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Games We Play

Yang, dear.

Yes, my lovely Yin.

Why do you map Game Theory
onto EcoFeminist Political Theory?
It comes across as either just confusing
or, even worse,
vaguely sexist.

Really!
How sexist?

Well you seem to associate competitive ZeroSum WinLose
with strong aggressive patriarchal effectiveness
for defending and conserving health and safety.
These are rational strategic choices for the real guts
of our ego- and anthro- and national-competitive survival;
while Yin is more of the nurturing cooperativist Mom
who has her matriarchal place in a WinWin domestic economy,
but speaking cooperative nurture to competitive power
sounds like patriarchally dominant Business As SexistUsual
to me.

I can see that,
but it does miss my more encompassing Yang/Yin nondualist intent.

But,
not if you substitute Patriarchy/Matriarchy for Yang and Yin,
co-arising respectively
as Original Cause
and Original ReGenerativeEffect.

I’m not sure I can explain
why I see EcoFeminist Game Theory
as nonzero-sum optimizing WinWin
and why that, in turn,
unveils nature-nurture slow-growth resonance,
and therefore evolves regenerative-matriarchal-reverse-hierarchical, re-cyclical therapy
for a too patriarchal
too competitive
Yang-means-NotYin Business as Capitalist-Elitist Usual,
WinYang to LoseYin
zero-sum ecopolitically long-term degenerative history,
embedded within Earth’s larger RNA Yin/Yang WinWin
phylogenic development of EarthTribe’s her creationstory.

Then why bother with it,
if you can’t deductively explain why it is therapeutic
then how could your way of seeing Game Theory
through a bicameral-feminist lens
actually be therapeutic,
even for yourself,
with your deductivist-reductivist rational exclusionary ways.

Because I am nothing without co-arising you.
As bipolar opposites,
in a WinLose survivalist world,
neither of us could be Yang empowered
or Yin nurturing.
Only in our dipolar appositional co-arising WinWin world
of self/other-regenerative evolutionary development
can we find RealWorld RealTime Yang-Left BodyMind with Yin-Right MindBody
more passionately trusting our ecopolitical choices
than when Yang merely overpowers Yin.

Maybe yes,
maybe no.
Your description of how Earth regenerates cooperative,
more than degenerates competitive climates of pathology,
does not move me toward prescriptive therapeutic passion.

I was listening to a feminist writer
speaking of why she is uncomfortable with being labeled as a feminist.
She was clear that, for her,
what feminists are against is Patriarchy,
which is not the same thing as being against men.
What she explicitly stated feminists cannot do
is speak truth to power with and about what all feminists are for,
what all feminists would nurture and grow and regenerate.

For me, and for Game Theory, I suspect,
feminists are for nurturing cooperative global WinWin empowerment
of individually reproducing minds and bodies,
of all Earth’s LifeTribes,
of Mother Earth as icon of healthywealth cooperative fertility.

WinWin NonZero-Sum is our larger cooperative nurturing womb
of long-term, multi-generational, multicultural development,
while WinLose Zero-Sum competitive YangDominant survivalist evolution
is reserved for extraordinary
EitherWinMore Now Or LoseEverything Later
short-term strategic necessities,
to minimize anti-pathic losses and optimize cooperative-democratizing empathic trust Wins.

Tell me again why you are so sure WinWin cooperative equivalence
is Earth’s larger regenerative history,
while WinLose is Yang’s more short-term survivalist
self-regenerative-positive
and other-degenerative-negative may be OK with me,
Ego-evolution/Eco-devolution.

Let’s try this:
Anatol Rapaport’s regenerative-reproductive-reiterative longevity
within a game environment permitting both WinLose competitive,
and WinWin cooperative, bilateral choices,
called Tit for Tat,
always wins every game played
every transaction co-invested
every relationship mirror-passioned,
to only go WinLose
when your Right-Now Other played WinLose selfishly last round.

Corollary: Never defensively initiate WinMore to LoseLess.
If your default setting is always choose WinWin equivalency,
except when meeting a prior WinLose Dominant EgoCentric player
against your mutual reiterative equivalent-cooperative memory
and future-anticipated regenerativity (embodied reproductivity).

If everyone chooses WinWin equivalency
every day
in every ecopolitical game and relationship,
then WinMore to LoseLess players disappear
within a perpetually regenerative
reproductive rights-equivalence game
of both matriarchally cooperative mind and body
Left and RightBrain co-owned and governed
for EcoFeminist/EgoMasculine EarthRights Equivalence.

NonZero Game Theory,
compassioned and nurtured WinWin bilaterally reiterative default
is also BothAnd “Right Brain” appositional thinking,
where Zero-Sum WinLose Game Theory
is EitherOr Left(PatriarchalElite) Brain Dominant,
oppositionally defiant.

So, Zero-Sum WinWin Yin/Yin
and LoseLose Yang/Yang
equivalent plays
and his/herstories regenerate the longest?

And that’s what domestic-within ego/eco-empowering Matriarchs
share with more Yangish AntiPatriarchal EcoFeminists.

We are all WinWin for EarthTribe’s nurturing-flow
of cooperative-regenerative ecopolitical Matriarchal/Patriarchal
Yin/Yang,
not quite so much Yang/Yin,
Global Health and Safety

Well honey
just turn your frame around,
so Matriarchs are, as they always have been, Original Causes,
after all we do carry the regenerative babies,
while the Patriarchs are just another pair of Yin/Yang
X/Y
Original ReGenerative Effects.

Isn’t that a little like interpreting the Original Intent of Democratizing Constitutions,
as Originally Caused by our ForeFather’s Mothers?

I doubt those who signed these diverse cooperative intentions
for our collective health and safety
also intended to bite the hands that fed them.

That does seem rabidly LoseLose unlikely,
now that you mention it.

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