Fit to meet the Queen - Hawaii Features
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#1 Dec 3, 2009
The Queen of England has got style and grace all her own. She was a mechanic during WWII too, by the way.
It is fantastic that Hawaii's Jake Shimabukuro and Bette Midler will have the opportunity to perform for her.
Great Britain and Hawaii have links that reach back to the time of Kamehameha The Great, and his communications to, and alliance with, King George the III.
Kamehameha I was solid, just and righteous, but when he passed on in 1819, the "Monarchy" model of government he had allowed to be imported from England, began to take on a different manner of rule, as the vying Chiefs wanted a piece of the lucrative ili'ahi or Sandalwood trade, that Kamehameha I had placed under Kapu.
The enormous pressure and ever present threat of revolt against Kamehameha II,(who was under the guidance and defacto rule of Kaahumanu,) cut the chiefs in for some of the lucrative action. However, all were apeing the europeans, desiring to white, and vigorously applying their model of a "Monarchy" style of government, with that "King, Queen," business. The Monarchy is NOT a native Hawaiian concept. It was imported.
The result was catasrophic, as the greed of the chiefs became legendary, driving the commoners into the mountains like slaves to denude practically every last plant and tree of ili'ahi, preventing the commoners from tending their food crops that, in turn, led to starvation, aggravated by no resistance to the sudden influx of disease from which the commoners had no resistance, leading to record numbers of deaths amongst the commoner native Hawaiian population.
The Hawaiian "Monarchy" in action.
But, perhaps the most cruel application of the Monarchy was in 1848, when the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii cheated the common native Hawaiian tenants out of their one-third share of their ancestral lands in the Mahele of 1848.
One third of the lands went to Kam III, one-third of the lands went to the greedy 245 chiefs and konohiki, and the remaining one-third was supposed to go to the common native Hawaiian tenants, but did not.
The "Monarchy" converted (stole) that undelivered one-third share, and thereafter called it "Government Lands."
So, before everybody gets into the "How Great the Queen" or "Your Majesty" or "Your Higness" b.s., just remember what the Monarchy did to the common native Hawaiians, especially the homeless ones you may see around.
That is the legacy of the sovereign, independant and corrupt Kingdom of Hawaii monarchy today.
Jake and Bette should still have a good time anyhow!
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#2 Dec 3, 2009
jake looks FABULOUS!! wish him all the best in his performance with bette midler for the Queen of England!
and ... i want that jacket!!!
#3 Dec 3, 2009
Jake just trying to "fit in" and make like Paul McCartney with the jacket and haircut.
Eh, Jake, be original! Be yourself!
(Yeah, OF COURSE we stay jealous of you. England, Tower of London, the Execution of Marie Antoinette, Benedict Arnold spying for the British Crown during the American Revolution, The London Eye, the River Thames, Buckingham Palace, House Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Abbey Road, etc. You lucky s.o.b. Have fun!)
No forget to take the Queen and the other Queen Bette Midler some Macadamia Nuts and Kona Coffee. Take PLENNY!!!
You get cash now. SPEND em and buy Hawaii stuffs for bring over there.
STIMULATE THE LOCAL ECONOMY.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#4 Dec 4, 2009
seems like you have a variety of user names. too bad all your personalities are pilau.
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