Blight on the Land… Mauna Kea….

We have driven this drive so many times… it’s the shortest way to the other side of the island, where we pick up our dogs medication, because it saves us about $500 a year by getting it at costco…..

Our first trips over, the road was rough… much still had not been rebuilt since the lava flows of the 80’s….. it was worse than 4 wheeling, which I don’t enjoy, even though I bought a 4Runner last year… for the home we haven’t bought yet….

This was our first trip over since the demonstrators took up residence…

Out of respect for the people and the property they had every place, I didn’t take pictures or video… not for you, not for me…. this is their fight…

What I can tell you… what was a pristine and beautiful place, is no more…

Now the state is bringing in national guard and out of state police, because so many of our police officers are related to someone on the moutain that is protesting…

The cost to us tax payers… already over $4 Million…. and oh my, that money could have done so much good…. just as with Trumps stupid wall… so too does this way of demonstrating cost the common man and woman……. and with the nation heading into a recession and with the lava flow from last year and hurricane damage we got from last years storms…. this does not bode well for the state of Hawaii….. especially my island….

I have seen the worse side of demonstrating… google the riots of Okinawa, circa 1970/71 Kadena AFB…. this was a very ugly event and we were only kids, being escorted to our school bus’s by the security police… that was a memory I never forgot…. I was only 16 and people had no problem shooting at kids or anyone, that didn’t look like them…

We have to go back over in a few weeks and I hope the drive will be uneventful, like today…but….

You can’t close a blind eye to the blight on the land….

Sometimes, remembering isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…. I miss the days of Aloha….