Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hawaiian Monarchists

Famous Are the Flowers: Hawaiian Resistance Then--and Now

Why is Hawaii a U.S. state instead of a sovereign monarchy? I only learned anything about this in school once, and what I learned was that the Hawaiians demanded to be admitted to the union and demonstrated until they were allowed to join. Considering that my teachers also told us that the "minus" of communism was "lack of motivation" (not planned famines, salt mines, or arrests in the middle of the night) and that American currency was on a gold standard (it was... before my parents were born), I shouldn't be surprised to learn that they lied to us about Hawaii too.

HT to Le Fleur de Lys Too.

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