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A great post about showing a little about the history of Hawaii and U.S. imperialism. One of my favorite books about this era is Sara Vowell's "Unfamiliar Fishes". It's part travelogue part creative non-fiction and full of well-researched history.

https://bookshop.org/p/books/unfamiliar-fishes-sarah-vowell/587274

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Sep 12·edited Sep 12

For profit the United States government, wealthy white Americans, and the U.S. military destabilizing a sovereign state, stealing land from indigenous peoples, and leaving behind only poverty? Play, rewind, repeat.

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I guess it's okay to make fun of banana republics but not pineapple ones.

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We were essentially in the same position Russia finds itself in today, except without an "us" to keep it accountable!

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Thanks for forming a parallel with then and today. Astounding that we are currently living in a second gilded age.

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Colonialism is fun!

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