Humanitarian outreach on behalf of Puerto Rico from artist Lee Quinones

Mi Gente, All people,

If you have not yet, please find the moral compasses in your hearts to rise up and help give to the dire needs of the people of Puerto Rico along with the rest of the Caribbean during these very dreadful and challenging circumstances.

Sure I'm proud to say that I'm a proud Puerto Rican, but I'm also part of the human race and that includes us all. Contrary to what we may believe is someone else's problem, It is we who will bare the burden of spiritual guilt because it is we who claim to be a good neighbor, a good people.

Please forward what you can to any of the charities below that I am standing with:

United for Puerto Rico,

The Empire State Relief, and

Community Foundation of the US Virgin Islands.

This was a storm that did not have any bias, it doesn't know that fate, we do. This storm has effectively invaded all of us, so for those standing or sitting in the safe peripherals and to do nothing is truly an imprint of a real catastrophe. It is not Mother Nature's so called wrath that is to be feared, but more the lack of human decency to act and to act fast in light of such an awakening.

You want to argue the point of Americans exercising their rights to rightfully protest by POLITELY kneeling in front of the anthem as un-american? Last I remember, kneeling was not a contested debate of being a disrespectful act, but of giving your heart to a standing majesty with a proposal, an idea, a pledge, or perhaps....... a request.

In any argument, there is a halfway point, so let us fully agree on this, the act of kneeling is to be a discourse for a patient round table that has the luxury of time on its shoulders, but to not give precedence to a humanitarian emergency that has no luxury of time, that in itself is below half way and not American.

The people of Puerto Rico are American citizens first and foremost, and our first duty as fellow citizens giving to assist is already underway, but when all of this morphs into yesterday's news it will be then that our second duty as Americans should commence, and that will be to vote people into office that will do the right thing when the unthinkable wrong happens.

Thank you for your ears and may God bless the world.


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