Friday, December 10, 2010


Honolulu Star-Advertiser - December 8, 2010

...The deterioration of a once-proud and strong race of people began with the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1778 and continues to this day.

With the arrival of James Cook more than 200 years ago, the genocide of a race began. From a population of between 600,000 to 800,000 in 1778, by the 1850s (in less than 75 years), the population of Hawaiians was reduced to approximately 50,000 people. Thus the "put down" of Hawaiians began.

By 1822, in less than 45 years, upon the arrival of the missionaries, the "put down" of our religion, language, culture, system of governance, and land tenure began. And by 1848, in less than 26 years, with the so-called "Great Mahele of 1848," began the alienation of ownership of lands of the kingdom to non-Hawaiians.

Then in 1854, in less than six years, upon the adoption of the "Bayonet Constitution" by the new republic, Hawaiians were effectively denied the vote in this new democracy. Through the subsequent passage of various pieces of legislation by this new democratic government, lands belonging to Hawaiians and their ali`i were gradually being stripped away.

By 1893, in less than 30 years, the hunger for land and money by the colonists, the Hawaiian kingdom and independent nation of people with treaties with the great countries of the world, including the United States, was overthrown by the new republic and thus accelerated the "put down" of Hawaiians.

The annexation of Hawai`i by the United States in 1898 was the "icing on the cake...."

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