Letter for Saturday, January 11, 2020

Diverting Wai‘ale‘ale waters a terrible idea

Water is life. We all know this to be true. The ancient Hawaiians knew it, and we as modern humans know it.

Water is the life blood of our island. No one has the right to “own” or divert the water, for it belongs to us all, equally. It belongs to the future generations of humans and animals.

The absolute greed of diverting the Wai‘ale‘ale waters is a most terrible idea which will no doubt have repercussions beyond our current comprehension.

The watershed of this sacred mountain is the most pristine water on the planet. By diverting this water, we are killing the earth, our island, our way of life, our future.

The streams of Makaleha are already just a trickle. If this continues, the streams will dry up, the farms will suffer, the animals will suffer, and ultimately we all will suffer.

The greed of a few does not trump the good of the many.

Myself and countless other people of Hawaii will give all our mana, our life force, to protect our waters, our land, our future, to preserve and protect Wai‘ale‘ale for all present and future generations.

As Hawaiian legislators, you swore an oath to uphold Hawaii’s most sacred motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻAina i ka Pono, or the life of the land is preserved in righteousness!

I stand in solidarity forever, protecting the sacred waters of Kauai.

With Aloha,

Mahana Dunn, Kilauea

  1. nobody January 11, 2020 9:16 am Reply

    Ok, if you are one of us that uses electricity how do you suppose we generate it? There really isn’t a single “clean” way to do it without damaging the planet. Drying up a stream certainly isn’t a good idea. You like fracking instead? Chopping up birds with windmills? Coal?

    Try using a bit less of everything for a start.

  2. Debra Kekaualua January 11, 2020 10:59 am Reply

    Hey “nobody” if you had done any sort of due diligence research, you would not have posted such a hard core comment! How long have you observed what the regime corporates have been up to for last 12-decades! YOU and they should be ashamed of yourself for being just like many others, brainwashed and slaves to military america that doesn’t belong here any more than they belong in Iran!

    1. JAMES January 12, 2020 6:35 am Reply

      Huh??? We are in Iran? That’s news to me. I enjoy your incoherent rants. I feel better about myself after reading them. Keep it up!

  3. Ginger Doll January 12, 2020 4:40 am Reply

    One who calls himself Nobody is just that. Nobody.
    Nobody’s opinion is worth nothing.

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