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November 15th, 2005


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josiahrock
07:31 pm
Has anyone thought of doing a boycott of american products?
I think the simplist thing Hawaiians can do is not to take part in American Society.
why do we keep associating with america if we dont want to be controlled by them?

Also i think we need to get us hawaiians out of the tourist industry and into local hawaiian businesses.
The tourist industy is destuctive to our culture and land.

Anyway, Great Livejournal page!

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From:ehanui
Date:November 16th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
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I think associating with America is quite different from being controlled by them. The Hawaiian Kingdom associated with American well before 1893.

How well would a boycott work? I am not sure how well it would work. If you live in Hawai'i then you know how horrible things get just when the longshoremen and stevedores threaten to go on strike. Should these guys go on strike all American products coming in by barge will not make it past the docks, which puts everyone here in a frenzy because people start buying the necessities in the store.
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From:lghawaiian
Date:November 16th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
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I would participate if I didn't live in MA.

But I agree, Would a simple boycott work? I think the general populace would panic if something like that happened on a large scale. And boycotts are VERY difficult to get to that point, because the general attitude of society and government has built-in safeguards against that.
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From:ak250
Date:December 12th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)
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i understand about wanting some control over your native lands, you have a better chance than us natives here on the mainland, but to do that you should have a plan for what would happen if independence was acheived? try looking at what happened to some countries when that happened, the USSR was opressive, but the some of the new republice are far off worse now than they were under the USSR, while others are better off, and, as much as tourist sucks, and most of them do, it is the fact that it is a main economic revenue source, as far as boycotting, its not going to hurt anyone other than the local poeple trying to sell the products, boycots over history have proven not to work. but good luck!
From:acousticate
Date:April 18th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
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I don't mean to offend you josiah, but I think you need to think your post out a little more. Things aren't so black and white. We're not dealing with simple and legal apartheid. There are various layers that would have to be addressed. A boycott seems plausible, but it would have to be finely tuned and not a blanket one.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 30th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
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What good would that do when most products we consume come from China these days?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 12th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
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Boycott? Ha ha ha, that’s about the stupidest post I’ve ever seen. Maybe every Hawaiian should hold their breath until all the nasty “Americans” leave.
Do you want them to take their roads, cars, electricity, medicine and food with them? Do you want to watch a third of your children die before they’re a year old? Do you want to die before you hit 40?
Get real, like it or not Hawaii is part of this stinking modern world. The clock can not go back no matter how much you wish it so.
So what can you do? GET ACTIVE!!!!! GET UNITED!!!! RUN FOR OFFICE!!! VOTE!!!! Then it the true spirit of America take over and run your land the way you want.

PS You also might want to learn how to use a gun. Some of the dickheads won’t go peaceable.
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