You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. But we WILL let you believe otherwise, until you grow up!
((LATE BREAKING – Pres. Tsai is now scheduled to leave next Sunday, 12 Aug 18, for Los Angleles, en route to South America, and on her return trip, I think she just is not going to be able to keep from tearing up one tiyewtally hip little burg known as Houston. Go get ’em, Tiger! And Bon Voyage Nuiloa! 2018年8月10日, 华盛顿 — 台湾总统蔡英文星期天启程前往中南美巴拉圭及伯利兹进行九天八夜的访问))
In reading a Chinese-language account of Taiwan President Tsai Yingwen’s recent talk to a “South Island Ethnicity” (南岛民族) discussion forum, I was amazed to discover that the proper English translation to this is “Austronesian,” something that I was unaware of, and I immediately suspected that the Western scientific community has gone beyond “Polynesian,” which was their creation to start with. Check it out:
The political and geographical center of gravity in this language group, of which Hawaiian is a member, isn’t Hawaii. It’s Indonesia, the largest Muslim country on earth by population. And the dominant language in this group is not the Hawaiian language. The dominant language here is actually Maylay, spoken primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia. So much for Polynesian ethno-centrism.
The Taiwan indigenous tribes are included in this group, and President Tsai Yingwen’s mother had indigenous blood. Her father was also Hakka Chinese, so she is a product of two of the most victimized ethnic minorities on earth! The way this works in the Pacific theatre is that, if the indigenous person’s tribe’s language is related to another indigenous islander’s language, those two people have blood in common, and that means that President Tsai of Taiwan is related to ethnic Hawaiians by blood, and more than that, she was raised by an indigenous mother whose lifestyle was completely consistent with Polynesian norms, and it shows. According to the above Chinese article, written by someone who observed her interactions in an indigenous community (one of many that she visits, apparently) in her native cultural context, President Tsai is a world-class schmoozer and raconteur who loves to talk about her people and their history and origins, and the native Hawaiian community would quickly and naturally become part of that discussion, if she were here.
To make a long story short, President Tsai is currently the most successful Ali’i in this genome, and we should get her here to give some bright new Ali’i ideas to the locals, from a different POV, don’t you know? Since she’s so effective and stuff… I’m sure that she could do that, and it would be automatic natural cultural behavior for her. It would probably wind up being a lot of fun for the whole Hawaiian community as well.
God has given me the gift of recognizing political talent. That’s why I was able to predict Donald Trump’s election on the day he declared his candidacy, and so I don’t mind informing you that President Tsai is a huge political talent in the making. She loves to travel, and she is destined to be back and forth across the Pacific frequently. If we can get her here once, she’ll be back, and could become a regular, which I wouldn’t mind at all, albeit that she most definitely moves in different circles than mine.
So this imperishable old robeless monk will leave the details of this up to those who know how to get such things done. Political involvement is a serious Precept violation for me. I just have a few opinions and recommendations here and there, and no one is obliged to listen to me.
Maitreya Meher Namo Namo,