Hawaiian religious fascism. A twisted version of a beautiful creation legend provides the theological basis for a claim that ethnic Hawaiians are entitled to racial supremacy in the governance and cultural life of the Hawaiian islands.


(c) Copyright May 1, 2016 by Kenneth R. Conklin ,Ph.D., in honor of Law Day throughout the U.S. and Lei Day in Hawaii.
Communist and socialist leaders have long used May Day for mass marches calling upon workers of the world to unite and throw off the chains of capitalism. Mayday! is also the last word shouted into the radio by a panic-stricken captain of a ship or plane that's going down. In the U.S. it was defused by an official Presidential Proclamation as PL 87-20 on April 7, 1961, naming it "Law Day." Every year Bar Associations around America celebrate Law Day by sponsoring lectures on the importance of the rule of law in providing justice and stability. In Hawaii May 1 has been further depoliticized and mellowed, as we all say "May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii" -- there are celebrations including lei-making competitions and displays. Giving a lei, or wearing one, is a visible display of the Aloha Spirit.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:
This essay is one of a pair, posted simultaneously as two separate webpages. This is the "bad news" essay. To see the "good news" essay which could be regarded as a response and antidote to the evil described in this one, go to "The Aloha Spirit. How aloha for all, manifested in the twin pillars of unity and equality, can overcome Hawaiian religious fascism which is the theological basis for a claim to racial supremacy" at
http://www.angelfire.com/big11a/AlohaUnityEquality.html

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Here are the headlines of each section of this essay. Scroll down to read the contents.

1. How the gods, the world, and human beings are related to each other according to the Hawaiian creation legend Kumulipo; and how Hawaiian sovereignty activists twist the legend to provide a fascist theological basis for claiming a right to racial supremacy in the political and cultural life of the Hawaiian islands.

2. Hawaiian natives themselves overthrew their old religion in 1819, before the Christian missionaries arrived in 1820. U.S. law now forbids establishment of a government religion. But sovereignty activists sidestep both objections in their drive to create Hawaiian religious fascism.

3. A Hawaii Supreme Court decision explicitly says that Jonathan Osorio has standing to bring a lawsuit to prohibit the state from selling a parcel of government-owned land because he has some [perhaps small] amount of Hawaiian native blood and because he cites the special religious relationship between his racial group and the land. This state Supreme Court decision exemplifies Hawaiian religious fascism -- it violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment by establishing the old Hawaiian religion as a basis for government policy, and violates the 14th Amendment requirement that all races must have the equal protection of the laws.

4. Examples showing how ethnic Hawaiians are already using the theology of "sacred places", "sacred bones", and "indigenous status" to assert racial supremacy in political decision-making.

5. The role of education in transmitting a culture; and a look at how the Hawaii schools from kindergarten through university have become propaganda factories promoting racial supremacy and racial separatism.

6. The claim to racial supremacy is displayed in the proposed constitution for a future federally recognized Hawaiian tribe adopted on February 26, 2016, and in the writings of Hawaiian Studies department chair Professor Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa. The constitution's declarations can be construed as a declaration of jihad (race-war).

7. The histories of Japan and the Middle East show how religion greatly magnifies the zealotry, intransigence, and violence endemic to societies where race, nationality, culture and religion are inextricably intertwined.


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1. How the gods, the world, and human beings are related to each other according to the Hawaiian creation legend Kumulipo; and how Hawaiian sovereignty activists twist the legend to provide a fascist theological basis for claiming a right to racial supremacy in the political and cultural life of the Hawaiian islands.

Kumulipo is an ancient Hawaiian creation legend passed down orally for centuries by priests who were trained to chant all 2102 lines perfectly, on pain of death if any hesitation or error occurred. The audience was also obligated to maintain absolute silence on pain of death including children, babies, and animals.

British explorer Captain Cook's first encounter with Hawaii was in January 1778 when his two ships saw O'ahu but sailed past to the islands of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau where they traded with the natives, giving nails (and injections of British sperm) in exchange for food and water. He then sailed to Alaska, but returned to Hawaii in December 1778, sailing repeatedly around Maui and Hawaii Island for more than a month before finally anchoring at Kealakekua Bay on January 16, 1779. Kealakekua means "the pathway of the god" because, according to folklore, it was from there that the god Lono had departed from Hawaii to Kahiki, promising someday to return. Cook's arrival happened during the Makahiki season, when Lono reigned supreme in the pantheon of gods, and it was the logical time for Lono to return. The excited natives were further convinced because the white sails on Cook's floating island looked like the banners of Lono carried in religious processions. Captain Cook was escorted to the nearby Hikiau Heiau (a human sacrifice temple) and given a ceremonial welcome appropriate to Lono, including recitation of the Kumulipo.

The elements of Kumulipo pertaining to the creation of the Hawaiian islands and the creation of humans can be summarized as follows.

The gods mated and gave birth to the Hawaiian islands as living beings, which remain alive to this day. Earth Mother's name, Papahanaumoku, literally means Papa-who-gave-birth-to-the-islands. Sky Father Wakea mated with Papa who gave birth to the goddess Ho'ohokukalani, whose name means she who placed the stars into the heavens. Later when Papa was away on a journey, Wakea mated with his daughter Ho'ohokukalani (not child-molesting but a sacred ni'aupi'o mating), who then gave birth to a deformed stillborn baby Haloanakalaukapapili. Wakea and Ho'ohokukalani buried it, and from that burial grew the first taro plant. Wakea and Ho'ohokukalani mated again, and from that mating Ho'ohokukalani gave birth to a perfect human baby boy, to whom they gave the name Haloa to honor the stillborn elder brother.

The place where this beautiful creation legend gets twisted in an evil way concerns what was the role of the perfect baby boy Haloa as ancestor of future generations.

A benign interpretation is that Haloa is a Hawaiian name for the Biblical Adam -- the ancestor from whom all humans are descended. Thus we are all children of the gods and brothers to the land, endowed with a divine right to receive sustenance and a stewardship responsibility to take care of the land and exercise authority over how it should be used. University of Hawaii professor emerita Rubellite Kawena Johnson, designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii, who has translated Kumulipo, confirms that this is the correct interpretation of Kumulipo.

But Hawaiian sovereignty activists twist the creation legend to say that Haloa is the primordial ancestor only of ethnic Hawaiians. Anyone who has at least one drop of Hawaiian native blood is a descendant of Haloa, but nobody else is a part of this family. Only ethnic Hawaiians are children of the gods and brothers of the land, while nobody else ever can be who lacks a drop of the magic blood. Therefore ethnic Hawaiians have a divine right to rule Hawaii. This is an evil fascist theology to justify ethnic Hawaiian racial supremacy.

There are two conflicting schools of Hawaiian sovereignty activists who quarrel bitterly with each other, somewhat like Muslim Shiites vs. Sunnis or like Los Angeles street gangs Bloods vs. Crips. One school are tribalists who want to create a racial exclusionary government to be given federal recognition as an Indian tribe in order to protect the large number of racial entitlement programs. The other school are secessionists who want to push the U.S. out of Hawaii to re-establish the entire archipelago of Hawaii as an independent nation like it was before the 1898 annexation. Some of the independence activists point out that the Kingdom of Hawaii was multiracial, and they use that fact to argue against the racially exclusionary tribal concept. But their apparent embrace of non-natives is merely a cynical ploy, because they also assert a modern concept not yet invented in the Kingdom period -- the concept that under "international law" the "indigenous people" (i.e., ethnic Hawaiians exclusively) are entitled to "self determination" with special rights that would guarantee racial supremacy for ethnic Hawaiians. Thus both schools of Hawaiian sovereignty activists embrace the twisted version of Kumulipo as a theological justification for Hawaiian religious fascism.

