Fifth Columnists Peter Carlisle and Jay Fidell take leading roles in July 4, 2017 street theatre trashing the holiday. Why they deserve contempt for it.


by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. ,July 22, 2017


OUTLINE OF TOPICS

1. Background: Hawaiian sovereignty activists want to rip the 50th star off Old Glory and establish racial supremacy for ethnic Hawaiians.

2. July 4 is a triple holiday for Hawaii -- 1776, 1894, 1960

3. Newspaper article reporting anti-American secessionist street theatre event on July 4, 2017, featuring Peter Carlisle (attorney and former Mayor of Honolulu) and Jay Fidell (attorney and head of Think-Tech Hawaii). Ken Conklin's online comments rebutting some historical inaccuracies, including webpage links providing documentation.

4. E-mail letter sent from Ken Conklin to Peter Carlisle and Jay Fidell.

5. Fifth columnists undermine patriotism toward the United States, providing aid and comfort not only to Hawaiian secessionists but also to foreign nations hostile to the U.S.

6. Three ThinkTech half-hour video podcasts were published about the July 4 street-theatre event. One podcast published on July 5 was hosted by Jay Fidell, talking with activist Kioni Dudley; a second podcast published on July 5 was hosted by Marsha Joyner, former Director of the Hawaii Pacific NAACP and Past-President of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawaii, talking with longtime secessionist and attorney Hayden Burgess (alias Poka Laenui). A third podcast was published on July 29 with host Beatriz Cantelmo spending the entire 30 minutes interviewing Marsha Joyner. Additional information is provided about Fidell, Dudley, Joyner, and Burgess (Laenui).


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1. Background: Hawaiian sovereignty activists want to rip the 50th star off Old Glory and establish racial supremacy for ethnic Hawaiians.

Hawaiian sovereignty activists seek to establish all of Hawaii (including all its residents) as an independent nation with racial supremacy for ethnic Hawaiians; as shown in proposed constitution adopted in February 2016 in monthlong convention paid for by OHA

In recent years Hawaiian sovereignty activists have been busy trashing American culture and Christianity as part of their effort to create an identity of Hawaii as an independent nation. The Hawaiian nation would include the entire archipelago containing all the lands and ocean spanning 1200 miles from Lo'ihi (rising underwater volcano east of Hawaii Island) in the east to Kure atoll in the west, plus all the ocean reaching 200 miles farther in every direction. The Hawaiian nation would include all the people on all the islands, but with a guarantee of racial supremacy for "Native Hawaiians" defined as everyone who has at least one drop of Hawaiian native ancestry.

The claim to racial supremacy is displayed in the proposed constitution for a future federally recognized Hawaiian tribe adopted on February 26, 2016, in a so-called constitutional convention paid for by the State of Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs with delegates who were all the candidates running in a racially exclusionary election also paid for by OHA. That constitution demands race-based ownership and control of all the lands and waters of Hawaii. The proposed tribal constitution passed by the Na'i Aupuni constitutional convention on February 26, 2016 has been pushed in a series of political rallies on several islands during 2016 and 2017. This is Hawaii's version of the Ku Klux Klan -- same concept, different race.

The proposed constitution passed by the Na'i Aupuni constitutional convention on February 26, 2016 is available at
http://big09.angelfire.com/NatHwnConstitAdopt022616.pdf

The proposed constitution is a splendid example of Hawaiian religious fascism, because it clearly and explicitly states three fundamental principles: (a) The Native Hawaiian Nation is racially exclusionary, restricted to people who have at least one drop of Hawaiian native blood; and (b) All lands and waters of the archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands shall belong to the Native Hawaiian Nation. In other words: This nation is of, by, and for the race exclusively; and the race owns all the lands and waters of Hawaii; and (c) The constitution reasserts the concept from the ancient Hawaiian religion, that ethnic Hawaiians have a genealogical relationship with the gods and the land, which is the basis of their race-based rights to control the government and how the lands are used.

Here's exact language from the constitution as approved by the Na'i Aupuni convention on February 26, 2016:

Right up front in your face, the preamble says "we join together to affirm a government of, by, and for Native Hawaiian people" [i.e., of the race, by the race, and for the race], and "affirm our ancestral [i.e., race-based] rights and Kuleana to all lands, waters, and resources of our islands and surrounding seas." [i.e., we're gonna take over the whole place, just like Kamehameha did, who was known as "Ka Na'i Aupuni" -- the conqueror.] "We reaffirm the National Sovereignty of the Nation. We reserve all rights to Sovereignty and Self-determination, including the pursuit of independence. Our highest aspirations are set upon the promise of our unity and this Constitution."

The plain language in the preamble is the declaration of a race-war from a gathering blatantly labeled "Na'i Aupuni" which means "Conquest of the Nation" or "Take over the Government." Kamehameha The Great was known as "Ka Na'i Aupuni" which means "The Conqueror of the Nation" and is also the title of a famous song. A video of composer/singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, along with lyrics in Hawaiian and English, can be found by googling "Ka Na'i Aupuni" .

In case there's any doubt about fascist racial exclusivity, Article 2 -- Citizenship -- says "A citizen of the Native Hawaiian Nation is any descendant of the aboriginal and indigenous people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the Hawaiian Islands and is enrolled in the nation." Article 7, Section 4 reaffirms the religious belief that ethnic Hawaiians have a genealogical relationship with the islands, saying "The Nation has a right, duty, and kuleana, both individually and collectively, to sustain the 'Aina (land, kai, wai, air) as an ancestor, source of mana, and source of life and well-being for present and future generations. And Article 8 says "The Government shall not ... Make any law with intent to suppress traditional Native Hawaiian religion or beliefs."

