Wake-up Call

Resist the Corporate State

Colonialism

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As Dahr Jamail writes: http://www.truthout.org/052709R

 “..the mightier among the world’s nations have secured the mandate to invade, with impunity, any society and any state that can be exploited for resources. Unlike earlier times, modern-day invasions are invariably camouflaged by a façade of elaborate deceit that claims altruistic intent as the motive of assault. In this new scheme of things, resistance is deemed as insurgency and dissent is unpatriotic. Those that are invaded do not have the luxury to decide between being beggar and slave. Culture would be the last thing on their minds as they struggle to stay alive. Yet it is the loss of their culture that ultimately causes the disintegration of these societies to the absolute advantage of their victors.”

I live in rural Hawaii where the Third Act of Colonialism is evident every day. It is not only destructive to those who live it, it is debilitating to those who live around it.

An A-bomb is almost a mercy compared to an occupation which marks its victims for generations. That so-called civilized and developed nations can pursue this unconscionable policy is evidence of the extremes of human depravity.

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Written by laudyms

May 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

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  1. I visited Hawaii in 1969 or 70. I stayed on Kailua, and it was so beautiful there. When I was there there was a very small town, and my friends lived on the seventh (I think) home on the left off the main road. Homes were good distances apart. There were two big restaurant/hotels there, and I got a job in one. I was the only howli (not sure of that spelling) working there. I visited an avocado grove and couldn’t believe the size of those avocados. They were as big as a basketball. The black sand beach was also a blessing. I cannot imagine what it looks like now with the advancing corporate takeover.

    Your words – “an a-bomb is almost a mercy compared to an occupation which marks its victims for generations” are an arrow pointed straight at the heart.

    Barbara Peterson

    May 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm

  2. Kailua-Kona is a major mess and has been for almost 20 years. Gridlock city. Plus the vog makes it look like the LA it was built to imitate……..I live on the other side about 12 miles from Hilo.

    There are plenty of haoles now, tho happily the gentrification slowed along with the economy. Still Hawaiians continue to move to places like Vegas for jobs and lower prices.

    The under currents of resentment, envy and helplessness make ‘local style’ a sad state of affairs.

    laudyms

    May 31, 2009 at 9:13 pm


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