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Imagine a Native American community with a Disneyland-like resort built over their villages & ancestor's graves, made to do bastardizations of sacred dances, in 'sexy feather headresses' & entertain the rich tourists for starvation wages, 12 hrs a day 7 days a week 1/?

living sardine-packed 20-to-a-house. And then be arrested for speaking their own language. It'd be an outrage, right? But that's just everyday life, in US-colonized Hawaii. (2/?)

Yes, the language was banned, and in 2018 a Hawai'ian professor Kaleikoa Ka'eo was arrested for speaking Hawai'ian in court despite Hawai'ian *technically* being an officially recognized language.
splinternews.com/judge-issues-

I'm Native Hawaiian and been repeatedly homeless in my own land, like so many others. While American and other foreign billionaires own countless mansions &unoccupied multi-million dollar condos here. Zuckerberg's1300 acre ranch, Larry Ellison owns Lana'i. Fuck colonialism.

Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid. 100% of sales go to housing and feeding more Hawai'ians.
silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

TMT is US-led colonialism in Hawaii. A 1.6 billion dollar corporate project founded in racism, no consent from indigenous people, threatening police violence against us Native Hawaiians. The massive environmental waste will impact the water my kids drink.
twitter.com/KanielaIng/status/

Many Americans think that Hawai'ians lived in huts prior to colonization. The US actually de-industrialized Hawai'i. Before 1898, Hawai'i already had electricity, mass transit, railroads. Iolani palace had electric lights before the White House.

Hawaii also had a higher literacy rate than the US, and Europe before colonization, the banning of our culture and language, erasure of our history, and ghettoization. Hawai'ians were also often bi- or trilingual, and world-renowned diplomats.
cechambers.com/hawaii-highest-

Kalakaua, one of our leaders, had invented a sub-aquatic vehicle when Jules Verne was still dreaming up 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Hawai'i was a living Wakanda - an indigenous future: more technologically, economically, and socio-politically advanced than any Western Nation.

The sovereign country of Hawaii had Black citizens before the US Civil War. In fact, US slaves that stepped onto Hawaiian soil were considered free. Chinese were full citizens in Hawaii as US chained them up to build railroads & West Coast, w/terrible racism, lynching of Asians.

An example of actual equality, democracy, existing socialism without racial hatred, greater technological advancement in a POC nation - it put the US, the West, and Europe to shame, blew their 'White Man's Burden' out of the water -- which was why they illegally crushed Hawaii.

Hawaii's coup - backed by US gunboat diplomacy - to smash a Non-White country's building of an actual anti-racist, socialist, thriving country was the blueprint that would later be used on countless Asian, Pacific Islander, Latin American, African, countries across the world.

To push the country back into poverty, dis-educate its people, 'obliterate the history', de-develop its infrastructure, and plunder resources and cheap labor.
(Homeless tent city is where I worked as social worker/STEM teacher for impoverished Hawaiians / AAPI at-risk youth)

But the US & Western imperialism's days are numbered. Hawaiians are learning our olelo (language) & history - despite US attempts to stop it - & we are building the prosperous, advanced, yet culturally Hawaiian world in solidarity w/ the rest of the rising Global South & allies.

Help me do more indigenous education and make anti-capitalist anti-imperialist games at the Silver Spook hui (cooperative/commune) where we're trying to house and feed as is our kuleana (responsibility):
patreon.com/neofeud
streamlabs.com/silverspook (direct support)
Neofeud - a cyberpunk game I created about my experiences as a ghettoized Hawaiian under US racialized capitalism / colonialism silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

Here's another mega-thread specifically on my game Neofeud about my life as an impoverished Hawai'ian, social worker and STEM teacher for other poor/homeless, refracted through the lens of satirical cyberpunk
octodon.social/@silverspookgam

Asians, esp Chinese, were a threat to the white capitalist oligarchy because of the hui (worker-coop) system which had a similar meaning in both Hawaiian AND Chinese (AND Vietnamese, I later learned talking to
@LunaOi_VN )
Thread on Hawaii-Chinese history:
twitter.com/NoeGK/status/13737

The West also lies about Hawaiian 'savages living in shacks' prior to colonization. The US actually de-industrialized us. Before 1898, Hawaii already had electricity, mass transit, railroads, and invented functioning submarines as Jules Verne merely imagined 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The G7 actually owe tens of trillions in reparations to China in pilfered tea, silk, porcelain, the contents of the Summer Palace, the massacre of the Opium Wars, and a century of colonial plunder.

