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Liberal Love’s Failure

One answer to Patrick Deneen’s question,
Why Liberalism Failed,
not necessarily opposed to Deneen’s own
more LeftBrain position,
yet considerably shorter,
is:

Profoundly democratic liberalism,
like Christianity,
has failed because it has not been multiculturally tried,
to paraphrase anti-colonialism
and non-violent communicating
Mahatma Gandhi.

Strangely,
this may also be a kind of corollary
to respond to a different title,
How the West was Won,
which would thereby postulate
How the West was Lost
by Win/Lose capitalist pretensions
to overpower Win/Win resilient integrity.

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Scriptures of Communion

In prose,
Writers hope to accurately capture
both felt and thought experiences,
realistic and unrealistic,
in a way that suggests
our writer knows and can deeply feel
the differences and similarities
between realistic and not so much.

Poets hope to not only capture
accurately felt and thought experiences,
realistic and unrealistic,
natural and spiritual,
but share this internal experience
embedding and thereby challenging
writers’ readers in shared language of communion.

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InBetween Communions

Does non-verbal communication
sometimes also mean pre-verbal action,
with unlanguaged intuitions
preceding calculating language
LeftBrain labeling and commodifying
objectifying RightBrain subjective feelings
to their logically languaged conclusions?

Does non-violent communication
sometimes also mean pre-violent fortunate
and threateningly unfortunate
critical rhetorical events
pre-compassioned,
positive and negatively impassioning behaviors?

Actively hoping to send
a properly received message,
an effective message
confluent within a not ineffective messenger medium
to build up
or destroy
primal relationships within Earth
and Her tribal plants
and root systemic people
and other animated,
communing,
discommuning,
excommunicated
recommuning species.

Does non-asserted Yang envy
sometimes also mean pre-asserted Yin silent stagnation,
suffocating climate anti-climax,
aptic apathy
born into an already too patriarchal monoculture
of LeftBrain
EitherWin OrLose ZeroSum theoretical evolutionary dominance

Against all realistic hope
for RightBrain’s Both-EgoHealth And-EcoWealth
natural/spiritual rhetorical voice lost,
nearly bicameral forgotten absence of inside communication,

Now eco-schooled in resilient green compassion therapies,
begins to sing for light sufficient
to virally flower,
to effluently flow
out river’s mouth
filled with healthy/wealthy AllSouls,
interdependently webbed,
flowing through this HereNow valley
of ZeroZone Judean soils

On through 2020 revisions
restoring Golden Rule and Ratio green futures
timelessly co-present within our at-hand embryos and seeds
sharing cooperative genetic memories
over-lapping compassioned green sanctuary images
of who we are at our healthiest best,
have been,
and are becoming

Multiculturally to-gethering,
re-gathering,
pre-gathering passion stories

Messages,
critical rhetorically communicated events
as told and acted out by viral multicultures
with interdependently communicating media
mentoring WinLose mediums
into WinWin healthy climate justice optimal outcomes

Through peacefully cooperative
democratic
communal ownership
within Earth’s warm web womb

Non-verbally communicating
LoseLose violence through growing WinWin compassion,

Affluent atomic fragments
of sequential communal events
with effluent interdependent waves
of communicating portent.

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Safe Home

SafeHome is not so much a real place
as a destiny longed for
on our lifetime journey toward dynamic well-being,
too healthily robust to fear growing homeless and friendless.

SafeHome is not an unchanging Paradise,
statically without resonantly changing,
slow-turning nutritious seasons,
ups and downs,
ins and outs.

Such conservative stability, uniformity
could never be my red-blooded idea
of brilliantly resilient Heaven.

So, when Earth’s climate pressures,
internally and externally competing
to my point of ego-aggression,
notice chronic stress climbing up my back
and shoulders,
brain stem and frontal cortex
concerned about politically left and personally unself-righteous depression,

When cynicism about never ever loving enough WinWin RealTimes
RealTalk
Real cooperative integrity walks
into co-passioning solidarity,

Then my SafeHome destined child and parent voices
prefer WinWin economic ecological sanctuary
removed from WinLose habitual habitats,
dissonant stuckness
never ever feeling like healthy SafeHome resilience.

