Jan 112018

The US territory – hopefully soon to be the sovereign nation – of Puerto Rico is still a major mess from last years hurricanes. Many theories have been given about why that might be, ranging from”well, it *is* an island, after all, cut off from truck and train resupply” to “they had lots of income but squandered it not on good infrastructure but on turning themselves into a pretty effective copy of your standard corrupt Latin American banana republic.”

But no. We’ve found the real source of the trouble.

Puerto Rico’s Biggest Newspaper: The U.S. Hasn’t Helped Us Because Of ‘The Jew’

Whenever there is a culture or a nation that fails because it is poorly conceived or constructed, you can bet that someone there will blame the Jews for it. I’m just shocked that I don’t see more War of Southern Aggression apologists blaming the utter failure of the South  on some mysterious Jewish cabal.

 Posted by at 1:30 pm
  • Adam

    Why can’t we just make Puerto Rico a state again?

    • Scottlowther

      A: Why would we want to?
      B: “Again?” It was never a state in the first place.

      The short form on why we can’t make PR a state: it would be a permanent “win” for the Democrats in the House and Senate (as I said, it’s essentially a third-world failed state, so it’s a perfect fit for the Dems), so Republicans are never going to go for it. If it was a natural Republican stronghold, the Dems would never go for it.

      Belize would probably make a better US state. They at least speak English and would make a dandy launch site for equatorial orbits.

      • Thucydides_of_Athens

        Probably make more sense to advocate to carve “Jefferson” and “Lincoln” out of California and Idaho respectively.

      • Uxi

        States almost always came in pairs for this reason California should be split at least into 2 possibly 3 states… Texas had provision in its articles of admission to split into up to 4…

        Bigger issue is what does the US get out of the deal? What the Democrats and Puerto Ricans get is obvious…

  • gormanao gormanao

    It met all the requirements for statehood in 1898. Except they were all scary foreigners. And Catholics. Some things never change. Hard working people, now cranking out a lot of specialized medical devices. Maybe they can take over from the Salvadorans, Haitians, and childhood arrivals now getting the boot. The addicted redneckistani welfare trash will sure not rise to the occasion. I am working on a construction project in the near south, and the only local hires worth a damn are Central Americans and Venezuelans.

    • Robbie

      Yeah, it’s ironic that the do nothing welfare trash bitches about Mexicans stealing their jobs, LOL.

    • Scottlowther

      > It met all the requirements for statehood in 1898.

      Yeah, so did Canada. But boy howdy do they get pissy when you go up there, kick over statues of The Queen, and plant the ol’ Stars N Stripes.

      > Except they were all scary foreigners.

      And that’s the magic word. Not “scary,” but “foreigners.” *BY* *DEFINITION* you don’t go around annexing foreign nations and declaring them states. Granted, it’s hardly “not done;” the annexation of Hawaii hardly covered the US in glory. But when Hawaii became an American state, it was filled with people who identified as Americans. How about PR in 1898?

      .> the only local hires worth a damn are Central Americans and Venezuelans.

      Yes, people *fleeing* the sort of cultures that turned PR into a shithole *before* the hurricane came along and kicked the doors down.

  • Charles P. Kalina

    Not that historical facts are normally any obstacle to a good conspiracy theory… but the Old South was surprisingly comfortable with Jews. Most American Jews came from western Europe and Germany, and plantation aristocrats saw them as useful commercial middlemen (while northern merchants saw them as competition).

    When the Klan was revived in the early 20th century, it was as much anti-immigrant as anti-black, so hating Jews and Catholics was a big part of its portfolio. As a result, a lot of white-power yahoos have embraced Confederate symbols and iconography, without really knowing or caring about the history behind them. My sense is that genuine Confederate apologists, for all their many faults, are generally history buffs and aren’t conspiracy theorists or anti-Semites as such.

    Really, I’m hoping the folks tearing down Confederate statues start going after some Judah P. Benjamin historical markers — just for the fun of watching neo-Nazis rallying in defense of a rich Jewish guy. 🙂