Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pedro Albizu Campos Remembered

History...there is much that has been told and written , yet so much more that remains. Pedro Albizu Campos...his life...his much that has been told and written, yet so much more that remains.
Regardless of any individual opinion about Campos, the truth stands that he had a profound affect on Puerto Rican history. Some abhor him and many adore him. If one truly follows the history of Puerto Rico and the social impact of its relationship with the US then one can come close to understanding Campos and his love for "La Patria". He lived and died by his own words "La Patria es Valor y Sacrificio".
While there is so much positive in Puerto Rico there is also much negativity; that, I believe, comes from socio-economics and its relationship with the US. Puerto Ricans have one less struggle than other Latinos (immigration?) yet we still find reports that Puerto Ricans are falling behind. Has it become so apparent that many have taken citizenship for granted. You have been given the means and ingredients to bake a cake and when you are done, the cake gets taken away and you are left with only the crumbs. Enough!! Remember....

Pedro Albizu Campos (September 12, 1891 – April 21, 1965)

'Los jovenes tienen el deber de defender su Patria con las armas del Conocimiento' -Pedro Albizu Campos (9/12/1891- 4/21/1965)


  1. I admire what you are doing. Today's technology allow to tell the real story and spread the necessary knowledge to millions of people. Don Pedro is a titan that most be recognize. The struggle continue.

  2. There is always going to be two sides to the coin. I have talked to a number of people who surprisingly (to me), have very bad feelings of Don Pedro (as is the case with Che as well).
    It is my opinion that many have indeed been wooed with the perks of U.S. citizenship, but I'm also proud to say many still remain strong in the fight or at least in preserving what he stood for.

    I admire Don Pedro for the obvious reasons, but more so for his passion. I wouldn't agree that Puerto Ricans "are falling behind", I would say it's more of a discouraging case of repetitive knock downs more than anything else....I mean how many times does the average person get back up? So what do we do? We write blogs, we hold events, we acknowledge September 12th.....etc....all friendly reminders of why it is that we need to get back up and remain passionate about "La Patria" and the Puerto Rican culture.

    Thx for this!