A few readings related to Section 1:

Religion and zealotry in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement -- how religious myths are used to support political claims for racial supremacy in Hawaii
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/religion.html

A deep religious belief in a genealogical (family) relationship among the gods, the land, and the people
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/religgeneol.html

The role of religion in Hawaiian history and sovereignty. How the ancient native Hawaiian religion is being revived to serve the political goal of establishing race-based sovereignty. How the native religion and Christian religion shaped culture and politics in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Compilation of selected webpages and books.
http://tinyurl.com/yjyn9b5

Are kanaka maoli indigenous to Hawai'i? Would the status of being indigenous give them special rights?
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/indigenous.html

To find specific elements of the creation legend as described by people who (say they) believe in it, do a Google search using these 4 keywords all together:
haloa hawaiian creation legend
or do another search using just this single keyword:
kumulipo

The following webpages are especially useful to understand specific elements of the creation legend as described by people who (say they) believe in it:

https://books.google.com/books?id=XD1BR4NppWcC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=hawaiian+gods+birth+islands&source=bl&ots=e06OfT7fN9&sig=OvDj8l9vZI2w-0vGibSZflDJ_5w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx-JXRhv7LAhVE9GMKHfgOAlc4ChDoAQhEMAk#v=onepage&q=hawaiian%20gods%20birth%20islands&f=false

http://www.kumukahi.org/units/ka_hikina/haloa

http://www.echospace.org/articles/171/sections/415.html

http://www.hokulea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Story-of-Haloa.pdf

http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/ku/ku23.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hm/hm22.htm

http://kumupono.com/hawaiian%20traditions/hawaiian-traditions-moolelo.html

http://kahoolawe.hawaii.gov/ocean/Ola%20I%20Ke%20Kai.pdf


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2. Hawaiian natives themselves overthrew their old religion in 1819, before the Christian missionaries arrived in 1820. U.S. law now forbids establishment of a government religion. But sovereignty activists sidestep both objections in their drive to create Hawaiian religious fascism.

There were no humans in Hawaii until two thousand years ago at the earliest. Recent research by a team headed by University of Hawaii Professor Terry Hunt places the first human arrival far more recently, about 800 years ago; and nearly all researchers agree that the peopling of Hawaii involved two waves of Polynesians, where the first wave of peaceful settlers from Marquesas was overtaken and wiped out a couple centuries later by the second wave from Tahiti who brought the culture of warfare and human sacrifice, along with a rigid social caste system in which a majority of peasants (maka'ainana) and slaves (kauwa) were ruled by a hierarchy of different levels of chiefs (ali'i). Thus there are no "indigenous" people in Hawaii. All the genuinely indigenous people in the world have far longer tenure as the "first people" in their lands than ethnic Hawaiians.

For four or five centuries there was virtually no contact between Hawaii and the outside world except for perhaps an individual Spanish sailor Juan Gaetano lucky to wash ashore in 1555 after surviving a shipwreck many miles away. There's speculation that the distinctive mahiole feather-covered fiber basketry helmets worn by Hawaiian high chiefs were inspired by similar-looking Spanish metal helmets.

The "ancient" Hawaiian religion was well established when British explorer Captain Cook arrived in 1778. But it was overthrown by the native Hawaiians themselves in 1819 immediately following the death of Kamehameha The Great, the year before the Christian missionaries arrived in 1820.

The boy King Kamehameha II, his biological mother Queen Keopuolani who had the highest genealogy and spiritual status in all Hawaii, his stepmother and governing regent Queen Ka'ahumanu, and Kahuna Nui (High Priest) Hewahewa, together made a public display of breaking a sacred taboo that would normally have resulted in them being put to death immediately if they had been lower ranking -- they sat down, men and women eating together, at a huge public luau. Then they stood together and ordered the burning of the wooden idols and destruction of the heiaus (stone temples).

High Chief Kekuaokalani, to whom Kamehameha The Great had entrusted the war god Kukailimoku, refused to obey the order. He began a civil war to defend the old religion, which ended with the death of himself and his wife Manono, and all their warriors, on the battlefield at Kuamo'o.

Thus the native Hawaiian political and spiritual leadership exercised self-determination on behalf of the nation of Hawaii and the native people, to overturn their old religion, without any outside interference and before the Christian missionaries arrived.

But today's Hawaiian sovereignty activists are disrespecting their ancestors and reviving the ancient religion -- not because they sincerely believe in it, but cynically, as a tool to assert political power and racial control of government decision-making.

The ethnic Hawaiian rediscovery and reassertion of an old religion and culture in the interest of racial separatism began in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, in tandem with a similar movement for the same reasons among African-Americans. Alex Haley's book and TV series "Roots" prompted tremendous interest by African Americans to explore African cultures, including the fact that their religious heritage from Africa is Muslim, not Christian. Some famous blacks gave themselves Muslim names: champion boxer Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali; champion basketball player Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Malcolm Little became Malcolm X (because X is an algebra symbol for an unknown variable;, i.e., his true name), and after his pilgrimage to Mecca he called himself el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. Black cultural leaders noticed that Jews had elevated a minor religious holiday, Hanukkah, into a major festival to compete with Christmas, and therefore felt a need to invent their own 7-day December gift-giving holiday Kwanzaa -- a completely made-up new ethnic holiday now celebrated by millions of American blacks.

Radical black activists created their own racial separatist version of Muslim religion, headquartered in Chicago, known as the Nation of Islam -- it still has many members nationwide including the infamous Louis Farrakhan who led the "Million Man March" on Washington in 1995 and who continues to preach hatred of white people on cable TV. One of the few members of the American-invented Nation of Islam who took the centuries-old religion of Islam seriously was Malcolm X. While making a pilgrimage to Mecca he discovered that Muslims included people of all races who were treated as equals. He returned to Chicago and tried to reform the Nation of Islam by removing its anti-Caucasian theology, for which he was murdered.

If Hawaii were restored to its former status as an independent nation, its sovereignty would allow the ancient Hawaiian religion to be established as the official national religion. However if Hawaiians follow the tribal model as a domestic dependent "nation" under the sovereignty of the United States and the plenary power of Congress, then it would seem that the old religion could be official only inside the tribe but not in the State government. Is that really true?

The first sentence of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ..." But notice that applies only to limit the power of Congress, not to limit what a State can do. At the time the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were ratified, several of the States had their own government-established religions held over from when they were British colonies, and the ratification of the First Amendment did not disestablish those religions. Following the Civil War the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868. It took until 1940 before the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment had the effect of incorporating the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to be applicable to State governments. But incorporation of the Establishment Clause to be applicable to State governments has been more problematic.

Is it possible under current law for ethnic Hawaiians to use their power as a voting bloc to get the Hawaii state legislature to pass laws requiring or prohibiting the state government to engage in specific activities because they are required or prohibited by the old Hawaiian religion? This is unclear and controversial. Federally recognized Indian tribes have authority to compel or prohibit their members to do things, which might be contrary to generally applicable local, state, or even federal laws. And recent federal legislation, most notably the Violence Against Women Act, extends the authority of tribal laws and courts to apply to people who are not members of the tribe or even to people who are not Indians at all. It's unclear whether the First and Fourteenth Amendments would prohibit the State of Hawaii government from granting special rights to ethnic Hawaiians based on the old Hawaiian religion if there is no federal recognition of a Hawaiian tribe, or would allow the State government to require or prohibit non-ethnic-Hawaiians to do specific activities as dictated by the old religion. But see Sections 3, 4, and 5 of this essay.

Today's Hawaiian sovereignty activists -- both the independence wing and the tribalist wing -- seem to interpret the "right of self-determination" to mean that ethnic Hawaiians can revive or reinvent their old religion despite the fact that they previously made a firm decision to overturn it; and they can choose whatever path they wish in the same way that a human individual can exercise self-determination by changing his religion or "reinventing" himself, even to the extent of changing his/her gender. This concept of self-determination raises the question whether Hawaiian religion or culture is authentic or "indigenous"; or is merely an ad hoc wannabe sort of thing which a bunch of new-age hippies might invent. And of course the independence wing asserts that the U.S. Constitution and laws are irrelevant to Hawaii because Hawaii is not part of the U.S.

Some readings related to Section 2:

Are kanaka maoli indigenous to Hawai'i? Would the status of being indigenous give them special rights?
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/indigenous.html

East Polynesia colonized faster and more recently than previously thought.
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Terry Hunt, Professor, Anthropology
News release describing published research, posted: Jan 3, 2011
http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=4097

Valerio Valeri, "Kingship and Sacrifice: Ritual and Society in Ancient Hawaii" (University of Chicago Press, 1985).