What will happen to the 80% of Hawaii's current population who do not have any Hawaiian native blood? Perhaps the same thing that happened to the vast majority of the indigenous Africans when small minorities of Caucasians took over the governments of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa.

For further background, see the following items:

(a) Book: "Hawaiian Apartheid: Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Aloha State" See webpage providing cover, entire Chapter 1, and detailed Table of Contents:
http://tinyurl.com/2a9fqa

(b) Hawaiian sovereignty activists are hijacking historical holidays, in two ways:
(b1) The activists are reviving Hawaiian Kingdom holidays (sometimes obscure ones) whose dates fall close to American holidays. In this way, they hope to pull Hawaiians away from the American mainstream by getting them to celebrate and identify with Hawaiian holidays at the expense of American holidays.
(b2) The activists are doing ethnic cleansing of historical Hawaiian Kingdom holidays. Non-natives were important and often essential in establishing and protecting the multiracial Kingdom of Hawaii. Some important Hawaiian Kingdom holidays would never have existed without non-native heroes of the Kingdom -- indeed, the Kingdom itself would not have been created and could not have survived without non-native heroes. Downplaying or eliminating the essential role of non-natives in establishing and protecting the Kingdom of Hawaii is clearly racist. It serves as a warning to everyone who has no native blood that they would be relegated to second-class status in a Hawaiian racial-supremacist government.
For detailed analysis of several examples see webpage
HAPPY HOLIDAYS -- NOT SO HAPPY ANYMORE! ETHNIC CLEANSING OF HAWAIIAN HISTORY at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/holidaysethniccleansing.html

(c) Webpage "Hawaiian religious fascism. A twisted version of a beautiful creation legend provides the theological basis for a claim that ethnic Hawaiians are entitled to racial supremacy in the governance and cultural life of the Hawaiian islands."
http://www.angelfire.com/big11a/HawnReligFascism.html

(d) When a holiday is so strongly associated with pro-American sentiment that it cannot be hijacked, then the activists do all they can to disrupt and trash it. See webpage "Hawaii Statehood Day 2006 -- Celebration at Old Territorial Capitol Building (Iolani Palace) Disrupted by Hawaiian Ethnic Nationalist Wannabe-Terrorists" at
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/statehoodday2006.html


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2. July 4 is a triple holiday for Hawaii -- 1776, 1894, 1960

July 4, 1776 marked the creation of the United States through the Declaration of Independence. Hawaii proudly celebrates that date as part of our heritage because Hawaii joined the union.

July 4, 1894 marked the creation of the Republic of Hawaii through the publication of its Constitution. At least five delegates to the Constitutional Convention were native Hawaiians; the Constitution was published in both English and Hawaiian; the Speaker of the House was former royalist John Kaulukou.

July 4, 1960 marked the date when the U.S. flag with 50 stars was first officially displayed, by being raised at 12:01 AM at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Maryland (where Francis Scott Key had written "The Star Spangled Banner"). On August 21, 1959 President Eisenhower had issued Proclamation 3309 "Admission of the State of Hawaii into the Union" published in the Federal Register at 54 F.R. 6865. Also on August 21, 1959 President Eisenhower issued the accompanying Executive Order 10834 "The Flag of the United States" published at F.R. 6868, which followed the tradition of naming the next July 4 as the date for official display of the new flag.

See webpage "July 4 is a triple holiday for Hawaii -- 1776, 1894, 1960 (including some internet links to important documents of the Republic of Hawaii, and district-by-district official results of the statehood vote of 1959 where 94.3% of voters said yes to statehood)" at
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/July4DoubleHolidayHawaii.html


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3. Newspaper article reporting anti-American secessionist street theatre event on July 4, 2017, featuring Peter Carlisle (attorney and former Mayor of Honolulu) and Jay Fidell (attorney and head of Think-Tech Hawaii). Ken Conklin's online comments rebutting some historical inaccuracies, including webpage links providing documentation.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/07/05/hawaii-news/event-at-palace-hopes-to-impart-lessons-of-history/
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 5, 2017

Event at palace hopes to impart 'lessons of history'

By Allison Schaefers

Hundreds gathered Tuesday at Iolani Palace to participate in a dramatic re-enactment of events that 123 years ago led to the completion of the overthrow of the independent nation of Hawaii.

** Ken Conklin's comment: Neither the overthrow of the monarchy nor the establishment of the Republic of Hawaii put an end to the independent nation of Hawaii. The Republic of Hawaii remained an independent nation for 4 more years under the leadership of President Sanford Dole, until Hawaii submitted a Treaty of Annexation in 1897 which the U.S. agreed to in 1898. The laws of the Republic remained in effect until Congress passed the Organic Act in 1900. The independence of Hawaii was never overthrown; it was peacefully extinguished through a Treaty of Annexation first offered by Hawaii and then accepted by the U.S.

Called "The Theft of a Nation," the re-enactment depicted the formation of the Republic of Hawaii and the installation of Sanford B. Dole as president of the Territory of Hawaii on July 4, 1894. The re-enactment was based on the work of writer/producer Tom Coffman, Poka Laenui and Lynette Cruz of La Ho'iho'i Ea, a Hawaiian sovereignty group.

Several community leaders, including former Mayor Peter Carlisle, played some of the delegates who gathered at the palace on July 4, 1894, to help Dole achieve legitimacy for his provisional government. During the performance, some audience members booed and yelled "auwe" (shame).

