El segmento de Last Week Tonight de John Oliver donde se abordó el tema de Puerto Rico, ha causado sensación, convirtiéndose en viral en solo horas de ser compartido en las redes sociales.
Durante la parte final del segmento, el boricua ganador del Pulitzer por escribir la obra de Hamilton, tomó el micrófono y con su estilo particular rapeó un pedido al Congreso para que ayude a Puerto Rico.
Esta es la letra de #100MileAcross, léela, mírala, compréndela y comenta.
My family's from Puerto Rico, the tropical destination
Where you can spend your Washingtons, the spot where you vacation
A commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, a not-quite nation
Seventy billion dollar topic of conversation
Hoping to God John Oliver's comical dissertation
Resonates with the Congress that got us in this situation
Along with suicidal tax incentive declarations:
"Yeah, well, pay your bonds first. Close the hospital. Fuck the patients."
This is an island a hundred miles across
A hurricane is coming and we're running up a loss
We got here through a million misguided loopholes
That giveth and take away businesses and poop in our soup bowls
They crapped in yours; they crapped in mine. And somewhere down the line
ghost busted a cap at a chance at Chapter 9
The great debate over statehood has to wait
That's Rose and Jack on the Titanic asking, "When's our next date?"
"The ship is sinking," we have to say, and pay shit that matters
Then we'll figure out our Facebook relationship status
"Will they or won't they?" It's Friends's Rachel and Ross
We have to help our island just a hundred miles across
To recap: 3.5 million
American civilians are on the hook for billions
Vulture funds are circling and lobbying for payout
There's nothing left to tax or cut. We're stuck. We need a way out
Allow them to restructure. There's no structure for what happens
If you let this crisis play out when May is less than a day out
It's non-partisan. The hard part is in
Convincing Congress Puerto Rico matters so their heart is in The fight for relief. Not a bailout. Just a relief
A belief that you can pass legislation to ease our grief
Hamilton at your house
I'll Hamilton blouse!
Your citizens are suffering. Stop the bleeding, stop the loss
Help Puerto Rico. It's just a hundred miles across
Read “Puerto Rico (A Hundred Miles Across)” by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Genius