Homes resonantly sustained
First, by dynamic cooperative resonance
with all EarthTribes
occupying cooperative health vocational preoccupations

And, Second,
actively seeking sanctuaries cooperatively facilitating,
feeding,
watering,
fueling ongoing multicultural nutritional development

HealthyWealth SafeHomes
plant and harvest socially compassionate,
interdependent health-resonant relationships,
polyculturally resilient,
spiritually and naturally polypathic, nonsectarian,
democratically positive energetic, dynamic systems
forming SafeWombed
flow-functions,
universal inside survivor memories
of cooperative sanctuary, originally outside warm wombs

From SafeWombs
emerge WinWin infants, then young and free children
who become WinWin parents and teachers and gratitude preachers,
eco-listeners and ego-speakers
longing for compassionately cooperative SafeHome returns,
pilgrimages toward universal solidarity,
unitarian SafeHome interdependence.

A long strong ZeroZone SafeHome
for robust reunification
within EarthTribe graced communions, healthy
green cooperatives,
permaculturally wealthy
deep learning lifetimes
for green STEAM educational placements,
safe ZeroBalancing carbon-based residencies
in WinWin learning civilizations.

 

 

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Muse of BlackHistory

Music ministry
as inviting to blues and jazz,
embracing soulful gospel
as black and brown and white multiculturally intended,
at least on MLKing SabbathDream Days,
feels not yet enough un-privileged,
increasingly side-tracked
from cooperative GreenEarth dreams reborn,
up-bearing
paid-forward into what more recent cultically degenerates
into an expanding historical commodified competition
in ego-personality marketing and idolizing worship.

Authentic WinWin non-violent singing messiahs
do not want to be WinLose competitive-ego worshiped,
misunderstood,
too easily dismissed as saints,
for the courage of their patience
with absence of cooperative interdependent resilient dreams
within solidarity of communion,
not fragmentation of originally nonsectarian
non-violent communication,
with our natural-rhythmed vibrating voices
and our bilateral hands and feet.

MLK’s
and Gandhi’s
and perhaps Jesus of Nazareth’s
and LaoTse’s
and Buddha’s
and Gaia’s music and resistance dance
and storytelling muses of music history
exalt our cooperative harmonies of wisdom,
non-violent everyday enchanting eco-villages and green meadows
investing in cooperatively self/other-owned economies,
compassionate interelationships of soulful co-passions,
good-news rhythms,
harmonic patterns of cooperatively-held historic resonant redemption
for depressed
and suppressed
and oppressed,
ego personality worshipers,
seriously unimpressed power-divas,
and struggling family peace-warriors
against Win/Lose ego-mortality

With sufficient courage to speak our cooperatively-owned
and managed eco-dreams
and curiosity enough to cooperatively explore
our white-privileged anthems
of pietistic fake-prophetic sufficiency of almost uniting,
not quite universal, EarthTribe peace, blind
to further noticing current lapses
in non-violent span-historical
pan-cultural communication,
cooperative investment,
compassionate resilience
positive democracy energetic resonance

Sung,
spoken,
and non-verbally RightBrain dreamed
and WinWin Left/Right framed
for good-faith justice climates
heading back oppressive punishing crusade histories
of hating interdependent communion economies,
polyculturally nutritious sufficiency for all EarthTribe,
more powerfully resilient
than mere Win/Lose business as usual ego-marketing commerce,
mono-paternalistically distorted,
ecoYin-unbalanced
egoYang-privileged, so not healthy democratic,
growing ego-conservative marketing status, so not ecologically resonant,
not green sanctuary robust

Regardless of how large or small
that Zero ZenZone musing sanctuary
may non-violently
non-fragmentedly
non-reductively
embrace all souls
as we interdependently co-arise
great historic muses of multiculturing reality,
health of integrity,
wealth of solidarity,
cooperatively responsible resilience.

