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American Renaissance May 2008. Diversity in Hawaii; Turning Up the Pressure; Who Are the Jews?; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters
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American Renaissance - 1 - May 2008
Diversity in Hawaii
Vol. 19 No. 5
There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.— 
Thomas Jefferson
May 2008
American Renaissance
Our tropical paradise is aracial tinderbox.
by Duncan Hengest
arack Obama is today the most prominent former resident of thestate of Hawaii. His ability toappeal to voters of all races—especiallyto whites who want to be able to con-gratulate themselves on their willingnessto vote for a black—has highlightedthe popular conception of Hawaii asa tropical multi-racial paradise. And,indeed, on the surface, things seem calmon the green, balmy archipelago, whichreceived 7.5 million visitors in 2006. Butall is not well. Hawaii is a tinderbox,with a population different from the restof the country. It is the only state that hasnever had a white majority, and it has a powerful Asian political class that never loses sight of its ethnic interests. At thesame time, Native Hawaiians are morerestless than ever, and many supportan increasingly truculent sovereigntymovement.
Rejected Many Times
In August 1959, President Eisen-hower admitted Hawaii as the 50th state.From the White House, he proclaimed,“We know that she is ready to do her partto make this Union a stronger Nation.”Americans had rejected Hawaiian state-hood many times before, but this timeIke was right on the political money. Hiscontemporaries had a soft spot for the
sunny Pacic islands, and the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor, like the fall of the Alamo, had been immortalized in thenation’s memory.
It had taken a long ght to get Hawaiiinto the Union. The territory rst applied
for statehood in 1903, but was rejected, because Congress did not want a major-ity non-white state. Over the years, Con-gress repeatedly rejected its applications
for the same reason. Lyndon Johnson,
who became Senate majority leader in1954, blocked admission because he wasafraid Hawaiian congressmen wouldvote to end segregation. He agreed toadmission in 1959 only because Alaskahad already come in earlier that year with a solid white majority.Hawaii, therefore, had the second-longest wait of any state between ap- plication and admission: 56 years. Only New Mexico had a longer wait—62years—and did not get in until the 1910census showed it had a white majority.What was an obstacle to statehood
is now, of course, an ofcial source of 
 pride. As the City of Honolulu’s web-site claims, “One of the greatest assetsof the City and County of Honolulu isthe ethnic, cultural, and social diversityof its population. The City and Countyof Honolulu takes great pride in thisdiversity . . . .”According to the census, in 2006,whites were 25 percent of the popula-tion, Hawaiian Natives and PacificIslanders were 22 percent, while thelargest group was Asians at 42 percent(blacks are 3 percent and Hispanics are8 percent). It was, of course, whites who brought the Asians.When Calvinist missionaries firstarrived in Hawaii it was a Polynesiankingdom. After converting most of the population, the missionaries stayedon as the governing elite and grewrich through real estate, shipping, andagriculture. Sugar planters imported
Asians to work the cane elds, dramati
-cally changing the islands’ population.Congress passed a sugar tariff that leftHawaii out of the fold, and in 1893
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Hawaii is the only statethat has never had awhite majority, and it hasa powerful Asian politicalclass that never loses sightof its ethnic interests.
It’s not all for show.
American Renaissance - 2 - May 2008
 Letters from Readers
Sir — I nd it difcult to believe
that “Professor” Bruce Baum expectsus to take what he writes about raceseriously (see “Race Is an Illusion,” AR,April 2008). Among the many majestic
aws in Mr. Baum’s work is his fail
-ure to understand that recent researchhas shown that Europeans are alwaysgenetically more similar to each other than they are to Africans or East Asians
(and vice versa). The denitive article
on the subject is “Genetic SimilaritiesWithin and Between Human Popula-
tions,” D. J. Witherspoon et al.,
 Vol. 176, pp. 351-359, May, 2007. Dr.Witherspoon and his colleagues showthat even with a very strict measurementof genetic overlap, an assay of more than1,000 gene markers will eliminate anyoverlap between people of the differentmajor racial groups.For years, geneticists have been clas-sifying people by race based on their genes alone. There are even commer-cially-available tests that tell peopletheir racial and sub-racial ancestry. To put it bluntly, Mr. Baum doesn’t knowwhat he is talking about.Ted Sallis, Tampa, Fla.Sir — In his review of Bruce Baum’s
 book on race, Mr. Jackson was right to
 point out that whites were simply ap- plying to their own species the kind of 
scientic inquiry they were applying to
 plants and animals. He might also havenoted that ancient peoples discovered“race” long before nasty 18th-centurywhite people are supposed to haveinvented it. Sesostris I, a XIIth dynastyEgyptian Pharaoh of the 20th century
BC, conquered parts of Nubia and set
up a barrier at the border saying thatno black could enter Egypt except asa slave. The Romans complained thatthe Mongoloid Huns they fought had“cakes” instead of faces. Arab slavetraders reported that blacks were dull-witted, highly-sexed, and endowed witha remarkable sense of rhythm.It is idiotic to claim that Europeans
were the rst to notice race.
