Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under The Bad Old Days
The group is one of several in Hawaii that reject statehood and seek to return to the constitutional monarchy that effectively ended in 1893 when a group of politicians, businessmen and sugar planters — aided by the U.S. minister to Hawaii — overthrew the kingdom’s government.
The monarchist groups say that the kingdom was overthrown and annexed into the United States illegally.
Said politicians and businessmen probably wanted an environment that was conducive to, y’know, actual politics and business instead of cutting into profit margins fending off pirates left and right.
What think your fate would be in today’s world, my friends, should you succeed in secession (which you won’t)? That’s right, you’d be the most popular girl at the party. You’d have your choice of large-boned Slavic types or wiry Oriental swains.
And when the inevitable GHB goes into your Mai-Tai, what would you do then? Throw pineapples? Re-target Kilauea and blow? No, you’d go quietly. And you wouldn’t even file a police report in the morning.
So good luck with that whole return-to-the-monarchy thing. You’ll need it.