The role of religion in Hawaiian history and sovereignty. How the ancient native Hawaiian religion is being revived to serve the political goal of establishing race-based sovereignty. How the native religion and Christian religion shaped culture and politics in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Compilation of selected webpages and books.
http://tinyurl.com/yjyn9b5

See also a book review of Aran Alton Ardaiz, Hawaii -- The Fake State (A Manifesto and Expose of a Nation in Captivity). Hawaiian Islands, Truth Of God Ministry, 2008.
Notice that the publisher is "Truth of God Ministry." This book is primarily a claim that Hawaii is not lawfully a part of the United states. But along the way the author repeatedly uses his peculiar religious beliefs to bolster his rhetoric. The book review includes information about the Hawaiian sovereignty group to which the author belongs, "Ke Aupuni O Hawaii Nei", and the religious doctrines espoused by its members. Leon Siu, "Foreign Minister" of the alleged sovereign government, heads the "Aloha Ke Akua" Christian Voice Ministry and is producer of "Christian Heritage in Hawaii" lecture series. He and a couple of his friends who are also performers of Hawaiian music espouse a religious belief that Christian salvation already came to Hawaii through divine revelation directly from Jesus Christ long before the arrival of Captain Cook. Such a claim would appear to give divine authority to the group's demands for political sovereignty, and the religious theory has been viciously attacked in several webpages. The book review includes citations to those webpages, and additional information about the religious views of the "Ke Aupuni O Hawaii Nei" sovereignty group.
http://tinyurl.com/lhc3zv

This three-volume heavily documented masterpiece is far and away the best source on the history of Hawaii between 1778 and 1893:
R.S. Kuykendal, "The Hawaiian Kingdom" (University of Hawaii Press, 1938, 1953, 1967).

Gavan Daws, "Shoal of Time" (University of Hawaii Press, 1968)

A book published in 1998 deserves much more attention than it has received so far. This book is written by a descendant of Gerrit Judd, a major figure in the Hawaiian Kingdom. This book clearly shows the fact that ethnic Hawaiians at all levels of society exercised self-determination by eagerly welcoming non-natives as full partners, and embracing their cultural values of material acquisitiveness, Christianity, literacy, the rule of law, equal voting and property rights, etc. Walter F. Judd, "Hawai'i Joins the World" (Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 1998).

Happy holidays -- not so happy anymore! Ethnic cleansing of Hawaiian history
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/holidaysethniccleansing.html


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3. A Hawaii Supreme Court decision explicitly says that Jonathan Osorio has standing to bring a lawsuit to prohibit the state from selling a parcel of government-owned land because he has some [perhaps small] amount of Hawaiian native blood and because he cites the special religious relationship between his racial group and the land. This state Supreme Court decision exemplifies Hawaiian religious fascism -- it violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment by establishing the old Hawaiian religion as a basis for government policy, and violates the 14th Amendment requirement that all races must have the equal protection of the laws.

One of the most frightening examples of a court ruling that today's ethnic Hawaiians have race-based legal rights on account of the old religion is found in a decision by the Hawaii Supreme Court in 2009 on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court.

This lawsuit concerned the question whether the State of Hawaii has the right to sell any particular parcel of the "ceded lands" it owns; i.e., lands which were formerly among either the crown lands or the government lands of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Those lands then became merged as the public lands of the Republic of Hawaii following the revolution of 1893 and Constitution of 1894, were then ceded to the United States through the Treaty of Annexation in 1898, and were then ceded back to the State of Hawaii as part of the Statehood Act of 1959.

This lawsuit went through several levels in the state court system, and eventually the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously 5-0, for a variety of reasons, that the State does not have the right to sell a parcel of the ceded lands without permission from a future Native Hawaiian government. Governor Linda Lingle and Attorney General Mark Bennett then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously 9-0 to overturn the Hawaii Supreme Court decision and remanded the case back to the Hawaii Supreme Court for further proceedings. All the plaintiffs except Professor Jonathan Osorio then reached a settlement with the State of Hawaii legislature and Governor that ceded lands can be sold under certain conditions but only with approval by 2/3 vote of both the House and Senate. When Osorio refused to agree to that settlement, the state Supreme Court received legal briefs and arguments regarding Osorio's claims. One major issue was whether Osorio has legal "standing" to make his claims. The court ruled that he does have standing but that the case was not yet ripe for a decision, and therefore Osorio's objection was dismissed "without prejudice" [i.e., it can be raised again in the future] and the settlement became law.

The reason why the court ruled that Osorio has legal standing is because he is ethnic Hawaiian and because he asserts that according to the old religion anyone with Hawaiian native blood has a special, intimate, genealogical, spiritual relationship with the land (even though persons with no native ancestry do not have such a relationship). Such a ruling by the state Supreme Court is astonishing and dangerous, both because it gives special rights based on race, in violation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and because it is an establishment of religion by the government, in violation of the First Amendment.

The Hawaii Supreme Court ruling in pdf format, showing page numbers but not capable of being copy/pasted, is at
http://www.state.hi.us/jud/opinions/sct/2009/25570.pdf
That same document without page numbers but which is capable of being copy/pasted is at
http://www.state.hi.us/jud/opinions/sct/2009/25570.htm

Because this decision regarding legal standing is so shocking, and will undoubtedly be cited as precedent in future cases related to Hawaiian religious fascism, excerpts from the decision are provided here. The entire remainder of this Section 3 consists of direct quotations spanning 13 pages of the decision.

"Osorio responds, inter alia, that he has standing to proceed in the instant case because "[i]t is uncontroverted that Osorio is a Hawaiian, descended from the 'races of people inhabiting the Hawaiian islands prior to 1778.' As such he possesses certain rights that are separate and distinct from the rights of other citizens of Hawai‘i who are neither native Hawaiians nor Hawaiians."" [page 9] [**Conklin's note: "native Hawaiian" refers to anyone with minimum 50% native blood quantum; "Hawaiian" refers to anyone who has at least one drop of native blood, including the smaller class who have at least 50%]

"Osorio -- citing article XII, section 4 of the Hawai‘i Constitution (10) -- additionally claims that standing is conferred on him because of the public interest in the rights of Hawaiians. More specifically, he argues that, "as a Hawaiian and a member of the public," he has a direct interest in the sale or disposition of the lands of the ceded land[s] trust because his right and ability to practice his culture and traditions spring from the land. Whenever ceded lands are alienated from the trust, the trust res is permanently diminished, and the collective rights of the public, Hawaiians, and native Hawaiians are negatively impacted. Although acknowledging that such injury is a "generalized injury" suffered by the public at large, Osorio states that he "suffers additional cultural injuries because he is indigenous and his identity and cultural subsistence and religious rights are intrinsically tied to the land."" [page 11]

"Osorio alleges that, "[w]henever ceded lands are alienated from the trust, the trust res is permanently diminished, and the collective rights of the public, Hawaiians[,] and native Hawaiians are negatively impacted" and that such diminishment causes him injury as a member of the general public because, as a Hawaiian, "his identity and cultural subsistence and religious rights are intrinsically tied to the land." In OHA v. HCDCH, we expressly agreed with the "cultural importance of the land to native Hawaiians" set forth in the findings of the trial court, which stated that: The [n]ative Hawaiian [p]eople continue to be a unique and distinct people with their own language, social system, ancestral and national lands, customs, practices and institutions. "The health and well-being of the [n]ative [H]awaiian people is intrinsically tied to their deep feelings and attachment to the land." [(Citing in a footnote to the Apology Resolution.)] Aina, or land, is of crucial importance to the [n]ative Hawaiian [p]eople -- to their culture, their religion, their economic self-sufficiency and their sense of personal and community well-being. Aina is a living and vital part of the [n]ative Hawaiian cosmology, and is irreplaceable. The natural elements-land, air, water, ocean-are interconnected and interdependent. To [n]ative Hawaiians, land is not a commodity; it is the foundation of their cultural and spiritual identity as Hawaiians. The aina is part of their ohana, and they care for it as they do for other members of their families. For them, the land and the natural environment is alive, respected, treasured, praised, and even worshiped." [pages 18-19]

"Osorio is not claiming here that he has a right to exercise certain rights to land, but simply that, as a Hawaiian member of the general public, he may suffer cultural and religious injury if ceded lands are transferred from the trust in violation of the State's fiduciary duties. Based on the foregoing, we conclude that Osorio, as a member of the general public and a "beneficiar[y] of the public trust," has sufficiently alleged particular and threatened injury based on his Hawaiian cultural and religious attachments to the aina or land. Therefore, Osorio's claims, similar to those of the plaintiff in PDF, satisfy the first requirement of the "injury in fact" test. See PDF, 73 Haw. at 594, 837 P.2d at 1258." [pages 20-21]

Additional reading: A webpage provides full text of nearly all the legal briefs and decisions throughout many years of this lawsuit, along with news reports and commentaries, amicus briefs by Attorneys General of more than 30 states and several private think-tanks, transcripts of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, etc.
http://bigfiles90.angelfire.com/CededNoSell.html


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4. Examples showing how ethnic Hawaiians are already using the theology of "sacred places", "sacred bones", and "indigenous status" to assert racial supremacy in political decision-making.

