Dear President Obama,
Remember your first lessons learned:
- Respect one another
- Play fair.
- Don't hit.
- Put things back where you found them. (In this case, clean up the mess you found -- tidy up the room).
These fundamentals consistently work in life; and as Robert Fulgham also reminds us, the first word we read is "LOOK."
You have looked at the situation and likened the terrorist activity to a cancer in society. Cancer in the body is a serious disease caused by cells that are not normal and can spread to one or many parts of the body. The people who act as abnormal cancerous cells function apart from the fundamental lessons learned in preschool.
You have a well-thought out reaction to combat terrorism by making the comparison to fighting cancer within the body. The disease of society needs to be cured to restore health. "Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, through a comprehensive and sustained count-erterrorism strategy," as you spoke to the world on prime time television the Wednesday prior to 9-11- 2014.
While you send our drones and other military might to physically arrest the "cells" like radiation and chemotherapy, invest in building healthy cells to replace these.
Fundamental education provided universally is the carrot juice and spirulina for society. As cells in the body need pure natural nutritional elements, the mind needs nourishment that aligns with nature's principles.
Consider using military dollars on early childhood education for all children of the world. There are over 100 Million children in the world who lack fundamental education. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
A good education empowers us to creatively problem solve in better ways than the old ingenuous way of resolving conflict through violence and war. While American society has many college graduates, and other places of the world have high illiteracy, universal instruction for global citizenship can improve us all.