Friday, September 23, 2005
9/23/05 -- This article exactly explains my disenchantment with the political/music bund that was formed in the 1960's. Yes, I attended concerts, listened, bought records. But now, after reading about the Venona decrypts and the depths into which the Soviet communists plunged American society, I feel nothing but spitting anger about the lies told to us impressionable kids in the 1960's. "Garbage in, garbage out", unless like many of my generation, people are seeing the truth finally shine through the propaganda muck of 70 years of deceit.
Also my reading on WW I has taught me a lot about the Seeger family, and exposed them for what they really are and were.
Friday, September 16, 2005
This letter is being sent today 8/24/05 to 98 of the 100 Senators of the United States
- I am writing to you, even though I know that you are not a senator who represents my state, Hawaii. However, you have an important opportunity to vote soon on the upcoming "Akaka Bill" that establishes a race-based separate government within the United States. As a citizen of the state of Hawaii, I urge you to defeat this unconstitutional and racist bill.
- The issues concerning this bill are starting to surface, after a long silence. Many of us in the Islands have feared that the bill would be pushed through the Senate with no debate and no publicity. Perhaps its sponsors hoped that the issues would not see "the light of day". Instead, more publicity is now appearing, such as the article written by Senators Slade Gorton and Hank Brown in the Wall Street Journal. See: this article. For more information, see Michelle Malkin's article that questions the precedent such a law will have on the United States. See: her article. The fear in many quarters is this bill will divide the nation into racial "enclaves" much as the Balkans; we know how much bloodshed has occurred in that part of the world. We live in the 21st century, and racism is supposed to be a thing of the past in the United States. This bill will return us to a "Jim Crow" environment without precedent.
- An issue that has received little coverage is that of endemic corruption. After having lived here for 6 years, I can state clearly that the Hawaiian Islands are the most corrupt state in the Union, approaching the level of some 3rd world countries. No legislation suggested at either the state or federal level even hints at reform of this situation. Unfortunately, the Akaka Bill gives official credence to the state's corruption, as does the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) in the state of Hawaii, by granting the power to distribute large sums of money and land with basically no oversight. The bill strenghtens the hold the current government has on the economic and political environment here by giving it the backing of the Federal Government. This issue alone makes this bill a Very Bad Idea.
- An additional problem with this bill is the issue of the Rule of Law. Many supporters of the bill say it is important for "fairness", but they never bring up the rule of law issue. Every state in the United States is supposed to operate within both the federal Constitution and the state's Constitution. This bill ignores both in the name of this "fairness" we hear about. The outcome of this bill will be gross inequality, and an even lower level of support for the Rule of Law. Current property owners in Hawaii are frightened (as well they should be) by the possibility of a land grab by the newly-empowered "natives". It appears that the bill can prevent the Federal Government from stepping in to stop such general lawlessness. Few Hawaiians and NO non-Hawaiians (haoles) here trust any law enforcement agencies in this state to prevent squatting, violence, and, sadly, bloodshed after the Akaka bill becomes law. Most property owners know that the local law enforcement will side with the "natives" and never step in to protect private property. If you want a model of how it will be here in Hawaii, you need look no further than the current situation in Zimbabwe.
- Thank you for reading this letter, and please vote against the Akaka Bill.
Originally posted 9/13/05 -- Another thing to add to that email that was sent out to 98 of the 100 senators. The land grab has already started in Hawaii, and the LAW ISN'T EVEN PASSED YET! Native groups are setting up their legal machines and have taken out advertisements in the newspapers calling for revokation of all land titles, and return of all lands to the king (whoever he is). If SB147 passes, they will lock up all property out here for decades to come. Even if their land claims are legally incorrect, we know that the Hawai'i courts take at least 10 years to deal with a single real property case. Imagine millions of such cases. Worst, it may be possible that the matter will be decided by the World Court, since the Hawaiians will claim that they are a separate nation. Worse yet? The U.N. could claim that it will adjudicate the matter.
This bad law must be stopped.
Originally posted 9/13/05 -- I have been reading about the Venona decrypts and the extent of Communist influence in the US in the 1930's onward. The best quote I've seen on the modern manifestation of classic propaganda (the term "political correctness" was used regularly by the Communist party) comes from this excellent interview with Dalrymple:Full Article
Dalrymple: Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.