When Carlisle came on as Albert Francis Judd, who served as chief justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court from 1881 to 1900, there were cries of "Go home, haole (white person)" and even "pilau haole" (stinky white person).

Only Queen Lili'uokalani, played by Hina Wong-Kalu, and narrators Coffman and Laenui were well received. Carlisle's fellow cast members -- Kioni Dudley, Jay Fidell, Stuart Feinberg, Henry Curtis, Jeff Pompadur, Thomas Baldwin, Roger Epstein and Scott Foster -- also were taunted.

Chants from the audience included, "Fake story," "What about the kanaka maoli?" or "We're not Americans!"

But the overriding message of the day was a gentler one summarized by Wong-Kalu, who told the crowd, "Let us uplift one another," and "Let us never forget the lessons of our history."

Marsha Rose Joyner, who staged the production, said the historic event depicted in the re-enactment is an important step that has often been left out in historical accounts from the overthrow to the annexation. The participatory format provided healing, said Joyner, who praised the community leaders who stepped in to play "the bad guys."

"It was an unlikely group. I asked, and I was very proud that they were willing to take on these roles," Joyner said.

Imai Winchester, lead organizer for La Ho'iho'i Ea, said the re-enactment provided a "chance to share our story as told by us." Winchester said it's part of a monthlong series of events leading up to La Ho'iho'i Ea 2017, Sovereignty Restoration Day, which will be held July 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frank S. Fasi Civic Grounds at 650 S. King St.

"We aren't just living in the past. We are blazing, wayfinding our way to the future," Winchester said.

Kehau Jahn said she brought three of her children to watch the re-enactment and to "protest American independence."

"We're living sovereign. We believe in the Hawaiian nation. This was just the next step for us," Jahn said.

Comeshia Workman and Simone Davis, who hail from the mainland, said they took their children to the event to provide them with an opportunity to learn another side of history.

"It's important to understand that what the school might teach them might not be the whole side of the story," Workman said.

Davis, who is Native American and black, said the quest for Hawaiian independence resonates with her.

"I totally agree that what happened wasn't OK," she said.

** Ken Conklin's online comments to the news report

July 4, 1894 marked the creation of the Republic of Hawaii through the publication of its Constitution. At least five delegates to the Constitutional Convention were native Hawaiians; the Constitution was published in both English and Hawaiian; the Speaker of the House was former royalist John Kaulukou.

The Republic was internationally recognized. Formal letters of recognition were rediscovered in our state archives during February and March, 2008. They had been sent to President Sanford Dole, personally signed by Emperors, Kings, Queens, and Presidents of at least 19 nations, on four continents, in eleven languages. Photos of the originals are linked at http://tinyurl.com/jtecmvo
along with Liliuokalani's letter of abdication and oath of loyalty to the Republic. Thus Hawaii continued as an independent nation whose internationally recognized government was no longer the Kingdom but the Republic.

Today's diehard deadenders of the Kingdom cannot erase facts with a silly skit.

Queen Victoria's gracious letter recognizing the Republic, calling Sanford Dole her "friend", was especially significant because of Britain's long and close relationship with the Hawaiian monarchy. Princess Liliuokalani had attended Victoria's golden jubilee (1887). Victoria was godmother to Queen Emma's baby Prince Albert. Emma herself was granddaughter of British sailor John Young, without whom Kamehameha could not have succeeded in unifying Hawaii (Young's tomb is in Mauna Ala [the Royal Mausoleum] and protected with a pair of sacred pulo'ulo'u [kapu sticks]). But Queen Victoria knew the Hawaiian monarchy was finished, and switched her diplomatic recognition to the Republic. The letters from China's Emperor and Russia's Tsar are also emotionally significant (as well as visually spectacular), since both of those monarchs were threatened by revolutions which later succeeded in overthrowing them (like what happened in Hawaii). All the letters can be seen at
http://tinyurl.com/gmdtgmy


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4. E-mail letter sent from Ken Conklin to Peter Carlisle and Jay Fidell.

I (Ken Conklin) sent the following letter by email to Peter Carlisle. A closely similar one was sent on the same day to Jay Fidell. I chose those two men for my message because I had previous (although limited) contact with them.

To:
"Peter Carlisle"

From:
Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
46-255 Kahuhipa St. Apt. 1205
Kane'ohe, HI 96744-6083
tel/fax (808) 247-7942
e-mail Ken_Conklin@yahoo.com

Date:
July 7, 2017

Re: Your participation in a July 4 skit at Iolani Palace

I saw that on July 4 you played the role of Albert Francis Judd in a performance at Iolani Palace entitled "The Theft of a Nation."

1. Surely you were aware that the purpose of that program was to portray the creation of the Republic of Hawaii on July 4, 1894 as illegitimate (and therefore annexation in 1898 and Statehood in 1959 would also be illegitimate). But the creators of that program routinely twist history by telling falsehoods and leaving out important facts.

Please see my detailed webpage "Hawaii Statehood -- straightening out the history-twisters. A historical narrative defending the legitimacy of the revolution of 1893, the annexation of 1898, and the statehood vote of 1959" at
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/StatehoodHistUntwistedFull.html

July 4, 1894 marked the creation of the Republic of Hawaii through the publication of its Constitution. At least five delegates to the Constitutional Convention were native Hawaiians; the Constitution was published in both English and Hawaiian; the Speaker of the House was former royalist John Kaulukou.

