Monday, February 29, 2016

Squatting on Our Land?

The wider community in Hawai'i has a huge range of opinion about Native Hawaiians. The indigenous people had a robust society & ancient culture. Our Kingdom, internationally-recognized, militarily-neutral, was illegally overthrown by Yankee-backed businessmen. The nation is now occupied by the USA and U.S. military, who still wish to suppress Hawaiian self-determination through misinformation, intimidation, and a full range of dirty tricks. Damn Yankees!

I'm Native Hawaiian. I'm not a lawyer, so can't comment properly on law, and even less on Yankee Law. But it seems we should have legal standing based upon the fact our inheritance was stolen. That an aggrieved group / injured party of Native Hawaiians combine to seek relief is not "racial discrimination" or "based solely upon race!" any more than if a family combined to seek justice. Yes, the family share a racial dimension, but is that license to steal from them?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Storm in Fiji

American media dishes us up many hours of grim anticipation on severe US East Coast snowfalls where they've built infrastructure to handle storms.

Our Pacific cousins in Fiji are suffering a monster storm almost ignored by media. Even if we only send them a prayer -- they don't suffer alone.

Cyclone Winston battered Fiji from 20 - 22 February,
killing 44 people & leaving 112,800 homeless.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Is Aloha Threatened?

Today's Hawai'i must face a strategic question:
Is Aloha Threatened? 

We Native Hawaiians brought Aloha to the wider world, and now Our Aloha is a key part of the visitor & hospitality industries. But during this long foreign Occupation of Hawaii, Yankee has grabbed far more than any contribution. Aloha has become systematically incommensurate, and rudely commodified. Loss of Our Aloha could have serious & negative repercussions for business and investors. Loss of aloha forces reconsideration of many social relations. Too many injustices have been heaped upon us. The wider community should be returning key Hawaiian lands.

Is our aloha forcibly & permanently appropriated along with our lands? Should Oahu have a dozen military golf courses, or six, or zero? Close down all military golf courses, especially those on stolen Hawaiian lands. I further believe the extensive military installation on Waikiki Beach & Hale Koa Hotel are horrible symbols of Yankee occupation.

[ quote from ]
Aloha! Overlooking the turquoise waters of world famous Waikiki beach, the Hale Koa Hotel is nestled on a 72-acre tropical oasis fronting the finest stretch of beach in Waikiki.

HISTORY   Fort DeRussy has evolved immensely from 1906, when it was sold as a 72-acre parcel of “undesirable” land ...

Sure ---
-- 72 "undesirable" acres on world-famous Waikiki Beach?
Such lies bring seven words to mind:  
Return Our Land, you thieving Yankee fuckers. 

We must beware of getting overly soft, technical, or conciliatory. We must also focus on CRIMES and continuing marginalization of Native Hawaiians on OUR islands.

Imua !     ( Forward ! )

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Why this 'Aha ? (Native Hawaiian Congress)

Why are we meeting?  In my case:
We are responding to the systematic destruction of the Native Hawaiian people and our homeland & habitat, including the aggressive seizure of our indigenous lands by outsiders such as U.S. military forces. We demand return of our lands wherever possible. We also require ongoing consultation on issues of Hawaiian heritage, and compensation for continuing misuse of our inheritance. We are drafting a proposed governing document that will protect our ancestral lands, to help provide the Native Hawaiian people and our families with better lives, and to cultivate continuing Aloha in the wider community and throughout the world.
'Aha 2016 participant
14 Feb 2016