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Pele & Geothermal

LETTER TO EDITOR Sept. 5, 2014

CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

It is really ironic that the County of Hawaii, State and Feds are “culturally sensitive” all of a sudden to the “diversion ideas,” what ever they maybe, because of desecrating the Goddess Pele? Would it be disrespectful to the Hawaiian people that they were referring to?

In 1983 during our contested case hearing (Court Case) defending the traditional beliefs of Pele, against the proposed 500 megawatts of Geothermal in Kahaualea, Campbell land, it was the birth of Pu’uo’o, right on the drill site being proposed. That was a clear sign that Geothermal was already a concept of desecration and we both continued our presence for years after, to raise those concerns and consciousness, until present to Wao Kele O Puna.

For all of you Hawaiians who thought that the idea of Geothermal was a “gift” and “royalties,” from Pele, “go to Puna and collect!” Her presence has always been the strongest component to our spiritual traditions. Ignorance is not an excuse for desecration.

Palikapu Dedman

President
Pele Defense Fund

Pele & Geothermal

Pele & Pahoa

With various individuals and entities in recent years supporting geothermal development on Hawaiʻi Island, which many of us equate with the raping of Pele, it is no surprise that Pele, ka luahine moe nonō, the goddess who sleeps in the lava beds, is angry. This is manifested in her actions, described as: Lauahi Pele i kai o Puna, one ʻā kai o Malama – Pele spreads her fire down in Puna, and leaves cinder down in Malama. In fact, like it has happened for many generations, lohiʻau hou ʻo Puna i ke akua wahine, Puna is again set back by the goddess, as her lava flows into the district and slows down the work and progress of the people. Since her arrival, weliweli Puna i ke akua wahine, Puna has dreaded Pele. In particular, makaʻu ka hana hewa i ka uka o Puna, wrongdoings, like the plans for geothermal, are feared in the upland of Puna and known to bring about the wrath of Pele, which is described by Lohiau as follows: Kū ke ʻehu o ka huhū o ka mea hale, nakeke ka ʻauwai i ka inaina. The anger of the house owner rises like the sea spray, and the chin rattles with wrath. Perhaps, a mihi (apology) by those aiming to profit from Peleʻs mana (power) is in order, otherwise Puna may become entirely consumed, pau Puna, ua koʻele ka papa. Puna is ravaged, the foundation crackles.

The above is a post by Ku Kahakalau on Facebook

 

Poem by Tomas Belsky

Pau is Now!

by Tomas Belsky

         Times up, comrades
It’s the end of the game
you played it wrong
now you’re going insane.
You spoiled the water
the air and the land
Perhaps Madam Pele
will help you understand.
Her fiery fingers keep rolling along
she dont need us
she got her own sweet song.
It’s all over
When Pele says “Pau”
and brothers and sisters
Pau is now

Did you make enough money
when the gettin was good?
Did you help your brother and sister
in the depressed neighborhood?
or did you carry on
like it was none of your bizzness?
When you cut down the trees
did you think of the birds?
when you poisoned the waters
did you think of the fish?
What kind of stewards of the good earth
have you been?
Don’t you think
you’ve committed the ultimate sin?

Pau is now
Madam Pele’s coming!

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Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org