This will be somewhat brief. Some people are analyzing the latest brutal violence allegedly committed by a Hawaiian guy and his son against a Haole couple:
"Last month's road-rage incident began when an SUV driven by Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Dussell, 26, who has served two tours in Iraq, struck the parked car of Gerald Paakaula, 44, at a shopping center, according to a police affidavit filed in court. Paakaula and his 16-year-old son allegedly assaulted Dussell and his wife, Dawn, 23.
The teenager allegedly shouted an obscenity along with the Hawaiian term for a white person, haole (pronounced "howl-ee"), while attacking the soldier.
The court document says the father, a truck driver, picked up the woman and slammed her to the asphalt. The teenager allegedly kicked the husband's face as he convulsed on the ground from a punch to the throat. The couple suffered broken noses, facial fractures and concussions.
First of all there is NOTHING wrong with being Haole. I am Haole too and married to a Haole.
Secondly in NO way do I condone Paakaula's behavior. It is conduct unbecoming of a Hawaiian!
However Hawaiians are treated like SHIT. Okay... we are treated worse than shit. How do I know?
Here is a perfect example:
Housing for the military has always taken precedence over housing for Hawaiians. Case in point: Military personnel wait about a year or so for their housing in Hawai'i. Hawaiians have to wait 30 years or... sometimes they die while on the waiting list (read about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands):
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Versus this: Hawaiians have been DYING while on the waiting list for a house that is part of a legally binding agreement
The 2,721 outstanding claims range from people who argue they were given deficient land to those who believe they've been on the waiting list for an unreasonable amount of time, said plaintiffs' attorney Carl Varady. It's unclear when the claims will be presented in court, but lawyers say the state should cooperate, noting that some beneficiaries have been waiting up to 40 years for an answer.
Then people wonder why some Hawaiians are angry. In fact anyone who passes the military housing near the Honolulu International Airport will understand that it will get worse as long as the U.S. government continues to treat Hawaiians like shit but I do ask that other Hawaiians NOT resort to physical violence.
However it is important to understand WHY and also to try to do something about it. A good start would be if the U.S. government built houses as fast as they build houses for Hawaiians like how they do for the military which is predominantly Haole people.
That would be a good start but this latest incident is only a symptom of the mistreatment of Hawaiians. Will we as people do anything about it?
Sadly for the last 50 years or so NO ONE from the U.S. government has been listening to Hawaiians. Instead they treat us like shit so while I do not condone violence against military personel... it doesn't surprise me because they build houses very fast for the military while Hawaiians wait 40 sometimes 50 years. Some even DIE waiting.
Obviously... something has to be done to rectify this situation. Sadly chances are they won't because if they wanted to do something they would have already done so.
That is why... while some people are worried about the Haole couple involved (and rightfully so)... NO ONE has been asking
WHAT ABOUT HAWAIIANS?
The sad reality is that the focus has always been about the Haole person over the Hawaiian. This also epitomizes the marginalization of the pain, attacks, etc that Hawaiians have experienced since about 1893 til now.
That is why I ask: What about HAWAIIANS?
Just food... for thought.