A Sept. 16 letter writer recently said people should blame their Realtor and he was right.
Those complaining redundantly about the cane burning should know that the sugar plantations were responsible for bringing thousands of immigrant workers from Asia to work the fields. They were the reason we have such a diverse ethnic population here - and we all get along nicely. Did you know that children of this diverse ethnic population were members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team that fought valiantly during World War II? They also fought in wars of the more recent years. I know you get the point I'm making.
Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Co. employs something like 800 workers who would be put out of work if it shuts down. Another form of harvesting could make it less profitable to keep operating.
So, the only suggestion I can give is to go live in an area where the wind doesn't blow the smoke toward you, whether it be Huelo, Keanae, Ohio or Timbuktu.
Those are choices only you can make, but you must stop trying to shut down the livelihood of 800 people who only know the job they're doing now.
Gordon C. Cockett