February 25, 2010

The Hawaiian Reservation

I've always considered the Native American reservation system to be a rather horrible compromise between freedom and progress that grew out of the times.  But out in Hawaii, native polynesian's are looking a multi-billion dollar windfall of a compromise in the face.  The Hawaiian legislators are working to pass a bill that would, however you want to say it, form a new reservation system for Native American's in Hawaii.

The bill would grant federal recognition to Native Hawaiians, allowing them to form their own sovereign government similar to American Indians and Native Alaskans, giving them the power to negotiate over land use and cultural preservation. It would instantly create the second largest native "tribe" in the United States with almost 400,000 members -- including roughly 20 percent of Hawaii's residents based solely on their Polynesian heritage. 

But many say the bill's biggest impact lies in the amount of 'ceded' lands the state and federal government may be required to transfer to the new Hawaiian nation. About 1.8 million acres were 'ceded' when Hawaii became a state. Some of those lands are expected to be returned to the native Hawaiians under the Akaka bill.

From what I understand, if this bill passes then anyone with ancestral ties to the native Polynesians who were in Hawaii before 1893 (when Queen Liliuokalani's kingdom fell) would be able to form their own government and govern themselves... and this new "reservation" would own about 25% of the Hawaiian islands.  The reservation systems we know on the mainland grew out of presidential executive orders forcing Indians onto land nobody wanted... this Hawaiian deal is the exact opposite, with the U.S. government freeing her own citizens from her sovereignty and giving them land everybody wants.

Once again, this appears to be an instance of the minority controlling the majority since only 35% of Hawaiian's want this bill to pass.

1 comment:

kamana kapu said...

Judging by the way the white christian conservative republicans deceitfully avoid mentioning the fact that the white man stole our islands, sovereignty, independence and freedoms the white man apparently intends to rely on his prejudicial conservative republican-orientated surpreme court to deny us our birth right. So that the white christian conservative republicans clearly understand what the REAL issues are I take this oppurtunity to provide them with the TRUTH about the ongoing crime.

The white people have a long history of teaching their children the art and science of lying by prepping them with fables, fairy tales, myths, parables, fiction, stories and lie’s. The white man’s bible, for example, is packed with lie’s from cover to cover especially lie’s about Jesus Christ, Adam and Eve, Noah, the Creation, Moses and the parting of the Red Sea, etc., etc. etc. . Today the whites have fabricated even more false and fictitious tales and characters such as Santa Claus. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Star Trek, etc.. etc., etc. Is it any wonder, than, that all we hawaiians ever got from the white man are lie’s, lie’s and evermore lie’s!? Lie’s are the white man’s forte, his strong suit, his most important product!! Whithout his guns and goons the white man could not lay claim to a single inch of our islands, the american continents, austrailia, fiji, maori, guam, tonga, samoa, the marshall islands, bikini, enivitok, africa, etc., etc. etc. Guns and goons is what you cowardly white men are all about! Guns and goons! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Kill! Kill! Kill! Loot! Loot! Loot! Steal! Steal! Steal!

One of the lie’s the white man now propounds is that the hawaiians ceded their land to the U.S. It was the white thieves who overthrew our queen who ceded our land to the U.S. government not we hawaiians. In a letter to then-president Grover Cleveland queen Liliuokalani protested that treacherous, deceitful and cowardly overthrow, a crime equivalent to an act of war. The
treacherous and cowardly white conservative christian republicans never mentions this fact. They pretend that the theft is a fait accompli and there is nothing that the hawaiians can do about it. Well.....I’ve got a different opinion!

Not only is the white women an integral part of the white man’s cowardly criminal activities the white women are ultimately responsible for them for it is the white woman who produces the white male. It is they, the white women, who are the mythical Pandors’s box from which all you greedy christian conservative republicans emerge. That being so, it is imcumbant upon we, your worldwide victims, to expose the white women’s compicity in your crimes. And to do so, we must reach down to the young, pre-adolescent white girls and tell them the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the white man and, further, to point out to them that they must contribute to the solution to the problem by severely restricting the number of white christian conservative republican sons they produce from, say, one son per every white women to one son per every one hundred white women.