Today celebrates the day Hawaii was admitted into the United States on August 20, 1959. It is observed on the third Friday of the month to get that 3-day weekend in.
What is disturbing, but not surprising, is the lack of any real commentary of the holiday in the local media. There were no parades advertised but thousands of people hwo work for the State had the day off. That explains why Koa’s pancakes was packed for breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
I have talked ad nauseum about the Hawaiian sovereignty movement here and here and how a minority of America-haters has made government officials feel guilty about Hawaii belonging to the greatest nation on earth. In a nutshell, it’s the white man’s fault.
As bigoted as that sounds, well, there is some truth in it but I have already addressed my concerns. Instead of trying to make things better for themselves these Hawaiians, who can have as little native blood in them as the equivalent amount of blood-alcohol content that would be considered legal to drive in the state, do nothing to really help their condition economically, socially, and a few other –ly words. Anyone who isn’t Hawaiian cannot possibly know the real white-washed history about what happened during that period of history between 1830 and 1959.
Here is a local who fits that description: Admissions Day a Tragedy
And here is one that doesn’t: Happy Birthday Hawaii
I was working today so I didn’t make it to Honolulu, but I’m sure that the secessionists had protests and picketed today to show their support for the sovereignty movement.