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Chapter 1: Deneen’s Failed Liberalism (Revised Version)

Developing progressivism
within liberalism
further iterates pervasive presentism
of win/win
past through future multiculturalism,

A healing timelessness,
progressivism grounds deep attachment
toward our most sensory-nutritional past,

Particularly radically cooperative customs
and multiculturally bilateral geocentric traditions.

While widely understood to be future-oriented,
climate healthy progress rests on simultaneous assumptions
that healthy resolutions must be synergetically liberated
from past win/lose short-term answers,

And our win/win future
will have as much ecotherapeutic regard
for our culture of health
as we have for our ecofeminist understoried past.

The future is an unknown space,
and those who live in climate pathology
now arrayed in fulfilling patriarchal hostility
to MotherEarth-wombed past primal experience
must acquire detachment toward,
and a toxic win/lose simplistic faith in,
an unknowable commodified and shrinking future wealth.

Those whose view of Earth
is guided by such cynical belief
implicitly understand that our “achievements”
are designed for the dustbin
of lose/lose dis-climating history,

Given that our wounded future
regards us as win/lose stubborn today
and necessarily excommunicated
from resilient promise

Every generation must live
to polyculture ourselves
with past through present consciousness.

Capitalism makes humanity into consumers of Earth,
and unsurprisingly,
its culmination has led each generation
to accumulate scandalous levels of debt
to be left for its under-productive children,

While rapacious exploitation of Earth’s win/win integral resources
continues in the anti-eco/theological fundamentalist belief
that future monoculturing generations
will devise a Rapture fly away way
to not deal with Earth’s depletions.

Chapter 2: Mitchell’s Instructions (Devised Edition)

Earth’s repletion
is exactly what happened to me one day
when I saw myself reflected in the Gaian faces
of those around me on the street
of my hometown.

In this timeless moment,
I recognize I am tied to them
in ways that go beyond previous egocentric understanding
of here/now interrelatedness.

I am not only connected
through some historic thread of life,
but share every multi-sensory health/pathology felt climate experience
with them
in every emotion-noticing way.

This causes me to wonder–
what if we really are all one
healthy/unhealthy natural nest,

Not just in a metaphysically interdependent sense,
but theologically and literally one living sacred being
co-passioning climate experiential sensory-neural life
simultaneously in multiple languaged/unlanguaged forms.

If this were true,
then I am complexly encountering ourself
repeatedly in the faces of ego/eco-therapeutic/toxic people
I meet on every street
throughout all past through future time.

As I begin contemplating that possibility,
another question begins to arise for me.

If am am win/win repeatedly meeting ourself
on polypaths of communication,
how do I show up
in this shared win/win well-met future?

Chapter 3: Johnson’s Tight Attachment Hold (Implied Version)

We pinpoint this showing up healthy time
in our current interrelationship
when we suddenly throw off climate imbalance,
when a small win/lose industrious response
or lack of compassionate response
suddenly seems to change our sense of health and safety
with our polypathic lovers,

When we become caught up
in ego-reacting
in a win/lose way,
We know we are tied into
an industrious win/lose evolutionary Capitalism Dialogue.

Maybe we are also aware
of a revolutionary moment
when we find ourselves reacting very angrily
and with terror

As we go beneath this health/pathology surface
reacting to our deeper historically felt emotions
and unpack, raw through sweet,
this integral moment of toxic climate collapse,

Risking ego/eco-therapeutic win/win cooperative healthcare
as multiculturally unfolding opportunity.

Citation Note: Appositionally, and sometimes oppositionally, inspired by:

Why Liberalism [and Capitalism] Failed, Patrick J. Deneen, pp. 73-4,

Sacred Instructions, Sherri Mitchell, p. 37,

Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson, p. 107, on “Identifying Your Raw Spots”

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