Divide and Conquer: Obama Inc. Wants Tribal Status for Hawaiians


There’s no end to the malicious acts of political vandalism coming out of Washington D.C. lately. This latest one would use indigenous legislation to revert Hawaiians from Americans to tribal members.

Obama’s administration has quietly suggested it is willing to create a two-tier race-based legal system in Hawaii, where one set of taxes, spending and law enforcement will govern one race, and the second set of laws will govern every other race.

The diversity proposal is portrayed as an effort to create a separate in-state government for people who are “native Hawaiians.”

“There is no constitutional basis for conferring such status, and Congress has repeatedly refused to confer this status,” said Carissa Mulder, a spokeswoman for two members of the federal Commission on Civil Rights.

Illegal alien amnesty… is also illegal. So is running guns to drug dealers to shut down the Bill of Rights or putting a man in jail for making a movie that offends Muslims.

Obama’s philosophy is to do whatever he wants and dare what’s left of the government to stop him.

The move was announced Friday before Memorial Day as White House officials and congressional Democrats stepped up predictions that the president will try to bypass congressional opposition to his progressive policy preferences.

The proposed new legal regime for Hawaii is sketched in a federal document released Friday, dubbed an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

“The Secretary of the Interior is considering whether to propose an administrative rule that would facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community,” said the document.

Hawaiian groups lobbied Congress to pass the Akaka bill, named after Sen. Daniel Akaka, a native Hawaiian senator.

The bill would have imposing variety on Hawaiians’ shared government, via the creation of a tribal government for Hawaiians.

That bill would have converted Hawaiians’ status from normal Americans into to subgroup similar to American Indians. Many Indians live on reservations governed by tribal governments since they were overrun during the European settlement of north America. The Akaka bill would also have transferred the Hawaiian land to the new tribe, allowing it to be used to generate wealth via gambling and other businesses for racial Hawaiians, she said.

The larger agenda is divide and conquer. Create countless subdivisions with special rights and privileges. Set groups against each other and turn government into the ultimate arbiter of the conflicts you’ve created. It’s a familiar pattern from history.

Sadly history is repeating itself.

  • Judahlevi

    The melting pot of America is becoming the everyone fighting over the pot America. Purposely dividing America is much more harmful than helpful.

    Proof again that Obama identifies people by skin color, not by their minds. There has never been a more racially divisive American president in modern times.

    • UCSPanther

      Don’t forget the ideological aspect either. The Democrats are talking more and more like they want a one-party state where all dissent is crushed…

  • edlancey

    Obama is the two-tone president, the only things he has going for him are his skin-tone and his baritone.

    Other than that, he’s a faculty lounge marxist who seems to leapt fully formed out of the imagination of Frantz Fanon.

    He’s nothing less than a third-world anti-american traitor.

  • laura r

    can jews be tribes here? if yes, is there anything in it for us?

  • DogmaelJones1

    I’m betting that this scheme will involve taxing “non-native-Hawaiians” to subsidize “native-Hawaiians.” But, how many “whites” were born and raised in Hawaii? Or blacks? Or those of Japanese ancestry? Or were born there and moved to the Mainland? Is this not a scheme for racial segregation and privileging? Will the new “native Hawaiian” tribal meeting place be called the “Frank Marshall Davis Native Hawaiian Memorial Building”?

  • cxt

    Sometime ago I had a long debate with several folks in the Hawaiian movement.

    Funny thing is that they were extremely vocal about getting “status” because they wanted to “free themselves”—that is a quote BTW—from the Big Island natives.
    Seems they were nursing a really old grudge against the Big Islanders over being invaded, most of their leaders slain and then ruled by force by them.

    They were also rather adamant that it took European guns and even a cannon to beat them.

    So I’m guessing that even if Pres. Obama gets his way and declares tribal status—like much of what he does–IMO–things are not going to turn out like he thinks.

    • lyndaaquarius

      nothing he touches seems to turn out well, does it? How much longer?

      • pete

        in contrast to King Midas, he has the Feces touch

    • Daniel Greenfield

      of course this stuff never ends

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Open (out of the closet) class warfare.

  • Douglas Mayfield

    I’m rummaging through a drawer looking for my birth certificate. I’m sure that my parents were confused and that I was born in Hawaii on land that will become a native Hawaiian casino. That way I’m entitled to a slice of that casino income so I can lose my annoying day job.
    Seriously, racism is fine with Obama and the Democrats as long as the proceeds of the racial rip off go to…Democrats.

