[ExI] Update on the Hawaiian observatory shutdown

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 14:38:57 UTC 2019

On Wed, 21 Aug 2019 at 13:57, <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> This whole notion is a large and growing problem in California.  Laws were passed that allow native Americans to block developments with unsupported claims that their ancestors once lived there.  Of course the NIMBYs and anti-development people of all kinds will use that to their advantage resulting in a persistent lack of housing, resulting in a booming homeless population.
> spike

What!! You're blaming the increase in homelessness in California on
primitive Native Americans! That's just loopy.
Nearly as crazy as John calling the native Hawaiians ignorant.

Both groups are smart and know exactly what they are doing.
If you are a small group with little power facing a large powerful
system you don't fight in the way that suits your opponent.
It's called asymmetrical warfare.
If the giant has armour and a big sword, you use a slingshot.
If the group is larger and you treat them with contempt and call them
deplorables, then you end up with you know who.
Weaker members of society are to be looked after, not trampled on as
surplus to requirements.


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