The Police: Ambassadors of Aloha?
- The Police: Ambassadors of Aloha?
$7 Million Dollars worth of Aloha?
by Kealoha Pisciotta
The ADB-Watch march was filled with Aloha. The organizers and
protesters should be recognized an embraced for their unwavering
conviction to peaceful non-violent protest and Aloha. They came from
all over the world because of what they believe in and they fully
embraced the Aloha spirit. Yet, they were met with guns, riot gear,
the Police, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Secret Service, Army and Air National
Guard, ATF, FBI and the UH football team (according to NBC news) and
our own government officials claiming that these things are Aloha.
Auwe! Governor Cayetano I am shame for us here in Hawai'i.
Since Aloha is usually not spoken about directly because it is
addressed through feelings, Aloha nevertheless is a philosophy not
just a word. It is the foundation of Native Hawaiian spirituality
and religion. From it's base essence to its zenith "Aloha" is about
right action, truth and resisting the affronts to Creation.
Although this word has been used, misused, abused, bastardized and
profaned by the colonizers. It is still a sacred word for the
Hawaiian people. It is believed in our language that certain words
come from the time of Creation and Creator, and although man can use
them man cannot profane them. Aloha is such a word.
When we utter the sacred word of Aloha- we invoke the spirit of
Aloha. When Aloha is in action it is felt on all levels and what is
contrary cannot exist simultaneously. One can't be in Aloha and in
the absence of Aloha at the same time.
It means each person engaged in Aloha is bound to the principles of
truth and right action, eventually. When Aloha is enacted, our
actions are overseen by the Akua, Na Akua, Na 'Aumakua, Na Kupuna.
Each participant can act as he or she chooses but is responsible for
his or her own actions and intentions regardless.
It would be a mistake however; to believe that Aloha demands
passivity. Aloha is a state of being and therefore requires action
and participation. To be true to Aloha, one must stand for truth,
defend the principles that protect the rights of all people and the
sacred earth, and to resist the affronts to Aloha itself.
Today the word Aloha is uttered in commercials and embossed on
tourist brochures, on tee-shirts, storefronts, doormats, beach mats
and even on rubber slippers. In short Aloha is used to sell Hawai'i,
steal Hawai'i, consume Hawai'i and now to arm Hawai'i.
In the past when the haole came to Hawai'i to steal the land and help
us to learn about heaven, our Kupuna in their ultimate wisdom
maintained Aloha. Everyone, however, assumed that they were simply
saying hello, goodbye and hope you feel good, like many still believe
it to mean today.
But were our Kupuna doing this? Or were they invoking the laws and
principles of Aloha? Our Kupuna saw and survived many things, good
and bad. They witnessed the times of great death when 96% of the
people of this land died. Our recent Kupuna are the 4% who survived.
In the time when every man, woman and child had buried at least 20
people, when these Kupuna said "Aloha" were they saying that they
They said Aloha to the just and un-just, the good and the bad. They
did not differentiate, nor judge.
Our Ali'i invoked Aloha, when the U.S. troops landed to help the
haole overthrow the Kingdom. She remained steadfast and in Aloha.
Despite the Aloha and truthful stand of the sovereignty movement--and
how very damning it is for America (America's ugly little secret are
we - the Hawaiians)--the U.S. still cannot find a way to openly
aggress on the Hawaiian people? Why can't they? Is it because of
Aloha, because so many people in the world come here to the Land of
Aloha, the only State in the Union (if you support U.S. occupation)
known as the Love State. People from all over the world lay on our
beautiful shores, swim in our beautiful oceans while the Hawaiian
people dance and sing for them and make good food for them. The
world would look at the U.S. as the mad-dog of the earth if they ever
went to war with us. So how will they make war in the land of Aloha?
Will the powers that be use any venue they can to invoke the
contrary--or the opposite of Aloha? If history tells us anything, I
believe they will.
Well despite years of profaning the sacred nature and word of Aloha,
we can see that the powers that be, have found a new venue of
profanity, and created a new definition of Aloha that is not easily
reconciled. Just when we thought it could not get worse we are told
that the Police fully armed against the people shall be called the
Ambassadors of Aloha, that Martial Law is Aloha and Police that would
use guns on people in order to protect property is Aloha.
People of Hawai'i feel the truth in these things your money ($7
million dollars to be exact according to NBC news) could have been
used to hurt people. Aloha has been misused in the past but this
brings the concept to a new level. The misuse and abuse of our
language Mr. Cayetano does not go unnoticed-Aloha Mr. Cayetano.
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