HONOLULU CITY COUNCILMAN ROD TAM SMELLS –SOMETHING AWFUL!!!
BUT HE’S TRYING TO FIX THE PROBLEM
Is He Promising Not To Ride Da Bus?
This is the guy who used the term “wetbacks” in a public meeting not too long ago. His new racist offensive is targeted at foreigners whose hygiene standards may be different, or at the poor whose access to bathrooms is limited –In part by lax planning, zoning, building and housing codes and a lack of affordable housing and public facilities. Tam’s our Zoning Committee Chairman, by the way, so he’s responsible for a lot of that. But it’s so much easier to target the disenfranchised and humiliate & punish them than it is to offer real solutions that are already available elsewhere and to people with money right here in Honolulu.
The fact that Tam has already established himself as a race-warrior with his attacks on “wetbacks” makes this new measure smell pretty bad in itself. The homeless population and immigration from global-warming and economic depression victims throughout the Asia-Pacific region keep growing, putting some less recent immigrants’ and forgetful long-time Locals’ noses out of joint, “Aloha” be damned. Da Bus is one of the few places where the old and the new, the poor and the middle classes come into contact. Maybe now is the time those living in comfort paid attention to the problems of the system that has benefited them so much more than others.