America is in an uproar about the anti-American and anti-Caucasian rhetoric of Barack Obama’s pastor, who has been his friend and mentor for 20 years.But here in Hawaii anti-American and anti-“haole” rhetoric are accepted as normal.   People are accustomed to hearing UH Professor Haunani-Kay Trask rail against “the power of a white country called the United States of white America. … Learn your history, and then you will know which side of history you belong on.  And you do not belong on the American side.  You do not belong on the Hawai’i state side.  You belong on the side of your people — lahui Hawai’i [racially defined Hawaiians]  On December 1, 2003 Eric Poohina wrote in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:  “Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are not the enemy of the Hawaiian people and the Hawaiian nation. The United States is the No. 1 enemy of the Hawaiian people and the Hawaiian nation.”  On November 25, 2005 he wrote “The U.S. should be concentrating on the evacuation of its military troops in Hawaii and the restoration of the government of the independent nation state of Hawaii to the kanaka maoli, or Hawaiian nationals, the aboriginal people of Hawaii.”   On August 6, 2005 Governor Linda Lingle herself stood next to Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona at Iolani Palace, both wearing the red shirt of 15,000 protesters supporting racial segregation at Kamehameha School.  In her speech she could not possibly miss seeing huge anti-American signs with phrases like these: “We don’t need no American government.  Don’t like to see too much foreign power here cause Western influence been killing us for years.” and “We are not American. We will die as Hawaiians.” She could no more miss seeing those signs than Barack Obama could miss the rhetoric of his pastor of 20 years.  Acceptance of hate-filled rhetoric in Hawaii is fueled by the apology resolution of 1993, which is filled with twisted history and outright falsehoods, and forms the basis for the Akaka bill.  Let’s hope the apology resolution will be repealed as part of a Congressional resolution congratulating Hawaii on the 50th anniversary of statehood.   For a more detailed analysis, see http://tinyurl.com/2mxj8s