I am not surprised that Jere Krischel has resorted to accusing me of being paid by the U.S. government to try to fight Hawaiian sovereignty which is illogical considering that for the last 4.5 years I have been writing my mana o (or "thoughts") HERE advocating Hawaiian sovereignty and that since HIGH SCHOOL I have been pro-Hawaiian sovereignty. What about my property in Hawaii. Why have I not sold it in order to make a profit? Gee... it's because I am not money hungry and because I would never sell my iwi for a dollar. It also goes to show people how much of a deceiver he really is.
His attempts also show how he is trying to dismiss a Hawaiian. That is, ME and Hawaiians are not dumb. They are onto him and that is why I feel weird stating the obvious because they already know what I am writing about here and elsewhere. It's like I am stating the obvious when I state that Jere like Ken Conklin tries to dismiss the Hawaiian culture in order to dismiss the Hawaiian people. In this case he shows his true colors by trying to dismiss me. Again... Hawaiians are not dumb and it annoys me when Jere insults their intelligence. Anyway here is another excerpt:
Jere: Well, if you're just curious, then I find it amusing to remain a mystery to you .
If it's more than just curiosity, and in fact someone's racial background is of any substance in discussing the issues around sovereignty, race-based programs, and discrimination, then I suggest you spend some time with a counselor to eliminate the racism from your heart .
(BTW, just to tweak your nose a bit, I'm related to Akaka himself!)
Me: I am serious, Jere. Also why are you not answering? It is a simple question after all. Are you or aren't you oiwi?
Jere: "I find it amusing that one's ancestry would lead anyone to conclude anything about the strength of their arguments, or the worth of their opinions. Especially for anyone who has lived for any amount of time in Hawaii.
What is even more amusing is that these people, who want to judge others by their race, claim not to be racist ."
Me: Actually it's (being oiwi) not a prerequisite nor does it correlate with how valid an argument is... or not. It depends on the premises but Jere... I think you already knew that. However I am curious if you are oiwi since you are described on your band's website as a "Hawaiian native."
Also note that I am part Haole and married to a Haole dude with blonde hair and blue eyes. That Racist BullShit Argument does not work with me. Just so you know.
And again... PLEASE answer the question because I am curious.
Jere: "The more and more this goes on, the more convinced I am that __________ is a U.S. psyops plant to discredit the sovereignty movement .
Me: Huh? Who pays me? I have bank statements to prove that the U.S. government is not paying me to fight with other Hawaiians.
Then again my Hawaiian male cousins here already know that I am not a sell-out nor would I ever be. Then again I expect you to try to discredit me but like with Ken Conklin and his attempts of trying to discredit me... it won't work because other Hawaiians know that I am all about protecting the iwi and about not selling the iwi for a dollar.
Thus my question... are YOU Hawaiian? Because if you are Hawaiian then chances are that you know the significance of the iwi.
Again... note that I married a Haole dude with blonde hair and blue eyes so your I Am A [sic] Racist Bullshit Argument is null and void.
Please... answer the question. It's either a Yes... or a No.
Also this part... which you seemed to have tried to deflect... if you are oiwi then you would know that it's customary to recite ones Hawaiian genealogy. As an oiwi... I am asking you to recite some of your Hawaiian genealogy. Not all mind you since we are not supposed to expose all of our kupuna's bones but I am asking you to recite part of your Hawaiian genealogy. Please feel free to do so.
Kalani and Mana have already done part of that already so do not feel as though I have and am only asking you. Feel free to show your knowledge about your family history... specifically YOUR Hawaiian history.
Also note that this is customary with Hawaiians. It is part of our culture. Just so you know or... before you go off the deep end again.
This is another example of a similarity between Ken Conklin and Jere Krischel. That is, their goal is to dismiss the Hawaiian people which is uncool. Obviously.