This webpage describes the steps OHA is taking to expand the Evil Empire. First, a brief description of the empire and why it is evil. Then an outline of topics followed by links to webpages containing the full text and sources of relevant news reports and commentaries from 2005 through now.
There are two government agencies of the State of Hawaii whose programs are racially exclusionary by law; and a third agency not yet entirely exclusionary but devoted to overseeing an entire island expected to be turned over to a race-based government in the process of being created.
reports and commentaries from 2005 through now.
(1) The Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) controls about 203,000 acres of land where ethnic Hawaiians with at least 50% native blood quantum can obtain 99-year land leases at rent of $1 per year to build houses (relatives with 25% native blood quantum are allowed to inherit the lease). One result of that program is that there are 69 bantustans scattered throughout the Hawaiian islands -- each one a racial ghetto providing free land, infrastructure, and administrative support to the people living in that exclusive community.
reports and commentaries from 2005 through now.
(2) The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has assets of about $400 Million, mostly invested in the stock market. Its board of trustees has 9 members elected by the public, whose duty prescribed in the State constitution is to work for "the betterment of native Hawaiians," to serve as a repository for reparations and assets for native Hawaiians, and to provide advocacy in support of native Hawaiians.
(3) The State government has a third agency, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC), whose responsibility is to manage the unpopulated island of Kaho'olawe for conservation and (ethnic) Hawaiian cultural purposes "provided that the State shall transfer management and control of the island and its waters to the sovereign native Hawaiian entity upon its recognition by the United States and the State of Hawaii." Since no sovereign entity has (yet) been recognized, the island and its management are theoretically open to people of all races. But it is inconceivable that any Governor would dare to be so politically incorrect as to appoint anyone to the KIRC who lacks Hawaiian native ancestry.
In addition to those government agencies there are a large number of private entities funded through government grants which provide services on a racially exclusionary basis. According to OHA there are more than 160 federally funded racially exclusionary programs, including Alu Like, Papa Ola Lokahi, Native Hawaiian Leadership Project, etc. There are state-funded race-based contractors like the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. There are private charitable trusts such as the enormously powerful Kamehameha Schools (Bishop Estate) whose net worth is probably about $10-15 Billion; and other lesser charitable trusts such as the Queen Lili'uokalani Childrens Center, Queen Emma Foundation, Lunalilo Home, etc.
All these government and private entities together comprise what will be called the Evil Empire. There can be no doubt it is an empire whose assets and political influence extend throughout the United States and into foreign lands.
Calling this empire evil does not imply that all the people who receive benefits or who are employees of these entities are evil people. On the contrary, many individuals are warmhearted, kind, and generous. Even some of the leaders seem like very nice people in their private lives, and often seem not to be racist in their attitudes. However, the institutions practice ruthless racial exclusion, which their leaders and hired spokespersons defend with a strange mixture of victimhood claims, racial pride, and racist rhetoric. The empire is evil because it aggressively pursues an evil agenda of racial separatism and racial supremacy.
DHHL is an administrative agency which works quietly most of the time. It keeps track of a long list of people who have applied for homestead leases, processes applications, verifies genealogy and pedigree percentage, coordinates the construction of roads, sewers and electric lines, etc. Kamehameha Schools has warm-hearted teachers, coaches, librarians, secretaries, janitors, etc. who do excellent work helping children. Papa Ola Lokahi arranges contracts with doctors, nurses, and researchers to investigate health problems and provide services to people with diabetes or cancer. Should such kind-hearted professionals and laborers be blamed for the racism they facilitate by working for institutions that ruthlessly practice apartheid by refusing to help needy people solely because of race, and that aggressively support proposals to create a race-based government?
The leftist liberals in Hawaii who so dearly love Ward Churchill might recall that Churchill used the label "Little Eichmanns" to describe the financial executives and bureaucrats and even the secretaries and janitors who worked in the New York "World Trade Center." Churchill applauded the fact that 3000 of them died on 9-11-2001, because even though many of them were kindly people with loving families and engaged in charitable work at home, their jobs were in service to America's war machine even if only in the role of investment analysts, secretaries, or janitors. It is difficult to judge how much moral blame should be placed on the shoulders of low-level employees of an evil institution. Should a janitor be held responsible for the crimes of Auschwitz merely because he gets paid minimum wage to clean up the poop left behind in a gas chamber after the bodies have been removed? What about the truck driver who delivers the capsules of Zyklon B from the factory? Most of the people employed by DHHL, Alu Like, Papa Ola Lokahi, Queen Lili'uokalani Childrens Center, etc. are simply working with the best of intentions to do the paperwork or meet with needy individuals to provide positive services authorized by Congressional appropriations or by philanthropic generosity. It doesn't seem fair to hold low-level folks like that accountable for the evil of the institutions where they work. And yet, when 20,000 of them put on the red shirt to march to 'Iolani Palace in support of racial segregation at Kamehameha Schools, then they clearly deserve some of the moral blame for the evil policies they so enthusiastically support.
