Monday, June 2, 2008

Burials Standoff

Just got an email from Katy Rose reporting that the folks guarding the iwi (bones) at Naue are saying that Joe Brescia's contractor told them that he plans to begin construction on Brescia's house at 7 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday.)

People who favor protecting the bones will begin gathering between 6 and 7 am on the road fronting the burial site. This is the road that runs parallel to the highway between Hanalei Colony Resort and the YMCA camp in Ha`ena.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Civil disobedience is a serous decision. To keep credibility you must remain civil. Treat authorities with respect, do not resist arrest, go willingly. If you talk or act stink you lose the moral high ground.

Mahatma Gandhi outlined the following rules:

A civil resister (or satyagrahi) will harbour no anger.
He will suffer the anger of the opponent.
In so doing he will put up with assaults from the opponent, never retaliate; but he will not submit, out of fear of punishment or the like, to any order given in anger.
When any person in authority seeks to arrest a civil resister, he will voluntarily submit to the arrest, and he will not resist the attachment or removal of his own property, if any, when it is sought to be confiscated by authorities.
If a civil resister has any property in his possession as a trustee, he will refuse to surrender it, even though in defending it he might lose his life. He will, however, never retaliate.
Retaliation includes swearing and cursing.
Therefore a civil resister will never insult his opponent, and therefore also not take part in many of the newly coined cries which are contrary to the spirit of ahimsa.
A civil resister will not salute the Union Flag, nor will he insult it or officials, English or Indian.
In the course of the struggle if anyone insults an official or commits an assault upon him, a civil resister will protect such official or officials from the insult or attack even at the risk of his life.