The Republic was internationally recognized. Formal letters of recognition were rediscovered in our state archives during February and March, 2008. They had been sent to President Sanford Dole, personally signed by Emperors, Kings, Queens, and Presidents of at least 19 nations, on four continents, in eleven languages. Photos of the originals are linked at
http://tinyurl.com/jtecmvo
along with Liliuokalani's letter of abdication and oath of loyalty to the Republic. Thus Hawaii continued for four more years as an independent nation whose internationally recognized government was no longer the Kingdom but the Republic.

Queen Victoria's gracious letter recognizing the Republic, calling Sanford Dole her "friend", was especially significant because of Britain's long and close relationship with the Hawaiian monarchy. Princess Liliuokalani had attended Victoria's golden jubilee (1887). Victoria was godmother to Queen Emma's baby Prince Albert. Emma herself was granddaughter of British sailor John Young, without whom Kamehameha could not have succeeded in unifying Hawaii (Young's tomb is in Mauna Ala [the Royal Mausoleum] and protected with a pair of sacred puloulou [kapu sticks]). But Queen Victoria knew the Hawaiian monarchy was finished, and switched her diplomatic recognition to the Republic. The letters from China's Emperor and Russia's Tsar are also emotionally significant (as well as visually spectacular), since both of those monarchs were threatened by revolutions which later succeeded in overthrowing them (like what happened in Hawaii). All the letters can be seen at
http://tinyurl.com/gmdtgmy

2. Surely you were aware that the organizers of that program are a group of diehard deadenders of the Hawaiian Kingdom -- they are hardline secessionists seeking to rip the 50th star off Old Glory. By associating with them as a performer in a propaganda skit, you sullied the fine reputation you earned as Prosecutor and as Mayor. Whether you realize it or not, there is a struggle for the hearts and minds of Hawaii's people regarding whether to stand up for the principles of unity and equality vs. whether to support racial separatism (the creation of a federally recognized Hawaiian tribe) or ethnic nationalism (making Hawaii become once again an independent nation but with an unprecedented establishment of laws enforcing racial supremacy). See my book "Hawaiian Apartheid: Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Aloha State"
http://tinyurl.com/2a9fqa

If you think I'm exaggerating, you should read "Hawaiian religious fascism. A twisted version of a beautiful creation legend provides the theological basis for a claim that ethnic Hawaiians are entitled to racial supremacy in the governance and cultural life of the Hawaiian islands." at
http://tinyurl.com/j4o2cdj
and especially section 6 which provides a link to, and analysis of, the proposed Constitution of the Hawaiian tribe which will be submitted to the Department of Interior in an application for federal recognition.

Since you were the Honolulu prosecutor, I'll put this in terms familiar to you: Your participation in the skit "The Theft of a Nation" makes you an accomplice in historical malpractice, and also an accomplice in incitement to treason. I guess that as a very nice man you simply wanted to help out some other people you perceive as also being nice. Please do not get suckered like that again. Perhaps you could get leniency in sentencing by performing the community service of publicly apologizing for your misguided but well-intentioned participation in the skit, while reaffirming your loyalty to an undivided State of Hawaii and United States.


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5. Fifth columnists undermine patriotism toward the United States, providing aid and comfort not only to Hawaiian secessionists but also to foreign nations hostile to the U.S.

Most Hawaiians of native ancestry are not sovereignty activists, and probably not favorable to either version of Hawaiian sovereignty. They are proud to be Americans and totally uninterested in re-establishing Hawaii as an independent nation. They also do not want an apartheid partitioning of Hawaii that would occur through the creation of a race-based (tribal) government under the Akaka bill. There are also some Hawaii citizens or foreign residents with no Hawaiian native ancestry who are allies of the sovereignty activists, supporting them politically, financially, and through volunteering their labor.

A webpage published 2004-2005 focuses on various degrees of anti-Americanism among both the independence activists and supporters of the Akaka bill. Mild forms of anti-Americanism include quiet resentment against the U.S. because of the overthrow and annexation; accompanied by frustration that time has moved on and it's fruitless to try to undo the past after more than a century. But to ease the resentment for historical grievances and achieve some degree of reconciliation, reparations are owed in the form of billions of dollars of money and land. Such reparations might be funneled through a "Native Hawaiian" tribe under the Akaka bill, which would also provide some degree of self-governance. More virulent hatred against the U.S. is seen in on-going political and anti-military activities intended to push the U.S. out of Hawaii and rip the 50th star off the flag. For many years activists have used international forums to challenge American sovereignty in Hawaii. It seems quite logical they will form partnerships with nations hostile to the United States to engage in anti-American political activity. Some Hawaiian sovereignty activists could even perform acts of espionage or sabotage, either to weaken the U.S. in hopes of forcing it to withdraw from far-away expendable Hawaii, or in return for hostile foreign governments (China, Russia, Iran, North Korean, Cuba) agreeing to recognize Hawaiian independence.

Historical definition: "Fifth column. A clandestine subversive organization working within a given country to further an invading enemy's military and political aims. [First applied in 1936 to the Franco supporters and sympathizers in Madrid by General Emilio Mola who was leading four rebel columns of troops against that city.]" American Heritage Dictionary, 1969. In recent years the definition has broadened to apply to activist groups or individuals who undermine the existing government or social system in ways that would facilitate its downfall and transfer of power to enemies whether foreign or domestic, regardless whether armies or weapons are involved.

