`Aha Aloha `Āina
The questions I’ve had over the years are:
Will the military presence as a thorn be pulled out from certain islands?
Is “THE USA CORP” (empire) truly collapsing from the periphery?
Over the decades the grassroots movements in Hawai’i and Okinawa have shown us this issue is not going away.
Planning a world war campaign as rebellion and social unrest occurs domestically from within is a recipe for military failure.
Policy makers have failed to convince the world to accept U.S. as the world’s police force, nor do American citizens accept that role.
My wish is for the escalation of war to stop and the current wars to end.
Allow the People to heal and prosper.
*“The United States Marine Corps in Okinawa may hand back a 40.5 square km tract of land to Japan early next year, its commander said”…
“…I want you to know that there are many of us Kamehameha Schools alumni and other Kānaka ʻŌiwi who are incredibly proud of the statement you made by remaining seated.
“Your actions embodied what respectful dissent can look like. Schools shouldn’t teach young people to be mindless drones who obey anything that an authority figure tells them to do. Schools should give students fluency in multiple histories, languages, ethical frameworks and creative forms of expression.
“Your response to the U.S. national anthem shows that you have developed into critical thinkers. You are not a blemish. You are beautiful flowers in a lei lāhui that extends back to the pō. Don’t believe anyone who tries to tell you otherwise.
“In your actions at graduation, you have shown us that…
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