Editorial | Letters Letter: Protests work to deprive youths of exciting future Oct. 31, 2019 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! First it was the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, next it was Sherwood Forest in Waimanalo, then came the windmill issue in Kahuku. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. First it was the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, next it was Sherwood Forest in Waimanalo, then came the windmill issue in Kahuku. Protesters are claiming that their lands are being stolen, the lands they never owned since the days of the missionaries’ takeover. When and where will these meaningless protests end? Man has walked on the moon; we have put satellites in orbit that make communications worldwide wireless; Amazon is using drones to deliver packages to homes. This is only the beginning; greater discoveries await for those who are wise and believe in what lies ahead out there in space. Don’t deprive Native Hawaiian children of what the future holds for them. Some of them may become great scholars, astronomers, scientists and yes, astronauts who go to the moon or Mars. Wake up, people, the future is now. The time is now to forge forward. Philip K. Ho Kinau Click here to read more Letters to the Editor. Previous Story Letter: Local folks may not want Ala Moana playground Next Story Name in the News: William Aila Jr.