Samoan language is a dialect of the Hawaiian language. It is unique in both the way the words are pronounced (a long “a” sound) and their meanings (all vowels except the “a” sound). For some people this is strange, but Moana’s story makes it clear that the Moana culture has its roots in Polynesia. The story is told in the original language by a Samoan.
Does a Moana Mean Anything?
On Friday, April 18 a new book arrived with a different title.
The title of Michael Sivak’s new book, Outlawed: How We Got to the Borderlands of Illegal Immigration – and What Comes Next, is a misnomer — it is about people, not places — because he’s written it in an attempt to write about an issue, not a movement or a philosophy. To Sivak, the borderlands are the world’s first enclaves, places where the most marginalized begin to thrive and flourish. That makes them particularly interesting as we enter the presidential election season, as people begin to realize that the issues that we need to focus on now, and in the immediate future, to fix the broken and destructive immigration system are the same ones we need to concentrate on a lifetime.
We have been here before.
Before President Trump’s election, Trump spoke repeatedly about building a border wall to keep Americans from Mexico and from entering the United States illegally. “Our southern border,” Trump said in January, “is absolutely going to make or break us.”
“We will build the wall,” he told the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council in February 2016. “We can do it and we must do it.” One month earlier, Trump told a press conference that he will deport everyone here who doesn’t share “American values”.
If this story does tell us anything, it tells us that Donald Trump may be willing to abandon all of those promises if he needs something from his base. It isn’t that he wants to build a wall himself: he wants to use that to further cement his authority in order to achieve his goals. But as he grows in power, the walls he needs will become his walls; and that means a border wall, no matter how small it is, could become the actual border. Because he has given his supporters, both in and out of the country, a mandate to not only build a wall, but to use any means necessary to do so.
In the meantime, while the