Kernow/Hawaii Parallels

Hawaii, like Cornwall, has had problems for years with over-development from outside along with ignorant people who move there, buy up places and have no respect for the people or culture. The Hawaiians call them haoles, we call them emmets. Interesting parallel.

Eddie Rothman – Hawaiian surfer and founder member of Hui O He’e Nalu:
“Well, all the yups are here now, all the rich fucking yups and now they own all the houses and the land, they want to own the water too.
“Some guy goes out and works all day long, he spends eight hours at work; three hours driving back and forth, jumps in the water and some clown’s yelling at him, ‘Hey, hey!’.
‘Hey, hey!’ what?
“The people who for a sport and for their own stress relief want to go out and surf, that are from here, want to catch a few waves too, you know?”


One response to “Kernow/Hawaii Parallels

  • Mawkernewek

    I’ve actually been to the Big Island of Hawai`i, on an astronomical observing trip. The usual convention seems that the big island is spelt with the backwards aposrtophe signifying the glottal stop, and the state not.

    Have a look on Google Street View – see some disastrous property investments gone wrong targeted at incomers – Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, near the south of Big Island, a massive area of mostly empty lots….

    I went to the Puna district to some surreal place where a village had been destroyed by volcanic eruption about 20 years ago and met someone who said “this is not America…”

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