The webpage on Hawaii's fifth column is lengthy. Parts of it may not be of interest to some readers. The order of topics follows a continuum from patriotic Americans, to anti-Americans who might engage in treasonous acts to bring about Hawaiian sovereignty. Here are the major topics in the order they appear in the webpage:

http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/antiamerican.html

Some supporters of the Akaka bill might also be patriotic Americans

Historical grievances against the United States produce a simmering anti-Americanism even among wealthy Hawaiians and well-established institutions not (yet) seeking independence

Hawaiian activists seeking independence through U.S. domestic activity

The Hawaiian independence movement at the international level

The possibility of espionage or sabotage in collaboration with foreign governments hostile to the U.S. in order to get diplomatic recognition of an independent Hawaii, or to weaken the United States and provoke U.S. abandonment of Hawaii.


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6. Three ThinkTech half-hour video podcasts were published about the July 4 street-theatre event. One podcast published on July 5 was hosted by Jay Fidell, talking with activist Kioni Dudley; a second podcast published on July 5 was hosted by Marsha Joyner, former Director of the Hawaii Pacific NAACP and Past-President of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawaii, talking with longtime secessionist and attorney Hayden Burgess (alias Poka Laenui). A third podcast was published on July 29 with host Beatriz Cantelmo spending the entire 30 minutes interviewing Marsha Joyner. Additional information is provided about Fidell, Dudley, Joyner, and Burgess (Laenui).

The ThinkTech Hawaii facebook page posted a notice on June 30, 11:33 AM by regular broadcaster C. Kaui Lucas.
https://www.facebook.com/thinktechhawaii/posts/10154698050941569
It displayed a flyer entitled "Theft of a Nation" with an upside-down Hawaiian flag, Tuesday July 4, 10AM-12PM, Location Iolani Palace.
Starring Jay Fidell as US Attorney Henry E. Cooper who moved to the Kingdom of Hawaii and became prominent in Hawaiian politics in the 1890s!
The ThinkTech facebook announcement also included a link to the "Ka La Ho'iho'i Ea" Facebook page devoted to "Sovereignty Restoration Day" events on other islands and elsewhere in Honolulu.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1496159613771656

Three podcasts produced by ThinkTech Hawaii:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4raYTybh5U&feature=youtu.be
Revisiting July 4, 1894
ThinkTech Hawaii
Published July 5, 2017
Marsha Joyner hosts Hayden Burgess (alias Poka Laenui).
[26 minute podcast discusses the street theatre staged on July 4, 2017.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0xaxknf1Lc&feature=youtu.be
A Closer Analysis
ThinkTech Hawaii
Published on Jul 5, 2017
Host Jay Fidell
Kioni Dudley is today's guest on Community Matters. We discuss the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Guest Co Host Marsha Joyner jons us. [sic]
[31 minute podcast discusses the play staged on July 4, 2017.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StBtAPptcpA&feature=youtu.be
Perspectives on Global Justice with Beatriz Cantelmo
"Theft Of A Nation"
Published on July 29, 2017
Host Beatriz Cantelmo
Marsha Joyner appears on Perspectives on Global Justice with Beatriz Cantelmo to tell us all about Theft of a Nation, a play based on Nation Within from author Tom Coffmann. The theft of a nation was a reenactment of events that led to the proclamation of the existence of the republic of Hawaii on July 4, 1894, at the Iolani palace. In the name of American liberty, the liberty of the people of the Hawaiian kingdom was destroyed.

Notice that Marsha Joyner has a starring role in all three of these ThinkTech videos!

Marsha Joyner and Hayden Burgess (Poka Laenui) are quite a pair! In the above-mentioned podcast Hayden uses his time to spew his usual propaganda about the so-called illegal overthrow of the monarchy, the illegal Republic of Hawaii, and the illegal annexation. Marsha displays her usual far-left silliness. They have worked together for decades on numerous projects.

The following information about Hayden Burgess, Marsha Joyner, and Kioni Dudley is for the purpose of showing the longtime far-left political activism and the disreputable personal activities of the people with whom Peter Carlisle and Jay Fidell chose to associate themselves in their enthusiastic participation in and followup support of the July 4 anti-American street theatre. Surely Carlisle and Fidell, as longtime citizens of Hawaii, must have known about their personal reputations and their zealous secessionist activism. So why did Carlisle and Fidell choose to play feature roles in this anti-American propaganda skit? You'll have to ask them. Seriously! Ask them! Demand an explanation!

Here's a webpage that offers one possible explanation: "Native Hawaiians As The State Pet Or Mascot: A Psychological Analysis of Why the People of Hawaii Tolerate and Irrationally Support Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism"
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/hawnsasmascots.html

(A) A few notes about Hayden Burgess:

On January 8, 2005 Hawaiian sovereignty independence activist Hayden Burgess, alias Poka Laenui, authored a letter to editor in the Honolulu Advertiser saying that Hawaii is an independent nation occupied by the foreign power United States; and therefore the people of Hawaii do not owe taxes to the federal or state governments to pay for the financing of their own colonization.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Jan/08/op/op10pletters.html
Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, January 8, 2005, Letters to the Editor
Hawaiians should not have to pay taxes
Judge Michael Wilson misstates the interrelationship between Hawaiian sovereignty and one's taxpaying obligation ("Tax protester gets a year in jail," Dec. 30).
Ken Kobayashi reports "Wilson said taxes financed (John) Souza's public school education, his pay in Army and the Fire Department and partly the pension he gets. Souza doesn't have to like paying taxes, but should show 'the courage to pay your taxes, even though you don't like it,' Wilson said."
The deeper question is, "Who gave the state or U.S. government the right in the first place to impose itself as the sovereign entity over Hawaii?" We Hawaiian nationals have no qualms about paying taxes to our rightful Hawaiian government. But through the invasion of Hawaii and the participation in the theft of our territory and government, the United States, contrary to international law (as well as its own and Hawaiian domestic laws), imposed itself in our lands, making Hawaii its colony.
Now, through taxation, it requires that we finance our own colonization, paying for its military, which has compelled our service for its wars and for its public education, which has participated in the brainwashing to make Hawaiians into Americans.
Judge Wilson and his judicial system complete the cycle of colonization by trying to legitimize the theft and punish those who are willing to stand firm in their conviction to righteousness.
Poka Laenui
Wai'anae

For many years Hayden Burgess has been advocating his theories on radio, the internet, and television, including his view that citizens of the Nation of Hawaii should not owe taxes to the federal or state governments.

