Remove Trump But Do More Jan. 24, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet



      This week marked the U.S. national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the apostle of nonviolence.   It also marked the beginning of the Impeachment trial to remove Donald Trump as President, for committing high crimes. What a contrast!



      King talked about, lived, and gave his life to confront what he called the giant triplets of evil – Racism, Capitalism, and Militarism, and Donald Trump champions all three.

      Given the make up of the Republican controlled Senate, the likelihood of removing Trump appears in doubt. But as King often said “No lie can live forever.” “The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.” Trump or no Trump, Democrat or Republican in power, an important question is where do we stand day-to-day in life’s journey? Either we are an activist or an inactivist. Albert Einstein said: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” So please do something!

      Our planet is facing two existential (life ending) threats: climate catastrophe and nuclear war that demand our immediate attention! Future generations are depending on the actions we take today. We who live on an island should know the importance of living in balance with nature, the importance of aloha aina, and what we do — mauka to makai (mountain to the sea). One thing affects the other. Everything is connected.

     We need to restore balance in Hawaii and on the planet to survive. It begins with controlling corporate greed, taking care of the land, air, fresh water, and the sea, and all the people, plants and animals as ohana. But there is more to do.  Hawaii has become one of the most militarized places on earth, including the U.S. command center and training ground for nuclear war?  Let us carry forward Dr. King’s vision. Let us find ways to address the root causes of the problems destroying Hawaii and our world – the giant triplets of evil –Racism, Capitalism and Militarism.

Stand Firm in Nonviolence – KAPU ALOHA!

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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