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Cherishing DiaLogical Earth

More Yang/Yin Conversation with Adam Robersmith

Robersmith (p. 47, Justice On Earth):
“…science is showing us something important:
We are affecting our climate
and ecosystems
in ways that are detrimental to life
on the planet
and to how we live.”

Yin: Science and conscience
are discovering and uncovering important health wealth:
We are degenerating our climate
and formerly more robust ecosystems
in ways that are detrimental to life
and love
and win/win restorative justice
on Earth
and to how we could more non-violently live
cooperatively together
rather than competitively apart.

Robersmith: “We know that we need to change how we act as a species.”

Yin: We feel how we are transforming
how we do not win/win act
as if we cared about our own extended future
as a healthy and wealthy species.

Robersmith: “We should have changed as a nation long ago,
yet we have not.”

Yin: We could restore global justice as one EarthTribe identity,
yet LeftBrain Straight White Male Dominance
has not gone in this Both/And non-violent direction,
heuristically tolerating Either/Or
Ego v Eco
HealthySelf v WealthyOther
Left v Right intolerance.

Robersmith: “Scientists are offering research that has been confirmed repeatedly
and making predictions that should frighten us all into behaving
differently,
yet change is not coming as many of us would expect.”

Yin: Consciousness invites cooperative research
confirmed by redundant thoughts and feelings
predicting what will frighten and anger
and what could heal and ease us all
into inviting win/win cooperative eco-political ownership,
non-violently resilient.

Robersmith: “Research shows that our acts disproportionately affect the poor
and oppressed
all over the world,
yet we continue to use harmful technologies and resources.”

Yin: Consciousness bicamerally feels and knows
our win/lose left-brain dominant acts
disproportionately and adversely influence poor
and oppressed
and ourselves
non-elite populations all over Earth,
yet we continue to use toxic energy,
fuel,
violent technologies
and non-repurposed natural/spiritual resources.

Robersmith: “It seems that simply presenting information is not enough.”

Yin: It seems that presenting terrifying
run-and-throw-away
indigestible shame and blame information
is not enough.

Robersmith: “Scaring people with doomsday scenarios–
even if they are based on our very best knowledge–
does not produce sufficient change.”

Yin: Scaring ourselves with lose/lose doomsday scenarios–
even though rooted in our best democratic healthcare knowledge–
does not produce resonant
win/win gratitude attitude.

Robersmith: “In fact,
it often creates resistance.”

Yin: In cooperatively felt fact,
we create self-isolating
emotional shame and blame resistance
to violent messages of despair.

Robersmith: “Making pollution
and waste
and overconsumption sinful
or shameful
has some effect,
but not enough to change how we behave
as a culture
or make policy as a nation.”

Yin: Framing pollution
and waste
and disassociating from win-now/lose-future overconsumption
as anthropocentrically sinful
and elitist shameful
has some eco-political power,
but not sufficient to restore health
to how we behave as a communal
covenanted
sacred polyculture
or make policy as a state,
a locality,
a municipality,
an extended family.

Robersmith: “While these debates continue,
people around the world suffer
with changes they are unable to ameliorate,
and those with the least power
and resources
suffer most of all.”

While win/win-seeking dialogue does not continue,
EarthTribes competitively suffer
with isolating military-industrialized capitalism as usual
we are unable to heal,
and those people
and species
and regenerative macro-living systems with the least ego-resonant power
and privately-held resilience
and natural/spiritual
health/wealth resources
suffer most dualistically divided of all.

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