Hayden Burgess's constant vicious attacks on the U.S., and the "illegal" State of Hawaii, are particularly pernicious in view of his position for many years as executive director of Hale Na'au Pono, the Wai'anae Coast Community Mental Health Center, where he probably received large federal and state grants and service contracts which paid his salary, and where he sat on the board of directors of a newly established Hawaiian culture immersion charter school under State of Hawaii taxpayer funding. But, of course, he probably rationalizes taking taxpayer money from federal and state governments as a small part of the enormous reparations owed by those governments for the overthrow and for more than a century of hostile military occupation of his homeland.

Hayden Burgess, alias Poka Laenui, has made public statements for many years regarding his own non-compliance with federal and state income tax laws. For example, he made such statements repeatedly in his regular Saturday night radio program on April 17, 2004, during the hour from 7 PM to 8 PM, on Honolulu radio station KWAI AM 1080. He introduced the topic by mentioning that the income tax deadline of April 15 had just passed, so it's timely to discuss this topic. He referred to the United States as an illegal occupier of Hawaii. His theory is that the United States lacks jurisdiction in Hawaii because the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893, with U.S. assistance, was illegal; and because the Annexation of Hawaii to the United States in 1898 was illegal, and because the Statehood vote of 1959 was illegal. Therefore Hawaiians of native ancestry, and descendants of non-natives who were natural-born or naturalized subjects of the Kingdom of Hawaii, do not owe allegiance to the United States and are under no obligation to finance the continuing illegal belligerent occupation of their homeland by the United States. He also says that the State of Hawaii is not a legitimate government, being a puppet regime of the illegal occupier U.S. government. He does not exactly advise other people not to pay taxes, saying that that is something each individual must decide for himself in consultation with family members. But in response to a caller who asked him specifically whether he follows his own theory, he clearly stated that he has not paid federal or state income tax since 1979, and he also said that he has stated that repeatedly and publicly for many years. During the program he also spoke admiringly about the Honolulu bus drivers who were recently indicted for non-payment of income tax based on the same theory.

(B) A few notes about Marsha Joyner

During the 1950s, as a teenager living in Baltimore, she was a member of NAACP and joined the far-left Communist-linked SNCC not long after it was created in the early 1960s.

In an interview she said:
http://www.crmvet.org/vet/joynerm.htm
"My Great-Granduncle, John Oliver, born a slave, became an attorney, was on the Grand Jury that indicted Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States. May 1866. The Murphy-Oliver Family, of which I am the oldest of the seventh generation, has owned Afro-American Newspapers, for 110 years (at one time the largest chain of Black owned newspapers in the world).
There has never been a time in my life when I have not been a part of a "cause". The newspaper was always championing the cause of "Civil Rights". Which has afforded me the opportunity to know most of the great Black, leaders and martyrs of our time.
I was one of the first 5 Black girls to Integrate Baltimore's All white female Western high school, September 1954.
For more than 30 years of living in Hawai'i and being a part of the Pacific-Asia Indigenous Community, I have come to know, admire & respect some of the great Human Rights leaders, not only in Hawai'i, but around the world. Having meet most of the Heads of State from around the Pacific & The United Nations. Being involved in the Indigenous community gives me a perspective into the world that "western culture" does not provide, it has also fostered a greater appreciation for my own culture and its roots.
I'm Past-President of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawaii, a position I held for 6 years and one of the original people who fought to make King Day a holiday in Hawaii."

She has zealously supported Hawaiian secessionists for decades. When she was President of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition of Hawaii, she made a point of placing the Hawaiian secessionists with their upside-down Hawaiian flag in the number one position at the head of the annual parade, rather than any Black or civil rights group, in accord with the Hawaiians' assertion that as the "indigenous" people they have a right to racial supremacy in Hawaii. Joyner has also identified herself as a witch, and as anti-male.

Joyner has a history of lying, cheating and stealing, as documented in articles published in the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin. She embezzled money from the 48-unit Kon Tiki condominium association of which she was president, driving it to the brink of bankruptcy and nearly causing the eviction of numerous elderly tenants. But Joyner was so deeply entrenched in the Democrat Party power elite that they continued to aggressively support her even after these facts became public knowledge (just as Carlisle and Fidell support her today). According to an article published by Malia Zimmerman in Hawaii Reporter on September 16, 2003:

