*Respect and Consideration for others especially for our neighbors and elders are a key bedrock foundation of our culture here in Hawaii. Most of the working people have family, relatives, friends, associates that are elderly, at high risk of serious outcomes from this coronavirus. Please be considerate of other people and their family’s health and well being.
The following videos from local news have been conveying the vibe of discouraging people from visiting. The sort of theme here propagated in Honolulu of “Stay Home Aloha Later” using higher profile public figures and influencers to sway public opinion, where there are conditions to our aloha hospitality is Far from our way. It is a shame that the media abuse, fear frenzy has terrified and traumatized people so much over this virus to the extent that busybodies form, compelled to admonish small businesses going about their business trying to service their guests, on the verge of collapse, with unpaid operating expenses, rent, leases piling up on moratorium that need to be paid, families and worker’s livelihoods they have to feed, or track people on Facebook and report visitors and businesses to law enforcement. Similar to the way places abroad that do not enjoy or have the same freedoms and liberties we are supposed to have in America, experience becoming informants for the state for the sake of self preservation. Where is the aloha, laulima “working together” and compassion for families, people and businesses in such untenable situations everywhere?