The more that I dig into this story, the more it smells.
A few days ago, I wrote an article about some of the unanswered questions that many of us had about the fires in Hawaii. We are now getting answers to some of those questions, and what we are finding out is deeply disturbing. It appears that so many more lives could have been saved. Authorities are telling us that more than a hundred people have been killed, but eyewitnesses on the ground are telling us that there are hundreds of dead bodies scattered all over the place. In the end, the death toll could potentially be in the thousands.
Sadly, a lot of people were never even alerted to the fact that they were in danger, because officials purposely decided not to activate the warning sirens…
The man in charge of Maui’s Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday he does not regret not activating warning sirens as the fatal wildfire swept across the island. Chief Herman Andaya said he opted to send out alerts via mobile devices, radio waves, television and the county’s opt-in resident alert system – but not via siren.
Andaya says that he made this decision because he was concerned that people might have gone the wrong direction.
If I hear a siren and I see a fire coming at me, I am not going to run toward the fire.
Do these people have any common sense at all?
We are also learning that when the fires came to Lahaina, many children were at home without their parents because schools had been closed due to power outages…
The death toll from the fires increased to 111 on Wednesday night but lawmaker Elle Cochran, who is in the Hawaii House of Representatives, said it could grow to hundreds as search operations continue. Cochran fears many of the dead could be children because many schools in Lahaina, the historic town that has been ruined, were closed on the day of the fires due to power outages. A lot of children stayed at home while their parents were at work and might have been trapped and perished.
These kids had no way of being notified about the fires via television or radio because the power was out.
Of course the sirens could have made them aware that something was wrong, but the sirens never sounded.
Thankfully, many residents of Lahaina were able to save themselves by literally going into the ocean.
But now the survivors are being kept from receiving much needed assistance.
Locals are arriving with generators, water and supplies, but they are reportedly being turned away by authorities…
Why would they do that?
Why won’t they let local people help?
Meanwhile, some survivors are reporting that the water that is being given to them by the government is actually making them sick…
“We’re also hearing that the potable water being brought in by government officials is making people ill for whatever reason. They’re experiencing fevers, chills, and other ailments from drinking this potable water that’s been left. So I really urge you guys to please be careful on ingesting this water, and where you’re getting it from.” One Facebook user reported getting “super sick” from drinking the government-provided water. “Extremely ill, 104 fevers, and still ill/careful.”
Hopefully these are just isolated incidents.
If you hear of any more cases like this, please let me know.
In the aftermath of these fires, the safety record of Hawaiian Electric is getting a lot of attention.
After the wildfires in 2019, Hawaiian Electric had promised to do what was necessary to ensure the safety of their power lines, but in the four years since then the utility has only spent a grand total of $245,000 on that initiative…
Hawaiian Electric, which provides power to 95 percent of locals, concluded during the 2019 wildfires that it needed to do more to prevent its power lines from emitting sparks. It vowed to conduct drone surveys to identify areas vulnerable to wildfires and determine how to help keep residents and infrastructure safe. But four years later, very little had followed and only $245,000, between 2019 and 2022, had been invested on wildfire-specific projects on the island, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing regulatory filings.
Over and over again, people in positions of power are making the wrong decisions.
This is a recurring theme in my articles.
Let me give you another example. It turns out that a bureaucrat in Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources purposely held back water that was desperately needed to fight the fires until it was too late…
With wildfires ripping across West Maui on Aug. 8, a state water official delayed the release of water that landowners requested to help protect their property from damage and stop the spread. The water standoff played out over much of the day and the water didn’t come until too late. The dispute involved the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ water resource management division and West Maui Land Co., which manages agricultural and residential subdivisions in West Maui. According to accounts of four people with knowledge of the situation, M. Kaleo Manuel, a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and DLNR’s deputy director for water resource management, initially refused West Maui Land Co.’s requests for additional water to help prevent fires from spreading to properties managed by the company. Manuel eventually released water but not until after the fire had run its course.
Why in the world would he do that?
So far he is not talking, but a recent interview may have some answers for us…
Though bureaucratic red tape might be the most obvious suggestion, a recent interview with M. Kaleo Manual offers some interesting and disturbing insight. Manuel waxes philosophical on “water equity” (“equity” being a pervasive woke buzzword) and an ancient “reverence” of water as god-like. He uses these beliefs to support his rationale for keeping tight controls over Hawaiian water supplies; not as a resource to be used, but as a holistic privilege offered by the government.
Of course some areas were doing just fine fighting the fires without any government assistance, but then the water suddenly shut off…
A Maui resident has told several news outlets “the water shut off” while he and other members of the Maui community were battling fires. Ross Hart, a resident of Maui, stated while he was battling fires with his hose alongside neighbors and firefighters, the water shut off. Hart told the New York Times, “You can’t fight fire when you don’t have water… Just throwing dirt on it doesn’t cut it.”
It is often said that most battles are won or lost before they are ever fought.
The same thing could be said about emergencies.
Proper planning and preparation are absolutely essential, and in this case it appears there was failure after failure.
Now that the fires are over, there is a tremendous amount of speculation about what is next for the communities that have been wiped out.
Hawaii Governor Josh Green has repeatedly stated that he already has a plan for that land…
“The buildings can be rebuilt over time, even the banyan tree may survive, but we don’t want this to become a clear space where then people from overseas just come and decide they’re gonna take it. The state will take it and preserve it first,” Green said. Hawaii’s governor reiterated that point in a press conference Tuesday, warning developers that it will be a “very long time” before any housing and businesses can be rebuilt. “It’s going to be a very long time before any growth or housing can be built, so you will be pretty poorly informed if you try to steal land from our people and then build here,” he said, adding, “I will try to allow no one from outside our state to buy any land until we get through this crisis and decide what Lahaina should be in the future.”
So what will Green’s plan for that land ultimately look like?
Nobody knows at this point, but you can be sure that it will be aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals, because Green is deeply committed to them. The following comes from an official press release that was put out by Green’s office about a month before the fires…
Hawaiʻi’s second Voluntary Local Review (VLR), presented by Governor Josh Green, M.D., to the United Nations (UN) during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development July 12, presents a good news/bad news scenario. The review highlights progress on achieving the six Aloha+ Challenge goals, which are the state’s local implementation of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and clearly defines what is lacking. Hawaiʻi stands as the sole state in the United States to have submitted a VLR, with the report being prepared by Hawaiʻi Green Growth with input from local partners. As the world reels with new undeniable impacts of climate change, it lends another level of urgency that Hawaiʻi youth express in the VLR: “We cannot put off changing things any longer. We refuse to stand idle when 2030 looms closer and closer…We only have one Island Earth, let us do our best to take care of it and each other. We are one species, with one planet, one chance.” Hawaiʻi’s status on its goals can be seen on the Aloha+ Dashboard for predictive planning. The state is on track to meet its 2030 targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency, but not for clean transportation with its goal of reducing petroleum usage to 165 million gallons per year. The most recent data show that 472 gallons per year were used.
No governor in the U.S. is more committed to the UN’s sustainable development goals than Green is.
Isn’t that wonderful?
Whenever there is any sort of a major disaster, the globalists are always so eager to come along and implement their “solutions”.
But of course we don’t need any more “solutions” from the globalists, because they have already done more than enough to hurt all of us and the planet that we live on.
As for Hawaii, this great tragedy will be felt very deeply for a long time to come, and those that have survived definitely need our prayers.