What’s up with the ocean crud?
Have you seen the crud at the mouth of the Wailua? The crud along the ocean by Lydgate? Never seen it so bad, even when the rain has lasted longer than this past week. Anyplace in the United States that’s appeal is the beauty of the land and the weather would not allow this to happen and if it did it would be cleaned up immediately. This area looks like a (fill in the blank) hole. Why is it so much worse than prior years?
David Cooper, Lihue
An independent Hawaii would be safe
For Hawaiians concerned about the risk of President Donald Trump and the imperialist American government provoking a nuclear war with the peaceful Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) after the hoax alert we all received on our cell phones, there is one sure fire way for the Hawaiian Islands to avoid being dragged into such a violent conflict.
If Hawaiians are serious about avoiding the horrors of nuclear war, we cannot depend on the American war mongers to do anything to protect us from that — in fact, the U.S. government is on a path to getting us all killed through the reckless actions of Trump.
The single way we can completely ensure that there will be no nuclear war in Hawaii is to demand independence and for the United States military to cease its illegal occupation that has gone on since 1893 and finally withdraw from the Hawaiian Islands.
An independent Hawaii can enter into peaceful diplomatic relations with the DPRK, build trade, and friendship between our nations. China would be glad to supply us with weapons to ensure Hawaiian self-defense, from another U.S. invasion. We must embrace socialism and put an end to capitalism, to help our own people.
Eric Hafner, Mountainview