Open Letter: An Appeal to Bill Gates, Ted Turner, or Some Other Billionaire

Jan.16, 2003

In view of a possible war against Iraq and the major crisis with North Korea, I propose a worldwide 'around the clock' televised symposium with President George Bush, President Saddam Hussein and President Kim Jong 2.

Unlike any other 'sterile' meeting place, this symposium' should be held in a place of natural beauty and wonder with pictures of inner and outer space. Provisions should be made to view, on screens, mankind's accomplishments, as well as the atrocities of war and other miseries as well as the destructive forces of nature: earthquakes, floods, droughts, hurricanes and tornadoes as humanities only real enemy, besides pests and diseases.

Such a symposium, in which there is no hiding behind name, fame, fortune or position, will show the world and all brainwashed citizens: Who is a dictator or a truly human being and worthy leader?

I'm appealing, on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, to Bill Gates, Ted Turner or any other billionaire to sponsor such a meeting, as it would only cost a fraction what a war would, and with no loss of human lives and environmental damage. This symposium will create a sense of awe, wonder, humility and respect for ALL life, and will change minds forever, for good, and then it will be unlikely that any soldier, on either side, will be found who will pull a trigger or drop a bomb.

Please let's try it, for the sake of ALL of us.

Gunther Ostermann

Mr. Ostermann writes from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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This story was published on January 16, 2003.