Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Letter to Lingle

Governer Lingle:

The unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court shows the utter disregard for the host culture of Hawai'i. Your "camp" seeks to serve the foreigners to Hawai'i, rather than attend to the needs of kanaka maoli.

You, your cabinet, the U.S. system of government are enemy to the beauty and culture of Hawai'i.

Your desire to sell off the ceded lands may be well within the laws and confines of the U.S. government, and you may feel totally justified in pursuing that right. However, you offend the host culture/ kanaka maoli and are unbelievably non-chalant about this offense. Your "legal" victory is unabashedly immoral.

My ancestors welcomed foreigners, like yourself, to our 'aina and you continually desecrate the natural love Hawai'i has for all people. And you use this natural disposition of our people to further your own personal, political gain.

My anger, my disdain for foreigners burns ever brighter as I witness such an evil turning of events. Yet and still, the U.S. goverment refuses to see the moral defeat this ruling will have on kanaka maoli.

Many kanaka occupy the beaches and refuse to submit to American capitalism by obtaining mortgages and giving in to western greed. It is our right, as the natural and original heirs to this land to be able to occupy WHATEVER land we desire. It is our right to be able to provide for our families, as our ancestors did, by farming the land and fishing in the immediate waters that surround our land. You rape our culture by your continual push toward assimilation.

I despise you, your cabinet, and the U.S. government.

With Respect,



Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much said...

Speechless. . . you said it all : )

Ui said...

ummmmm....can i use this in my presentation tomorrow cause you totally took the words out of my mouth! what next???