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Cooperative Feministas

Cooperative Feministas
are not quite so much Competitive Manifestos.

In David Holmgren’s introduction to Permacultural Therapeutic Design,
he contrasts “Industrial Culture” with “Sustainable Culture”
kind of like comparing masculine LeftBrain culture
with feminist RightBrain enculturation, nurturance, resonance
over the longer-term scenaria,
rather than shorter-term dementio.

Anyway, Holmgren recognizes we could choose alternative words
for labeling these two contrasting, appositional, cultures.

We might sometimes choose
Competitive Culture v Cooperative Culture,
or Capital-Accrual v Capital-Nutritional Dispersal,
sort of like the difference between hunting down and killing the defense
as compared to watering and feeding and gathering the vegan edibles,
or Colony Acquisitional
(especially of slaves and other, alarmingly similar, ways of acquiring cheap manual, and especially womanual, labor)
v Creole ReGenerative
(like mixing multicultural spices contributed in some pay-it-forward co-invested development of a robust Stone Soup
accessible to all with cooperatively managed ownership),
or LeftBrain Dominant Patriarchal (Business As Anthrocentrically Usual)
v Right-Left CoRelational Matriarchal BiCameral,
or DeGenerative LoseLose ZeroSum AntiEcological Entropic 2nd Principle
of Closed Patriarchal Framing FromAbove Ecosystems
v ReGenerative WinWin NonZeroSum PositiveDeviance CoOperative Revolutions/Devolutions, the what goes up must also at least partially come back down,
and what grows out must also economically recess back in,
a more Syntropic 1st Original Intent Principle
of Open Matriarchal Framing-From-Mutually-WithIn Ego-EcoSystem,
or Yang v Yin,
just to keep the regeneratively complex
from becoming too stressfully, and degeneratively, chaotic.

But, if Holmgren was familiar with Buckminster Fuller’s
Synergetic EcoSystemic Theory,
he might also have chosen
Precessive Political Culture v Recessive Economic Culture.
Precessive toward prophecies of Diastasis-PolyCulturally Convex-Complex
upward and outward development trends
implying their reverse double-binding inevitability
of Recession toward ReAcclimation ConCave-Within-Embryonic,
where Convex is the top of a forward surfing wave of temporal-flowing energy,
and/or information,
while concave is the subsequent creolizing trough,
the renewing ebb of what had been that precessive crest,
now reacclimating inward and downward,
more deeply resonant toward a renewing polyculturally inclusive balance.

Regardless of Fuller’s balloons with growing and ebbing synergy/entropy,
information implying double-binding reverse-appositional binomial exformation,
these are culturally oppositional categories.
We might heuristically assume each represents an appositional tension,
with all the cultural risks of revolutionary eruptions growing toward violence
and capitalistic-repressive recessive despair,
and all the multicultural opportunities
of evolving re-creative regenerative tensions
toward therapeutic midway Tipping Points
of ecosystemic ecological balance,
cooperatively sustainable at both highly localized
and global-planetary scales
of co-redemptive ecopolitical co-empathic trust,
more culturally dominant,
more sustainable,
than mutually antipathic distrust.

While this suggests our hopes lie in our combined powers of cooperatively active love
and our degenerative despair lies within any further stressing increases
in uneven powers,
terrorizing showers, of competitive
(and increasingly rabid over-populated behavior of elites v non-elites)
monoculturing monopolistic monochromatic monotheistic disdain,
fueling each ego’s sense of selfish competitive gain
at the expense of others’,
including future generations’, zero-sum entropically inevitable loss;
reacting to each other defensively
as if we lived on a ClosedEcoSystemic Earth,
which, of course,
we don’t
unless anthro-supremacists choose to continue playing these uber capitalist-colonialist-industrial
zerosum Exhausted Games.

Holmgren helpfully adds a chart of comparative/contrasting characteristics
of his Industrial v Sustainable Cultures,
which I will supplement in brackets
intending to nuance these EitherOr oppositional cultures,
into a more regenerative BothAnd appositional bilateral enculturation,
premised on LeftBrain Yang falling back in love with RightBrain Yin:

Yang-Capitalist Culture understoried with Yin-Cooperativist MultiCulture

Non-renewable [ZeroSum] and Renewable [0-sum +/-,- notnot zero-fractal-squared equivalence],

Linear [Continuous Growth] and Cyclical [Discontinuous, seasonal-spiral],

Consumption and Storage [Recycling ReProduction toward 0-sum balance],

Centralized [Patriarchal-Nationalistic] and Distributed Network [Matriarchal-Cooperative Co-Ownership and EcoSystemic Governance],

Large and Small [Universal/Unitarian, polycultural/polypathic]

Fast [already paid-out-forward yield] and Slow[ing surfing,
toward 0-waste stream]

Positive and Negative [Positive = double-bind LoseLose appositional WinWin]

Centre [Yang, Ego] and Edge [Yin-Yin eco-bilateral Tipping Points]

Episodic change [monoculturing anthrocentric LeftBrain supremacy]
and Rhythmic stability [Left-Right polyculturing nutritional health and safety]

Reductionist [LeftBrain deductive landscape] and Wholistic [RightBrain inductive-affective climate health/pathology]

Masculine [positive-Yang Win-Y] and Feminine [Matriarchal X/X double-bind,
dipolar co-arising,
+/-,- Yin-squared WinWin]

Holmgren’s chart of this massive tsunami,
of both human population and consumption of fossil-fueled energy,
crests right now where you and I are living together
and is now beginning a growing permacultural-regenerative cooperative de-spiraling descent
back down to a healthy and multiculturally safe population base by 2500
that is modestly increased over the year 1500.

Suddenly, rising in these DisUniting States
playing LoseLose ecopolitical Trump cards,
I realize how far our kids have to fall
together.

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