What is best for the aina? Pili kia or ALoha

Looking back on my time here in Hawaii (20 years) I know that I am who I am today because of the land. I have no KOKO, per say, but I do belong to this land(kama aina). I don't know how to write Hawaiian words that good, but I understand when people talk to me.

Growing up here as one with no KOKO, but being intimate with the culture, I have seen things from a perspective that maybe those with KOKO can not see.

As the possibility for Hawaii to be freed gets more and more clear, it seems like more and more egos flair.

This site has been an inspiration for me, but lately some of the stuff I read is troubling. Everybody is concerned with who is who, what is what, and it seems like everybody is fighting over pieces of the pie.

I have been taught that being Hawaiian is not about blood, it never was until after the overthrow.

Yes bloodlines did dictate certain ranks and positions at the time of overthrow, but in the thousands of years before that, all kinds of changes in rank and position happened, for all kinds of reasons.

Being Hawaiian is about living on and loving the land. It is about the aina.

Owning the land was a foreign concept.

That is why I know, we will never see a free Hawaii unless everybody can set aside their egos, and put the aina first.

Everybody wants to be the chief, and nobody wants to be the commoner.

Is that is what is best for the aina?

The hurt done to the islands and people has been intense and on a scale that most can't comprehend, but as long as that is all that we focus on, we will never see where to go.

It is about all people that love this land coming together to start something new.

We have a good chance at striking a blow, not just for Hawaii, but for the whole world and everything on it, but we must come together.

We each have the choice pili kia, or aloha.

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Comment by Tina matildo botelho on August 14, 2009 at 1:33am
THANK YOU NRV8N8 IT IS A PLEASURE HEARNG FROM YOU AGAIN AND I DO APOLOGIZE EVEN THOUGH WE WERE GOING THROUGH A BATTLE ON OUR FAMILY AND THE FAMILY ISSUES GOD IS IN CONTROL NOW. TAKE CARE AND ALOHA.
Comment by HALE O KEAWE-A-HEULU aka: NAIHE on August 14, 2009 at 12:59am
It is said that 'aina is liken to a chief and therefore you give honor and respect = ALOHA. One does not have unity with pilikia that's an obvious. I've already mentioned in forums of past how we must all sit first with all these groups out there and talk story and agree on key issues of Unity first and foremost. Without unity we will not stand but that doesn't mean we stand still...we keep moving forward anyway in whatever gifts we have to provide in protecting, honoring 'aina we continue to do - for 'aina holds not only life of food for our table or roofs over our heads but dead as well of buriels for our kupuna especially those unmarked.
Comment by Tina matildo botelho on August 13, 2009 at 7:38pm
I NO MORE ALOHA WHEN I HAVE NO LOVE FROM MY FAMILY AND ALL THEY LOOKING AT IS MONEY I HAVE ALOHA WHEN YOU ACCEPT ME AS A FAMILY LIKEMY UNCLE POKA LAANUI AND AUNTY GENOA KEAWE AND AUNTY ELODIA KNE AND MY BEAMER FAMILY DID THE WILCOX THE ONES WHO RECOGNIZED ME MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND ALL MY FAMILY WHO KNOW ME , TO KAWANNAKOA AND QUIENTEN TELL AKAKA THIS IS HEWA.
Comment by Tina matildo botelho on August 13, 2009 at 7:34pm
ANOTHER THING YOU CANNOT HAVE A GOOD KINGDOM WHEN ALL MY FAMILY IS NOT TOGETHER SO COME ON NOW STATE AND PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO I WAS AND MY FAMILY AQLL THESEYEARS YOU KNOW WHO IWAS ANDNOW ALL THESE YEARS THESE PEOPLE TAKE MY CHILDRENS AND NOW THEY LIKE TAKE WHAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO ME THATS HEWA WE GET AKKA BILL U DESTROY REAL KINGDOM YOU COME AND SEE YOUR FAILY LIKE I WAS DOIN AN TRYING TO GET TO HOPONOPONO WITH MY AUNTY KAWANNAKOA AND ALL QUEINTAN AN AKAKA I M HER WAHTS UP IHAVE TO DO LAW OR GO TO LW TO SEE MY FAMILY I NEED YOU TO BE HONEST AND NOT BE ANY KIND TO THE FAMILY GOD LIKE US ALL TOGETHER ASONE LIKE POKA LAANUI THEM WELL HAD PAAINAS THIS NOT ONE PAAINA THIS IS PILIKIA UNCLE BURGESS LAANUI AND MY WILCOX FAMILY AND KAWANNAKOA WE ALL HAVE TO PONO. LETS GET JIGGYWITH IT MORE OUR FAMILY COME TGETHER STRONG AND PULE AND= OH WHAT MY GRANDPA HANAKAHI SAYS HE WAS APRODESSOR OF UH MANOA ABD A TEACHER FOER KALOHE STUDENTS T QUEENS CHILDRENS CENTER IN NNAKULI HE SAY HE TAUGHT ME THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNG ALOHA
Comment by Tina matildo botelho on August 13, 2009 at 7:24pm
i never know what was koko whn my cousin was keep on telling me koko i did not understand and he is kane family and i did not know we had to go by an origion , plus to when i wentto dhhl they told me i wasindian andi had to show proof and then told me i could not because i do not have 50 percent blood i said bull crap, my family and i is of royal blood then i heard them say 1920 they gambel all the lands before and also this was written by te king for us to be 50 percent hawaiian bull crap again, you know what they know whats behind there of my gilman family and they know the truth and ione smart cookie i love all my family no get me wrong i get mad a at them too. you know what i am areal blood TOT HIS BOTH QUEEN EMMA AND BISHOPP AND GORHAM D. GILMAN SO WHAT I CALLED UP THESE PEOPLE AT THE OFFICE GOV LINDA LINGLE AND TOLD THEM WHO I AM AND I NOT CRAZY PEOPLE I TELL THE TRUTH ANOTHER THING IS I NOT ABOUT LANDS BECAUSE I TELL YOU MY GOD AND THE REAL CHOSEN JOSHUAS FROM GOD WAS GIVEN THIS LANDS AND IT WAS THE SOLE PURPOSE FOR DAVID KING KQALAUKAUA AND THE ARK TO BE CONVENANT WITH OUR KINGDOM IT IS HEWA WITH OUTTHE REAL BLOOD YTOU HAVE TO HAVE REAL BLOOD T GET KINGDOM BACK AND YOU AHJVE TO BE OF THELINE I AM TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE I HAVE A REAL BLOODLINE THAT WILL KNOCK YOU ALLOFF YOUR FEET AND IF YOU WANT TO INTERVIEW ME ONHIS LETS GET JIGGY WITH IT AND LETS GETBACK WHAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO ME FROM MY KING JESUS CHRIST.

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