Lord Macau lady's address to the British Parliament on 2nd February
"I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and
I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such
wealth I have seen in the country, such high moral values, people
of such caliber, that I do not think we would conquer this country,
unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual
and cultural heritage, and therefore, I propose that we replace
her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians
think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than
their own, they will lose their self esteem, their native culture
and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation."
Hawaii is an illegally occupied nation,
not a "state." http://bit.ly/1iUJz3l http://bit.ly/MFxVMm
For us, American colonialism has been a violent process--the violence
of mass death, the violence of American missionizing, the violence
of cultural destruction, the violence of the American military.
Through the overthrow and annexation, American control and American
citizenship replaced Hawaiian control and Hawaiian citizenship.
Our mother--our heritage and our inheritance--was taken from us.
We were orphaned in our own land. Such brutal changes in a people's
identity, its legal status, its government, its sense of belonging
to a nation, are considered among the most serious human-rights
violations by the international community today.