Friday, August 9, 2013

Be careful what you wish for. Dangers in demanding deoccupation.

Do you know why it's dangerous for Native Hawaiians to demand that the United States end the so-called "military occupation" of Hawaii?

A few weeks ago, four Native Hawaiians were interviewed on a local PBS show in Honolulu. Among the four were retired Hawaii State Governor John Waihee, current Hawaii State Senator Clayton Hee, former Congressional candidate Esther Kiaana, and Honoulu Attorney Dexter Kaiama (white shirt).

Dexter Kaiama is opposed to Kanaiolowalu and instead would rather have the United States invoke it's martial law over the Hawaiian Kingdom to lead a process of "deoccupation" in Hawaii.  Imagine that, a Native Hawaiian wants the United States to invoke "Martial Law.

Martial law is described as an "imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions".  Wikipedia goes on to explain, "Typically, the imposition of martial law accompanies curfews, the suspension of civil lawcivil rightshabeas corpus, and the application or extension of military law or military justice to civilians. Civilians defying martial law may be subjected to military tribunal (court-martial)."

Do Native Hawaiians really want the United States military to rule over Hawaii rather than the people they voted into office?

To at least one other (unconfirmed) Native Hawaiian, he apparently thinks that the political choices made by civilian populations shouldn't matter.

How's this bruddah?  Are you serious?  You like the U.S. military rule over our daily lives? 

  • Does Keokani Marciel want the U.S. military to enforce curfews in Hawaii?  
  • Does Keokani Marciel want the US military to suspend civil law?
  • Does Keokani Marciel want Native Hawaiians (already disproportionately over-represented in prisons) to have to appear in front of military tribunals?  

In a press released issued by David Keanu Sai, he calls upon the United States to "establish a military government to include tribunals" in the Hawaiian Islands!

Does that sound right to you?  Of course not! 

Has Martial Law ever been imposed in Hawaii?

Yes, Martial law was imposed in Hawaii in the 1940s and it sucked!  

Reportedly, "The military government instituted employment stasis by General Order No. 91 (no leaving an employer without a letter of good standing); and the banning of courts that required witnesses and juries. Traffic violations were said to have netted prison terms and the military courts evidenced bias against civilians."

No intelligent Native Hawaiian in Hawaii could possibly want to live under the thumb of the US military every single day, unless they are already in the military.  One other blogger even questioned if Native Hawaiians were being duped into wanting martial law.  I think some are.   How else would you explain Keokane Marciel, who says he's Native Hawaiian, demanding that we go through the deoccupation process which requires martial law?

Living under Martial Law would ruin our lives, Native Hawaiians and non-Native Hawaiians alike.  We must be careful about what other uninformed people are hoping for.  We can't let them ruin our lives.  


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