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Ridicule, Violent Opposition, Acceptance: OHA and DLNR
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:33 PM :: 2606 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Talking Tax with hosts Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika, in Fiscal Truth Goes Through Three Stages; Ridicule, Violent Opposition, Acceptance

Ridicule, Violent Opposition, Acceptance.

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote that all truth goes through three stages:

1st it is ridiculed;

2nd it is violently opposed;

3rd it is accepted as self-evident.

This is what has been happening in our state government. At the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), the possibility of financial irregularities was pooh-poohed at first; when the CliftonLarsonAllen report came out, OHA management and leadership were out to shoot the messenger; and now that the Plante Moran report corroborated many of the findings, the truth is accepted as self-evident.

Now we need to look at the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources. The Auditor's report came out and was dismissed out of hand. Then a House committee ostensibly formed to follow up on the matter came out to attack the Auditor. We are waiting for the third stage now.


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