A rebellious colony thumbs its nose at Uncle Sam

November 28, 2011

Hope Cristobal just forwarded me a most excellent article from the website, about Guam’s long-standing struggle to hold a plebiscite on its political status. As usual, Guam’s efforts to pull itself out of colonial subservience are being met with disdain (15 US senators recently passed through Guam without bothering to greet the island’s lawmakers) and now even a lawsuit.

“Guam may be a forgotten outpost of empire, a resting place for Uncle Sam’s boot as he performs a “Pacific pivot,” but the Guamanians’ desire to regain control over their destiny ought to be a lesson – and an inspiring example – to the whole world.”