How are Hawaiians reacting to President Joe Biden’s Maui response? Well, though KJP claims that everything is going great and Hawaiian politicians think Biden has done a wonderful job, normal Hawaiians don’t seem so sure. In fact, they seem quite upset with how things have gone so far.
When Biden landed on the island, he was greeted by signs telling him to go away and by crowds hurling obscenities at his motorcade. After he left, ordinary Hawaiians sounded off on the wreckage made of their lives by the fire and what they saw as the limited aid sent their way.
That has continued, with more and more videos emerging of Hawaiians upset with Biden for sending limited aid to Hawaii to aid in its recovery as tens upon tens of billions of dollars are sent to aid the Ukrainian war effort.
As you can hear in the video (seen below), the furious Hawaiian called on community members to not let the government use the tragedy to develop the stricken land into an amusement part, saying, “This is not gonna be Disneyland or an amusement park. No malls. We’re gonna make it look like Kala Kala, Pualani, Kapiolani Park. We want a bandstand. We want our people: Filipinos, Portuguese, Chinese, Koreans, Hawaiian, Hawaiians every nationality to have this memorial park so we can celebrate our community.”
Continuing, he then argued that the way people view the island, particularly tourists, needs to change, with the culture staying intact rather than being pushed out by resorts turning it into just another faceless beach spot. He said, “Not be second [class] citizens, and I’m sick of it. I’m done with being nice. This is not going to be a Fidelity destination anymore. If you want to come here, it’ll be cultural. Get to know the people.”
Next, he argued that the American government hasn’t done enough to help the devastated island for its residents to remain loyal when other, better government might offer aid, saying, “I’m done. I’m going to tell everybody . . . So let us get back to our life. We can survive. If the United States Government won’t help us, maybe Japan is going to love Hawaii. Maybe one other country.”
Continuing, he pinned the responsibility for the lack of aid on America sending billions to Ukraine instead of a destroyed American state, saying, in increasingly broken English as he got more emotional, “But it’s because they can trick and take care of Ukraine. $40 billion go to Ukraine work in shaping coming to us. What’s up with my taxpaying money for 60 fucking years. no mean shit, but they will take care of Ukraine for a forty fucking billion, but no money still be able to take care of us.”
Finally, he got to calling out the tardy and failed response of the Biden Administration, saying, “We suffering all the shit we got to do on our own. Now they come ‘Oh no, no, we like to call it a political. FEMA coming, Red Cross coming.’ None of these caravans can come in for political when I hear you guys talk like mentioned some names. Animal love for you guys. You guys [are] full of shit. You guys reading something off on paper and it feels [without] sincerity or emotion.”
Check one such video out here:
HAWAIIANS ARE PISSED: "The days of Aloha are over. I'm sick of it. I’m done with being nice. [The] government don't like to help us. Forty billion dollars go to Ukraine. F**king shit ain't coming to us." pic.twitter.com/xeYtUvypPu
— Ben Kew 🏌️♂️ (@ben_kew) September 2, 2023
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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