My recent postings have a common thread. They are art assignments of military people in uniform. This is my drawing of John Rauschkolb in his whites. Earlier I published my poster art of Bradley Manning in uniform. My next post will feature two military wedding artworks I did last week: -a fun news story illustration of a …
But this measure of respect for the Monarch, native Hawaiians and the sacred site of the palace were overturned this week by freshmen Abercrombie and Schatz who were “honoured” at the State of Hawaii Inauguation at `Iolani Palace. The issue implicates the state’s department of Hawaiian affairs “Office of Hawaiian Affairs”.
The swearing in of Neil Abercrombie will go ahead on Monday Dec 6, 2010 at noon at `Iolani Palace, Honolulu despite protest-“decorations and invitation are set”. This is the opening blunder, Day One, of the incoming Administration of the State of Hawaii and continued US occupation. Protest will happen.
Romanus Pontifex refers to the Papal Bulls issued for immediate benefit to King Alfonso V of Portugal in 1455 which declared war against all non-Christians throughout the world. 2010 represents the 555th anniversary. Non-European indigenous peoples, including Australian Aboriginals have asked for reconciliation but the Vatican cannot bring itself to dismantle the legal documents to this day. Cover graphics by Michael Daly, please distribute.