Plant giveaways, Ag Week, Kuhio Day celebrations merge
Brody Robinson had a smile brighter than the hot sun that beat down on Kaua‘i Saturday at the Kukui Grove Center that was enveloped by the bright, bold sounds of symphonic horns saluting National Agriculture Week.
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Kuhio pushed through Congress the first racial entitlement program (Hawaiian Homelands). Today there are hundreds of government-funded Hawaiians-only programs giving megabucks to Hawaii’s favorite racial group. So of course the tycoons of Hawaiians-only programs LOVE Kuhio. But that was the ONLY major “good” thing Kuhio did.
This newspaper doesn’t like readers to be reminded about Kuhio’s bad deeds:
At annexation time, when his “Hawaiians” needed him, he went to South Africa for 3 years to fight in the Boer War on the side of one colonial power (England) against another colonial power (Dutch) to see which one would rule over the indigenous people.
In 1915 he filed a lawsuit against Lili’uokalani to have her declared mentally incompetent and get himself appointed her guardian so he could steal her Waikiki land which she had willed to her Childrens’ Trust.
Kuhio was also a Trump-style womanizer.
“Prince” Kuhio was not very princely. It’s long past time to “cancel” him.