At OHA the evil is easier to see than at DHHL or any of the myriad of other government and private race-based institutions. OHA spent millions of dollars on advertising and lobbying for the Akaka bill to create a racial separatist government. OHA runs ads in the local newspapers seeking to hire experts at writing propaganda, or experts at developing a plan for race-based governance. People who take jobs at OHA clearly know what they're getting into, and can be presumed to be zealous supporters of OHA policies. If not, they wouldn't last very long on the job. Like the piano player in a whorehouse, they can be presumed to know what's going on upstairs.
It's time for Hawai'i to get rid of our entrenched institutionalized racism. Those who fight against race-based institutions are not anti-Hawaiian. We are anti-apartheid. We oppose racial supremacy. It just so happens that in Hawai'i ethnic Hawaiians are the only ethnic group whose leaders demand race-based programs and a racial-separatist government to protect them. We simply recognize that racial separatism is bad for everyone. We know that institutions providing race-based services often are more interested in preserving and enriching their institutions and employees than they are in helping the people they are supposed to be serving. So long as government handouts are funneled through race-based institutions, those institutions will grow ever more powerful, balkanizing our society and ultimately demanding to be protected by a race-based government.
OUTLINE OF TOPICS FROM 2005 THROUGH 2007
(1) In 2005 OHA acquired ownership of a 40-square-mile rain forest, Wao Kele o Puna, in the Puna district of Hawaii Island (where the geothermal power plant was tried). Most of the money to acquire the land was paid by a consortium of public and private groups, with a small percentage from OHA; and then the deed was handed over to OHA. In August 2007 a formal dedication ceremony was held, including Senator Inouye, Congressman Abercrombie, and Governor Lingle.
(2) In 2006 OHA acquired ownership of the entire Waimea Valley on the north shore of O'ahu, where formerly there was a nature park operated as a tourist attraction by the same company that owned Sea Life Park. Most of the money to acquire the valley was paid by a consortium of public and private groups, with a small percentage from OHA; and then the deed was handed over to OHA. See also item # 11 in which OHA acquires a property on Kaua'i as the second real estate parcel joining O'ahu's Waimea Valley in an OHA "non-profit" business subsidiary called "Hi'ilei Aloha".
(3) Immediately following the failure of the Akaka bill in the U.S. Senate on June 8, 2006, Hawai'i media and Senator Inouye began a propaganda campaign urging development of a "Plan B."
(4) An internal memo leaked from OHA (probably leaked intentionally) outlined OHA's version of Plan B. The plan essentially calls for carrying out the steps for nation-building described in the Akaka bill, even without federal approval. The plan envisions negotiations with a very friendly Governor and Legislature resulting in race-based ownership of many hundreds of thousands of acres of land and many hundreds of millions of dollars.
(5) OHA has contracted a 2-hour block on a radio station during drive time 7-9 AM Monday through Friday for an undisclosed number of months. This air time is essentially a 2-hour daily infomercial providing music, announcements, news (from OHA's viewpoint), etc.
(6) OHA is contracting with the Kaka'ako development authority for a long-term lease of land to build an OHA headquarters and "cultural center" with the expectation that it will become the government headquarters of the developing Hawaiian nation (presumably 'Iolani Palace will remain a symbolic, honorary capitol operating as a period-piece museum).
(7) On July 6, 2006 the news media reported that OHA has decided to pursue the purchase of a major Honolulu television station at a cost between $30-$40 Million, allegedly as an income-producing investment, but actually with expectations of using it as a propaganda machine. One day later, after a huge outcry of opposition, the media reported that OHA has (at least temporarily) stepped away from that plan. Regardless whether the plan gets revived, the initial enthusiasm for it demonstrates OHA's attitude of spending whatever huge amounts of money might be needed for investments and "nation-building" rather than spending the money to help the "poor downtrodden" Hawaiians OHA loves to constantly remind us about.
