Democratically effective governance
cannot begin with degenerative violence
without ending as militant predation,
Which does not sound like healthy
and cooperative co-invested democracy
even to a child
familiar with playground bullies.
Rather than roots in “retributive justice”
religiously licit order,
healthy democracy stems from restorative win/win peace,
multicultural nature spirits
and bio-systemic sacred wisdom,
At least interdependent wisdom enough
to avoid militaristic patriarchal predation
of all that Earth holds sacred.