The lightless dawn of a new colonial era

It was announced today that Bill Cooper, the former head of the Center for Liquefied Gas, was named as the head of the nascent fiscal control board for Puerto Rico. This effectively makes Cooper the de facto dictator of Puerto Rico. As the head of PROMESA's economic junta Cooper is chosen by Congressional fiat and, like the rest … Continue reading The lightless dawn of a new colonial era

Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name

Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world’s worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal funds and its constitutionally guaranteed promise of repayment to investors has plunged the island into a very precarious situation for its millions … Continue reading Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name

La universidad está muerta. Larga vida a la universidad.

A ver cuánto les dura el pragmatismo cuando las palas políticas que llevan cosechando por generaciones y el panfletismo palvista de Derecho, de esa encubadora de futuras batatas partidistas, no les sirva un carajo ante el decreto de la metrópolis. Apuestan a la permanencia de la nobleza togada. Es una conducta de sátrapatismo clásico, de … Continue reading La universidad está muerta. Larga vida a la universidad.

A Crisis of Humanity

Our rabbit hole of dehumanization has overflowed as of late. The demagogy machine runs non-stop, oozing cliched yet all too common talking points to shore up the prevalent, if much denied, Western loathing for the "foreign". Xenophobic diatribe is spun rampant by a servile press that is content simply with feeding racialized fire. Yet this … Continue reading A Crisis of Humanity

“Oso Blanco”: Vibrador de Puerto Rico.

“Les vertus se perdent dans l’intérêt comme les fleuves se perdent dans la mer.” -François de La Rochefoucauld Puerto Rico tiene serios problemas de vibración, aunque nunca sufre de falta de lubricación. Me explico: la isla ahora mismo se ha convencido de que un edificio histórico se ha transformado, por arte de magia Palvística®, en … Continue reading “Oso Blanco”: Vibrador de Puerto Rico.