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Mānoa kāohi mana'o

Na Laiana Wong

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Synopsis: In a public institution, such as a university, unilateral decision-making should not be confused with policy; no matter at what level.

Aloha hou mai kākou e nā hoa kāko'o i ia mea ‘o ka noa o ka leo. Eia nō kā 'oukou wahi mea kākau ke 'auamo hou nei i ia mana'o i hāpai 'ia i kēlā pule aku nei no ka paipai 'ana i nā pono sivila o ka lehulehu i kāohi 'ia maila e kekahi mau luna o ke Kulanui o Hawai'i ma Mānoa.

He mea 'ike wale 'ia nō ke kumu i mālama 'ia ai ua mea nei he kulanui. 'O ia ho'i, i wahi ia e kupu lanakila ai nā mana'o like 'ole, pehea ke kūlike a kūlike 'ole paha me nā mana'o o kona mau luna. A he 'ano pu'uhonua nō ho'i ia kahi e kūkākūkā ai i nā nīnau like 'ole a pau, a pau pū ho'i me nā nīnau wāhi pūniu me nā nīnau paha i kohu 'ole ke 'ano i ka mana'o o kekahi po'e. 'A'ole nō i mālama 'ia no ka ho'omalimali 'ana i ka mana'o o ia po'e luna.

A no laila, 'o ka hopena o ka holoi 'ia 'ana o nā hua'ōlelo i pena pū 'ia me ke ki'i o Mauna a Wākea ma luna o kekahi paia i kēlā pule aku nei, 'o ia nō ka holoi pū 'ia o nā pono sivila o nā haumāna a me nā kumu nāna ia i pena. No ke aha lā ho'i i holoi 'ia ai? Ua maka'u paha nā luna o ke Kulanui o hō'ole 'ia mai ko lākou mana'o e kūkulu i kahi 'ohe nānā nunui ma luna o Mauna a Wākea? 'A'ole lā! Eia nō ke kū nei kekahi mau 'ohe nānā ma luna o Mauna a Wākea i kēia wā a kākou e 'ike nei, a ua kūkulu 'ia i loko nō o ka hauwala'au nui o nā leo kū'ē. Mali'a ua hilahila ke kulanui i ka hō'ike ahuwale 'ia o kona wahi huna, a ua pupuāhulu aku nō paha i ka uhi 'ana i ia wahi. 'A'ole kā ho'i! 'A'ole paha he wahi huna o ke Kulanui!

No laila, ke kuhi nei kā 'oukou wahi mea kākau ē ua holoi 'ia e kekahi kanaka ma muli o kona hopohopo o huhū mai nā luna o ke Kulanui i ka 'ike ahuwale 'ia o ia mana'o e ho'ohalahala ana i kā lākou hana, a e lilo ia i kumu e hō'ole ai ua po'e luna nei i ka mālama 'ia 'ana o ka Arts Fest. Wahi a ka lohe, he mea ia Arts Fest e ha'aheo ai ke Kulanui, no ka mea, ua lilo mai kekahi makana ho'ohanohano no ka mālama 'ia o ia papahana like i kēlā makahiki aku nei. Hele nō a he 'oia'i'o ia mana'o ho'ohuoi o'u, nani ke kohu 'ole o ia hana pākela hilahila 'ole!

I kanaka aha ia e ha'aheo ai i ia 'ano hana kū i ke 'ano hōhē? A he aha lā ho'i ka waiwai o ia 'ano papahana inā pēlā kona lawelawe 'ia 'ana? Kohu mea lā, ua 'oi aku ka ikaika o ke ake hanohano ma mua o ke kūlia 'ana i ka pono, 'o ia ho'i, ka mālama 'ana i ke Kulanui ma ke 'ano i wahi pu'uhonua no ka lehulehu e hāpai ai a e paio ai ho'i i ka 'i'o a me ka 'ole o ko lākou mau mana'o. E lilo paha auane'i ua ake hanohano nei i mea e hewa ai ke Kulanui a kaulana 'ino ai ho'i ma waena o nā kulanui 'ē a'e o ke ao mālamalama. Auē nō kā ho'i ē! E emi loa ana paha nā haumāna e mana'o nei e pi'i mai i Mānoa, a emi pū nō ho'i me ke kālā e ho'olako 'ia mai ana e nā lālā o ka 'Aha'ōlelo!

E ho'ouna 'ia mai na leka i mua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:

>> kwong@hawaii.edu
>> rsolis@hawaii.edu

a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:

>> 956-2627 (Laiana)
>> 956-2627 (Kekeha)

This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
This essay seems focused on a claim that there is censorship at UH Manoa regarding the issue of telescopes on Mauna Kea. The alleged censorship happened when a plywood wall surrounding construction work being done on the student newspaper building got an extra coat of paint which covered over some handwritten comments placed there by students protesting plans for a new telescope. This column is an example of manufactured outrage -- dare I say it: making a mountain out of a molehill.

The real censorship at UH comes on thousands of occasions, year after year, when students or professors feel intimidated from being able to express their views favorable to telescopes on Mauna Kea, favorable to the fact that the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, favorable to the fact that Hawaii is part of the United States, etc. When was the last time any speaker in a classroom or public forum was allowed to express such views? It was nearly 12 years ago when I taught a small no-credit course at UH Manoa for free in the Academy for Lifelong Learning in the outreach college, presenting "Hawaiian Sovereignty: Another Perspective." The crazies at the Center for Hawaiian Studies did their best to intimidate the program director into canceling the class by threatening her and the students with violence. University administrators, including President Dobelle, looked the other way and were happy when they thought the course had been killed before it was born. But the course defiantly went on, after its location was moved to a secret undisclosed location which the students and I called "the bomb shelter" because there was chicken wire on the windows, and after an editorial in the Honolulu newspaper pointedly asked whatever happened to academic freedom at UH. Read all about it at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/uhacafreeintro.html

So don't be putting forward this nonsense about alleged censorship at UH based on an incident of graffiti being painted over, when the real censorship is the maintenance of a hostile work environment and threats of violence against anyone who dares to question the racial supremacist establishment and the twisted history that dominates the curriculum.


on October 26,2013 | 07:24AM
DiverDave wrote:
Come on now Laiana, stop trying to insinuate that somehow the Polynesian-Hawaiian voice has not been heard already concerning the TMT. In actuality it has been heard to ad nauseam, with lawsuit after lawsuit by the parade of the Polynesian-Hawaiian obstructionists. It's not about "free speech" or "censorship". The University has only themselves to blame after years and years of bending over backwards to demands by these radicals with their sovereignty fringe agenda. Polynesian-Hawaiians have been so coddled by the University that now they think they should always run the whole show. It's about Polynesian-Hawaiians wanting the last say about everything the University does. That's political control based on racial supremacy. That would make them what?
on October 27,2013 | 09:32AM
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