Third world shit holes produce very little wealth, there may be various reasons why we intervene in third world shit holes, but making money from them is not one of them.
There is a solution to your point of view Rich. Just have the USA withdraw all their economic interests, military interests and any interests in the Third World Shit holes. But they must pay back first all the profits they have made off of them for years. Then we will see if your 'theory' is correct or not.
And racists like you can go to restaurants without bus boys and bus girls, and without cooks, and drive on roads with potholes, and have to get out of your cars to go and pick fruit and vegetables in the hot sun for your fruits and vegetables. And make up your own hotel rooms and basically if one removed all the 'Third World' shit inferior stupid people out of your life? I think you will wind up spending most of it scrounging around for survival.
Anyway. The US made PR an independent commonwealth. Not a territory. Guam is an unincorporated territory. There is a difference. Precedent shows that the US is quick to let these hangers-on go. Look at the PI and Canal Zone.
Though it is not incorrect to say that the US exploits, to the extent possible, business opportunities in PR it is not correct to suggest that we keep it as some kind of slave state. The fact is that it is a money looser.
May the ears of Mt Olympus hear you for once Dr. Lee. I really believe letting us go is the best strategy. For all involved. But it also needs to be clear that trying to influence from afar is not a good thing. For anyone involved.
Dr. Lee the slave state already happened in the New World. In the USA, and in Puerto Rico. And it was replaced with wage labor. That is the way of the world. One system gets replaced by another one. Time marches on. I happen to think that interdependent cooperative systems that are not about screwing each other over is the only way we can survive Climate Change Issues that are going to plague us for a long long time. If we all engage in cut throat competition while Mother Nature creates havoc against all nations? We won't survive at all. The Hubris bullshit of 'the superior vs the inferior' is going to condemn us to mass extinction. And then what I wrote to Rich will be the deal for ALL people. The ones living off of exploitation and the ones being exploited. All will be scrounging for survival because no one understood how to stop the "hawk/dove" paradigm. It is very simple. Do unto others as you would do unto you. If you can't accept that? It is like a bible verse, "Those who live by the sword die by the sword". And you got a headless world.
That is life in the real world Tainari88. It sucks but that how how the situation is right now. If you want the US to help, and particularly this administration, you need to eat some crow for awhile. Chose your battles well. There are no do-overs in revolution.
No, Dr. Lee. The time for eating crow will be your rich, white elitist overt and not overt Racist men who think the world revolves around you. You already got enough problems that you created. You think those freaking psycho terrorists like Osama and their ilk just 'crop' up out of the blue? None of it does. It is blow back for all the interfering the UK, the USA and many other Imperial powers have done in the Middle East.
You even have domestic white alienated relatively rich men like that psycho from Mesquite Nevada killing people at random. That is what your society produces. It will continue to produce them because your value system is not correct. It places all emphasis on rich, and powerful and x and y hubris filled crap values. I don't have to eat crow and beg for help. You think you guys have helped us? No you have not. You have taken advantage of us for more than a century trying to use as military guinea pigs. Sterilizing en masse Puerto Rican women to population control us. You even injected us with cancer. All provable. And you take from us our mothers (like my mother) because you have to use our beautiful tropical land that mother nature has worked on perfecting for thousands upon thousands of years so you can throw chemicals on it and get us all sick and dead. Yet you have the GALL to want us to eat crow? What kind of a man are you Dr. Lee?
I don't respect racists and elitists. I never will. I never have to. No one is ever going to make me respect racist, elitist, warmongering old men. I won't ever do it. Whether they hold a gun to my head and the last Puerto Rican in going to be buried in the ground. I won't do it. My mother told me long ago when we watched "Sophie's Choice" together in 1982 and we left the theater together she said to me, "Daughter, it is better to die in dignity than to live with your indignity stripped away from you and have to live a hell on earth knowing that you let some oppressive institution reduce you to a non human. Some things in this world are worth dying for. Being a human living in dignity is one of them."
You have shown your true colors in this thread Dr. Lee. I think I did an effective job in showing you yours.