  • Douglas J. Bender

    I see this as Obama preparing the way for his return to Hawaii as their rightful King.

  • Shane Whittington

    I love opinions…what I love more is informed opinions. I would urge people to take a look at Hawaiian history before making blanket ignorant statements. In 1893 the US government participated in an act of War in the Overthrow of a legitimate democratic Constitutional Monarchy. A Nation which had treaties with both Asian and European Polities as well as the US. In 1898 it illegally “annexed” Hawaii as a Territory. In 1959 with the vote for “Statehood” it allowed the militray to vote, it also did not include on the ballot whether to return to what it was formerly it’s own Nation. The voting percentages for turnout were less than 10% of the legible voting populace. The US government could no more “annex” another sovereign country with an internal “law” then it could “annex” Canada. This crap about race is just that. One does not bargain with a thief. I do not support the “Akaka Bill” or any other instrument that does not return what is rightfully ours, Our Nation. At the time of the Overthrow the Hawaiian populaton was varied and diverse. There were Americans with dual citizenship as well as Europeans, Asians, Africans, Indians and Polynesians. The theft of My Nation is a matter of History and of Justice.

    • Judahlevi

      See, this is exactly the kind of thing that Obama brings about – I want my own “Nation.” Division, not unity.

      Yes, and there are probably indigenous Native Americans who would love to throw out everyone but people of their lineage from their “Nations” as well. They were also lied to by the US Government with their treaties broken and land taken. 300 million people need to move out.

      A little late for all that. No one ‘owns’ land forever and ever. No group of people are better than other people. No one is given preferred citizen status in a country like America without harming all human relations.

      There are benefits to being a US citizen. If you don’t think so, you have other options.

      • Shane Whittington

        There is no “Unity” when there is Coercion, Aggression and Violence. The difference with Native Hawaiians and Most Indians is we had a legitimate “Nation” with laws and a Constitution. Contrary to many Indian “Nations” we were a Nation and recognized as such. I said nothing about “kicking” any one out of anything. If Justice and the rule of law is a “little late” then I guess you can’t espouse anything in the Constitution, As for preffered Citizens I think you need to look at the ADA, The Affirmative Action policies and a plethora of other “preffered” status citizenships that the US Government has it’s hand in. I also never alluded to anyone being better then anyone else. You seem to be a proponent of the “might makes right” analogy, that aggression and violence seem to be the way to solve a issue. I assume that you are a jew or of jewish extraction due to the picture of your avatar. I would expect one such as yourself to at least have some insight as to the theft of a Country or a Nation and the land which it has called home for millenia. I am a Libertaian, the core tenants of which are “Don’t take peoples stuff and don’t hurt them” of course I am para-phrasing. It would seem to me that any American who knew their History and read the Constitution and the Federalist Paper’s would have a deep and abiding understanding of Liberty and Freedom. I am so deeply sorry to have to inform you that Hawaii is not…has not…been a legitmate participant in the American Experiment. Because at the behest of (yes, White American businessmen) Marines from the US Boston were landed to support their Overthrow of a peaceable and lawful government. Who had their own laws, their own courts, their own currecy, their own postal service, their own police forces. They (the White American Businessmen) did all this to ensure they got a good price for their sugar crops. I no longer harbor anger, hatred or animosity at that act or the race that perpetrated that act. I instead have spent my time educating people much like you, in much the same situations. I try to appeal to their logic and reason. I give them rational information filled with facts. Often I am greeted with strawman arguments and innane statements. I try to reach out and provide a concise argument, the point is I am reaching out to try to remove ignorance and provide some compassionate insight. Oh yeah for the others Native Hawaiian is a Race an Ethnicity. Obama is of African and Caucasion decent he is not an “Ethinic” Hawaiian. Right now we have Communists of his ilk running this State. What happened in 1893 was illegal by all International norms of the time, as well as the American Constitution, everything after that was just adding to the indictment.

