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Lovely Hula Hands Response The author is a native Hawaiian and is not happy about how the 5 million tourists who visit Hawaii each year view the islands. In her opinion, tourists view Hawaii as a fantasy land and do not see the injustice of how Hawaii was taken over by the U.S. and how the natives were not happy with this takeover. The destruction of the land and “prostitution” of Hawaiian culture is “planned” and “executed” by corporations, huge land owners, and the government. The media has also helped prostitute Hawaiian culture by creating movies, T.V. and radio shows with a narrow view of a broad culture and distributing this propaganda to the public. Tourists today outnumber natives by 6:1. The author’s definition of tourism is that it is a “mass, corporately controlled industry.” Tourism has created a cultural prostitution of Hawaiian traditions such as Hawaii’s homeland, history, legends/myths, and honor of people. Tourism exploitation of Hawaii is controlled by local Hawaiian participation in the tourism industry. Tourism provides
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