To whom it may concern- - - If you want to stop terrorism- - -
Design a symbol, advertise it as a sign which designates a site
or building or place where terrorism is being taught, practiced, believed
in as a way of economic deliverance from poverty, or release from
distress. Identify the posting of this sign to be a WARNING that
says- - - If the teaching, practicing, or planning, of terrorism in this
place is not stopped, this place will be destroyed.
Watch the news for, listen to gossip for, send spies out to
listen for, and then determine the who said it, what did they say, when
did they say it, and WHERE, getting accurate identifications of people
espousing terrorism- - -
Then PUT THIS SYMBOL ON THAT PLACE. If it is a coffee house, a
mansion, a public building, a corner stand, a lean to, a tent, a
cardboard box, - - - put it on that place in a way that it cannot be
Then- - - be consistent in following up on the accuracy of the
behavior in the place it occurs, and destroy that place, if it continues
After a while people can get the message. Possibly without even
If we hear of public figures espousing terrorism and shrink
into our pillows with fear, hoping they will not be believed or followed,
we will reap the results of our behavior. Terrorism will continue to be
used, and our world's people abused. Consistency will work. After a
while for some. Even if a person's resting place is reduced to a
cardboard box, and he is destroyed because he happens to be in the site.
Terrorism has been stopped in him. Which is where it needs to be
If we decide to declare war on nations that have terrorists, we
may because we have not been specific enough, not get the message across
to the people that need to hear it.
It is thinking thoughts that espouse terror, as a viable way of
getting one's way, that are unacceptable to humane standards of dignity.
We must stop the acceptability of thinking and espousing, that terrorism
is a viable way to solve any problems.
Dr. Walter O. Peterson