E noho paʻa e nā hoa kūpaʻa i ke kūpono

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 30 o Kepakemapa, 2017)

Synopsis: Standing or kneeling for the American flag is a right supposedly guaranteed by what the flag symbolizes. Don’t fall for the Trump misdirection play. Stay the course until true equality reigns.

Aloha mai e nā hoa he kākaʻikahi nō ka heluna e noke nei i ka heluhelu nūhou ma o ka nūpepa. Eia kā ʻoukou wahi mea kākau ke hāpai hou nei i kēia nīnau no ke kūpono a me ka ʻole o ke kū ʻana ʻoiai e hoʻokani ʻia ana, a e hīmeni ʻia ana paha, ke mele aupuni o ʻAmelika. Noʻu iho, ʻaʻohe oʻu kumu e hoʻohanohano ai i ia mele a e hoʻomaikaʻi ai paha i kona hae. ʻAʻohe oʻu mahalo i ka pōā nāna i pākaha mai i koʻu kulāiwi aloha a me kona mau pōmaikaʻi e ola ai kuʻu lāhui. He noho nō kaʻu.

A no laila, no nā makahiki he 10 a ʻoi i hala aku nei, he mea maʻa mau iaʻu ka noho ʻana i ka wā e hoʻohanohano ʻia ana ka hae o ʻAmelika. He hōʻailona ia hae nāna e hoʻomaopopo mai no ke ʻano kohu ʻole o ia pākaha ʻana. A he hihia ia i hoʻoponopono ʻole ʻia mai ka MH 1893 a hiki loa mai i kēia lā. ʻO kaʻu hana pēlā, ʻeā, he hōʻailona ia e akāka ai, i mua o ke ākea, koʻu kūʻē paʻa ʻana i ia aupuni pōā ma nā ʻano he ʻelua, ʻo ia hoʻi, he kūʻē nō i ka hana a ke aupuni a he kūʻē nō hoʻi i ke kū ʻana o ia aupuni i kuʻu moku.

Ua ʻano ʻokoʻa ka hana a ka poʻe ʻālapa o ka NFL nāna e kukuli nei a e kui lima nei paha i ka wā e hoʻohanohano ʻia ana ka hae. ʻO ka mea naʻe e ʻokoʻa ai kā lākou hana a ʻokoʻa hoʻi kaʻu hana, ʻo ia nō ko lākou kūpaʻa ʻana ma hope o ko lākou aupuni, ʻo ʻAmelika. Ke ʻōlelo ʻia nei, he nīnau kēia no ke kaulike ʻole o ke kūlana o nā pāʻele a me ke kūlana o nā ʻili kea. Na wai e ʻole ka ʻike aku i ia pilikia? Kuailo? Na ka pelekikena o ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa, na Donald Trump hoʻi. A na wai hoʻi e nele ka pūʻiwa?

Eia ka mea hoihoi. Ma hope o ʻehā kenekulia o ka noho ʻana i nā ʻAmelika ma ke ʻano he kauā, a me ka hapa mai hoʻi o ko lākou kūlana kanaka, ua mau nō ko lākou aloha iā ʻAmelika. A i kēia au a kākou e ʻike nei, i loko nō o ko lākou pakele ʻana i ke kūlana kauā, ua mau nō ko lākou hoʻomanawanui ʻana i ka nohona hemahema, ua kūpilikiʻi ke olakino a i kekahi manawa, ke pepehi hewa ʻia nei e nā mākaʻi. A i loko nō o ka noke ʻana o kekahi poʻe e hoʻohalahala iā lākou, ua mau nō ke aloha aupuni.

ʻO ia ihola ka mea ʻāpiki. Ke hōʻike wale aku nei nō lākou i ko lākou kūʻēʻē ʻana i ke kūlana kaulike ʻole o ko lākou nohona, a ke lilo nei ia keʻehina i kumu e hōʻāhewa ʻia nei i ke aloha ʻole a mahalo ʻole i ke aupuni. He hakuʻepa wale ia manaʻo! ʻO ka hāpai ʻia o ia manaʻo, he hōʻailona ia no ka nāwaliwali o ko Trump mā paio manaʻo ʻana. He kaʻa kaua ia na ka mea e hūnā nei i kona nāwaliwali. Mai puni i ia ʻano hana ʻepa a e ʻimi naʻe i ala e pono ai nā kānaka a pau. ʻO ia hoʻi, he hōʻailona wale nō ka hae a ʻaʻohe ona ʻeha ke kukuli nā kānaka i mua ona. ʻAʻole pilikia o ia kukuli ʻana. He noi ia i ka hoʻihoʻi ʻia mai o ka pono siwila o kānaka a me ke kūlana kaulike o kahi me kekahi. No laila, e nānā ʻia ka hoa kanaka o kipa hewa ke aloha i ka hae. E paio no ka pono a e noke i ka noho!

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