“The way of aloha all too often goes wanting in the resentments expressed about the past and the history itself often seems poorly understood by the angriest of partisans. In a time transport back to those days a native Hawaiʻian would stand 999 chances in 1,000 that he or she would be a fisherman and taro digger, even more impoverished than now and subject to chiefly whim and sacrifice, tied to a tree and strangled. That does not excuse the overthrow, which was indefensible, but political appeals to Hawaiʻi's history could use a reality check. There were no ‘good old days’.”

James L. Haley
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

“So no matter what — your nose bleeds, it's that time of the month, the kids are cry'n, you don't feel like it, your back hurts, you got aches and pains — it's still your mother fucking set. Let's get it done.”

CT Fletcher

“One day I was training with CT. I was about to pass out. He told me I pass out and it's still my set.”

“All civilized hunters, bound to their prey by the same theory of mind that makes us empathize with our children, mourn the death. It's dangerous not to do so, says the old wisdom. And the old wisdom is right. The planet, if not its horned Gods, will judge our modern ecocides sternly.”

Charles Foster
Being a Beast