There are hundreds of racial entitlement programs in Hawaii justified by the claim that ethnic Hawaiians are an indigenous people, or claims that they have the worst statistics for poverty, disease, drug abuse, incarceration, and other victimhood categories. Many of them rely on the old religion to justify the claim that a place is sacred because it is where a god or goddess lives, or because anyone with a drop of Hawaiian native blood is a child of the gods and has a genealogical relationship as a brother/sister to the land.

As explained in section 2 of this essay, native Hawaiians themselves overthrew the old religion in 1819, the year before the Christian missionaries arrived in 1820. Thus the native Hawaiian political and spiritual leadership exercised self-determination on behalf of the nation of Hawaii and the native people, to overturn their old religion, without any outside interference.

But today's Hawaiian sovereignty activists are disrespecting their ancestors and reviving the ancient religion -- not because they sincerely believe in it, but cynically, as a tool to assert political power and racial control of government decision-making.

In recent years we have seen sovereignty activists physically blocking construction of the world's largest billion-dollar telescope on a mountaintop (Mauna Kea) because, they claim, that mountain is "sacred." Activists say the name Mauna Kea is a shortened version of the correct name Mauna a Wakea -- the mountain belonging to the god Wakea who is the sky father. It is the place where Wakea mated with his daughter Ho'ohokukalani who gave birth to what would become the first taro plant, and then gave birth to the primordial human ancestor from whom all ethnic Hawaiians are descended. It's also the home of the snow goddess Poliahu, and a place where sacred temples were built (but they were merely household shrines used by laborers) and where bones of chiefs are (allegedly) buried. It would be a desecration of this sacred place to dig into the ground there (even though in ancient times Hawaiian natives used it as a quarry for basalt rock and a factory for making adz hatchets) or to construct a huge telescope. Protesters repeatedly blocked the road to the summit to prevent construction. Eventually the state Supreme Court ruled that the construction permit is nullified because due process was not followed when the construction permit was granted before a contested case hearing was held. Some of the Supreme Court judges also said in their ruling that even aside from the improper issuance of the construction permit, they could have decided the case based on plaintiffs' testimony that their Hawaiian blood gives them the right to block construction on Mauna Kea because it is a sacred place according to the old religion -- that concept in the opinions of some of the Supreme Court judges was very similar to what the Court wrote in its ruling about the religion-based standing of Jonathan Osorio (see Section 3 of this essay). Thus we have two aspects of Hawaiian religious fascism -- government establishment of the old religion as a basis for deciding government policy, and zealous followers of the old religion prepared to go to jail or even sacrifice their lives to block what they see as desecration of a sacred place.

Sovereignty activists have blocked the Army from doing live-fire training in Makua valley which, they say, is "sacred." Activists claim that Native Hawaiians are "indigenous." This theoretical claim leads to practical claims for special rights to control the land. They claim the right to have race-based access to Makua (O'ahu valley used by the Army for training) on account of the special genealogical relationship between native Hawaiians and the land. They claim there are religious shrines in the valley which must not be damaged by bullets or bombs; and they claim the right to exclude people of other races from certain parts of Makua at certain times for Hawaiian religious purposes.

Activists have blocked construction projects where old unmarked burials are inadvertently discovered because, they say, native Hawaiian bones are "sacred" and must not be disturbed. The volcano is "sacred" and its flow of lava must not be diverted even when towns are threatened. Pu'ukohola Heiau is sacred as well as all other heiaus and nearby lands, along with Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (place of refuge), Kukaniloko (the "birthing stones") near Whitmore Village, the entire island of Moloka'i (belongs to the goddess Hina), and of course Iolani Palace (where the spirit of Queen Lili'uokalani still lives).

Indeed, every square inch of land and ocean is sacred. The most recent claim (April 2016) is that the entirety of the Northwest Hawaiian Island National Monument, renamed Papahanumokuakea, is "sacred" -- a huge area of the ocean and islands comprising the entire archipelago spanning 1600 miles from Lo'ihi to Kure Atoll, with all the land and water between, probably extending as an enormous rectangle 200 miles into the ocean in all directions around all the large and small islands. Such a rectangle would be about 500 miles wide by 2000 miles long -- 1,000,000 (one million) square miles.

Consultations with ethnic Hawaiian elders, language experts, cultural practitioners and political activists resulted in the NWHI national monument being given the name Papahanaumokuakea. The primary purpose of using that name is to identify the NWHI with the Kumulipo creation legend that is the core of Hawaiian religion, as discussed earlier. Sky father Wakea mated with earth mother Papa, who then gave birth to the Hawaiian islands as living beings. Thus the word Papa as part of the name for the NWHI. "Hanau" refers to giving birth. "Moku" refers to an island or a series of islands. "Akea" means wide, broad, sweeping. Thus Papa-hanau-moku-akea is the name of the goddess Papa who gave birth to the broad expanse of all the Hawaiian islands.

The name is not merely a tip of the hat to honor an ancient legend -- it is clearly an attempt to seize race-based political control of a huge area of the Pacific by asserting that this entire area is in fact the living goddess Papa, the mother of these islands, the mother of the goddess Hoohokukalani who in turn was the mother of the taro plant and mother of Haloa, the primordial ancestor of all ethnic Hawaiians.

The regulations governing access and usage of NWHI are also a clear establishment of religion in support of racial supremacy for ethnic Hawaiians. The regulations give every ethnic Hawaiian access to visit any or all of the islands and waters for religious and cultural purposes, but do not give such access to any other ethnic group. It does not matter whether an individual ethnic Hawaiian, or his parents or grandparents, has any individual background as a cultural or religious practitioner -- the fact that he has Hawaiian native blood is all it takes to guarantee him the entitlement of access. It doesn't matter that Asian, European and American explorers, whalers, merchants, and warriors and passed through those waters beginning in the early 1500s and continuing up through World War 2, and the bones of some of them are still there -- Asians and Caucasians do not have the right to visit NHWI for religious or cultural purposes on the same basis that ethnic Hawaiians have that right. If my Caucasian American father or uncle died on a ship or plane during the Battle of Midway and his bones remain there, the regulations for Papahanumokuakea say that I do not have the right to assert religious or cultural preference to visit. But the fact that a native Hawaiian whose name is no longer known performed religious ceremonies on Mokumanamana Island (Necker Island, 46 acres) a thousand years ago gives an automatic right to any ethnic Hawaiian today to go anywhere in the vast NWHI allegedly to conduct religious ceremonies, even though he might not be descended from that ancient Hawaiian kahuna and even though he does not normally practice the Hawaiian religion. Race is all that matters.

In April, 2002 a series of public hearings were held to "inform the public" and solicit comments on a Draft Reserve Operations Plan (DROP) for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. Although the approval of the slick DROP was a foregone conclusion, the public meetings were preceded by massive TV, radio, and newspaper advertisements encouraging participation. Testimony written by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D., in April 2002, on behalf of himself and the Aloha For All organization, raised the issues described above. Links to the DROP document, and text of Conklin's testimony, are available as item #8 on a webpage at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/a4a2002legisltest.html

It is a foregone conclusion that if a Hawaiian tribe is given federal recognition either through Congressional legislation or through an executive order or regulation proclaimed by the President or Department of Interior, the entire Papahanaumokuakea national monument will be given away to the Hawaiian tribe.

