THE 50th STATE
April 6 2015
Hawaii’s history has so much to teach us. The Kapu system was a stone age small brain animal belief system. For example: The rooster crows and the sun comes up making him believe the sun came up because he crowed. The Kapu system was the flip side. The constant cataclysmic events of earthquake, eruption, typhoon, tsunami you name it was believed to be the act of Gods in punishment for something men did. Through the course of time it was determined what displeased the Gods (or what they thought displeased the Gods) When the cataclysmic events continued to happen someone must have violated the rules or an additional rule was imposed. Violation of the Kapu was usually death for endangering the people. Unless you made it to the place of refuge where absolution was administered. The list of rules was oppressive and long. When education came with the advent of contact with Cook people began to question this system. Komehemeha 2 with the influence and support of his stepmother decided to end it. When the huge system of priests who had tremendous comfort, control and power realized it would end for them they assembled an army of devotees and a civil war ensued. We visited the Gettysburg of that civil war in which the forces of K-2 came out victorious. It was a bloodbath but the superior weapons that K-1 had seen and gotten by trade and used to easily unify the islands made it possible. Today when natural events take place no one is killed or sacrificed. Also evidenced is the need to maintain technological superiority over those that would take freedom away. Since we are still evolving from stone age small brain animal thought processes. An excellent example of this is the simple lever device that changed a single shot rifle to a repeating rifle know as the Spencer. This small innovation saved 50 fearless men, most of the Lincoln County men when they were attacked by 500 Cheyenne braves at Beecher Island Colorado. We went to the battlefield where the combatants where buried almost where they fell, the heavily charged SOM long since returning to balance with the universe. It is alway again however good to remember so we learn and not repeat things.
The afternoon took us to what was supposedly a little used beach in some state park. On a monday it must of had 1,000 people. The O’s just turned around and back up the road pulled out and followed a faint trail over the ridge and down to the sea where we found an amazing coral/lava sand beach complete with shade trees, tidal pools and NO ONE! We named it Uriah Beach —Yeah, we lost the laundry and prepared for fun. However a young couple ventured into the area but seeing the nakedness they also dropped their clothes. I think most people enjoy being naked especially children. They just need permission. But there is this thing about Adam and Eve feeling shame when they knew they were naked? KAPU. We christened the beach and headed for home. Tomorrow is a big day, we intend to find Captain Cook.