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August 17, 2008

The Return of the King, Hawaiian Style (genghis)

According to CNN, yesterday there was an attempted coup in the disputed U.S. province of Hawaii. The story is provided in full here.

”A group of Native Hawaiians claiming to be the state's legitimate rulers occupied the grounds of a historic palace for two hours before being arrested by state officers in the second recent takeover of its kind.”

A group of men, wearing red shirts with "security" stenciled in yellow on the back, took over the grounds by chaining the gates of the palace next to the State Capitol and posted signs saying, "Property of the Kingdom of Hawaiian Trust."”


The bucolic chain of islands have been at the center of many disputes over the last several hundred years, beginning with the first visit by Captain James Cook in 1778. According to his journal, he was seeking “some tasty waves.”

Also, according to local folklore, an incident occurred in late 1941, but there are no known records of this nor any way to confirm it. Enough of history, though, let’s get back to the current crisis:
“Kippen de Alba Chu, executive director of the Friends of Iolani Palace, said he and other staff members were locked down in the palace and a nearby administration building during the takeover.

"They've got a king, and the king wants to sit on the throne," de Alba Chu said.”


As do we all, considering the meal we had last night.
“The pro-sovereignty group identified its leader as King Akahi Nui, who was among those arrested. An "occupation public information bulletin" distributed by a member of the group began: "Majesty Akahi Nui, the King of Hawaii, has now reoccupied the throne of Hawaii. The Kingdom of Hawaii is now re-enacted."

“Akahi Nui claims to have been crowned in 1998.”


It should be noted that the name “Akahi Nui” translates to “Aragorn” in the common Elvish language.

No word as yet on casualties, but Hawaiian Defense Minister Don Ho has stated to AoSPress that the attack has been fully repelled and that only “tiny bubbles” of resistance remain.

Example of one of King Nui's assault ships. File photo courtesy of AoS-International, a subsidiary of SluCorp.


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