“Peacock Government,” 1894.

THE PEACOCK GOVERNMENT [AUPUNI PIKAKE].

The concealed reference [kaona] of this term: that is a Wandering Government. The Peacock is a bird that is shiftless and a wanderer: it flies from one place to another. A keeper will grow weary looking for this kind of bird.

The other birds are covetous of the golden-yellow feathers of the Peacock; when the Peacock raises its tail feathers and they stand rigid like a loulu fan that shines brightly in the dazzling rays of the Sun, it is then that the beauty of the Peacock is seen.

This Peacock Government however has not spread out its tail feathers, because it is wet and numbed by the rain, and it appears droopy [? kuouou]. It is not recognized by the world’s Peacock Governments. Why is that? Because it is not favored by most of the Butterflies [Pulelehua] and Monarch Butterflies [Olepelepeohina]! How very amazing!

[Who is the Pikake? Who are the Pulelehua and the Olepelepeohina?]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/6/1894, p. 2)

KE AUPUNI PIKAKE.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 977, Aoao 2. Iulai 6, 1894.

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  1. Since this was published on July 6, 1894, I must assume that the “Pikake” government is the Republic of Hawaii, which was officially proclaimed from the steps of Iolani Palace on July 4, 1894 – a date clearly chosen to show the hoped-for annexation by the USA.

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