        • Angela Granger


          Excuse me? Go educate yourself about the Five Civilized Tribes, who were targetted by the Indian Removal Act before spewing this garbage. Those tribes were recognized as separate nations with demarcated borders by Congressionally ratified treaties.
          The Iroquois League which consisted of six different Native American tribes, existed before European settlers ever set foot in North America and their confederacy inspired the governmental model used in the Articles of Confederation and the U. S. Constitution. Dismissing the Native Americans tribes who have systematically been exploited by the U. S. government as a collection of borderless savage nomads incapable of self governance with no legitimate claims or rights as a society is the big lie propagated to justify the crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated against the pre-European inhabitants since their arrival.

          And I don’t know how to break it to you. But once you’ve joined the United States if America as a state, you can’t leave. Despite what the U. S Constitution says, secession is not permitted.

          • Andrew

            Hi Angela.
            Hawai’i does not need to secede from the U.S. as it was never lawfully part of the U.S. in the first instance. You can not lawfully divorce someone you were never legally married to. What we are likely to see in the years ahead is Nation-to-Nation talks between Hawai’i and the U.S. on de-occupation and dissolving the fake entity known as the “State of Hawaii.”
            Hawaiian Nationals never relinquished the Sovereignty or Title of their lands to the U.S. Government, in fact all land in Hawai’i today lawfully belongs to the Hawaiian Kingdom.

          • Judahlevi

            As with any legal issue, there are two sides. You presented yours, but the chances of that happening are practically zero.

            The South tried to secede in the 1860’s, but that didn’t work out well.

          • Andrew

            Actually there are by way of viewpoint three sides on this legal issue.
            -Hawaiian Kingdom Law which is the Supreme Law of the Land in Hawai’i.
            -U.S. law as it concerns it’s resident citizenry.
            -International Law.

            Perhaps you should reread the above comment interpretively it was suggested Hawai’i does NOT need to secede from a contract it was never party to. Are you aware what is happening on the International scene over in Switzerland for example? The U.S. Government does not have a legal leg to stand on.

          • Shane Whittington

            I said most not “all”, I am aware of the League. The last time I checked there were 560 “tribes”.

          • American Patriot

            You never talk about the Native Americans exploited by the governments of Canada, the Latin American and Caribbean countries. Why do you give those countries a free pass while bashing the United States? Why don’t you condemn the oppression and exploitation of the indigenous Miskito population at the hands of the Communist Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua during that country’s civil war in the 1980s? Stop blaming only America for flaws committed by many countries.

        • Judahlevi

          You lost me at “White American Businessmen.” So, it is about race or skin color.

          BTW, the skin color or gender of an individual does not define them. Only racists and sexists believe that your skin color says anything about you. It is your mind that defines you, not your body. If you are a true libertarian, you should know this.

          Learn that lesson, and it will improve your chances of persuading other human beings.

        • American Patriot

          It seems like you are repeating Communist propaganda here when you falsely accuse a democratic government of forcibly overthrowing an absolute monarchy that was supposedly “peaceful”. What happened was that businessmen simply supported a republican uprising against an absolute monarchy. Then, five years later, Hawaii became a US territory.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I agree that the taking of Hawaii was illegal, but I don’t see any simple solution here. Do you really think the majority of the population wants a separate nation status?

      • Shane Whittington

        Aloha Daniel,
        There is a case to be made for Independence. Two primary issues come to the fore. Our borders and our Economic Zone. We as a “State” have no controls over our borders if you think that border states have issues, try a “State” that is all borders. There is no meaningful border security whatsoever. The blight of illegal Mexicans, Guatemalans, San Salvadorans as well as a plethora of asians. We have all the criminal elements here from the Yakuza, the Russian Mob to the Chinese Triads. We secure our borders and control immigration. We offer a lifestyle second to none for a influx of brain power to develop our resources namly Tech, Financial, Marine and Ag. We become self-sufficient thru the use of Thorium for cheap abundant energy. We use the thorium and desalinate sea water to provide a ready resource for ag and residential uses, We supplement with wind, solar and maybe tidal. energy becomes cheap and plentiful, water rates fall and we recharge our aquifers. Using a system my ancestors designed we become self-sufficient and able to feed our own population as well as becoming energy independent. We would also need to implement serious marine resource management again we use our ancient systems that are time tested and work. We protect and restock our fisheries. Right now we loose close to 90% of available fish stocks to international illegal fishing, namly China and Japan. We lower taxes on business’s and investment capitol to create jobs. We focus on technologies that aren’t hurt by our isolation…Some things like a Pacific Stock Exchange the late/early differential works to our favor. Methane production thru deep sea drilling, Space Port… again due to our location, Tech fab and services sector. A revitalized ship repair facilities. Agri-business r&d. Recycling and Biomass management, Geo-thermal research and implementation. I could go on and on. Those are just a few things we will accomplish once Nationhood is recognized. We cannot do these things while are treated as a “State”. There are many other things too many to list here. We need to move towards a open free market with the interests of all who choose to stay and invest in a new future. Wouldn’t you want to live in a place like that Daniel? Wouldn’t you want to help build a place that would shout to the world that we did this…we can lead from the front, we can show people that despite our former issues we have risen above them and achieved something truly beautiful truly meaningful. Be the example that diverse peoples can live and thrive together. True Aloha. PS sorry for the typo’s doing this on a tablet.

