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“Beware of the half-truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.” ~Author Unknown

As I was doing research for a timeline on Hawaiian history I came across a fellow by the name of Ken Conklin. At first, I thought I had stumbled upon a well-researched document of unbiased truth. As I continued to read through Mr. Conklin’s references, http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/references.html … I was impressed by the wide variety of sources and annotations he listed. But the further down I got in his list, I realized that this man was voicing bigoted sentiment about Hawaiians who believe in a Hawaiian Nation, or Hawaiian Sovereignty in any form. In fact he doesn’t hide his brazen disdain. He ignores the facts of dispossessed Hawaiians… losses in land, culture, and language resulting from historical events.

I bring this up because others might share the views of Mr. Conklin. To these people, I would say, there are two sides to every story. Rationalizing what Conklin calls “the concept that there is no historical, legal, or moral justification for race-based political sovereignty for ethnic Hawaiians” is a clear case of more of the same from hypocrites and thieves… As history has shown, Hawaiians have been of generous spirit and inclusive to the point of our own detriment. Sorry if some people don’t agree with me on this.

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2 thoughts on ““Beware of the half-truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.” ~Author Unknown

  1. Good call. Always know no matter which side you are on, there’s another. Stick to truth instead of opinion always! Be loyal to yourself and you will always be loyal to others.

    • Yep… But it sure seems that if there is more than one truth out there… It points to a philosophical dilemma… maybe even an ethical one? On the other hand, when we rely on proof the facts speak for themselves more objectively. The proof is in the pudding, so to speak, or more trustworthy conclusions… with love and aloha, kanaka (people) unite!

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