~~May 12, 2015~~
I have posted a few articles about Puerto Rico, my country, recently. After doing so, this book came to my attention and I read it in two days. I am currently re-reading it again.
The events richly detailed, extremely well documented and researched took place before and around the year that I was born.
I’m getting an education about my country now as an older adult.
My eyes are opening to information that I wasn’t aware of.
This is serious, historical facts.
Every Puerto Rican should be aware of them and should take the time to read this book. I’m not blatantly marketing for it. It’s beyond that.
It’s the history of my country …. in the hands of two empires: Spain and the United States.
“There will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”
Puerto Rico Chief of Police, E. Francis Riggs
When it won the Spanish-American War in 1898, the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a new “possession.” The American who led the invasion, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, promised “liberty” to Puerto Ricans. He also promised “prosperity” and “the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”
This never occurred. Puerto Rico was stripped of her land and natural resources by U.S. banking syndicates. By 1934, the theft was so extreme that Puerto Ricans organized an island-wide agricultural strike.
In response to this strike the Yale-educated Chief of Police, whose father owned the Riggs National Bank, promised that “there will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”
This web site documents some of that war.
A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.
You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/
~IN HER OWN WORDS~
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’
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