Akaka Bill: More Misinformation About the Akaka Bill

By , March 24, 2010 10:14 am

Akaka Bill: More Misinformation About the Akaka Bill

Retired judge and OHA trustee Boyd Mossman (who happens to be one of my cousins on my paternal Maui side) writes about the Akaka Bill in the Maui News. In his response he writes:

The purpose of the Akaka Bill is reconciliation. The effect of the bill will be preservation of an entire people, their culture and their aina. Passing the bill will not “break Hawaii in two” but will keep Hawaii Hawaii while addressing an egregious mistake by the United States against the sovereign Hawaiian kingdom in 1893.

Seen here.

The purpose of the Akaka Bill is not reconciliation.

Instead it is about control. If the Akaka Bill was about reconciliation the U.S. would invite all of the Hawaiians/oiwi and Hawaiian citizens to discuss the issues that are important and invite them to participate. That basic level of respect is a foundation for reconciliation.

Meanwhile some people are lying about Hawaiians and the Hawaiian Kingdom in the process.

However the Akaka Bill is not the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Instead it is the Native Hawaiian Land Reorganization Act.

It is unfortunate that some people are lying about Hawaiians and/or lying to us as in “kakou” or “all of us” whether Hawaiian/oiwi or Hawaiian citizen or non-Hawaiian and/or hating on Hawaiians in the process of discussing the Akaka Bill.

Don’t blame Hawaiians. Don’t blame some innocent people for what the few guilty have done and/or are doing.

And the lies about Hawaiians and/or the Hawaiian Kingdom.

They are getting out of hand. Some people need to STOP perpetuating lies about Hawaiians and/or the Hawaiian Kingdom while discussing the Akaka Bill. STOP BLAMING HAWAIIANS, STOP HATING ON HAWAIIANS, STOP LYING ABOUT HAWAIIANS, and STOP LYING TO ALL OF US (kakou.)

Aue some people.