Letter to President Trump re Syria & Alternatives to Risky Violence Generally in the Nuclear Age

Letter to President Trump re Syria & Alternatives to Risky Violence Generally in the Nuclear Age
Peter DuMont - Wed Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:29AM
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In view of the delicate and volatile situation surrounding Syria, the following letter was transmitted on 2018 April 10th at approximately 2:30 pm Pacific Time.

President Donald Trump
c/o WhiteHouse.gov

Dear Mr. President:

Francois Fenelon said: "All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers..." [The following important continuation, please note, was not included due to space limitations in the submission format: "...Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born."]

Albert Einstein said: "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

Mahatma Gandhi reminded us: "Violence begets violence."

Delicate situations in Syria and elsewhere, including our own country, demand new methods of expressing moral indignation in response to violence. Using violence to respond to violence in the Information and Nuclear Ages could potentially escalate out of anyone's control.

Safer and very effective methods of de-escalating violence at every level of society are available.
Here are three. They will each be far more powerful in combination with the other two.

1) Actively promoting the "Highest Civic Ideals" (social values) outlined at : STARALLIANCE.org.

2) Actively promoting the scientifically-proven, stress-reducing effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique. [TM.org.] Fortunately, this particular technique is simple, natural, and easy for virtually anyone to learn.

3) Actively employing the power of media to conduct a series of Global Electronic Town Meetings. These can be focused on understanding and resolving conflicts "people-to-people," helping heal the sources of human division and discord. They can also include world-class cultural enrichment and entertainment to help soothe frayed nerves and enhance mutual appreciation, reconciliation, and healing.

On behalf of the STAR ALLIANCE nonprofit organization, we strongly urge you to consider all three vital, nonviolent interventions as alternatives to the possible (though still risky, dangerous) judicious and carefully limited use of destructive force.

[We] would also like to offer to help. Specifically: To organize and facilitate the first and third options much more quickly if you will empower our organization: At least to the modest, $.5M budget level posted under "Development" at STARALLIANCE.org.

Best wishes!

Peter Bruce DuMont 
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