One of Kirk Caldwell’s top advisors, Harry Mattson, recently wounded by public disclosure of his ongoing legal entanglements, has had his city job offer rescinded. Following an article in Hawaii Free Press, Honolulu’s stodgy and turgid media establishment slowing began to acknowledge the story.
Mattson and his political soulmate, Norma Wong, are deeply involved in the Daihonzan Chozen-Ji/International Zen Dojo, a secretive enclave deep in the forests of Kalihi Valley. This private sanctuary is reserved for Hawaii’s local-kine version of the Illuminati, where they wander in the jungle mist playing shakuhachi flutes and plot to take over the Island. A sort of island-style Bohemian Grove experience for local bankers and top Democrat politicos. Once described by Malia Zimmerman in Hawaii Reporter thusly:
“Here high-ranking Democrat politicians and well-known political strategists practice a combination of meditation, martial arts and political strategy.”
“Loyal followers of the Dojo view themselves almost as ancient Asian warriors fighting to retain power and control in Hawaii.”
Apparently paying taxes in not high on the “to do” list of political warrior monks, leading to some outstanding obligations by Mattson. Some in the city administration had already become increasingly uncomfortable with Mattson’s influence on the new Mayor, and his growing personal power over major administrative decisions.
“We started to notice that whenever Kirk and Harry were in the same room the Mayor looked kind of pie-eyed and never spoke a word,” said one Caldwell staffer, who wished to remain annonymous. “It was like watching that movie about Rasputin and Tsar Nicholas II.”