"The Kon Tiki bank accounts had been completely drained of hundreds of thousands of dollars -- $135,000 to be exact -- with at least $18,000 going directly to Joyner's now defunct company, Malenka O Hawaii. The utilities in the building had not been paid for months and were just a week or two from being shut off. And the payments for the leases on the property also had fallen far behind and were about to put the leases in default. If Joyner and Peters had been in charge just two more weeks, the association would have been bankrupt. ... Henry was motivated by a comment made to him by Joyner, who he says claimed she had too many high placed connections in Hawaii and was too politically powerful to be charged for the theft. The victims of Joyner and her partner, many who were desolate financially and in their 70's and 80's, also worried him, Henry says. ... The Honolulu Advertiser and The Honolulu Star-Bulletin with all of the documentation on the case. Both papers essentially ignored the story, and The Honolulu Advertiser topped that by endorsing Joyner over Slom in the 2000 Senate election, even with the knowledge she was under investigation for a felony. The Sierra Club and the public unions including the Hawaii Government Employees Association, also endorsed Joyner, along with many high-ranking Democrats who appeared in her campaign materials and sent out letters on her behalf, including U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and Democrat Party Chair Walter Heen. In turn, Joyner appeared in a campaign materials for then Mayor Jeremy Harris. But some who knew of Joyner's background questioned the wisdom of these cross endorsements. Joyner, who is a member of several less known organizations supporting liberal causes, such as the Pacific-Asia Council of Indigenous Peoples, also has her own Web site claiming she is a "witch" entitled "About Me: On Being a Witch," ... Joyner introduces herself by saying she is a witch who "belongs to an extinct culture of matriarchal rule." She also talks about the "seething revolt of men" and how in the 4th century, men "killed more than 4 million women who were healers, midwives and practitioners of earth centered or nature tied religious rituals and branded them 'Witches,'" burning them at the stake. She blames the ills of society on a world she says is "dominated by men: "

(C) A few notes about Kioni Dudley

Excerpts from a webpage published February 2014

http://www.angelfire.com/big09/SovPropagandaForums2014.html

Michael Kioni Dudley [is] a Caucasian retired school teacher with a self-adopted and misspelled middle name who co-authored a book in 1990 with Keoni K. Agard entitled "Hawaiian Nation: A Call for Hawaiian Sovereignty." Dudley is typical of liberal social-justice activist Caucasians from the mainland who come to Hawaii, immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture, learn a distorted narrative of Hawaiian history portraying the natives as poor downtrodden victims of American imperialism, and quickly become aggressive supporters of Hawaiian independence. He lived as a Catholic monk in Southern California for 17 years. In Hawaii Dudley has also been active for many years serving the typical liberal political agenda: supporting environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture, and preservation of farmland; while opposing genetically modified crops and development of housing subdivisions. He ran for Governor on the Green Party ticket, and has been a member of his neighborhood board and chairman of its [ethnic] Hawaiian Affairs Committee [even though he has no Hawaiian native blood].

After Osorio finished, then Kioni Dudley showed maps while speaking about how Hawaii fell victim to the U.S. expansionist "Westward Ho" dream of God-given Manifest Destiny. Dudley gave the usual narrative about how there was a conspiracy at the highest levels of the U.S. government under several Presidents to take over Hawaii. But of course there are many ways to interpret what was said and done. For example John McAllister Schofield had visited Hawaii in 1872 to study whether Pearl Harbor would be suitable for a naval base. Dudley portrayed this as some sort of a spy mission; but of course it was normal due diligence prior to the U.S. making major concessions to the Kingdom regarding sugar tariffs a few years later in a treaty signed with King Kalakaua. Discussions in the White House in 1892 among President Harrison, Secretary of State Blaine, and Hawaii diplomat Lorrin Thurston were described by Dudley as a conspiracy to take over Hawaii. But of course there are many ways to interpret what was said and done.

The basic dishonesty of advertising an event as open to all views but then conducting it as one-sided propaganda was amplified by the dishonorable behavior of spokesman Kioni Dudley. He advertised the first forum as being sponsored by the neighborhood board of which he is a member, when in fact the board never agreed to sponsor it.

In a highly unusual action, the neighborhood board held a special meeting at the Kapolei civic center at the same time as the first forum was being televised live from the Kapolei High School cafeteria. The board reprimanded Dudley for falsely publicizing his forum as being sponsored by the board. They did not merely remove him from his committee chairmanship because of his abuse of their trust -- they completely abolished his committee! The use of the high school cafeteria where the first forum was held in January might have been given free of charge because it appeared to be an officially sponsored neighborhood board event, or else the neighborhood board might have been expected to pay for it -- either way Dudley's actions might have created liability for the board. He also tried to sell copies of his book with proceeds to go directly to his personal address, which violated the rule that government officials are not allowed to use government sponsored meetings in government facilities to sell things for personal profit.

The official minutes of the neighborhood board special meeting include the following findings: "All members present agreed that committee chair (Dr. Kioni Dudley), had acted independently, as a committee of one person, released press releases spoke on behalf of the Board, and improperly gave the public a false impression that the Makakilo, Kapolei, Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board sponsored, hosted, or was presenting a Hawaiian Sovereignty forum series, when in reality the board, as a committee, or in its entirety, had never voted or agreed to this representation. Board members were unanimous in finding that the committee chair Dudley had violated sections 214-21E and 214-23 of the Neighborhood Plan. Member D. Kalani Capelouto pointed out that it was wrong for Committee Chair Dudley to have used the Board's name (and reputation) as leverage for the event, without properly giving the board a chance to opine on the subject. He also indicated that because the press releases had the "name of the Board" as an official entity, when the Board had not in fact endorsed it, and that book had an order form on the back, with funds being sent to Dudley's personal residence, that it was possible that member Dudley "could have been" in a position to have improperly gained financially from his unauthorized actions. ... it was agreed that although many felt that Hawaiian Sovereignty series of forums was a worthwhile undertaking; member Dudley had "clearly" acted outside his authority regarding press releases, his misrepresenting the collaboration of this Board and that of the Kana'iolowalu organization, and speaking on behalf of the entire Makakilo Kapolei, Honokai Hale Board, when the Board had not given its permission to do so. ... Given the improper handling of this by the Hawaiian Affairs Committee Chair Dudley, it was also was necessary, as a Board to take action to prevent another violation. A motion was made by member D. Kalani Capelouto to "dissolve the Hawaiian Affairs Committee and in its place, request that DHHL send a representative as a community conduit to address Hawaiian concerns and issues". ... A vote was taken and the results were 5 (Yes), and 1 (No) ... NOTE: During this "entire" Special Meeting, the presentation on Hawaiian Sovereignty, presented by Dr. Dudley at Kapolei High School was also being simulcast (via Olelo) on the large screen at Kapolei Hale for board members and guests to observe."