(8) OHA has invested about $400 Million in the stock market for many years, instead of spending the money to help Hawaiians. OHA has spent millions of dollars in advertisements and lobbying for the Akaka bill, instead of helping Hawaiians. Both OHA and DHHL have been increasing the size of their bureaucracies. Meanwhile tens of thousands of ethnic Hawaiians have been waiting (some for decades) to receive a lease for homestead land. People on the list, hoping for free land, have failed to buy homes or land of their own, thereby missing out on the wealth they could have accumulated in the booming real estate market. Thus, OHA and DHHL have caused great harm to many thousands of people, as well as creating anger in the hearts of people who feel entitled to something which these agencies are failing to deliver because of their focus on nation-building (not to mention empire-building).
(9) OHA tried, but failed, to purchase Moanalua Gardens (O'ahu) from the Damon Estate for $5 Million.
(10) December 18, 2007: Haunani Apoliona, OHA chair, gave the annual "State of OHA" speech on December 17 in which she described OHA's accomplishments AND PLANS TO BUILD A RACIAL SEPARATIST "NATION OF HAWAII" REGARDLESS WHETHER THE AKAKA BILL PASSES OR NOT. Three newspapers reported the speech in various ways: (1) Honolulu Advertiser, (2) Honolulu Star-Bulletin, (3) The Garden Island News (Kaua'i).
(11) December 25, 2007: OHA purchases a poi mill and a lease on taro land in Makaweli Kaua'i, making this the second income-producing parcel in OHA's non-profit subsidiary Hi'ilei Aloha, which also owns and operates Waimea Valley on O'ahu.
FULL TEXT OF NEWS REPORTS AND COMMENTARIES FROM YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2007
OUTLINE OF TOPICS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER FOR 2008.
(1) Blitzkrieg propaganda campaign for secretly negotiated "settlement" of "back rent" owed for ceded lands. At the start of the Legislature's session for 2008 it is announced that OHA and the Governor have reached a "settlement" for "back rent" for the ceded lands, consisting of a package of money and land worth $200 Million. The Legislature will need to approve the "settlement" before it can take effect. Attorney Jon Van Dyke, who has worked tirelessly for decades as a highly paid lobbyist and spokesperson for OHA, published a book setting the stage a few weeks previously -- "Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawaii?" and adds a lengthy newspaper commentary two days after the settlement announcement. Honolulu Advertiser editorial supports the settlement. A few days after the splashy public announcement of the "settlement" OHA broadcasts a TV infomercial about the ceded lands on one of the main TV stations, as propaganda to get the public to support the "settlement" (which the Legislature must still approve).
(2) Some of the same people who helped OHA acquire the Big Island's 25,856 acre Wao Kele O Puna tract (including convicted felon Ralph Palikapu Dedman of the Pele Defense Fund) are now using strongarm tactics to acquire ownership of the Sea Mountain resort on the Big Island at Punaluu, Kau on behalf of OHA.
(3) The Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and also the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, are building huge new headquarters in Kapolei.
(4) Hawaii State Supreme Court rules that the State of Hawaii cannot sell ceded lands until the question has been resolved whether or to what extent ethnic Hawaiians and/or OHA own the lands or are entitled to compensation for selling or using them. News media gleefully proclaim the importance of passing Akaka bill so there will be a recognized Native Hawaiian entity to negotiate with. Hawaiian secessionists say neither the State of Hawaii nor OHA have any right to "settle" anything about Hawaii, because all Hawaii (not merely the ceded lands) belongs to descendants of Hawaiian Kingdom subjects (the vast majority of whom are ethnic Hawaiians).
(5) BIOPROSPECTING. In 2007 the Legislature authorized a special commission on bioprospecting to hold hearings and develop legislation to regulate the collection of samples of plants and animals on both private and public lands, and to establish rules for sharing revenue from commercial applications of biological research with landowners, the state government, and ethnic Hawaiians. In 2008 the commission proposed legislation to make the commission permanent. The commission is racially stacked by law with a majority of ethnic Hawaiians,. The legislation declares that the State of Hawaii is the owner of all naturally occurring plants and animals on the lands and waters of Hawaii both public and private; and that bioprospecting can take place only with permits from the racially stacked commission and a portion of revenues from commercial applications must be given to ethnic Hawaiians as a racial group.
(6) Legislation sets aside Ha'iku Valley (O'ahu) as a historical/cultural preserve under the control of a special commission. The commission is racially stacked by law with a majority of ethnic Hawaiians, and is placed under the authority of OHA. Ha'iku Valley is designated to be turned over to a Native Hawaiian governing entity whenever such entity achieves recognition by the federal and state governments; and in the meantime may also be transferred to the ownership of OHA.