        • Judahlevi

          There is no dream of “diverse peoples can live and thrive together” when you refer to your problems as “White Businessmen” and allocate property and power according to race or drops of blood.

          I just came back from Hawaii and the only real economy there is tourism and the military. Without those, Hawaii could not even support its present population. You import almost everything you use on the islands at great expense – including food.

          It takes much more than wishful thinking to achieve your goal, but it starts with treating everyone equally – even if they are not part of the ‘tribe.’

          • Shane Whittington

            Really? Either they were or were not White Businessmen or shall I call them…misguided lay calvinist with a crony captialist bent. Merely stating a fact, because they sure were not black. Yes the Tourism and Military are oversized segments of the economy. Which is why one must diversify…Your assertions of race and “drops of blood” certainly did not come from my statements, Neither have I made the assertion that people would be treated less than equal because they are not part of the “tribe”. I have no idea where you perceive those remarks from my statements. The Hawaiian Government was not uniform in it’s racial component. It was MIXED. As for wishful thinking…well you can have your opinion it really doesn’t matter in the least since you do not live here. There is a vision…and an achieveable goal. Anyone who wishes to participate in this “tribe” is more than welcome. I grow weary of your innane statements.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Why can’t Hawaii diversify now? A lot of the ideas in your plan could be done in a state.

          • Shane Whittington

            Those Ideas that I put forward, what some are calling “utopian” are solid, and could be done somewhat on the “State” level. However very few of those benefits would stay here or reach the “population” as a “State”. Job killing regulations, Confiscatory Taxation, The Redistribution mindset prevalent in the “State”. I don’t have all the answers. I have indentified some of the issues, and I have identified some answers. There are many more to contend with. As a trading partner on an even keel so to speak with the rest of the world, we can improve our situation drastically. This can’t be done in our current political state. Again the short answer. Sorry would love to expand further, but I would end up sounding “utopian” again. I don’t think these things are “utopian” I believe these things as a start to a coherent vision about where we are and where we should be. If these things could have been done as a “State” they would have been. There is a severe lack of leadership and vision here,

        • American Patriot

          Hawaii is prospering as a state. What are you talking about. Hawaii and its residents have full voting rights at the national level, as well as equal treatment under all federal laws and programs. Puerto Rico wants those same rights as a state of the Union. Unlike Hawaii, Puerto Rico doesn’t have full voting rights at the national level, nor does that island territory have equal treatment under federal laws and programs. Hawaii and the other states of the Union are lucky. Puerto Rico wants to be a state just like Hawaii and the other states. In a 2012 plebiscite on its political status, 54% of voters in Puerto Rico sad no to continuing territory status and 61% of voters said they want statehood. Why would you want Hawaii to secede from the Union anyway?

          • Shane Whittington

            If Puerto Ricans want to be a State…then more power to them. If they think it will help them go for it. Superficially it looks good. But we have an economy beholden to the vagaries of the tourist industry, and he also suckle at the teat of the “military”. Neither of these are long term economic solutions. As for voting rights and treatment? The only reason anyone pays attention to us is that the US government in the form of the Military occuopy 25% of the land area of this state. In my opinion we would be better of making decisions that make more long term sense at least economically. The largest employer after the military in this state is the State government. We have the highest per capita state employee ratio in the Nation, along with that come the Public Sector Unions. Half the State budget is the Dept. of Education, it as never been audited. No one knows where what money goes where. There is no accountability, transparency or leadership. Again I apologize because this is just the synopsis, the short answer if you will.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          That’s a long utopian plan. In real life, there are more problems than not, but in any case, what I asked was, do you think the population of Hawaii would be on board with this?

