“Hawai’i History” recounts Leon Siu


Leon Siu with Gérard at Waikiki Beach

The appointment with Leon Siu is scheduled. We will meet him in early November 2017 by the world famous Waikiki Beach near the State Of Hawai’i’s U.S. Army Museum. The reunion and the welcome was an immense joy. The welcoming ritual was not performed by hand, as it is here in the West, but carried out in the Hawaiian manner, where one greets oneself with forehead and at the same time with direct exhalation. After such a long time to meet again, the joy was great. I arrived at my second home.
For the preliminary discussion, we then moved directly to the opposite hotel bar with a view of the ocean. Barely sat and barely ordered, Leon was already deep in Hawaiian and US history narrating.
Leon Siu is Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Hawaiian Kingdom. He often leaves his home country to explain and discuss the political, delicate and difficult situation of the Hawaiian Kingdom with diplomats, authorities, lawyers and like-minded people. Leon works hard to ensure that the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people regain their equitable independence. With my then naive question, which I asked Leon: Leon, is Hawai’i not the 50th State of the USA? We learned at school that Hawai’i, formerly the Sandwich Islands, became the 50th US State in 1959. Is not that right?
His answer, which I received, astonished me too deeply and I no longer understood the world. My interest and research into the truth rose. I urgently needed a proof to refute this story, since the correct version was taught in our Swiss schools, or to confirm it. Through my research on the internet and in archives, I have received more and more information confirming Leon Siu’s answer. I spend a lot of time in the archives and search the documents. I read a lot about the annexation of Hawai’i. Instead of getting answers, questions about questions are increasing.
To give you an insight into the Hawaiian history and to present you with a real, lively punk thriller, we hear and see Leon Siu, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Let us tell his story:

On the same day that King David Kalakaua’s (Laamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalakaua; also known as Merrie Monarch) celebrates his one-hundred-and-eighty-first birthday (16 November 1836), Leon Siu, active Minister of Foreign Affairs, recounts the history of the Kingdom of Hawai’i at the royal palace (‚Iolani Royal Palace), for the monarchs the Hawai’ian Kingdom, which dates back to 1845 with the third Hawai’ian King Kauikeaouli Kamehameha (Keaweaweula Kiwalao Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa Kalani Waiakua Kalanikau Iokikilo Kiwalao i ke kapu Kamehameha), from the Kamehameha Dynasty and site of the Hawai’ian Monarchy’s overthrow, which dates back to 17 January 1893, with Queen Lili’uokalani (Lydia Kamakaeha) from the Kalakaua Dynasty.

Leon Siu’s “talkstory” mention the following:
  • What is significant about Annexation?
  • „Boy With Goldfish” (1979) recorded by London Symphony Orchestra at London’s Watford Town Hall is first digital (Soundstream process) LP
  • Hokulea revives Hawaiian identity
  • Queen Lili‘uokalani, reigning monarch for Hawaiian Kingdom, overthrown 125 years ago
  • King Kalakaua, under duress, signed 1887 Constitution
  • King Kamehameha the Great establishes in 1810 absolute monarchy
  • King Kamehameha II abandoned kapu system 1819; missionaries arrived about six months later
  • King Kamehameha III changed absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy as neutral sovereign independent state with 1839 Constitution
  • Sugar barons offer Pearl Harbor to US in 1893
  • Stevens John Leavitt
  • US Marines meet behind https://www.jhchawaii.net/Aliiolani-Hale/
  • US President Grover Cleveland & James Blount Report (5 month-long investigation, creating 1500+ page document) (legal findings)
  • US President William McKinley claims Hawaiian Islands by Joint Resolution as military necessity because of war with Spain in 1897
  • Battle Of Manila Bay
  • US may not impose US Codes & Statutes to Hawaiian Kingdom subjects
  • Laws of Occupation example:
    • First Gulf War between Iraq & Iran from 1980 to 1988
    • Second Gulf War (First Iraq War): US-led military coalition & Iraq in 1990/91Third Gulf War (Second Iraq War)
    • US-led military coalition & Iraq from 2003 to 2011
  • What is occupation? Territorial occupations, according to:
    • Article 42 of 1907 Hague Regulations:
      • Remains under hostile army authority
      • Limits territory to established location
    • Four Geneva Conventions of 1949, according to Article 2 applies to:
      • Any territory occupied during international hostilities
      • Occupation of state territory meets with no armed resistance
    • UN Charter regulates legality of occupation & jus ad bellum law:
      • Whether or not occupation is considered lawful
      • Approval by Security Council received or not
      • Includes: invasion, liberation, administration, occupation
      • Facts on ground determines application
  • US President William Clinton issued official Apology Resolution (Public Law 103-150)
  • 1946, United Nations formed with purpose for Decolonization
  • Hawaiian Islands as pawn with North Korea
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs with remedies:
    • inform international community of situation
    • house Hawaiian Kingdom subjects
    • enable food independence
  • US developing agricultural land for urban use & GMO farm seeds
  • Mauna Kea
  • To fulfill intent of Queen Emma & King Kamehameha IV to provide in perpetuity quality health care services to improve well-being of Hawaiian subjects & all of people of Hawaiʻi
  • Queen Lili‘uokalani executed Deed of Trust & established legal & financial foundation of institution dedicated to welfare of orphaned Hawaiian children
  • High Chief William Charles Lunalilo established Lunalilo Home for elderly in 1874. Estate includes large landholdings on five major islands, consisting of 33 ahupua‘a, nine ‘ili, and more than dozen home lots.
  • Princess Bernice Pauahi’s endowment supports Kamehameha Schools, which has grown into statewide educational system serving more than 48,000 learners annually at 30 preschool sites; K-12 campuses on Hawai‘i, Maui and O‘ahu; & through broad range of community outreach programs
  • US overseeing Hawaiian Kingdom’s systems:
  •  Do Hawaiians recognize Hawaiian Kingdom?
  • What is biggest wish?
  • Addressing land titles, disputes and speculation
  • Hawai’i National Transitional Authority
  • What online resources are available?
  • Are there some last words?
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