Support for populism-nationalism – characterized by some as tribalism (blame the others) – is a multi-faceted phenomenon far more complex than simply a reaction to so-called liberal politics.
Among the troublemakers in any urban homeless atmosphere there is an alpha, one homeless person who all others respect. Mentally ill or not, this alpha could be coerced to control the rest. In the worst of the general population in prison societies it will happen that one leader is responsible for most of the group behavior.
It was magical, Lady Godiva raring up on her horse shouting, Let the festival begin!
On Saturday, Sept. 21, both East and West Hawaii papers had court coverage that revealed the nature and change (progress?) involving Hawaiian protesters today.
The coastline at Mahukona in North Kohala has been open to all people since the earliest Hawaiian settlement. It is the districts main ocean recreation area. Yet the countys draft General Plan wants to give it away to resort development. What? I thought the old plans for a big resort fell through? The zoning granted in the 1990s expired?
On the evening of Feb. 26, 2000, 21 days after leaving Tahiti, a crew of 15 women and men sailing on board Hawaiis iconic deep-sea voyaging canoe Hokulea, arrived off Hawaii island. As the island loomed large in the foreground, a colleague and I were in deep conversation. On the horizon the slopes of Maunakea rose out of the sea, its summit silhouetted by the fabric of stars that circled overhead.
These four civil rights principles should guide Hawaiis future. They are widely accepted but need stronger application. Good people should stand up publicly to proclaim them, and defend them against radical activists noisily demanding special rights based on race or religion. First Ill state these simple, clear principles; then explain them.