It was reported yesterday on HPR that some 600 pieces of testimony came in regarding the anti-pesticide bill. Rep. Chris Lee and the rest of his committee felt very confident in passing it through because of it. Just because it appears to have a lot of support doesn’t make it the right thing to do. Why did few people speak up to begin with?
For one thing, speaking up against these activists makes one an immediate target to very ugly actions. No one wants to subjected to being accused of crimes against humanity.
So it’s not surprising why the politicians don’t hear much from people on the issue when you’ll be subjected to these kinds of tactics.
Well, for continuing to speak for our family farm, the latest thing these activists are doing is attempting to smear those who speak out. It turns out that Naomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech has gone on a domain fishing hunt by buying up anyone’s name who doesn’t support them. Take a look at what she has purchased.
Yes, why would anyone bother to speak up when you’ll get cyber squatted and possibly bullied that way? Oh, yes, and she has gone even further by actually purchasing a blog post and posting something on me!
It really doesn’t bother me that these activists do this type of thing. It’s only a reflection of the kind of people they truly are. They continue to claim that I have no aloha and I don’t do what is pono but the evidence shows otherwise. Posting what you and your followers state is called holding you accountable. You said it and should be responsible for it, if not, don’t say it. Honestly, what normal person goes out and buys domains of people whom disagrees with you and puts a website under it? Isn’t that an attempt to cyber bully to send people at me? Sure appears that way.
The bottom line is that when you speak up in Hawaii, these anti-aloha folks prove themselves over and over again. They may be numerous and loud but it doesn’t make them right. Instead of debating on facts, they resort to personal attacks. It just validates that facts are useless in these issues. While the politicians heard from just 18 opposers and some 600 supporters, it’s doesn’t add to any justifications.
How did Ashley Lukens of the Center for Food Safety and folks get so many to send testimony in? Easy. Align with Naomi and her Babes Against Biotech. These anti-aloha groups are one in the same. Let’s give them a little rope and see if they can do what is pono.