A separate question re Hawaiian sovereignty: apparently, there is some claim by native Hawaiians to Stewart Atoll, a few thousand miles to the SW in the Solomons. A brief Sunday paper article decribed it, without attribution. Anyone else ever hear of this situation ? Found nothing so far on the Web, anyway.
(Briefly, Hawaii-based ship went past the island while whaling, the residents thought allegience to the Hawaiian king was a good idea, what with food scarce and cannibalism rampant, and - this quoting the newspaper - they consider themselves Hawaiian, to the point of attempting to vote, and believing that the Casimero Brothers, a local musical duo - are gods. Sounds cargo cultish to me, but apparently wihtout hypocrisy acc. to some of the sovereignty proponents.)
“Proverbs for Paranoids, 1: You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures.”
- T.Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow.