As da years pass, we all bear witness - and are a part of - da evah evolving 'rules' of society. While most of us have da mindset dat good will ovahcome evil, there comes along something in da news or social media dat just breaks da (hopefully instilled) basic moral principle dat we've grown up with in Hawai'i.
Within da past month, in case you've had no social contact while hiding in Makua cave, a 76 year old woman was surprised attacked with a rear naked choke hold dat totally knocked her out while da frickin' punks robbed her store of a few bucks and soda - mind you dat was da THIRD time in a week she's been robbed. They had no reason to subdue her to dat extreme and definitely didn't need to just drop her like a brick wen they ran off.
And then there's da most recent attack - for apparently no good reason - of a guy who false cracked a 55 year old woman...... for nothing! And just as an aftah thought before leaving, went back to her as she lay on da ground and dragged her 10 feet just to take her phone!
Wassup Wit Dat!
I can say for certainty dat I would NEVAH EVAH in a gazillion years lay my hands to cause injury to a woman, especially an elderly woman! As a man, how could you evah do dat?
If to subdue because there's imminent harm coming to you then by all means but personally, even to dat extreme, I would have difficulty intentionally causing harm instead of doing enough to just disarm and control da scene but then again, in a life and death situation you ain't thinking about da attacker's well-being.
It's sickening dat in both cases there wasn't even a hesitation by both "men" to inflict harm on a woman. If it were against anoddah man, would it be ok? Heck no, maybe more tolerable to 'watch', but I don't understand why things like dis have escalated to such levels wea there are no 'rules', no code. I guess my mind (heart) still lives in a world dat chivalry should nevah die - or be forgotten. Fights are still fought one one on one (with fists only) and dat if da oddah person goes down, all pau - no need stomping on him when there's no fight left. And it's definitely mano a mano - not *insert your own adjective(s)*.
Da nail in da coffin for me is dis happened hea in Hawai'i, our state, our home town wea I still believe we have a higher 'standard' of Aloha. I'll admit dat I (naively) live undah da misconception dat our 'Live Aloha' lifestyle is inherently passed down generation to generation but hitting a woman is like asking for a lifetime of bachi... at least to those without a moral compass.