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50+ Years, and It's Still the Same Old Story

Updated: Mar 5, 2022

It seems that, if you're 50 percent or more Native Hawaiian, you can apply for home ownership at a reduced cost. Needless to say, those who qualifed were ecstatic! Except, after waiting for exceedingly long periods of time to move into their new homes, they learned that they were still being treated like 4th class citizens.

Shortly after the residents moved in, the air conditioning went out. In at least one house, the floor was only plywood subflooring. In one house, a rafter cracked. The list goes on. As it turned out, the agency managing the program for these people to have homes decided to cut corners by skipping the home inspections.

Does that remind you of an episode of Five-0? It should. Just as we saw in "Strangers in Our Own Land" (Season 1), the developers will cut corners any way possible as long as they can say they have done something to help the Hawaiian people.

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Mar 05, 2022

It's a crying shame how many people choose to value money more than human life. "Crying shame" is the only polite way I know how to say what it really is.


Mar 05, 2022

This is just awful, and it could make a good script for Hawaii Five-O. Unfortunately, McGarrett isn't around to ensure that these many native Hawaiians get the justice they deserve. As you say, it's the same old story. Greed.

I recently saw the movie "Fargo" again, and the character Marge, in one of the final scenes, says it best:

"There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don't you know that?"

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