An Oct. 10 letter writer embodies the perfect attitude for preaching freedom and speech and practicing aloha while shaming Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. for counterprotesting and telling them to stay home for polluting the soil with chemicals and PVC.
I believe in nature. Wildfires happen to cleanse the earth and bring fresh new life. Necessary for the circle to go around, ashes to ashes.
Maybe cane burning was never a part of Hawaiian culture, but it is a part of local culture, the way most of us grew up.
On a side note: Shame on those who use name-calling and violence to get their point across. Throwing rocks is a no-no. What are we teaching our keiki? There will always be a difference of opinions - all unique and important as we are individually - but, come on, people, let's be more akamai when fighting battles. The thought of getting physical has been proved to have health benefits, but choices have consequences.
You win some, you lose some. If you give it your best, stand for what you believe in and do what is pono, you walk away with your dignity and head held high. And that is just as important.