31st March 2017
Astronomers signed an agreement with the Spanish government to build the giant Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in Spain’s Canary Islands, if it can’t be put on top of a mountain in Hawaii. Protesters repeatedly attempted to block the construction of the telescope and have attempted to stop it with lawsuits.
Native Hawaiians are trying to block the telescope because they consider the mountain sacred. Environmentalists also opposed the project, and their opposition forced the U.S. National Academies of Science to reconsider 15 years of planning to construct TMT on Mauna Kea.
I have an idea: All white people depart Hawaii and leave it to the natives and Barack Obama. They can go back to eating poi and we won’t have to listen to them any more. Eventually the Japanese and Chinese will own the place and raise the tone a great deal, at which point it will be safe for civilized people to return.