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  •  Leave it to you to indulge in snideness.... (0+ / 0-)

    ....and to refer to fellow Kossacks as "the two of you".

    And what occured was not Aloha. It may have been popular political theater, but it was not Aloha......and neither was your snide comment.

    I am waiting in my car, I am waiting in this bar, I am waiting on your essence. - Lucinda Williams

    by Bensdad on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 10:05:13 PM PST

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    •  Please define Aloha for me (1+ / 0-)
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      tbirchard

      What Makana did was indeed Aloha, in the largest sense of the word.

      It was also 'theater' but then again he is the hired entertainment, so stands to reason. And it was APEC, so I suppose it was political theater by definition. Couldn't say about 'popular' given the crowd but I will say it was as courageous as any I've seen who use musical instruments and their voices as their weapons of choice.

      Occupy with Aloha is the specific message, it was written boldly on his T. He did that, imho.

      Aloha kakou. (Aloha to all of us.)

      •  Agree (1+ / 0-)
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        Hawaiian

        As a non-Hawaiian who spent ten years as a doctor in Hawaii I am not qualified to define Aloha. But our West Kauai choir was known for a song written by one of the locals and entitled "The Power of Aloha". Aloha is more than using the right fork at dinner and is something that can be part of all aspects of life, including political theater.

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