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Double blast of propaganda ends pause in the Gramscian War on Hawaii: "Hawaii's move into statehood traumatic for many Hawaiians"

(Obvious question: How much ad revenue does the Advertiser get from OHA?)

(With the Akaka Bill in reach, the Gramscians can't even wait until the 50th anniversary of Statehood to re-launch their propaganda war against the historical/ideological foundations of Hawaii Statehood.  This article has so many falsehoods and half-truths that it will take an entire article in response.  The distortion of Alice Kamokila Campbell's 1946 testimony is one of the Advertiser's biggest lies.)

"I naturally am jealous of (Hawaiian land) being in the hands of any alien influence," Campbell said in her introductory comments. 

(The words "Hawaiian land" ARE NOT part of her testimony.  That changes the entire meaning.  Here are remarks which explain what she was all about....)

I think that in the last 10 years, I have lost a sense of balance here in Hawai'i as to the future safety of my land." (Note the use of "my land" by this woman whose huge Campbell landowning made her the richest woman in all of Hawaii.  And what made her fear for the "safety" i.e. ownership of her land?)

Campbell would go on to accuse local Japanese citizens of providing intelligence to Japan in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and criticize the "stranglehold" that Chinese and Japanese businesses had on the local economy, a condition she said made it plausible for Chinese and Japanese citizens of the territory to conspire with Russia for control of Hawai'i.

"I don't want to have a Japanese judge tell me how to act in my own country, no more than you Americans over on the other side would want an Indian to overrule you, or a Negro, which are among your American people," she testified.

(In plain language this rich landowner feared facing a justice system controlled by "locals"-- plantation workers.  Campbell was the ally of the Dixiecrat wing of the Democrat Party.)

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Another blast of propaganda:  Pride in Hawaiian culture reawakened 

Here is the Advertiser's/Hawaiian Studies view of Hawaiian Pride:

"In those formative years, Niheu read Che Guevara (Argentine murderer who helped communism steal Cuba from its people), Mao Tse-tung (killed 70M Chinese) and Karl Marx  (world's first welfare recipient, thanks to Fred Engles who was the world's first guilt-ridden trust fund baby), followed the Angela Davis trial (her shotgun was used to kidnap and murder a judge) and participated in protests against American involvement in Vietnam." (Leading to the installation of Pol Pot who killed 3M Cambodians)

Like other Native Hawaiians of his generation, Niheu said he knew little about his own history.  (So he made up the Marxist fictions which today fill the Advertiser.)

Obvious question: Does advertising by OHA make the difference between profit and loss for the "Advertiser'"?  Do OHA's ad buys make the difference between staying open or closing?

Or is this motivated by the Advertiser's desire to see the Akaka Bill passed?  (Sov activists are needed as an excuse for solving a political problem which otherwise would not exist.)

Funniest part is that the Advertiser is quoting red-baiter Alice Campbell in the other article.  The alliance between the Southern Segregationists and the modern liberals Hawaii-style.

More agit-prop tomorrow: Hawaiian sovereignty and the modern case against statehood.

TOTALLY RELATED:

Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State and Our American Triumph: Civil Rights and Hawaii Statehood

The Anti-Statehood Movement and the Legacy of Alice Kamokila Campbell  (The author of this last piece, John Whitehead is quoted extensively in the Advertiser article.) 

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SB: Refine Akaka Bill to survive fight (Freddy Rice to become member?)

(SB takes a stab at OHA's effort to control who becomes part of the Akaka Tribe.) 

But it is not so simple, testified Stuart Minor Benjamin, a law professor at Duke University who has no client involved in the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty. He pointed out that Westerners were among the advisers to Kamehameha the Great and helped him unite Hawaiians of all islands under his rule in 1810.  (Why not 1893???)

That being the case, Benjamin pointed out, "then the legislation would probably need to create several tribes (i.e. with different rulers over different islands.)" If the goal is to create a single native Hawaiian government, he added, the bill "would probably need to define 'Native Hawaiian' as of 1810 at the earliest." He added that doing so "might mean the inclusion of some Westerners who are not descended from pre-1778 inhabitants."  (Maybe Freddy Rice of Rice v Cayetano?)

