One especially interesting aspect of Modern Hawaiian secessionism is that it did not just surge to the forefront because of 4150 some odd signatures on the Whitehouse Petition site.
The Hawaiian secessionist movement is in fact taken terribly seriously, as a political, racial, economic, and socio-cultural issue, even if it is not talked about too much. Hawaiian Secessionism has been receiving attention for the past 20 years, since the Clinton administration issued an official “apology” for the wrongful annexation of Hawaii. http://www.hawaii-nation.org/congrec-house.html. See also: http://www.hawaiiankingdom.org/apology.shtml
This attention has been expressed in both Washington and Honolulu and even in New York City, or at least on the “conservative” (i.e. pro-corporate) pages of the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704188104575083843429621442.html
In the Wall Street Journal, and on other sites, it is apparent that Hawaii’s multi-racial paradise in the tropics, which gave us the multi-racial/mixed race Presidency of Barack Obama, suffers from festering racial wounds. Whether he was born in Mombasa, Kenya, as Lucas D. Smith has shown is most likely, or in Honolulu, as the so-called 44th President claims (even after his supposedly legitimate re-election would seem to moot the question forever except as a historical exercise), Barack Obama supposedly represents simultaneously the retreat of colonialism and the end of racism—at least of white racism. But anti-white racism seems to be allowed and actually encouraged.
Part of the purpose of my visit to Hawaii now in the late Autumn of 2012 is to educate myself about the tropical polyglot multi-racial society in Hawaii. I am told the Courts on this island are “conservative”, but by that I understand to mean that the children of Plantation workers favor the Corporate life and Corporate ownership of property against the individual…. i.e. “Conservatism” may mean something more like “Communism” here…. We shall see. But Hawaii is definitely the only place with more ostensible “racial diversity” than even Los Angeles, and the most governmental control over land use and distribution of any state in the Union….. We all do need to understand this….. what is the correlation between multi-racial society, corporate ownership, and communistic tendencies in government….. But in any case:
How terribly ironic that Hawaii, the only state of the United States ever to have had an established presence within the community of nations besides Texas, much more durable than the “Republic of West Florida” or even the easily remembered (because of the State Flag) “Bear Flag Republic of California”, has only garnered 4,150 signatures as of 11:27PM after my arrival at Kahului airport on Monday, November 26, 2012. Not only does Hawaii have a more active secessionist movement than any other state including Texas, but this movement was only just recently received attention, if not exactly “celebrated” in the popular media by a “not so favorable” mention in Dinesh D’Souza’s Obama 2016). Yet still, Hawaiians are not signing on at the White House Petition site: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-hawaii-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/kfvFZyfw.
One problem appears to be that secessionism may not be wildly popular in the 50th state. See, e.g.: http://www.hawaiireporter.com/hawaii-legislatures-secessionist-resolution-is-ridiculous-and-dangerous/123
While secessionist fever has gathered over 117,000 signatures in my native Texas and over 37,000 in my grandmother’s native Louisiana, Hawaii has gathered separationist signatures on the level of Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts—New Mexico with 5,155 and Nebraska with 7,284 have outbid Hawaii all together.
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Peacefully grant the State of Hawaii to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve political bands which have connected them, the separate and equal station to which Laws of Nature and God entitle them, respect requires they should declare the causes which impel them to separate.
Governments instituted derive their just powers from consent of the governed. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to abolish and institute new Government.
Whereas, people of Hawaii recognize America guilty of unlawful occupation and request peaceful solution being of sound resonance to secede from said union of America, to build a government that better suits inhabitants of Hawaii with alliance to the United States of America.