December 19th, 2005


Hawaiian Chronicles: Mana o about SOME other Hawaiians

One thing that I have noticed lately is that some Hawaiians BLAME Haole people for all of the problems of today. Unfortunately one of our enemies is ourselves.

For example, some Hawaiians have a Haole mentality. The Hawaiian mentality of respect for one's elders is slowly being replaced by the Haole mentality that is a disrespectful one to one's elders.

In fact I have never been so disrespected than by younger Hawaiians! I remember respecting my Hawaiian elders... even if I didn't know who they were. But nowadays... DAYUM!

I have come across 30 year olds who address me as though I am one of their children. THAT is a Haole mentality.

Do they see that? Do they take personal responsibility?

Of course not. After all it's easier to blame Haole people for forcing them to disrespect me, right? Because DAYUM... some Hawaiian youth are so disrespectful which is very HAOLE to me... and yeah... I am part Haole so I can see this very easily.

Who is responsible?

It makes me wonder what their parents taught them about the Hawaiian culture. Or better yet... do they know the Hawaiian culture like how they CLAIM they do? Because some Hawaiian youth like to BRAG and/or BOAST about knowing our language yet damn... they no respect their Hawaiian elders which is HEWAHEWA.

It's quite sad because I am referring to SOME fellow Kamehameha Schools graduates. And DAMN some of them who are younger than me are so disrespectful. Auwe! Of course Kikiloi comes to mind:

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Note this part, "I will make you pay." That part still bothers me.

Anyway is this what other Hawaiians are teaching their children??? PLEASE tell me "No."

* Note: I have censored his name because I KNOW that he will find out... then flip out. However this is one example which shows some Hawaiian youths' total lack of respect for Hawaiian elders which seems common these days. Unfortunately.

Next topic: Some Hawaiians look down on Hawaiians who live abroad.


Hawaiians who live abroad

I posed this question to other Hawaiians:

"I'm curious if Hawaiians who remain in the islands look down on Hawaiians who have moved away? If so... why?"

Of course it is a rhetorical question because I know that some Hawaiians look down on other Hawaiians who have moved away and who live abroad temporarily or permanently.

It makes me wonder what they think of Molokaians and Mauians who migrated to O ahu?

Oh wait. Some of their own ancestors moved from Niihau, Molokai, and/or Maui to O ahu... yet they are so quick to judge those Hawaiians who moved from Hawaii to the continental U.S. and/or beyond.

To me... being Hawaiian is irrelevant of location.

That is, the iwi is inside of us no matter what we do... or where we are. Unfortunately some Hawaiians look down on those of us who live abroad which is very very sad.

The irony? Some of these people claim to be sooooo Hawaiian yet when they judge those Hawaiians who live(d) abroad... it only shows how disrespectful they are to the iwi (that all Hawaiians share) and to me... that isn't being Hawaiian considering that there are only about 401,062 Hawaiians left in this world we are a dying breed. You would think that they would respect the iwi instead of being so damned nasty to the iwi who have left the islands by choice or by force.

Have the colonized become colonizers?

It's as though some Hawaiians have adopted that Haole mentality from our Haole colonizers of looking DOWN at Hawaiians.

Just saying....

Anyway I hope that some Hawaiians treat other Hawaiians better. I mean... how can they treat the Hawaiian language, the aina, and/or the birds well yet not treat other Hawaiians well? Without Hawaiians they would not BE so I hope these Hawaiians treat other Hawaiians better.

    You know... like:

  • not assuming that because a Hawaiian moves away from Hawaii means that they hate Hawaii

  • not assuming that because a Hawaiian has a Haole first and last name that they are not Hawaiian

  • not assuming that what other Hawaiians do is hewa when in fact it may be because they are protecting the iwi which is anything BUT hewa.

Just saying.