Nov. 29, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Grim moment

The Current Moment!

The Most Grim Moment in Human History”


Will organized human society survive?

Two enormous threats –environmental catastrophe and nuclear war

      While many are looking forward to Thanksgiving feasts, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale specials and shopping till they drop to the tune “Dreaming of a White Christmas,” it’s time to get a sober grip on reality – our planet is being destroyed.

      Native people in Hawaii and around the world have been sounding the alarm to Malama Honua (Take care of the Earth) for a long time.  Our air, land, oceans, rivers, drinking water, etc. have been under attack  The movement to Protect Mauna Kea has been telling us to respect and protect the Sacred.  If we don’t learn this lesson fast, humans will destroy themselves and the planet beyond the point of no return. The movement to Protect Mauna Kea is a microcosm of the movement to Protect the Planet.

      Scholar, writer, and activist, Noam Chomsky, has recently said we are in “the most grim moment in human history.” There is a serious question “will organized human society survive?” Chomsky cited “two enormous threats –environmental catastrophe and nuclear war,” and said this generation faces “unprecedented challenges of cosmic significance.”

      Chomsky labeled Trump a “wrecking ball in the White House” and said the threat of nuclear war under Trump is increasing. For a long time nuclear weapon construction and testing have disproportionately affected indigenous peoples – Navajo and other Native tribes, Marshall Islanders, etc. It is long past time to rid the world of nuclear weapons and begin a healing process for planet earth. This past weekend, even Pope Francis spoke out in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan for the abolition of nuclear weapons and condemned the continued possession and use of such weapons as immoral and crimes against humanity.

      In Hawaii we say live “Kapu Aloha,” a commitment to nonviolence, where the means we use for justice, peace, and protecting the earth, are in line with the ends that we seek. The means and ends must cohere. Nov. 28 in Hawaii is La Ku’o ko’a Day – Hawaii Independence Day when in 1843 Hawaii was welcomed as an independent nation into the family of nations.

      The choice is ours: go with the flow of empire and greed over the cliff of planetary destruction or commit to Kapu Aloha and being part of the solution for a more just, peaceful, livable planet. Never grow weary. The time is urgent!

Never give up!

PS  Remember that Hawaii is the US Indo-Pacific Nuclear Command Center and training ground for Nuclear War.  B-2 strategic nuclear bombers routinely train at Pohakuloa in the center of Hawaii island.

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email

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Nov. 29, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 948 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office