USA: Global “Top Gun: Maverick” June 17, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

USA: Global “Top Gun: Maverick”


     I never saw the original Tom Cruise “Top Gun” movie in 1986, but I saw lots of publicity about it. To me, it was part of the whole Reagan era military build-up and US imperial interventions. Instead of glorifying militarism and war, I am of the anti-war generation of Vietnam and the need to end all war and the nuclear arms race before it ends all life on the planet. In my view, movies like “Platoon “and “Apocalypse Now” were more about the reality of war and the need for justice and peace in our world.
     Come now 2022 and all the fuss about “Top Gun: Maverick” and the publicity everywhere glorifying militarism and war again. It appears to be another Hollywood military propaganda recruiting movie to get young people rushing to enlist as patriotic modern empire robotic war machines. For what? Increased profits of the top global war contractors: Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics, etc. Top Gun: Maverick” is Military Propaganda. Official Documents Now Prove It…/281077/

     Let’s be clear. War, weapons, and machinery of war are very profitable for corporations. The National Priorities Project (NPP), an initiative of the Institute for Policy Studies, now estimates that $21 trillion (not $8 Trillion as others have stated) has been spent by the US in “foreign and domestic militarization” in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Hawai’i sees a lot of that militarization and war money. RIMPAC 2022 is coming to Hawai’i. The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) destructive war games, the largest air, land, and sea war maneuvers in the world, will take place in and around Hawai’i from June 29 to August 4, 2022. RIMPAC 2022 will have over 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, and 4 submarines from 26 countries in practice war simulations engaging “enemy forces.” RIMPAC usually involves bombing and shelling of Pohakuloa in the center of Hawai’i Island.

     Join the call to Cancel RIMPAC and establish a demilitarized Pan-Pacific Zone of Peace. Redirect the massive expenditure of funds from war-making to serve humanity suffering from lack of food, water, and other unmet human needs amid a global pandemic, and expanding climate catastrophe. No More War and training for war! Restore the Pacific as an Ocean of Peace!

Cancel RIMPAC! Demilitarize Hawai’i & the World!

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June 17, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1081– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office