(D) A few notes about Jay Fidell

According to Henry Curtis writing for "Disappeared News" on June 8, 2011

"Jay Fidell is a tax attorney who organized a group of tech evangelists dedicated to the promotion of tech, science and globalism. He first came to Hawai'i as a Coast Guard lawyer and a Judge Advocate General. Jay Fidell founded ThinkTech Hawai'i in 2000, produced ThinkTech for Hawaii Public Radio (2000-08) and then becaue a producer for 'Olelo and writing for the Honolulu Advertiser. Jay Fidell was appointed by Gov. Lingle to serve on the Board of Directors of the High Technology Development Corporation (2003-07). According to Follow the Money, he has made only one political donation, that of $200 to Linda Lingle in 2004."

A few links and snippets of Fidell's writings are provided by Curtis at
http://www.disappearednews.com/2011/06/world-according-to-jay-fidell.html

From August 2010 through May 2015, Jay Fidell wrote a column approximately once per month in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, plus numerous letters to editor. Most of his writings were about the political and financial aspects of technology in Hawaii. The tagline said "Jay Fidell, a longtime business lawyer, founded ThinkTech Hawaii, a digital media company that reports on Hawaii's tech and energy sectors of the economy. Reach him at fidell@lava.net"
An archive of all his columns and letters to editor in Honolulu Star-Advertiser during that period 2010 to 2015 can be found at
http://www.staradvertiser.com/?s=%22Jay+Fidell%22

Jay is not merely an expert on the political and financial aspects of technology, but has increasingly become a "renaissance man" whose knowledge and interests go far and wide. ThinkTech Hawaii has become a huge media operation, perhaps most notable for its internet live broadcasts and ongoing archive of several dozen video podcasts per week on a wide range of topics which seem to be moving away from technology and focusing on social/political issues. The collection of podcasts is somewhat reminiscent of what "Life" or "Look" magazine might have been if each article was explored in depth in an electronic format.
The website is at
http://thinktechhawaii.com
A spreadsheet provides for each podcast the topic's title, names of host(s) and guest(s), and a clickable link to view the video on YouTube.
http://thinktechhawaii.com/video-archive-search/
Unfortunately on issues related to Hawaii's history and Hawaiian sovereignty, Jay Fidell has veered far from the mainstream, as can be seen by looking at the names and topics in the spreadsheet.

Personal note from Ken Conklin: My only substantial interaction with Jay Fidell came in the early months of 2004 when he was hosting a panel discussion on Hawaii Public Radio on the topic of bioprospecting. Jay had asked an attorney friend of mine, Bill Burgess, to be a panelist. Bill was unable to participate, but at Bill's suggestion Jay invited me. I agreed, even though I had never heard of the topic. But when I did some research, I discovered that there was a bill in the Hawaii legislature to regulate bioprospecting, and it was actually a bill to establish racial supremacy in the control of Hawaii's natural resources and a licensing requirement for doing research that would deliver megabucks to Hawaii's "indigenous people." When I appeared for the program, Jay told me not to get off the topic, which he said would be to discuss the scientific, technological aspects of doing research in Hawaii's natural environment and how to license it so that Hawaii's people would participate in the profits made from drug companies patenting medications derived from plant material harvested in Hawaii. Jay did not want to discuss the racial and sovereignty aspects of the issue, even though one of the panelists he invited was a University of Hawaii law professor whose alleged expertise was intellectual property rights for indigenous peoples (comparable to copyright, patent, and trademark). But the bill in the legislature was clearly a racial power-play.

I wrote a letter to editor which got published in the Honolulu Advertiser, and also a short webpage focusing on bioprospecting
"Hawaii Bioprospecting Bill -- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (a bill to regulate biological research on public lands is a trojan horse for racial supremacy in land use policy)"
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/bioprospecting.html

I also wrote a longer webpage
"Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights -- The General Theory, and Why It Does Not Apply in Hawaii"
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/indigenousintellproprts.html
and a followup more detailed webpage when the bill was making its way through the legislature again more than three years later
"Hawaii Bioprospecting -- Hearings by the Temporary Advisory Committee on Bioprospecting (late 2007), and testimony by Ken Conklin"
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/bioprospecting2007.html

So far as I am aware, Jay has not returned to the topic since his radio program in 2004. His approach to bioprospecting was like his approach to July 4: Explore it superficially at the time it's getting public attention, but don't bother to pursue it at greater depth and for heaven's sake don't cross-examine the people on your shows the way a good lawyer would be expected to do. Hawaiian sovereignty activists are getting lots of attention in the media and on Jay Fidell's ThinkTech because their views are outrageous; but defenders of unity and equality get no attention in the media or on ThinkTech because their views are reasonable and seem boring.


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