In our last update, we pointed out a stark contrast in styles of governance… how we expect the soon-to-be restored Hawaiian Kingdom to operate differently from the current US/State of Hawaii, by using Kapu Aloha… treating everyone with respect and aloha …even if we do not agree with them.
When Gov. Ige visited the Mauna Kea puʻuhonua last July, all the news media reported on how he was received by the kupuna and the kiaʻi. Hawaii News Now said: “The governor received a remarkably warm welcome ― with lei, chants and embraces … in his first visit to the TMT protest.” It was essentially the same in all the news accounts as well as the live-streamed and eye-witness postings.
In spite of the fact that the two “sides” were diametrically opposed on the TMT project, Kapu Aloha prevailed and was maintained by the kiaʻi all the way to the successful suspension of the TMT project and the noa (ending, putting to rest) of the puʻuhonua.
This was the peaceful and orderly narrative at the ʻofficialʻ levels — government, developers, protectors, community, media.
But in the arena of public opinion, it was harsh… and some people — on both sides — got completely out of hand… especially on social media… making accusations, recriminations and threats. Definitely not Kapu Aloha.
This is the area that really requires our personal, individual attention. Each of us in the nation, if we are to be a lāhui that governs with Kapu Aloha, we have to be people who strive to live by Kapu Aloha… personally… and in a culture that upholds Kapu Aloha.
The current crisis over the coronavirus has caused Gov. Ige to adopt draconian measures, shutting down practically everything. Even those that donʻt present any health hazard. Everyone his hurting. It is already an economic disaster. Those demonstrating for re-opening certain activities and businesses are being arrested and villified in social media. (Sound familiar?). This crisis is an opportune to take Kapu Aloha to the next step… making it personal in your own life and putting it into practice!
This crisis will pass, but what will be on the other end? What kind of a people will we be? What kind of a nation will we model? If not one showing Kapu Aloha, then it will be pohō, a wasted opportunity.
It is the amazing power of Kapu Aloha that will carry us through the rebirthing and rebuilding of our nation. Eō!
Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom
If you are (or if you know of someone who is) interested in being a facilitator for any aspect of the Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom Celebration, please contact: info@HawaiianKingdom.net
The campaign to Free Hawaii continues to grow … as soon as this pandemic subsides, we expect significant movement in gaining support from the global community. Your kokua is vital to this effort…
Your kōkua, large or small, is much appreciated will help greatly to move this work forward.
To contribute, go to https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii
To contribute in other ways (airline miles, travel vouchers, clerical help, etc…) email us at info@HawaiianKingdom.net
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All proceeds go to help the cause.
Mahalo Nui Loa!