June 14th, 2006

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Kalani

Kalani makes me laugh. This is what he wrote recently:





"Time to MO KA PIKO

Someone has been writing a lot about "mo ka piko" and "oki". Mo ka piko literally means to cut/severe the umbilical cord, figuratively referring to cutting ties to that close person, usually a relative. 'Oki just means "to cut" as in cut ties."




Who has that person who has been writing a lot about "mo ka piko" and "oki?"


That would be ME haha

Well I have never ever mo ka piko because I never thought that I would do that since I value the iwi but I have learned that sometimes some people are tainted which in turn taints the iwi. Therefore I have no choice BUT to mo ka piko.


Kalani makes me laugh because he doesn't mention my name LOL But that is how it is in the Hawaiian culture. We are not direct. Instead we are indirect and approach issues and/or people tangentially and that's one thing that I LOVE about the Hawaiian culture.


In fact even with men... I do not like it when they are blunt with me like "You are very pretty." Instead I like it when they are indirect and approach me tangentially like "You remind me so much of me" OR "Your eyes remind me of opihi" OR something like that LOL I don't like it when men are direct.

Anyway it really turns me off when a man is direct which probably annoys those men who don't know much about the Hawaiian culture haha but that's what I like. I don't like it when a guy is direct with me hehe





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More on Anti-Hawaiians Like Jere Krischel

To me "anti-Hawaiian" is the Hawaiian equivalent of "anti-Semitism" where people like Jere attack Hawaiians BECAUSE of our race, ethnicity, and/or national origin which is the Hawaiian Kingdom. By the way I was not referring to Jere in the previous post but lately he has been advocating conversion which is ILLEGAL. This is what he has stated lately which is hewa followed by my response to his hewa-ness:

Anti-Hawaiian Jere: "We should probably take some of the OHA money, and use it to subsidize low-income, merit-blind admissions to all private schools for kids of all races who are orphans and indigents.

Of course, then you've essentially created a voucher program, which would probably be okay with sufficient protections between church and state in curriculum."






My response: "That would be conversion which I would never advise anyone to do since it's against the law.

However I do advocate that all Hawaiians not be grouped together all being "Haves" because I know that not all of us are "Haves." I used to be a Have Not so obviously Have Not Hawaiians DO exist and should not be forgotten nor be made invisible.

In any case Hawaiians are STILL under-represented in the total U.S. population:

Caucasians 74%

Hispanic or Latino 12.5%

"Blacks" 12.3%

Asians 3.6%

Native American excluding Hawaiians .9%

Hawaiians .1%

From http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-1.pdf


For a total of 401,062 or so Hawaiians left in this world... I say LEAVE THEM ALONE. They already have a rough and tough time surviving."




With that stated... we Hawaiians still have a HUGE fight ahead of us and I hope that my cousin Paul will speak for me. If he does not then I WILL find another attorney to speak for me because I WILL swear LOL


Seriously... it upsets me how people like Jere single out and targetsHawaiians and ONLY Hawaiians. When they do that they are singling out and targeting Hawaiian CHILDREN. Thus my passion. I cannot let people hurt a child or children THAT WAY. Makes me cry thinking about it actually.


ANYWAY it is important to remember that there are MANY Have Not Hawaiians. I am very very rare in that I graduated from college and have never taken drugs. Why? I owe it to the only school for Hawaiian children, my alma mater, the Kamehameha Schools. If it was not for that school then I know that I would not have graduated from college and/or never be drug free. That is why I say... let Hawaiians educate their children. After all there are ONLY 401,062 or so Hawaiians left in this world!



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Who dat?

Once in awhile I meet some cool people. Some not-so-cool people too LOL Earlier today someone posted this about me in relation to my stance (and yes... I DO KU E LOL) on Hawaiian issues and wow! I'm surprised but again... other Hawaiians can tell that I am Haole too because I AM SO BLUNT haha Seriously... I appreciate it when people tell me dis kine stuff especially because I one local girl though I DO look Haole *LOL*:

"Lana,


Keep right on doing what you're doing, sistah. You've got the energy and the voice, and I'm happy to see you out there speaking your mind and standing up for what you believe.


George K. | 06.14.06 - 12:45 pm | #"



Mahalo e George K. Whomever he is hehe