          It’s all useless unless they are.

          • Shane Whittington

            Short answer is yes think the population would.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            do you have a poll to back that up?

        • pete

          okay, GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK — “hawaiian-born” obumma, has cost “America” what, 10 trillion dollars plus innumerable failures of foreign policy with HIS Peace thru Despicable Weakness strategy,

          millions of Americans are willing to made the trade immediately should you hawaiians be able to hand over the gold, some cash, and a bag of baseballs

    • American Patriot

      First of all, the US government did not participate in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. Certain business figures participated in the unrest. President Grover Cleveland actually supported the monarchy and advocated for its restoration shortly after the revolt abolished the monarchy and established a short-lived republic in Hawaii. Second, I don’t think that Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy. If I remember correctly, Hawaii had an absolute monarchy, didn’t it? In any case, the monarchy in Hawaii was as constitutional as the short-lived monarchy of Emperor Bokassa in the so-called “Central African Empire” (what Bokassa called the Central African Republic) during the 1970s. The left has double standards when they say that they oppose monarchies because they defend the Hawaiian monarchy. The left defends the Hawaiian monarchy because it was socialist and because it hated the United States. Let me ask you this: why was the Hawaiian monarchy viewed as “legitimate”, while the Shah’s regime in Iran and the monarchy in Ethiopia are viewed as illegitimate? Why did the left support Gaddafhi’s military coup against the constitutional monarchy in Libya? The left has double standards.

      • Shane Whittington

        Umm…the US government landed “Marines” from the US Boston for one. Second no we were not an “Absolute” monarchy, we had a basically bicameral legislative body. Thirdly for those interested I would urge you to take a look at the “Blount Report”. Fourhly I am no leftist. I am a Liberarian interested in Justice. Fifth, Those Businessmen forced a Constitution on a King at gun point that disenfranchised populations that didn’t own land, they removed the power to vote from those populations. So basically if you weren’t a land owner you had no right to vote. Define Socialist in the context of the Kingdom of Hawaii. I can name Institutions that were started with “royal” money or championed by them to solicit money from the Public. They were not Instituted by the Kingdom, from the personal wealth of Nobility. The Liliuokalani Trust, Founded in 1909 by the last Queen providing cash and other necessities to Orphans and Destitute Children.All the funding came from her wealth and holdings she left it to them. Lunalilo Home, Founded by King Lunalio and Provides for the shelter, health and well being of the aged. The Queens Hospital, Founded by Kamehameha IV and his Wife Emma, They went door to door and basically begged for funding of the Hospital, Emma championed a style of service that would be called Holistic Medicine today, it provided medical services for the indigent. Kapiolani Hospital, Provided medical services mainly aimed at Women and Children. Focusing primarily on the first year of life. Punahou School was founded through the support and donation of land by Oahu’s governor at the time Boki and his wife Liliha both Nobles. Iolani School, Founded in 1862 through the help of both Kamehameha IV and his Wife Emma. Queen Emma also went on to found two more schools, St. Andrews Priory as well as St. Cross. So yeah sounds like a bunch of Socialists running a Command Economy. These are just a few there are more. The “Blount Report” found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blount_Report

        Here: http://libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/blount.html

        Here: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=1104

        and here: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/7767/#institution=university-of-hawaii-at-manoa-library

  • http://tinyurl.com/2a9fqa Ken Conklin

    For an in-depth look at what’s going on in Hawaii, read this 302-page book: “Hawaiian Apartheid: Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Aloha State”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Give the entire state over the natives, kick out all the Whites and Asians and let them do whatever they want with it. I sort of give up at this point.

  • notme123

    if so, than Obama is a native Hawaiian, Hawaii becomes it’s own nation, Obama becomes its king.

    • notme123

      the problem I see here is if Obama is African-American, not Hawaiian, I’m confused! he must have to choose …but than again 0 does what 0 wants

  • Yuk-Sing

    As a Hawaiian, I’d like you all to know that we WANT tribal status. And you’re also very racist for saying that American Indians and those with Tribal status are a “subgroup” of normal Americans and also because of your insinuation that this status means they are lesser.