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An ad in The Garden Island Sept. 17, on page 6-A and off to the side, says,
“Exercise your right to vote” and then goes on to say, “For a better Kaua’i,
state and nation, vote for Al Gore, all the qualified Democratic candidates and
for Rep. Ezra R. Kanoho.”
What arrogance. I don’t even think Mr. Kanoho has
an office on this island. I for one am not going to vote Democratic. I don’t
have a key for windup dolls from Tennessee.
The sugar mill is closing down,
and 400 and more workers will have a bleak Christmas. Hawai’i has been run into
the red dirt and black sand beaches since the early 1960s by a so-called
Democratic Party that turned the breadbasket of the Northern Pacific into an
economic basket case.
The Democratic Party in Hawai’i thinks that they own
the entire state and all its people, like sugar plantations and their straw
bosses and managers and owners a century ago. But now the sugar is gone and
Hawaiians have a high school education and can spell democracy. And they know
democracy spells more than just oligarchic, one-party rule from Honolulu. The
cane fields are burning now for probably the last time. Rome burned, too, but
that was a long time ago – about 2,000 years ago.
We don’t have to go the
way of Rome. Remember, we have a democracy here in Hawai’i. And like Phoenix,
the bird of mythology, we can resurrect ourselves and create a new Hawai’i. We
don’t need Jesus Christ for this. We don’t need the Dark Ages, either. We can
do it on election day this year.
And that’s my ad. I didn’t have the money
like Mr. Ezra R. Kanoho to purchase one. I didn’t even have a typewriter. But
there’s a place called Travis County, Texas, and there’s another political
party besides the Democratic Party. Here in Hawai’i, you can get in trouble if
you even mention that other political party, especially on Kaua’i. So I won’t
mention that other party. But it’s out there, like a tsunami.
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