Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DEAR TED TURNER

As founder of CNN you are one of Earth's greatest champions for international peace. Giving $1 billion  to the United Nations for harmony among all countries, you exemplify what you stand for.

I personally want to also thank you for your part in promoting alternative energy such as solar, wind and water instead of dirty dinosaur fuel.

As you know, many problems would be solved by leaving the dirty oil and coal in the ground so miners don't have to grind hours underground and die suddenly or from diseases, as wildlife is killed from oil spill tragedies as well.  Seas are also contaminated together with First Nation's where radioactive and chemical runoff of war waste is targeted for the last of their lands.

The increase of employment through renewable fuel would allow workers to stay above ground in the sunshine in a pleasant non-oily and dust-free atmosphere without the fear of death, same as in wars. 

Since wars are often fought from lust over other nation's natural resources, alternative energy is inevitable to help cease climate warfare and Earth's destroyed environment and survival. War is the product of greed, power and the failure to listen to legitimate complaints over inherent human rights.

And thank you, too, for the Turner Broadcasting System that offers classical movies on TV. It's good to be able to see films of bygone years–so enjoyable for entire families.

Now, in your own words,
 
"It's time to put war and conflict behind us and act like civilized, educated people.  My message has always been for peace.  I believe that we're programmed to love and help each other, not to kill or hurt each other.  I strongly support our troops and would never intentionally say anything to harm these men and women."

You went on to share sad facts, that combat soldiers are dying more from suicide than from fatal shots and explosions.  It's good that the public finally knows about this tragedy of youths by the thousands  taking their own lives from stress, trauma and brain damage of war. Maybe now voices for peace will cease wars.

About the disasters such as attack and invasion against Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, to mention a few atrocities of terrorism, you went on to say the military industrial complex–what President Eisenhower warned against–is so entrenched in war, that Congress won't address the problem.

Another sage wrote, "It is forbidden to kill.  Those who wage wars are murderers, what is punishable–unless the aggression is done in large numbers and to the sound of a trumpet."  You are aware of this, but most people aren't.  The author of the quote is historian and satirist, Voltaire who had to flee for his life from time to time between France and England. This was during the Christian Inquisition since he was working on a dictionary and encyclopedia–science and knowledge that defied the dogma of the hierarchy.

P.S. Just read about one of your constant letter writers on the Internet,  a fundamentalist preacher ranting about John in the New Testament. I did research on the unknown John and discovered he had been exiled to the Greek island of Patmos–a 100-year old man hallucinating about beasts and red devils–in solitude.  At least he told the truth that his "Revelation" (first sentence in his book) was his and his alone–figments of imagination  carried from one generation to another up to the present as gospel dogma, while Bible thumpers still scratch their heads wondering what in the world he was talking about.

Mame
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