Creating separate Hawaiian "tribes" to reflect 1778 would not be realistic, even if native Hawaiians were able to trace their lineage with that specificity.  (Who is today a "Mauian"? etc)

Cognizant of the court battles ahead, the Akaka Bill sponsors should be prepared to respond in detail to charges that it was race-based. At this point, changes to the bill are in order.

TOTALLY RELATED: Akaka Bill Preview: Tribes Boot Members Keep Loot

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Fewer S. Koreans visiting Hawaii than expected under visa waiver

Tourism officials had hoped the visa waiver program would help double the number of Koreans visiting Hawaii.

But forces beyond Hawaii's control have dampened that optimistic scenario. A drop in the value of the Korean currency last year, the global economic recession and fear of the H1N1 swine flu all took a toll.

Nonetheless, the Hawaii Tourism Authority projects that 44,000 South Koreans will visit Hawaii this year. That would be a nearly 16 percent increase from the 38,000 who came in 2008.

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State preservation division admits criticisms are correct

The state Historic Preservation Division lacks qualified staff and struggles with defective equipment, an agency official acknowledged in response to a pending federal assessment and to criticism from community groups.

The division is contracting an architectural historian, but is missing a historian, which is required for federal funding.

The National Park Service gives the division funds through the National Historic Preservation Act, but if the division fails to meet federal mandates, it could lose federal funding.

(Nobody wants to work there because of the constant harassment by convicted felons calling themselves "sovereignty activists".)

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Partnership blesses the Leeward Coast (not 4th KS Campus)

Jeff "Broken Trust" Stone donates land to KSBE.  Here's the money quote:

"The land was planned to be developed originally as a resort and residential community," said Stone, president of The Resort Group, which owns Ko Olina Resort and Marina. "We looked at Kamehameha Schools' vision as being a much better anchor, a much better purpose for the entire coast, and we offered to give them as much land as they needed to build this learning complex."

(Stone has figured out that Waianae poverty is the main obstacle to developing his properties as vacation resorts.  So does this mean that KS will FINALLY have a school in the State's largest Hawaiian community?  Well, not exactly...)

Rather than another traditional school, the Learning Innovation Center will act as a laboratory for teachers, and as a site for project- and land-based learning. It will support education for Hawaiians from birth through adulthood, with a special focus on the youngest learners, and work with the public and private schools.

"We are building on the strength that already exists in those communities, from Kapolei to Kaena Point," said Mailer. "It is about using our resources to help build capacity throughout that coast, building up the existing schools."

(So the stealth KS takeover of the DoE continues.  A corporatist sort of voucher system complete with performance based pay.  Does this mean that SOMEBODY at KSBE is figuring out that education is a form of development?)

TOTALLY RELATED: Cayetano: Hanabusa's Broken Trust connections lead to Ko Olina , Kamehameha Schools Kea`au teachers take union vote

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Felicia on track to reach Hawaii by Monday

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, the center of the Category 1 hurricane was about 675 miles east of Hilo and 855 miles east of Honolulu.

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Maui: Bill to allow home-based businesses more leeway

This is the meat of what the Planning Department would allow under the proposal:

* County-permitted bed-and-breakfasts.

* One nonfamily-member employee.

* Up to eight customers a day.

* Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

* Retail sales of products produced by the homeowner, such as baked goods and clothing alterations.

* Deliveries to and from the home.

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Un-Affordable housing: Education impact fees could add up for homeowners

A proposal that could cost West Hawaii homeowners, builders and developers thousands of dollars per new home goes before the Board of Education Monday.

The Legislature in 2007 gave the Department of Education authority to impose impact fees to offset the cost of expanding schools to accommodate an influx of students from new developments. The department is asking its governing board for the go-ahead to implement the program in West Hawaii. Specifically, the fees include a school construction cost of $3,359 per single-family home built or $1,796 per multi-family home, plus a land donation or fee-in-lieu of land cost that varies based on the land value.

(Why would anybody want to pay for a DOE school???)

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Kalapa: We should rid ourselves of the 'ainokea' attitude

Let's start with lawmakers who claim to strive for social justice but manage each year not to reduce the burden of taxes on the poor. Hawaii is recognized as having one of the lowest thresholds for imposing its state income taxes on the poor. It is not that lawmakers don't decry this taxing of the poor, it is just that lawmakers don't seem to be able to give up spending that money no matter who has to pay those taxes.

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