Hawaii Culture And Fighting
I don’t know about tradition and the days before the missionaries oh, but today’s local culture has a lot of fist fighting in it. If I was someone’s mother or sister or any kind of family member, it would be practically mandatory for the family to show up and fight with someone. If not the old man then the son who is in his forties apparently. There is no way this sort of behavior would be accepted and let go. S9would have to happen. So the fact that there has been no retaliation shows the people in charge that the victim is alone and therefore they don’t have to move. I guess you are only an important person if other people think you are an important person and they enforce your importance. A person cannot simply be important just because she exists. Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to be considered a non person?
People expect racism
Whenever anyone sees the video they asked me one question in one word and that is Chinese? When I say yes they nod their heads wisely and shrug as if to say “of course.” I have noticed in Hawaii that certain groups don’t like certain groups and it is considered acceptable and not really racist because that is just how things are. If you ask local residents they will tell you that there is not much racism in Hawaii. And they are speaking what they believe to be the truth. The fact that he is Chinese does not count as racism because what can you do?
Death threats and a call to action
I had the video translated. My translator told me that the man is speaking in both Mandarin and Cantonese and she only knows Cantonese. She told me that he said I am going to hit you until you die and he also gave the command: “Die!” It would be very helpful to me if I could get a second opinion from anyone who can speak Mandarin and/or Cantonese because I want to be certain of what I am hearing. I think the context is pretty clear, but I would like to be able to match up the words with what I think they mean. So please get in touch with me if you can help!