Carla Peters, Sarasota, Fla.Sir — I read your account of FredReed’s remarks at the 2008 AR confer-ence in the April issue with interest, andI am delighted to hear that Mr. Reed’sMexico has improved so dramaticallyfrom the Mexico in which I lived for almost four years. I worked full timein Puerto Vallarta, but also traveled tomany parts of the country, includingGuadalajara, Mexico City, San Miguelde Allende, Morelia, Uruapan, and else-
where, from 1987 to 1991. I am uent
in Spanish and chose to live among thelocals, far removed from the
. Ifound every stereotype of Mexico andMexicans to be true. Mr. Reed claimsthat Mexico is “not crime-ridden andcertain cities are safer than parts of theUS”? Things certainly
changed. Iwas stripped of my jewelry regularly bythe
. This was called a
 or “little bite,” and was exacted fromcitizen and foreigner alike.Mr. Reed’s assertion that the “po-lice are not omnipresent and that most people are not afraid of them” is not howit was when I lived there. I was arrestedtwice (for no apparent reason) and wasmagnanimously offered freedom inexchange for sexual favors. I declined,and was released several days later. Iwas lucky those favors were merely
requested rather than demanded. One
rich and powerful local I worked for hadhis Porsche stolen by a boy who workedas a “gofer” for our company. When my boss discovered who had stolen his car he had the
take care of him. Wenever saw or heard from the boy again.This sort of thing happened all the time,
and was discussed quite openly.
I can’t speak for today, but theMexico of the late ’80s and early ’90swas most certainly a “hellhole.” The“mañana attitude” to which Mr. Reedrefers was the main reason so manyAmericans and Canadians lived there. No one expected anything of you, soyou felt like you were permanently onvacation. The “government services”Mr. Reed mentions were non-existentwhen I lived there. You were on your own for most things unless you had a lotof money with which to bribe yourself out of a jam.I left Mexico because I noticed some-thing very telling about the expatriateswho chose to live there. Most found life
in the US too difcult, and preferred the
“easy life.” Many had problems such aslaziness, irresponsibility, alcoholism,
drug use, etc. I was also mystied by
their abandonment of their own coun-try. My time in Mexico made me more patriotic. Whenever I hear someonecomplaining about the US, I suggestthey live in a Third-World county for awhile and see if their views don’t changedramatically.Alice Rodgers, Felton, Calif.Sir — I was fascinated to learn inthe “O Tempora” section of your Aprilissue that Louis Farrakhan is backingBarack Obama. This really does provethat race trumps all. The Nation of Is-lam stands for separation of blacks andwhites. Black Muslims are supposedto reject the idea that “the sons of theslaveholders can live together with thesons of the slaves,” and to believe that blacks must create their own societiesand, eventually, their own country herein North America.But now that it looks as though a half- black has a chance to become the most powerful man in the country, Brother Farrakhan is changing his tune. So longas the sons of the slaves can rule over thesons of the slave masters, maybe thereis something to be said for integrationafter all.Carl Tucker, Madison, Wis.
American Renaissance - 3 - May 2008the planters organized a coup, andoverthrew the monarchy. Hawaii was a
nominally independent republic for ve
years until the United States annexed itas a territory in 1898.Even by 1920, the great racialistwriter Lothrop Stoddard could see thatAsians were in the ascendency. Ashe wrote in
The Rising Tide of Color 
:“These Asiatics arrived as agriculturallaborers to work on the plantations.But they did not stay there. Saving their wages, they pushed vigorously into allthe middle walks of life. The Hawaiian
sherman and the American artisan or 
shopkeeper were alike ousted by ruth-less undercutting.” He went on to warnthat “the Americans are being literallyencysted as a small and dwindling ar-istocracy.”The aristocracy has continued todwindle. Since statehood, all but oneof Hawaii’s senators have been Asian.Today, Governor Linda Lingle and long-time congressman Neil Abercrombieare two rare white faces in an otherwise
Asian—largely Japanese—political
class. Asians are considered the modelminority, but they have caused prob-lems in the past and could do so in thefuture.After the attack on Pearl Harbor, a
Japanese Zero pilot crash-landed on the
island of Niihau, where several resident
Japanese rallied to his defense and killed
a Native Hawaiian before they were
overpowered. Although the Japanese on
Hawaii were not relocated, the islandswere under martial law throughout the
war for fear of Japanese disloyalty and
spying.Ever since the state joined the Union,Hawaii’s Asian lawmakers have fol-lowed the liberal line on race. The1964 Civil Rights Act—a disaster for 
whites—was held up by libustering
Southern senators until a bi-partisancoalition led by Sen. Everett Dirksenof Illinois and Hawaii’s two Asian sena-tors, Hiram Fong and Daniel Inouye,gathered the 60 votes necessary for cloture. The result was exactly what
Lyndon Johnson had feared in 1954.
Daniel Inouye was decorated for combat in Italy during the Second World
War, but his Japanese ethnic interests
remain strong. He supported his fellow
Japanese-American, Congressman Nor 
-man Mineta of California, in the push
to compensate the Japanese relocated
during the war. This successful raid onthe Treasury has been the precedent for everyone else who is claiming dam-ages for the white man’s alleged pastcrimes. And Sen. Inouye is still notsatisfied. His proposed S381 would
draw up plans to compensate Japanese
from Latin America who were either interned during the war or deported to
Axis countries. Japanese-Peruvians, for 
example, who were in the US illegallyand were pitched out could conceivablyhave a claim on us. Sen. Inouye has thestrong support of his fellow senator from Hawaii, Daniel Akaka, who is of Chinese origin.The two Hawaii senators also spon-sored “the Apology Resolution,” passed by Congress on the 100th anniversaryof the 1893 coup, in which the federalgovernment offered “an apology to Na-tive Hawaiians on behalf of the UnitedStates for the overthrow of the Kingdomof Hawaii.” Based on very suspecthistorical grounds, the bill passed theSenate after just one hour of debate with
only ve senators present. Three of theve spoke against the bill, with only
Senators Akaka and Inouye in favor.
There was no debate at all on the oor 
of the House.Even at the time, some people sawthat the apology would unleash NativeHawaiian nationalism. When PresidentClinton signed it—apologies were his
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