What the 100th anniversary of the CPC means for humanity
"The scale of social and economic achievement in China are quite literally on a scale never seen in any other country in human history. This is not merely a fact, but it must be the starting point of all those involved in the international communications of China."
learningfromchina.net/what-the

"China, the wisest nation, is a four thousand year old civilization, the antidote to the illusions of western, Christian historiography, and still offers 'the best constitution' (Essai sur les mœurs). Does it not rest on the merit of the mandarins, which this commoner Arouet (Voltaire’s real name), admirer of Louis XIV, opposes to birth?"
--Voltaire on China's meritocratic system versus aristocratic inherited privilege in Europe.

Lazy ass military-industrial propagandists. It's not missiles, it's a goddamn windfarm, with visible windmills.

The American Dream may be dead. But the Bloomberg dream of billionaires owning every American home and parasitically sucking wealth from starving, healthcareless Neofeudal serfs is alive.

@silverspookgames Reminds me of European comicbooks from the past 50 years, where the hero would go to such an area for whatever reason... and yeah it'd be huts. And in fact, it would be written in such a way that some natives joined the white colonizer, wear their clothes, live in houses, etc... and they would be considered traitors for "not staying true to the ways of their ancestors". That being: living in huts.

@silverspookgames Right, I'm gonna stop looking at "ethnic stereotypes in european comics" on google images. Geez.

@silverspookgames They haven't even returned the priceless art they stole from China. That shit is proudly displayed in their museums, they don't tell you how they got them though.

@silverspookgames Ironic coming from countries that want China to pay reparations for COVID-19 despite China doing everything they could to prevent it from spreading.

@AgreeableLandscape @silverspookgames @req let me guess which countries want reparations from china: all the ones that won't pay it to their own people?

@tyl @silverspookgames @req To be fair I haven't seen many governments officially say they want reparations (I think Trump might have though), but I've definitely seen people from the US and the UK that feel like they're entitled to it for their governments own fuck-ups at handling the pandemic.

As far as I know, the Anglosphere haven't paid a damn cent to anyone they've marginalized. Nor do the vast majority of their people think they should, so...

@AgreeableLandscape @silverspookgames From what I heard, the chinese government has, for several years now, been conducting museum heists to steal back many of the cultural artifacts and pieces of art that were plundered from it.

@zauberin @silverspookgames There's no real evidence it's government orchestrated from what I know, most I've heard is that *maybe* Chinese billionaires have been doing it as they think it's patriotic, the act of which is probably also illegal in China anyway. Again, it's propaganda to frame China as some kind of super villain, all with a dash of projection.

@zauberin @silverspookgames Fun fact, China's criminal code applies to people even if they're outside the country, with the only exceptions being for less serious acts that are legal in the country they were done in. Stealing from museums is illegal in China, no exceptions, so I can't imagine why they would be okay with billionaires stealing art abroad (to add to their personal collections no less).

@silverspookgames And you'll get downvote bombed and comments like "Okay, Xi" and "How's that 50 cents?" if you try to point this out on "liberal" social media.

@moopet @silverspookgames Mahalo. Where's #threadreaderapp when you need it? This one definitely deserves an unroll 👆

@silverspookgames that has 95% more robots and hacker boxes than under an Ala Wai overpass but otherwise super accurate 🖤

@wilbr Yeah I worked in Kalihi-Palama, Kakaako, Waianae, Palolo, etc.. The tent cities in Neofeud are based on the tent cities of the homeless Hawaiian families.

@silverspookgames when I was a kid I thought the coolest thing would be to live in an Makiki apartment overlooking the freeway cuz it was so cyberpunk, then I grew up and realized that cyberpunks are dystopias lol

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