In our last post, Something is Rotten in the State of Hawaii, GMC raised a series of vital questions that were not fully addressed by the mainstream media regarding the tragedy unfolding in Maui last month. There is an almost universal blackout as no one can enter the burn zone. Journalists cannot even use overhead drones to gather video footage, and the entire area has been fenced off and restricted.
Of the various questions we raised, none is more tragic than this: “What happened to hundreds of children who were home because school didn’t begin until the day after the fire broke out?” Even the Mayor of Maui County, Richard Bissen, refused to answer this simple question posed by a journalist during a press event. Bissen was asked what the estimated number of children in Lahaina still missing was. He replied, “I wish I knew the answer to that.” When a nearby resident further pressed him, he quickly ended the exchange.
In an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation program, Hawaii Governor Josh Green admitted that he feared many of the victims would be children. Green also indicated that due to the extreme temperature of the fire, “the remains of those who have died in some cases may be impossible to recover meaningfully. So there’s going to be people who are lost forever.”
In an article published by the Honolulu Star this Tuesday, the number of school-age children from Maui still unaccounted for is an astounding 1,208. This number represents those students who have not yet enrolled in a new school, opted for distance learning, or have been contacted by state officials. This is an improvement over the original 2,025 children initially reported as ‘missing’ in late August.
Department of Education (DOE) spokeswoman Nanea Kalani told the Honolulu Star that her agency is trying to track down the remaining students who may have left for the mainland, enrolled in private schools, or have temporarily paused their education based on family circumstances. She also stated, “DOE officials have needed training in grief counseling before making calls.” This does not bode well for the fate of the missing children, as many of the calls they have already made most likely have ended in conversations involving the death of a child. The Honolulu Star also reported that Kalani cited privacy laws forbidding the DOE from saying exactly how many children died in the disaster.
There have been just a few heart-wrenching stories released to the press about children being killed by the fire – like the discovery of the remains of a 15-year-old boy in his bedroom clutching the family dog. Or a 7-year-old boy incinerated inside the family car as they tried to flee. There will probably be many more stories like this as the days and weeks pass and the whereabouts of the 1,208 children become known unless many of the children have been burned beyond recognition and will be lost forever.
We all understand that the children’s names cannot be released until the families have been notified. However, failing to report the exact death toll of this disaster and how many children are among those that have perished is beginning to look like a massive coverup. Trust in our governmental institutions is waning at an alarming rate, and we are all left wondering and questioning what exactly happened in Maui and why so many children are still unaccounted for. The powers that be wish we would forget all about this tragedy and instead watch college football, get another COVID-19 booster, obsess about climate change, or read about Trump’s umpteenth indictment.
But we will not forget and continue to advocate for the children of Maui. Unfortunately, the democrat party and its Marxist lackeys do not have a good track record protecting children. 620,000 abortions are performed each year. An estimated 365,000 children are missing each year; out of that number, 109,000 children are trafficked. To the Marxist left, children are seemingly expendable. Please pray for the people of Lahaina and the island of Maui. If the rest of those 1,208 children cannot be located, we will have nothing to do but fear the worst.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.