Mauna Kea…..

Today we had to drive over the mountain to go to Kona…. and of course we had to drive through the area that the demonstrators are destroying… and frankly, what was once a beautiful, pristine place…. it’s garbage, tents, tarps, tin shacks… nothing beautiful about it and the people… oh my…. lets talk about the people…

As a person who was raised in a military family and we were lucky if we spent more than 2 years any place… last time I counted I went to quite a few schools around the world and states….

I was on Japan in the 60’s and met bigotry and hate head on… people walking around burned from the atomic bomb… not a pretty sight… but it just made me offer more kindness…

Went from Japan to Okinawa and we had riots and burning vehicles outside our hotel… base housing couldn’t come soon enough and we were escorted to our school bus by security military police….

Moved to Italy as an adult and down near Aviano… people didn’t like Americans…. we were assigned to a remote site up in the mountains and the people, made us feel like family… a little town called Colle Isarco…. near Breener pass….

Went back to Japan in the 80’s and it was so westernized… you felt like you were in LA or SF…. tied died hair and all…we were not noticeable…..

Expericened bigotry in Arkansas… mostly out of lack of education…. moved on to New Mexico and we met some of the nicest people in El Paso…. the bangers were the worse in New Mexico….

Move to Hawaii and from the first minute I step off the plane… I have experienced bigotry… and that was over 3 years ago…

Today was no different… No matter how many people I made eye contact with and offered a smile and greeting, I got hostility back…. even in Costco by employees… the posion from Mauna Kea has leeched into the fabric of Hawaii, like the flu….

No shot available for what is happening here on the island…. and kindness and respect has zero value….

Hawaii is like many other places I have lived, where the natives are not happy or what ever group of people who think they have been slighted… and they take it out on everyone that doesn’t look like them……………………

The nicest people I met today, outside of Costco as we waited for the doors to open, they struck up a conversation…. both as non Hawaiian as you can get… but love living here and wouldn’t leave for nothing…. I wish I felt the same….

Who ever the people are that are providing financial support for the demonstrators… I hope with all I am, life deals you a wake up call….

Homes are up for sale, that people just moved into… because jobs were lost, because of the demonstrators… business are closing their doors… because of the demonstrators…. and parents are having to tell their kids, they have to leave their friends and move to the mainland… because of the demonstrators…

So supporters of the demonstrators… your ignorance will be you downfall… I truly feel for those, we see struggling…. because a few think their rights out weigh the rights of the many…. just a FYI over 70% of the population on the islands, supports the building of the telescope….

TimesUp #MeToo WhyIDidntTell

Sgt. USAF DAV I Remember…. a time when Aloha meant something… Not anymore…..