Editorial | Letters Letter: Commentary excellent, editorial insensitive Sept. 22, 2023 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! I am writing with two goals. The first is to support the excellent analysis by Noel Kent on forgetting our past wars to our detriment in today’s conflicts (“We fail to learn from our warring past,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 20). 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. I am writing with two goals. The first is to support the excellent analysis by Noel Kent on forgetting our past wars to our detriment in today’s conflicts (“We fail to learn from our warring past,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 20). The second is to condemn the incredibly cruel and insensitive editorial on slaughtering innocent deer on Maui and Molokai (“Cut numbers of destructive deer,” Star-Advertiser, Our View, Sept. 20). The articles appeared next to each other. First, Kent’s commentary: He points out the role of racism, nationalism and empire-building in bringing about major wars. Most importantly, he illustrates how we have forgotten the way our failure to learn from the huge mistakes of the past wars can and does lead to repeating those mistakes — except now, those mistakes can annihilate humanity in a nuclear war. Second, that frightening editorial: How is it possible that a major paper like our Star-Advertiser can support a campaign to kill sensitive and social creatures like deer? It is simply atrocious and to some degree frightening. The editorial even concludes by saying that “mass eradication must also be part of the solution.” Hewa! This must be the most horrifying and thoughtless editorial in the history of the Star-Advertiser. Joel Fischer Waialae EXPRESS YOURSELF The Honolulu Star-Advertiser welcomes all opinions. Want your voice to be heard? Submit a letter to the editor. >> Write us: We welcome letters up to 150 words, and guest columns of 500-600 words. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and length. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. >> Mail: Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 7 Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana, Suite #7-500 Honolulu, HI 96813 >> Contact: 529-4831 (phone), email@example.com, staradvertiser.com/editorial/submit-letter Previous Story Letter: B.J. Penn should speak out against bullying Next Story Column: E akahele i ka ‘ai kini ‘ūhā pua‘a?