On each of those and numerous other similar situations, Hawaiian activists demand race-based veto power over decision-making, and millions of dollars in payoffs to racial organizations.

The correct name for what is happening -- asserting a theological justification for race-based political power -- is Hawaiian religious fascism. It's just as destructive to the Aloha Spirit in Hawaii as radical Islamism and radical Zionism are to the Middle East and Europe. It's long past time for Hawaii's political leaders to stand up against Hawaiian religious fascism.

Additional readings for Section 4:

Mauna Kea 2015: Sacred Place; Political Pawn; Profane Demagoguery; Recreational Activism
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/MaunaKea2015.html

Makua military training vs. Hawaiian sovereignty: using environmental concerns and cultural preservation as ploys to force the U.S. military out of Makua and eventually out of Hawaii
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/makua.html

Stryker Brigade Lawsuit -- Ethnic Hawaiian Activists Use A Religious Legend To Claim Racial Supremacy in Political Power -- Long-Range Attempt to Push the Military (and the United States) Out of Hawai'i
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/strykerlawsuit.html

Hawaiian Bones -- The 3 Rs -- Rites For the Dead, Rights Of the Living, and Respect for All
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/HawaiianBonesDetailed.html

How Hawaiian racial entitlements take away rights from private and government landowners in ways unique among the 50 states. (Hidden easements on property deeds, created by the Hawaii Supreme Court in the PASH decision, give ethnic Hawaiians a race-based right to trespass; the "public trust" doctrine for water avoids being attacked as a regulatory taking because it is treated as merely a recent codification of traditional and customary usage in Hawaii; taro takes priority over sugar and rice for allocation of stream water because of cultural practices and religious beliefs; attempted racial power grab to control and regulate all public and private lands through legislation on bioprospecting, including the right to collect a portion of royalties due to a landowner, for the exclusive benefit of ethnic Hawaiians)
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/RacialEasementsOnLand.html

Paul M. Sullivan, "Customary Revolutions: The Law of Custom and the Conflict of Traditions in Hawaii" 20 University of Hawai'i Law Review 99 (1998). Available online at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/sullivanpash.html

The Crown Lands of Hawaii -- Book by Professor Jon Van Dyke, book review by attorney Paul M. Sullivan, and links to some related materials available on the internet.
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/SullivanReviewVanDykeCrownLands.html

The Hawaiian grievance industry, having infiltrated the school system, provides fuel for the Hawaiian sovereignty movement in two ways: it arouses public sympathy for "the plight of Native Hawaiians" as deserving of race-based handouts in the form of government racial entitlements or private philanthropy; and it arouses resentment, bitterness, and racial hostility among young ethnic Hawaiians which can be harnessed by leaders to support voter turnout, protest marches, and someday perhaps a "war of national liberation."

Here are several webpages describing these topics and providing documentation that they are actually happening.

"Native Hawaiian Victimhood Claims -- What Are They? Why Are They Being Asserted? How Can the Bad Statistics Be Explained?"
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/HawnVictimClaimsDetailAnalysis.html

"Abusive disparate treatment of ethnic Hawaiians by the judiciary and the criminal justice system? Rebuttal to a report by the Hawaiian grievance industry released September 28, 2010."
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/DisparateTreatmentCriminal.html

"Ethnic Hawaiians Disproportionately Incarcerated? Not!"
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/DisparateTreatmentCriminal2012.html

"Anti-Caucasian Racial Hate Crimes in Hawaii -- Southern Poverty Law Center brings the issue to national awareness in a flawed but valuable Intelligence Report article."
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/RacialHateCrimesHawSPLC.html

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In April, 2002 a series of public hearings were held to "inform the public" and solicit comments on a Draft Reserve Operations Plan (DROP) for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. Although the approval of the slick DROP was a foregone conclusion, the public meetings were preceded by massive TV, radio, and newspaper advertisements encouraging participation. Testimony written by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D., in April 2002, on behalf of himself and the Aloha For All organization, raised the issues described above. Links to the DROP document, and text of Conklin's testimony, are available as item #8 on a webpage at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/a4a2002legisltest.html

Assertions that ethnic Hawaiians have special rights in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands on account of the old religion were prominently in the news in mid-April 2016, not only in Hawaii but also nationwide. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser published two articles on the topic on April 15 and April 17, while the Associated Press published an article written by part-Hawaiian 20-something Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of O'ahu in numerous newspapers nationwide as seen, for example, in the San Diego Union Tribune on April 15. Here are short excerpts from the San Diego article:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/apr/15/hawaiian-leaders-seek-expansion-of-marine/

"A group of Native Hawaiian leaders have urged President Barack Obama to expand what's already one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. But the president of the Hawaii Longline Association said Friday the lobbying effort is using Hawaiian culture as an excuse to close off more waters to fishermen. ... The region is also a sacred place in the history, culture and cosmology of Native Hawaiians. "Mr. President, as an island boy from Hawaii, we trust that you understand the significance of the ocean to our islands," said a letter signed by leaders of the expansion push. ... U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat who represents Hawaii, said he urged the White House to send representatives for meetings in Hawaii on the issue before making a decision. "The responsible and sustainable practices of our longline fleet have resulted in Honolulu becoming one of the nation's 10 most productive fishing ports," he said in a statement that also notes the equally important significance of the monument to Native Hawaiians."


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5. The role of education in transmitting a culture, and a look at how the Hawaii schools from kindergarten through university have become propaganda factories promoting racial supremacy and racial separatism.

An education system is the reproductive organ of every culture. Education includes both formal schooling and informal transmission of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Individual members of a society grow old and die, while new members are born and grow to maturity. Yet a society's culture is a living entity which transcends all the society's individual members. A society's culture can survive far longer than the lifespan of any of its members, because its educational system passes down the folkways and knowledge of one generation to subsequent generations. A culture changes over time, but has a recognizable continuity of basic values and behavioral patterns that distinguishes it from other cultures. That continuity is provided by the educational system.

Imagine a society of monarch butterflies. The problem is that all the butterflies go through their life cycles at about the same time. The adults lay their eggs and die before the caterpillars of the next generation hatch. The caterpillars come to maturity, go through a period of hibernation and metamorphosis, and emerge from chrysallis as butterflies. It is impossible for the society of butterflies to have any sort of advanced culture, because there is no overlapping of generations and hence no opportunity for education to transmit culture from one generation to the next. Even if some extremely clever butterflies were able to invent a written language and make a record of their successes and failures and advice, the next generation would have no way to decipher the meaning of those markings. Thus, whatever regularities we observe in the flight path of butterfly migration from year to year are due to instinct or pre-programmed behaviors, because there can be no accumulation of wisdom.

The metaphor of education being a society's reproductive organ is especially compelling when considering the devastating effects of sexually transmitted diseases on individuals and on the entire nation of Hawaii during the 18th and 19th centuries.

If an educational system is altered, its transmission of culture will be distorted. The deliberate alteration of an educational system can be a very effective way to change a culture.

It is extremely difficult to make rapid, deliberate changes in the informal education that occurs on the streets and in the homes spontaneously from day to day. But mass media can be manipulated fairly quickly to influence short-term public opinion. If a dictator wants to make immediate short-term changes in a culture, he must take over the TV and radio stations and newspapers, and put soldiers and policemen everywhere to enforce his edicts.

But the best way to make long-lasting pervasive changes in a culture over time is to take over the school system, rewrite the textbooks, and force all the teachers to undergo re-education followed by rigorous screening. Curriculum writers and school administrators can have conferences, publish papers, and make decisions to change the curriculum, the teaching methods, or the administrative structures in order to guide the acquisition of student knowledge, skills, and attitudes into different outcomes.

If a school system provides a basic curriculum which is the same for all students, the adults who emerge will hold the same basic knowledge and attitudes as one another. Certainly there will be great differences of individual ability and outcome; but there will be an underlying cohesiveness. However, if some schools admit only certain kinds of students and give them an educational program significantly different from other schools, it can be expected that the emerging adults will hold fundamentally different attitudes and beliefs.

