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On Hawaiian History

This writer points out how Hawai'i became a state and how many are not proud of how it became a state. I urge people to read about Hawaiian history. It's fascinating as well as sad. You may also be ashamed of America after reading how it became a state. (Or do you care? *LOL*) Just a little perhaps. At least I am knowing about the constitution et al.

This letter also briefly explains why many Hawaiians despise haole people but then many Hawaiians are part haole too. However many people do not understand why Hawaiians do not trust haole people. Well... this kind of explains it. They were fucked over by a group of white men. If you were fucked over by a group of people I am sure you would have animosity towards them. Of course Hawaiians are not the only ones. Other people despise White Colonizers too:

Reasons abound for ignoring statehood

"Wayne and Arlene Conte, in their Aug. 26 letter, showed disappointment in The Advertiser's failure to report historical events pertaining to Statehood Day. Please let me accommodate them.

It all began when a bunch of American-born businessmen plotted the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in pursuit of greater profits. Breaking treaties in existence between two nations, armed U.S. sailors landed on Hawaiian soil to assist. President Grover Cleveland himself stated that he was "ashamed of the whole affair."

Hawai'i was never annexed by a treaty as required, but by a joint resolution of Congress, which had no legal authority in a foreign land. Then came the vote for statehood. The plebiscite ballot only had the choice between statehood and remaining a territory. No option for independence appeared on the ballot, as was required under the U.N. Charter.

Think about how thousands of Native Hawaiians felt as their flag was lowered and replaced by the American flag, only to serve as a constant reminder of the events that caused the demise of a once-peaceful nation. Then think about your question. Is Hawai'i proud of its U.S. statehood? Only those with no conscience would say yes."

Dominic Pueo Acain
Kekaha, Kaua'i


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 30th, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
see also: Puerto Rico. Even though Puerto Ricans are citizens, under decisions handed down during the Taft era supreme court, people in Puerto Rico (whether they're Puerto Ricans or whether they're from the north American mainland) do not enjoy the full protection of the constitution.
Aug. 31st, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
to be honest the growth of america has stepped on native peoples all over the mainland as well. not to make it right, just to say this was a nation of conquest. not much we can do now except make sure to never forget it so it cannot happen again.
Aug. 31st, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)
Sad... but true
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