My take on Saturday’s march in mid-Pacific in Letter to the Editor, Maui News.
IN 250 WORDS OR LESS: Saturday’s unprecedented women’s (and men’s) march of 5,000 in Kahului was inspirational. The march was not an end but a beginning.
Trumpites do not understand why we marched.This was not for the most part anti-Trump . It was a call to our politicians to act with respect and dignity; it was a call to recognize global warming rather than deny it. It was a call to preserve gains in health care; it was a call to end counterproductive bashing of media,the backbone of democracy.
It was a call to exercise some intelligence and common sense in solving our country’s deep problems and produce positive,rather than negative change. Many voters fell into the trap of believing outrageous claims about Hillary who has been bashed
unfairly for 40 years. No wonder people wanted her locked up.
Brainwashed lies repeated again and again tend to be believed. Hillary made mistakes, ran a poor campaign, but did not deserve what she got. The example of a Hana woman whose idea went viral produced a million marchers worldwide. One person can make a difference.
The 5,000 who marched need to continue to step up, to speak out. Societies have suffered because people remained silent in the face of tyranny and not without penalty.Let’s move
forward America, return to the values that indeed have made this country great, as it still is. At the same time, let’s figure out ways to work for positive not negative change.
KAHULUI, MAUI–Some 5000 people equal to 3 percent of the population march in largest rally ever held on this best Hawaiian island. Idea for marches began from a post by resident of tiny Hana, Maui that went viral. March not end but beginning speakers say. Get involved. Don’t give up.
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KA’ANAPALI–A day after Christmas, golfers and residents paraded their carts all decked out for Christmas in a sojourn around Kaanapali, visiting each resort.
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Santa gets ready for last voyage at Canoe Beach Christmas morning.(above,below)
Shave Ice ordering along beach path on Christmas afternoon. (BELOW)
The thirsty blogger in his gift T shirt with pineapple/banana/coconut shave ice.
Sara sampling my sharing shave ice. 9Below).
Visitors galore along beach path.(below)
More visitors help our economy hum
Kaanapali Parkway Christmas Eve (above)
Holy Innocents Church Christmas Eve (below).
Reading in soft chair at the Westin in front of flamingos. (below)
Santa the ladies man at start of day.(below).
Not shown Longi’s for Christmas Eve dinner, Dukes for Christmas Day Breakfast, reading at the pool, Small Christmas dinner at Sangria, watching Saturday Night Live Christmas show on tape, preparing this 9 pm. blog post
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Canoe Beach, Kaanapali Maui: Santa canoes to the Westin on Christmas morning for last distribution of gifts. No chimney. But he is exhausted, reportedly.