – this view was absolutely correct. But today, in the case of Puerto Rico, our invisibility is much worse: because it applies to the entire island.

Puerto Rico is separated by 1,500 miles of ocean, a language, an indigenous culture, and 400 years of Ibero-American history. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – but as far as the U.S. is concerned (especially the U.S. Congress) what happens…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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