Pablo Manlapit 1891-1969: Our greatest Pinoy (Filipino immigrant)

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Pablo Manlapit 1891-1969

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Manlapit

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Johnny Wilson 1871-1956

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._Wilson_(Hawaii)

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Rev. Takie Okumura 1865-1951   — our greatest Japanese accomodationist (Americanizer)  — no discredit intended — we survived as an ethnic group thanks to Rev. Okumura, esp. amid WWII internment

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http://www.bigislandchronicle.com/2010/11/09/dispatches-from-curt-%e2%80%94-ode-to-dominic-yagong-etc/#comment-51005

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Our greatest Pinoy/Filipino wayfinder is Pablo Manlapit 1891-1969, who was despised by our greatest Japanese accomodationist/mature sage Rev. Takie Okumura 1865-1951 for being an incendiary hothead.

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Do you know that Okumura & Manlapit were together on the same ship to Hilo when Okumura tried to quell the early strikers, and Manlapit tried to inflame them?   Wow, talk about contradiction!!  Anyway, Manlapit was borot to da max [loudmouth blowhard, at least to Okumura].

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But name me any Pinoy to match Manlapit’s destiny-changing — none come to mind, because Manlapit was the ultimate Do-er, like what later prodigy Ben Menor of Pahoa became.   Of course, Manlapit/Menor/Kanaka Johnny Wilson’s huge idol was William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925, whose Cross of Gold speech in 1896 is our alltime standard for don’t wait, it’ll be too late [to save the teeming masses].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_gold_speech

Kanaka Johnny Wilson 1871-1956 is the most popular mayor in the history of the Hawaiian Islands, and the very first Democrat in Hawai’i Nei.   After Wilson spazed out from seeing Bryan in person on stage, Bryan’s Cross of Gold epiphany catalyzed Wilson to be our George Washington of the Democratic Party in Hawai’i.

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