The whole of the Left leaning US media and politicians from Slate, to Vox, to MSNBC, to Bernie Sanders, to Saturday Night Live are claiming that Trump is killing people in Puerto Rico because he is a racist.
The Left is trying to sink Trump with Puerto Rico.
This I cannot abide.
Not because I like Trump, but because I am watching some of the worst parts of history repeat itself.
From 1932 to 1933, the Soviet goverment under Joseph Stalin deliberately starved to death at lest 3.3 million Ukrainians. It was a politically motivated famine, engineered to break the Ukrainian people. It is one of the many enormities of Communism in the 20th century and has come be known as the Holodomor.
In China, Mao instituted the Great Leap Forward. A Communist revolution that resulted in the starvation and death of upwards of 45 million Chinese from 1958 to 1962.
In Cambodia, Pol Pol, another Communist leader, starved some 1 Million Cambodians to death, and worked another Million to death feeding his army.
The firing squads and death camps of Communism couldn’t hold a candle to the deaths by famine that Communism created. The number one killer of the Left was not bullets but empty bellies.
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated United States territory. It is approximately 1,014 miles from Puerto Rico to Miami. Unfortunately, Cuba lies close to in between at 762 miles, and apparently has had more of an influence on the Government of Puerto Rico than the US.
The mayor of San Juan (the capital city of the island), Carmen Yulin Cruz, has been all over the news criticizing Trump, saying that Trump is killing Puerto Rican citizens.
She appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper wearing a T-shirt saying “Help us we are dying.”
She said the same at a press conference.
At that press conference her back drop was pallets of canned food.
That seemed odd.
Since then, a pattern of stories has emerged.
A Puerto Rican engineer, businessman, and CEO took the local government of Puerto Rico to task in the New York Post for being “completely inept” and corrupt.
The Ángel Pérez Otero is the mayor of Guaynabo, a small town next to San Juan. He claims that Mayor Cruz is not been attending meetings with FEMA or US resources and instead has been out playing politics.
A woman claiming to be a police officer in Puerto Rico called into a NYC Spanish radio station claiming that the Governor and Mayor Cruz have been holding back supplies and only providing relief when cameras were around.
Geraldo Rivera, who is of Puerto Rican heritage on his father’s side (just for your social justice warriors who care about that), has been in Puerto Rico and has come to the same conclusion. Namely, the local goverment is too incompetent and corrupt to help in the disaster relief effort.
Hanlon’s razor a rule which states “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Most of the time it is accurate.
In this case, I don’t think it applies.
Mayor Cruz celebrated the release of FALN terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez Rivera.
FALN is short for Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (Armed Forces of National Liberation), which was a terrorist organization that bombed a number of US locations in the 1970’s and 1980’s. FALN was a Socialist organization and Oscar Lopez Rivera is a hero of the Socialist Party, beloved by Communists everywhere. The Wikipedia post calls FALN a Maxrist Communist organization.
It may seem conspiratorial, but it seems that we have is a Socialist/Communist sympathizing mayor who, in the great Socialist/Communist tradition, is deliberately starving her own people for political purposes.
The media is complicit in this Puerto Rican holodomor (if indeed people are dying of famine) because it is a great way to shit on Trump.
The far left, once again, is willing to fill graves by means of empty bellies to score a political victory. This time, they are doing it to American citizens.