The easiest way to break apart a society long-term without using violence is to establish separate educational systems for the groups to be broken apart.

If it is believed that identifiable groups of people are already fundamentally different from each other in their cultures and attitudes, then they may eagerly pull apart and create separate educational systems reflecting their already-existing separate cultures and attitudes. However, if the people of a society are thoroughly integrated and share a basic common culture underlying their ethnic and cultural differences, then the only way to break them apart will be to arbitrarily establish separate school systems and herd children into them based on the small differences that someone wants to magnify in order to promote the breakup.

There is an ethnic Hawaiian professor of teacher education who has developed a "Hawaiian epistemology" now being used to justify a need for ethnocentric separatist education. Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer developed a theory that ethnic Hawaiians have genetically and culturally encoded unique ways of knowing that make it necessary for them to have a separate school system. See:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles2/HawaiianEpistemology.html

Important questions must be raised about the meanings of terms that are central to Dr. Meyer's work. Words like "Hawaiian culture", "Native Hawaiian", and "oral history" are very hard to pin down. Even prior to the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778, there were vast differences in "Hawaiian culture" from one island to the next, and even in different ahupua'a on the same island. The language had significantly different dialects. The well-known two-volume book about Hawaiian culture "Nana I Ke Kumu" by Mary Kawena Pukui includes disclaimers that her description of "Hawaiian culture" is based on what she remembers from growing up in Ka'u, a remote district of the "big Island of Hawai'i" where the lifestyle was probably quite different from other areas. David Malo, a native historian whose parents grew up before Captain Cook arrived, wrote that the oral transmission of songs, chants, and genealogies resulted in great distortions and variations, some of which were probably done intentionally for political purposes. Increasingly today, terms like "Hawaiian culture," "Native Hawaiian," and "oral history" are being tossed around by people who do not define them or use them in any consistent way, and who intentionally capitalize on their vagueness to carry meanings from one context into other contexts where those meanings may be inappropriate. As an example, see an analysis by Honolulu attorney Paul Sullivan showing how the poor definition and possibly intentional misuse of these three concepts has affected a particularly important issue (a draft environmental impact statement for a NASA telescope project on Mauna Kea):
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles/SullivanHawnCultureMaunaKea.pdf

Are children with a drop of Hawaiian blood fundamentally different from other children? Do they have a culture whose basic values are fundamentally different from those of the general society? Or is there an agenda of racial supremacy, ethnic nationalism or racial separatism which some adults want to promote by ruthlessly creating a race-based educational system and herding innocent children through that system in order to shape the attitudes of the next generation?

A bill was introduced in the regular session of the Hawai'i State Legislature of 2002 to establish a separate school system for ethnic nationalist Hawaiians. Because of laws prohibiting racial discrimination, a few token non-Hawaiians would be allowed to enroll in these schools, under close observation to ensure that they do not deviate from the behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes expected of loyal ethnic nationalist Hawaiians.

This piece of legislation was the predictable result of a trend toward Hawaiian ethnic nationalism and racial separatism in the educational system of Hawaii. The granddaddy of Hawaiian racial separatist schools is Kamehameha School, established more than a century ago. Kamehameha has followed a racially exclusionary policy throughout its history, even though it is not required to do so under the will of its founder. The next step happened in the 1980s with the establishment of Hawaiian language immersion schools, operated privately at the preschool level (Punana Leo) and operating as public tax-supported schools at the elementary and secondary levels (Kula Kaiapuni). Around 2000 a college level Hawaiian language immersion program in teacher certification was established (The Kahuawaiola Program) which uses Hawaiian language as the medium of instruction to produce State Department of Education certification for teachers (all of whom probably went on to teach in the language or cultural immersion programs). In 2001, 25 "New Century" public charter schools were permitted to be established in Hawaii. 12 of them were controlled by ethnic Hawaiian groups who are aggressive about enforcing "Hawaiian cultural values" and a "Hawaiian curriculum." Their focus is primarily on indoctrinating children with "Hawaiian values" and "Hawaiian culture" as understood by the ethnic nationalist ideology. Those 12 schools promptly formed a consortium and, in February 2002, sought formal legal recognition to create a separate non-contiguous school system to include themselves and up to a total of 25 schools (the new entrants would be either existing DOE schools wishing to convert to the Hawaiian district or newly-created schools). The legislation included explicit racial language requiring that a majority of the students and administrators of each "Hawaiian" school must be Native Hawaiian; and the schools must undergo an approval process that ensures appropriate ideological, religious, and racial commitments. This parochial school system would be a "public" school system only in the sense that it would be funded by federal and state public tax dollars.

At all levels from kindergarten through university, the education system in Hawaii has been taken over by ethnic Hawaiian activists who use it to brainwash students with a twisted version of Hawaii's history, a belief that "Hawaiian values" and Hawaiian culture are superior to all others, a belief that ethnic Hawaiians are the victims of colonial oppression, and a belief that ethnic Hawaiians have the worst statistics among Hawaii's ethnic groups for low income, disease, drug abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, and all other bad things.

Some additional readings for Section 5

"University of Hawai'i and Hawaiian Sovereignty -- A Case Study in Political Correctness Run Amok"
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/uhacafree.html

The Hawaii public school system, and the start of the charter school experiment in Hawaii
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/hawpubschhist.html

Hawaiian language immersion public schools; history and purpose; precursors of Hawaiian culture charter schools (including a comparison with transitional bilingual education in Spanish-speaking communities)
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/hawlangimmersionhistpurpose.html

Hawaiian language immersion schools as vehicles for cultural indoctrination and ethnic nationalism
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/hawlangimmersionnationalism.html

Some bricks in a wall of Hawaiian apartheid
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/apartheidwall.html

The establishment of ethnic Hawaiian charter schools -- the example of Kanu O Ka 'Aina This essay includes quotes from the school's founder Ku Kahakalau describing her "liberatory pedagogy" in which she makes clear that the school's primary purpose is "to create a native designed and controlled system of Hawaiian education that will empower native communities throughout the archipelago to achieve political, cultural and economic self-determination. ... Probably the most unique and critical aspect of Kanu's educational foundations is the fact that Kanu wants to actively prepare native students to participate in - and perhaps even lead - Hawai'i's indigenous sovereignty movement. ... Kanu wants to encourage Hawaiian students to become politically conscious, and individually and collectively tackle the problem of Hawaiian oppression by the United States and our subjugation to American law and a Western way of life. In that vein, Kanu has the potential of significantly contributing to the Hawaiian sovereignty effort."
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/ethnhawcharterschools.html

The proposal for a separate ethnic Hawaiian tax supported "public" school system -- SB2919 (year 2002)
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/billsb2919.html

"History of modern Hawaii as taught in Hawaii schools"
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/HawnHistPublicSchools.html

"Holding the State of Hawaii Department of Education accountable for propagating the lie that Hawaiian language was banned."
http://www.angelfire.com/big11a/DOEHawnLangBan.html

"The Goebbels Award For Outstanding Use of Media for Propaganda Disguised As Fact -- awarded jointly to Director of Hawaiian Studies Dawn Kau'ilani Sang, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, and the Hawaii Department of Education; for refusing to correct a scurrilous falsehood on their website and in their curriculum despite being provided with massive irrefutable proof that it is false."
http://www.angelfire.com/bigfiles90/GoebbelsAwardSangMatayoshiDOE042316.html

How Kamehameha School planned to use Hawaiian culture as a vehicle for ethnic nation-building, while also partnering with (i.e., infiltrating) selected public schools
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/kamschooluseculturefornationbuilding.html


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6. The claim to racial supremacy is displayed in the proposed constitution for a future federally recognized Hawaiian tribe adopted on February 26, 2016, and in the writings of Hawaiian Studies department chair Professor Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa. The constitution's declarations can be construed as a declaration of jihad (race-war).

From Summer 2000 through December 2012 there were multiple versions of a bill in Congress (informally called the "Akaka bill") to create a phony "Native Hawaiian" federally recognized Indian tribe. Sometimes as many as three different, conflicting versions of the bill were active simultaneously, perhaps in an effort to use one or two as decoys to deflect criticism from the "real" one. At the end of 2012 Senator Inouye died and Senator Akaka retired, putting an end to the thirteen year effort to pass the Akaka bill.