(7) OHA comes under attack regarding its lack of transparency and lack of accountability. Suspicions are raised publicly that OHA is improperly siphoning off large amounts of money for improper purposes. State Legislature files a bill ordering an immediate audit; then backslides and will wait for the usual audit expected a year later in the normal course.
(8) OHA expands its media presence. Its Monday through Friday 2-hour drive time radio program in Honolulu will be supplemented by additional programs on other stations in Hawaii and on the mainland.
(9) OHA exerts major influence in state and local elections in 2008
(10) OHA direct management of Waimea Valley comes under criticism.
FULL TEXT OF NEWS REPORTS AND COMMENTARIES FOR YEAR 2008
OUTLINE OF TOPICS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER FOR 2009.
(1) U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE, STATE OF HAWAII VS. STATE OF HAWAII OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS, REGARDING THE RIGHT TO SELL PARCELS OF CEDED LANDS. On January 31, 2008 the State of Hawaii Supreme Court ruled 5-0 that that State of Hawaii is prohibited from selling any parcels of ceded lands until such time as the State has reached a settlement with ethnic Hawaiians regarding ethnic Hawaiian claims to own the ceded lands. The ruling was based primarily on the U.S. apology resolution of 1993, but also based on state legislation and state court rulings. Governor Lingle, and Attorney General Bennett, on behalf of the State of Hawaii, filed a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, to appeal that decision. On October 1, 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari, and set a schedule for filings of legal briefs by both sides during December and January, with oral arguments set for February 2009. More than 30 other states,and private libertarian and property-rights think-tanks, have filed amicus briefs supporting the State of Hawaii's position that a state has the right to sell parcels of its public lands. A webpage is devoted exclusively to compiling all significant news reports, commentaries, and legal documents related to this Supreme Court case, including OHA demands that the Governor and Attorney General withdraw their appeal from the U.S. Supreme Court. Go to:
(2) OHA DEMANDS THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE PASS A MORATORIUM ON ANY SALES OF PARCELS OF THE CEDED LANDS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN ETHNIC HAWAIIANS AND THE STATE OF HAWAII. IF SUCH A LAW IS PASSED BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARS THE CASE, PERHAPS THE COURT WOULD DISMISS THE CASE AS MOOT. OTHERWISE, PASSAGE OF SUCH A MORATORIUM WOULD PREVENT THE SALE OF ANY CEDED LANDS, EVEN IF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES THAT NEITHER THE FEDERAL APOLOGY RESOLUTION NOR ANY OTHER FEDERAL LAW PREVENTS THE STATE FROM SELLING CEDED LANDS. News reports, commentaries, and legislation regarding this issue are compiled at this webpage:
(3) FOR MANY YEARS OHA HAS BEEN DEMANDING SOME COMBINATION OF LAND AND MONEY AS A SETTLEMENT OF "BACK RENT" FOR THE STATE'S USE OF CEDED LANDS IN PRIOR YEARS. IN 2008 THE GOVERNOR AND OHA REACHED AGREEMENT ON A SETTLEMENT OF BACK RENT, BUT THE LEGISLATURE REJECTED THE SETTLEMENT BECAUSE OF PROTESTS FROM HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY ACTIVISTS THAT THE SETTLEMENT WAS NOT LARGE ENOUGH AND PROTESTS THAT IT WOULD PREVENT FUTURE CLAIMS. IN 2009 OHA INTRODUCED LEGISLATION FOR ANOTHER SIMILAR SETTLEMENT, EVEN THOUGH OHA HAD NOT GOTTEN AGREEMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR. News reports, commentaries, and legislation regarding this issue are compiled at this webpage:
(4) IN NOVEMBER 2008 BARACK OBAMA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT AND A LARGER DEMOCRAT MAJORITY WAS ELECTED IN BOTH THE U.S. SENATE AND U.S. HOUSE. THEREFORE THE AKAKA BILL IS EXPECTED TO PASS AND BE SIGNED INTO LAW, WHICH WILL GREATLY EMPOWER ETHNIC HAWAIIANS TO BARGAIN MORE STRONGLY FOR MONEY, LAND, AND JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY. To follow the history of the Akaka bill in 2009, including text of the bill, news reports and commentary, floor debates and votes in the House and Senate, see:
Additional topics will be added in the order they arise during 2009.
For the above topics for 2009, see:
FULL TEXT OF NEWS REPORTS AND COMMENTARIES FOR YEAR 2009
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