The Aloha Perspective: Diversity Has Depleted a Nationality

I am taking a current topic and telling it from a perspective of a road less traveled, one not many know has taken place. How multiculturalism, diversity and the modern world have dissipated a culture and diminished an entire race to a point of extinction. This has happened to these people within a short period of time.

This is a comparative notion; a wake-up call, if you will, as to what happens when a race is interbred and how it causes quantum blood levels to diminish and the end result. This is not to be misconstrued as a complaint of a stronger nation defeating another; we all know throughout history that it happens and that it was bound to happen. The logistics alone make it a gem for governments to occupy for military purposes, let alone the economics benefits. So, from a strategic and logistical perspective, the Hawaiian Islands will never be the sovereign nation they once were ever again. 

Since the arrival of Captain Cook in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the representation of the Hawaiian people (Känaka Maoli) has been circulating globally through multiple discourses; stock imagery of the hula maiden, the surfer boy, the savage queen and the lazy native. This “misinterpretation” of their history has effected the ideology of who these people really were/are and it is constantly tarnished; it depicts them as a stupid nation and a people that they never were. 

In recent years, the excavation of purposefully overlooked historical documents, such as the Hawaiian-language newspapers and memoirs written and edited by the native Hawaiians in academic and legal discourses, have brought institutional and mainstream legitimization to the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Thus, showing that many Hawaiians had never consented to the occupation of their homeland and that the Hawaiian people are so much more than their contrived stereotype. The acknowledgement of their stories of resistance, resilience and revitalization has propelled numerous Hawaiian nationalist projects in both academic and community activist circles. These theorizations have produced much-needed changes to Hawaiian historiography. 

In 1921, the US Congress passed the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) which grants Hawaiians, of no less than fifty percent Hawaiian blood quantum, the rights to land set aside by the federal government. 

The US Congress generally supported taking care of Känaka Maoli as wards and other efforts to Americanize (democratize) them. The haole (foreigner) elite, who feared that their fertile lands they were leasing from the government would be withdrawn and divided up for homesteading, would use the HHCA to keep a firm grip on their 85,000 acres of leased public lands, 26,000 acres of which were crown lands. At the same time, their support of the Act, made a good impression on the Känaka Maoli, who under Imperial jurisdiction again, were the voting majority in Hawaii. 

In 1921, the HHCA was passed by Congress and it was “intended” to make approximately 200,000 acres of public land available for people with a Hawaiian blood quantum of 50% or more. Some of the lands were specifically designated by Section 203 of the Act and the rest was to be chosen by the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) from lands designated “available lands.” The original selection of these “available lands” were by traditional land divisions name only (according to Känaka Maoli tradition, in fact), but from each area selected were withdrawn lands in sugarcane cultivation, forest reserves and some under public uses, including previous homestead agreements. 

Only about ten percent of the lands selected for future homesteading could, at best, be classified as first-class pastoral land. The rest was either pastoral land requiring irrigation or “waste land.” None of the land could rightfully be labeled prime agricultural lands. According to the present administrators, this explains that only one-fifth of the lands are homesteaded after 78 years. 

Now, take the years of multiculturalism, pushed diversity, transplants and the idea that ALL those born in Hawaii are “Hawaiian.” What happens? Well, the elite banked on the eventual interbreeding of Känaka Maoli with other ethnic groups, resulting in the inevitable decrease of the Hawaiian blood quantum below fifty percent, thus lowering the populace ability to claim its homesteading land. This is a legal form of systematic genocide by procreation, recognized and passed into law prior to Hawaii becoming a state and with the intention of permanent acquisition of Hawaiian land. 

We are cast as witnesses and participants to the extinction of the Känaka Maoli by a law enacted by the government of the United States in 1921. The “Seduction of Diversity” is proof of a growing cancer in our world and all of its nationalities. Sadly, the Hawaiian people are a prime example as their population dwindles. Out of a population of 1.4 million people living in the Hawaii, the native Hawaiian population of pure blood is at 6.6% – that is only 80,137. 

This is all easily comparable to the disturbing times we are encountering in our society today. The similarities are so apparent in our everyday lives; the South has had to deal with the influx of immigration in massive amounts, the transients moving in are changing our way of life for the worse, the falsifying of our true history and the demonization of our fathers and grandfathers before us. All done by the telling of misconstrued stories in books and Hollywood movies and how they attempt to demoralize our resolve by tearing down our monuments of greater men, resulting in the eradication our culture. 

It is all a relative reality we face, the on-going agenda pushed on us and for centuries. 

– By Eva Solaris

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