US Empire – Global Mafia Don – Jan 25, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

US Empire – Global Mafia Don!

The Problem is More than Donald J. Trump

      The late author William Blum said: “American people are very much like the children of a Mafia boss who do not know what their father does for a living, and don’t want to know, but then wonder why someone just threw a firebomb through the living room window.”

      The definition of Global Imperialism is quite simple and much like the expanded role of a local mafia crime boss: if you don’t do what the US tells you to do, the US will destroy you. The US will use economic sanctions, embargoes, threats of destruction and annihilation, violent covert military Special Ops, and as a last resort, invasion and war – all of course in the phony name of “defending freedom and democracy,” to control and dominate the world. The US is even prepared to initiate a global nuclear war, risking total annihilation to maintain profits and world dominance.

Today, the US empire (Global Mafia Don) has 95% of the world’s foreign military bases, with personnel in more than 160 countries, many personnel conducting “Special Ops” –covert unconventional warfare with drones and assassination teams to maintain US economic global domination.

From Violence to Nonviolence

      This past week the US celebrated the national holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – the apostle of nonviolence, who dedicated his life to working for justice and peace. What the mainstream media fails to address is King’s calling out the triplets of evil: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism. One year to the day of his assassination on April 4, 1968 King came out strongly against the US war in Vietnam. He said “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

      Today, the 26 richest people in the world have as much combined wealth as the poorest half of Earth’s population, while the gap continues to increase, according to a new report of Oxfam International. This is nothing short of an obscene concentration of wealth. Dr. King said: “The trouble is that we live in a failed system. Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules we are going to have to change the system.”

      Martin Luther King made a challenge to us: “Our only hope lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” But he said we must do so in a spirit of, and a commitment to, nonviolence. Dr. King said: “We still have a choice today, nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.” Violence and hate only lead to more violence and hate. Love is the answer. It is where hope begins.

Live the Dream! Work for Justice & Peace!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
    Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
    P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:
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Jan. 25, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 905 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office