LIHUE — There was standing room only at Ha Coffee Bar Thursday evening as 56 people came to participate in a 5G discussion featuring a lecture by Debra Greene, who earned her doctoral degree from Ohio State in 1995.
Greene was invited by the group 5G Action Kauai and organizers Danny Hashimoto and Asmita Kulkarni.
The group will hold a demonstration and rally at the corner of Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road on July 27, starting at 11:45 a.m., as part of a national day of action against 5G.
Hashimoto thanked those in attendance, including councilmembers Felicia Cowden and Mason Chock, and gave a brief description of why he and Kulkarni decided to hold the “Say No to 5G” meeting in Lihue, the second organized event by the group in recent weeks.
“Asmita and I, we said we got to do this,” Hashimoto said. “I’m already pretty busy, running around in nature. And so that is what we are going to talk about, nature.”
Hashimoto said that being in nature, people are exposed to healthy frequencies, and that 5G is the complete opposite of those natural frequencies.
“5G as Deborah will explain will devastate over time, possibly even in the short run, everything people hold dear including ourself,” Hashimoto said. “So I’m happy Asmita stepped up, we both stepped up, and said ‘let’s do this,’ and now we have a nice core group.”
Kulkarni introduced Greene, saying that she has extensive experience in electromagnetic radiation research since 2008.
“She has plenty of experience researching, resisting, talking to policymakers, talking to people, doing presentations all over America,” Kulkarni said. “She started keepyourpower.org, which predominantly works with Smart Meters, so she has been instrumental in stopping these Smart Meters on Maui, and now she is involved with the 5G research.”
Greene’s presentation focused on, “5G 101, Health Effects, Government Corruption, 5G Interference, Surveillance and Solutions.”
“If 5G is implemented to its full extent, which includes small cell towers every two to 10 houses in residential areas, it includes interfacing with 20,000 satellites in near orbit, it includes blanketing of the entire planet earth in toxic wireless radiation 24/7 365,” Greene said in an interview with The Garden Island Friday.
Greene stated that she thinks there are several reasons 5G technology is being pushed currently, even with it not receiving acceptance from the medical community.
“Money and control, because there’s a surveillance aspect to it,” she said. “When there is so much being tracked all the time, there is a lot of data available from the tracking and big data is big money. It also allows citizens to be surveilled in every aspect of their life.”
Greene added that 5G would give the ability to not only make money but to also track every move a person makes.
“They can surveil, they can pinpoint where we are at any moment in time ever,” Greene said. “That’s one of the aspects of it.”
Part of what Greene envisions by bringing awareness to the problematic nature of 5G, which she points out is the fifth generation of cellular-network technology, is that the Hawaiian islands might become a sanctuary in the world against 5G.
She says the goal is to keep the current technology that we are using because it does not pose the same risks as 5G.
“If we can keep 5G away from this island, maybe they won’t fly their satellites 3,000 miles out into the middle of the Pacific Ocean because we’re not on board,” she said.
“Maybe we can be spared, maybe we can become a sanctuary. Maybe we can become a place where people could actually come and not be surveilled and not be exposed to this toxic radiation. That’s my vision.”
Ryan Collins, county reporter, can be reached at 245-0424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.