See Summary of the history of the Akaka bill from 2000 through 2014, including efforts to create a state-recognized Hawaiian tribe and efforts to get federal recognition through administrative rule changes, executive order, Congressional legislation, or stealth maneuvers by Senator Inouye. Links to detailed history for each 2-year period of time for 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, and 113th Congresses, including full text of all versions of the Akaka bill, news reports, commentaries, U.S. Senate floor debates and votes, etc.:
http://big11a.angelfire.com/AkakaHistSummary2000to2014.html

During the 113th and 114th Congresses from 2013-2016 attention shifted to efforts inside the State of Hawaii to create the phony Hawaiian tribe through activity in the state legislature and with funding from the state government's Office of Hawaiian Affairs to hold racially exclusionary elections for delegates to a constitutional convention. However, a lawsuit by Judicial Watch and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii succeeded in getting the U.S. Supreme Court to issue an injunction by 5-4 vote blocking the election results from being used, on account of the Rice v. Cayetano Supreme Court decision of year 2000. Because of the Supreme Court injunction a decision was made to seat at the constitutional convention all 151 people who were still interested in participating (out of the 209 who had originally filed papers to run as candidates), but to cut the length of the convention from 8 weeks to 4 weeks in order to get the work done within the original budget.

On February 26, 2016 the group voted to adopt a document which they called "Constitution of the Native Hawaiian Nation." The vote was 88 for, 30 opposed, 1 abstention, and numerous absentees unaccounted for.

A history for 2015-2016 including all significant news reports and commentaries is at
http://big11a.angelfire.com/AkakaHist114thCong.html

Meanwhile activities inside Hawaii during 2013 through 2016 were coordinated in tandem with a process in the U.S. Department of Interior to invent a new regulation whereby the federal government could grant official recognition to the anticipated Hawaiian tribe in order to give the Hawaiian tribe all the same legal protections as genuine Indian tribes. Timing and coordination of the state and federal activities was dictated by a need to get everything finished before the Obama presidency came to an end on January 20, 2017.

The proposed tribal Constitution would still need to be ratified by a vote in which all ethnic Hawaiians would be eligible to participate -- or at least all those who had signed up directly for the Kana'iolowalu racial registry or whose names had been involuntarily transferred from the previous 13 years of the Kau Inoa racial registry; and the ratification election would need to be paid for with private funds to avoid any challenge over the Rice decision if OHA funds were used.

The proposed tribal constitution passed by the Na'i Aupuni constitutional convention on February 26, 2016 is available on the official Na'i Aupuni webpage at
http://www.aha2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Aha2016.FinalConstitution.Approved-022616.pdf
and, in case that webpage is deleted after funding has been exhausted, the document has also been saved at
http://big09.angelfire.com/NatHwnConstitAdopt022616.pdf

The proposed constitution is a splendid example of Hawaiian religious fascism, because it clearly and explicitly states three fundamental principles: (a) The Native Hawaiian Nation is racially exclusionary, restricted to people who have at least one drop of Hawaiian native blood; and (b) All lands and waters of the archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands shall belong to the Native Hawaiian Nation. In other words: This nation is of, by, and for the race exclusively; and the race owns all the lands and waters of Hawaii; and (c) The constitution reasserts the concept from the ancient Hawaiian religion, that ethnic Hawaiians have a genealogical relationship with the gods and the land, which is the basis of their race-based rights to control the government and how the lands are used.

Here's the exact language from the constitution as approved by the Na'i Aupuni convention on February 26, 2016:

Right up front in your face, the preamble says "we join together to affirm a government of, by, and for Native Hawaiian people" [i.e., of the race, by the race, and for the race], and "affirm our ancestral [i.e., race-based] rights and Kuleana to all lands, waters, and resources of our islands and surrounding seas." [i.e., we're gonna take over the whole place, just like Kamehameha did, who was known as "Ka Na'i Aupuni" -- the conqueror.] "We reaffirm the National Sovereignty of the Nation. We reserve all rights to Sovereignty and Self-determination, including the pursuit of independence. Our highest aspirations are set upon the promise of our unity and this Constitution."

The plain language in the preamble is the declaration of a race-war from a gathering blatantly labeled "Na'i Aupuni" which means "Conquest."

In case there's any doubt about fascist racial exclusivity, Article 2 -- Citizenship -- says "A citizen of the Native Hawaiian Nation is any descendant of the aboriginal and indigenous people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the Hawaiian Islands and is enrolled in the nation."

Article 7, Section 4 reaffirms the religious belief that ethnic Hawaiians have a genealogical relationship with the islands, saying "The Nation has a right, duty, and kuleana, both individually and collectively, to sustain the 'Aina (land, kai, wai, air) as an ancestor, source of mana, and source of life and well-being for present and future generations. And Article 8 says "The Government shall not ... Make any law with intent to suppress traditional Native Hawaiian religion or beliefs."

What will happen to the 80% of Hawaii's current population who do not have any Hawaiian native blood? Perhaps the same thing that happened to the vast majority of the indigenous Africans when small minorities of Caucasians took over the governments of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa.

Zuri Aki, a delegate to the convention and a prolific writer at Honolulu Civil Beat online newspaper, published an article on February 29 three days after the constitution was adopted. A third-year law student at UH Manoa, he identified himself as "chief drafter" of the Drafting Committee -- the group responsible for putting together the Constitution. His role as chief drafter of the constitution gives extra significance to his description of how he grew up: "I was preparing for a war that I had never asked to be a part of. A war that every Kanaka Maoli, or Native Hawaiian, was born into and one that every Kanaka Maoli fights in, one way or another." The constitution he wrote was the opening salvo in Hawaii's version of the rebel guns at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.
http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/02/zuri-aki-the-promise-of-our-unity/

Shortly after the Na'i Aupuni constitutional convention was finished, where Zuri Aki was the chief writer calling for the racial group of ethnic Hawaiians to take over the entirety of Hawaii under their race-based exclusive ownership, he then saw no contradiction in launching a campaign as a citizen of the [oppressor] State of Hawaii, running in the Democrat Party primary for a seat in the State of Hawaii House of Representatives where a majority of the constituents he would represent are not ethnic Hawaiians. Presumably he hoped to pillage assets of the state government to provide increased financing for racial entitlement programs. In a contest with only two candidates, he lost with only 27% of the vote. A year or two before that he had created a Facebook webpage entitled "Hawai'i'imiloa: Status of the Hawaiian State" which gave the impression he was an advocate for an independent nation of Hawaii -- nearly all the 1300 members of the Facebook webpage were ethnic Hawaiian racialists and their Asian and Caucasian enablers. A few months after he lost the election, the U.S. Department of Interior published in the Federal Register the "final rule" -- a law unilaterally proclaimed by the Obama administration without Congressional approval -- providing a pathway for a future Hawaiian tribe to seek federal recognition. At approximately that time Zuri Aki was hired by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as a policy analyst, presumably at a good salary paid by money from the state government, where he is presumably expected to write position papers supporting OHA's wish to submit to the U.S. Department of Interior the racist constitution he wrote, as part of the process for getting federal recognition of his Hawaiian tribe.

Zuri Aki is noted for his strident racialist polemics. During his campaign for the state legislature he posted on his "Hawai'i'imiloa" a photo of himself looking arrogant and proud while giving the fascist salute (perhaps he will call it a hula pose, but there's no evidence of any drums or chanters, and Mr. Aki is not known to be a hula practitioner):


Lily Dorton (now known as Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa) is chair of the University of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Studies. She and her son Na'alehu Anthony both served as delegates to the Na'i Aupuni constitutional convention, and both support using Zuri Aki's constitution as a tool to get federal recognition for a Hawaiian tribe, which could then obtain land, political power, and reparations from the federal government enabling the tribe to use "international law" to seek status as an independent nation. On February 24, 2016 -- two days before the Na'i Auuni convention approved its fascist racially exclusive constitution, an article by Lilikala appeared in the Honolulu Civil Beat online newspaper entitled "Native Hawaiian Citizens In A Native Hawaiian Government -- As the Naʻi Aupuni 'Aha continues, the question arises: Who should be defined as a citizen of a new Hawaiian government?"
http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/02/native-hawaiian-citizens-in-a-native-hawaiian-government/

Her article explained that non-natives were allowed to take a loyalty oath and become full-fledged subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom; but the natives objected and their complaints were shown to be warranted when the naturalized subjects undermined the government and eventually overthrew the monarchy.

Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa has proclaimed for 25 years her vision for the master-servant relationship she believes ethnic Hawaiians have a god-given right to exercise, after they win the race war now proclaimed in the constitution's preamble. In her 1992 book "Native Land and Foreign Desires" she uses the term "foreigner" to refer to anyone who lacks Hawaiian native ancestry; thus, even a Caucasian or Asian person whose family has been born and raised in Hawaii for eight generations spanning perhaps 200 years would be called a "foreigner."

Here's what Lilikala says, starting at page 325: "Foreigners must learn to behave as guests in our 'aina and give respect to the Native people. If foreigners cannot find it in their hearts to do this, they should leave Hawaii. If foreigners truly love Hawaiians they must support Hawaiian sovereignty. They must be humble and learn to serve Hawaiians. If foreigners love us and want to support our political movements they must never take leadership roles. Leadership must be left to [ethnic] Hawaiians ... Foreigners who love us can donate their land and money into a trust fund for Hawaiian economic self-sufficiency ... and the Native initiative for sovereignty."

Lilikala's views on the subservient second-class non-citizenship of non-ethnic-Hawaiian "foreigners" in Hawaii are echoed in the book "Asian Settler Colonialism" See detailed book review with extensive quotes at
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AsianSettlerColonialism.html

There's a struggle underway for the hearts and minds of Hawaii's people of Asian ancestry regarding the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty. "Asian Settler Colonialism" is a piece of strident propaganda by zealous advocates for race-based political sovereignty for ethnic Hawaiians. The book tries to lay a guilt trip on Hawaii's Asian population in hopes of enlisting them to support an ethnic Hawaiian agenda of blood nationalism. The good thing about this book is that it brings to public awareness a truly frightening belief-system. People inclined to support Hawaiian sovereignty, but who lack native blood, will discover that they are actually supporting the destruction of their own hard-won freedoms and individual rights.

Will Hawaii's people of Asian ancestry remain loyal to the United States, or will they join with ethnic Hawaiian nationalists seeking to kick the U.S. completely out of Hawaii and create a racial supremacist independent Hawaii? Will Hawaii citizens of Asian descent see themselves primarily as victims of historical domination and exploitation by Caucasians, and join the ethnic Hawaiian grievance industry expressing resentment and demanding group reparations for "people of color"? Or will they see themselves as individuals whose forebears freely came to Hawaii to work as sugar plantation laborers, nurses, and hotel maids to make a better life and who succeeded in harvesting a piece of the American dream for themselves, their families, and descendants? There is no compromise possible. That's because Hawaiian sovereignty activists subscribe to a religious belief justifying racial supremacy in political control of Hawaii, thereby leading to fascism. The sovereignty activists (both those who support the Akaka bill and those demanding independence) call upon all persons lacking a drop of Hawaiian native blood to subordinate themselves to Hawaii's master race.


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7. The histories of Japan and the Middle East show how religion greatly magnifies the zealotry, intransigence, and violence endemic to societies where race, nationality, culture and religion are inextricably intertwined.

Nations sometimes quarrel over territory. Ethnic groups inside a nation sometimes disagree over what projects or policies their shared government should pursue. Such disputes often arise because of historical grievances or conflicting aspirations. If one nation or ethnic group demands land or policies at the expense of others, negotiation might produce a peaceful outcome. Otherwise domestic violence or international war might happen.

Religion is the factor which raises the level of violence exponentially when nations or ethnic groups are in conflict -- it stands out above all other factors in causing a nation or ethnic group to seize control of territory and refuse to negotiate over it, even fighting to the death to keep control of it. If "we" have a deeply held religious belief that we are righteous followers of an Almighty God while "they" are evil subhuman tools of the Devil, then we are justified in committing every conceivable atrocity against not only soldiers but also civilians including women and children until they are all exterminated. Medieval crusades in the name of Christianity from Europe to conquer the "Holy Land" are today happening in reverse as armies and smaller groups of terrorists in the name of Islam seek to destroy the nation of Israel and attack Jewish and Christian individuals and institutions in New York, Paris, Brussels, Egypt, Nigeria, etc. Catholics and Protestants no longer murder each other in the name of Jesus as happened in Europe during the Reformation and in Ireland more recently; but Sunnis and Shiites continue to war against each other in the name of Mohammad.

The most potentially dangerous situations arise when religion, race, nationality and culture are all bound together so tightly that they are inseparable and indistinguishable from each other. One example happened in Japan from about 1600 to 1945. Geographic isolation allowed the unique Japanese culture and its religion of Shinto to become firmly established and undiluted by foreign influence. The hereditary Emperor was not only a political dictator but was also regarded as a god. There was no interaction between Japanese people and foreigners, so the Japanese race was as pure as the religion, culture, language, and nationality. The Emperor himself lived in such isolation from his subjects that people were stunned and stood at attention in the streets when they heard his voice for the first time ever as he spoke on the radio in 1945 to announce Japan's surrender. The Samurai warrior culture and loyalty to the Emperor as a god were exemplified in the willingness of kamikaze pilots during World War II to commit suicide following a farewell religious ceremony by flying their airplanes into enemy ships. That extreme religious zealotry and personal bravery has been shown repeatedly in recent decades by Islamist suicide bombers who wear vests filled with explosives and detonate them in crowded military bases or civilian marketplaces; or the Saudi men who came to America, got trained how to take off and fly commercial airliners (but not how to land them), hijacked them and flew them into the World Trade Center twin towers and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

The lands of Poland might be gobbled up or passed between Russia and Germany through warfare or treaties without reference to God. But things are very different in the Middle East where wars and atrocities have been intensified by non-negotiable religious beliefs spanning thousands of years.

According to the Jewish religion God made a covenant with Moses that the land of Israel would forever belong to the descendants of his second son Isaac (born to Moses' elderly official wife) so long as they worship God exclusively and follow the ten commandments. The core of the land of Israel is sacred to the Jews and is non-negotiable. But according to the Muslim religion God's covenant with Moses was focused on his first son Ishmael (born to a young handmaid of Moses' wife by agreement of surrogate motherhood when it seemed the official wife was too old to get pregnant) whose descendants founded the great Arabic nations. Thus both Jews and Muslims believe they are the sole rightful inheritors of the sacred lands given by God to Moses and his descendants forever.

Does "Jewish" refer to a race, or a religion, or a nationality, or a culture? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Although some people today, recalling the Holocaust, are reluctant to say that "Jewish" is a racial identifier, some orthodox Jews have no problem acknowledging that fact when they pronounce it as law that nobody can be Jewish unless his biological mother was Jewish, and when they argue that the laws of the nation of Israel should grant an automatic "right of return" for people from anywhere in the world to immigrate to Israel and immediately receive full voting and property rights, but only if they were born to a Jewish mother.

The situation of ethnic Hawaiians in Hawaii bears striking similarities to ethnic Japanese in Japan, to the Jews in Israel, and to the Arabic Muslims throughout the Middle East. In all four cases there is a seamless merging of race, religion, nationality and culture which nurture uncompromising zealotry and can lead to a willingness to use violence as a tool in promoting religious fascism.

Readings related to section 7:

How the dogmatism and zealotry of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement compare with religious dogmatism and zealotry (especially Muslim Wahhabist fundamentalism)
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/religdogzeal.html

The role of religious leaders and churches in pushing Hawaiian sovereignty today
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/religleadchurch.html

Iolani Palace Rockpile -- Religious Shrine Or Political Symbol?
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/IolaniRockpile.html


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The essay above is one of a pair, posted simultaneously as two separate webpages. This is the "bad news" essay. To see the "good news" essay which could be regarded as a response and antidote to the evil described in this one, go to "The Aloha Spirit. How aloha for all, manifested in the twin pillars of unity and equality, can overcome Hawaiian religious fascism which is the theological basis for a claim to racial supremacy" at
http://www.angelfire.com/big11a/AlohaUnityEquality.html

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