Hawaiian Statehood and the President are about the same age and both come with a checkered historical past.
Did Obama transfer the mantle and memory of Queen Liliuokalani to himself? We all know where he spent his first ten years. Were the next ten tinged with demonstrations and the legitimacy of Hawaiian statehood? As it was, the ‘travelin’ man’ eventually dug in and took root in Chicago. No need to repeat that history here again. It’s enough to point out, today, that Obama seems disturbingly in sync, not with those who celebrate Hawaii’s inclusion in the U.S.A., but those who protest it.
Quotes from two protesters regarding Hawaii’s statehood: “We want to show how U.S. Imperialism has spread across the Pacific and the world – It will be fun” and “We’re trying to set a standard that embraces dialogue over physical conflict”.
Q. What is the difference between the President of the United States and the protester’s quotes?
A. The President represents 300,000,000 Americans and the quotes represent about a 1,000 protesters.
I’d feel a lot better if the numbers were reversed in the answer.Email This Post To A Friend
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