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    Parading Through America: Puerto Rican Day And The National Question
    Race; Posted on: 2007-06-11 18:51:57 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]

    By Roger Williams

    Sunday, June 10, is New York City's annual Puerto Rican Day parade. In the past, the parade has been marred by ugly events that would be hard to imagine at say...the St. Patrick's Day parade. The St. Pat's parade is run by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Catholic organization that contains more police and firemen than criminals and which keeps getting in trouble for its resistance to homosexual activists.

    In contrast, Puerto Rican Day has been associated with, for example, not only wolfpacks attacking young women while the police stood by, but also repeated crude attempts at political repression, notably of VDARE.COM friends Scott McConnell and Taki Theodoracopulos. So today is a good time to review the subject of Puerto Rico and its relationship to the United States and the National Question.

    The Puerto Rican phenomenon has even made it into popular culture sort of. The Seinfeld episode The Puerto Rican Day, first aired May 7, 1998, has Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer attending New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade. At one point in the episode, Kramer inadvertently burns a Puerto Rican flag. [Watch it on Youtube]

    From there, things rapidly go from bad to worse. Puerto Rican bystanders notice the Caribbean conflagration and voice their displeasure. Then they chase Kramer down the street. The chase and burning incites a riot. Mayhem ensues. One of the victims of the riot turns out to be Jerry's car, which the mob attacks. To which Kramer remarks: "Well, you know, it's like this every day in Puerto Rico." [Show transcript]

    In real life, needless to say, the episode raised the ire of the usual suspects in the ethnic grievance industry. [Protests hit NBC/"Seinfeld" racism, By Carlos Rovira, Workers World, May 21, 1998] And, again needless to say, NBC responded cravenly. It issued an apology and has never aired the episode since. In syndication, many stations declined to air the episode. The Season 9 DVD has yet to be released, so it remains to be seen if this capitulation will extend into the 21st century.

    Why is the Seinfeld thing so funny? Because it reflects reality. Everyone kinda knows that it wouldn't take much to set off Puerto Rican paraders..... and here Kramer does it in spades.

    Entertainment aside, however, the episode does raise a few questions. Is it like this every day in Puerto Rico? Why do we have so many Puerto Ricans in the US? Do we need more? What is the history of Puerto Rico in relation to the US?

    I mean, why are we doing this?

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    News Source: Vdare.com


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