of the pacific where US
involvement in WWII was
triggered by Pearl
and penultimately ended at Hiroshima
69 years ago today. (i say penultimately because
it took Nagasaki three days later to
seal the deal.)
they say Hawai'i today
wouldn't last three weeks if
the imports ceased. see that white speck
below the word police
just at the horizon?
take a closer
look. it's a rare sight here.
the container ships steal in secretly like
ghosts slithering through keyholes;
glimpse them spectral through mists late at
night. but today perhaps in advance
they're rerouted and prioritized. the forecast
is for torrential rain so people...
the stores to snap up caseloads of bottled
water ? a better
investment would be a
barrel to catch some of the deluge.
after WWII it was business as usual, only
moreso. German and Japanese industrialists
casually exonerated from war
crimes, ruined factories retooled for peacetime
between sworn enemies, a new
worldwide consumer class conditioned to em-
brace planned obsolescence, consent
enforced by a well-appointed police state.
Hawai'i could and should grow
all its own food because it can and used to.
rain, soil, knowledge. self-sufficient tradition
meets a sustainable future.
but time and resources are running out.
meanwhile, the ships keep coming in.