Monday, October 17, 2011

Political Activism

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!


I don't know if mister 100 dollar bill actually said this, but it seems that we are moving from democracy to liberty. Political activism in coming into fashion again and it's about time. Protests are springing up worldwide for a range of topics. Many of them will probably loose steam, but a few might have legs and make a difference. Maybe a law will be passed from the occupy wall street people that will allow campaign contributions to be limited to $1 dollar per person/group.

The windsurfing community here in Maui has something to fight for. Windsurfing at Ho'okipa is being threatened. Kitesurfers are trying to gain access and restrict windsurfers access by implementing a 5 man rule. Hopefully this is only rumor, but we need to have input before these rules become law. It's our Kuleana or responsibility to not only become part of the discussion but to also follow the ten man rule and RESPECT the surfers in the water. Surfers out number windsurfers by scores and they will have much more influence then windsurfers ever will.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

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