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NonViolent Communion

A positive,
though obscure and academic
and also too multi-syllabic
way to say “non-violent communication”
which is rather like saying “non-oxymoronic”
because we are left wondering more precisely
what these terms could less aggressively not include,
is “enthymematic communication.”

Enthymematic messages
always carry positive
health-inspired,
wealth-intended
Both/And
Left with RightBrain balancing,
co-empathic co-passionate rooted
inside mood matches outside receiver’s verbal/non-verbal climate

Of multicultural polypathic resonance,
sensitivity,
solidarity with eco-receiver’s
personal/political WinWin trends,
multigenerational historic/herstoried Yang/Yin
Left liberally embodied
with ElderRight conservationally minded
DNA health/wealth traits.

So, you can see why “non-violent communication”
doesn’t quite seem to capture it’s full revolutionary
restorative justice potential
within compassionate green peace
ecological
theological
nature-spirit non-sectarian
enthymematic
polypathic
transubstantiating secular/sacred communions
for deep learning universal/unitarian
100% Zero ZenZone integrity

Of bicameral positive psychology
RealTime healthy energy democracy
for green EarthTribe non-manic sanctuary
cooperatively-owned communication potential,
voiced enthymematically
by all chirping and tweeting and surfing and swaying
and jumping and swimming
and dancing and singing
cooperative communion to-gatherers.

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Through Thick and Thin

I think it might be John Rawls
who writes about
thick and thin justice sandwiches.

Thick justice
may be more deeply embedded, richly spread
in regenerative pursuing time,
producing and serving healthy wealth relationships,
often digestively motivated
to achieve nutritional communion goals,

While thinner justice
lies closer to today’s contemporary bread
of legalistic compliance issues,
what minimally defines a reductive
democratic
barely legal sandwich,

Avoiding lusts and greedy aggression of privileged political evangelists
yet lacking robust internal absorption
of richer ethical behavior,
proper interdependent moral discipline
rooted in normative co-operativity
and not impatient competitions for more sectarian power
for, and marketed by,
those who already have too much well-fed apartness authority
to retributively enforce laws
against consumers of too much thin privatized poverty
to serve the already privileged evangelists first and better,

Too thin justice not even intended to be fair
to those who have inferior capital wealth
and are legally treated as if we are also least
among emotional intelligence.

As a gay male child
of the 50s and 60s
in white privileged North America,
I know something about this apartheid
of power and authority to choose
between popular wealthy disciplines
of punishing deviance laws
as thinly contrasted against robust ethical discernment
of multiculturally embedded deep and wide and thick inclusive listening,
polypathic learning through Left deductive legal
and Right inductive moral
co-intelligence

Restoring communication bridges between thinning out procedures,
policies
propriety,
and deeper, thicker, more robust ethical justice
informed by a positively compassionate psychology
encouraging us to follow our nutritional bilateral Light,

A thick polypathic Light
for some thin from-above theistic, producing sacred v secular apartness,
for others a-theistic, polyculturing internal communion,
for a few, Tipping Pointed toward narrow truth-ways
of polyphonic ringing Words
producing EarthJustice Rights,

Some fertile combination of these severed two
thin through thick sandwiches,
spiritual-theological intent
and natural-ecological means,
like organic peanut butter liberally spread
with unsweetened red raspberry conservations,
communing toward resilient
restorative
thickly thought and felt justice intelligence.

Which precludes confusing undisciplined narcissistic injustice
with legal democratic constitutional practices
preserving communal peace-mongering truth processes
economic and political,
ecological and theologically mutual correcting intelligence
reaching back to earliest nutritional seeds
of robust digestive discernment resources
for distinguishing impoverishing thin threats
from robust wellness opportunities
for better
richer
communal sandwiches,

Healthier servings of LeftEmbodied legal disciplines
avoiding seeds and roots of violent apartheid hoarding
and sectarian privileged intelligence intent,

Instead, making love with RightMind deep digested
polypathic intelligence
polynomially deep listening
for legal/moral learning
impatient Yang’s autonomous conservative tendencies
to overpower matriarchal cooperative thick communion
feeding Yin’s more robust nutritional compassion.

These two binomial appositionals,
justice thin and not injustice thick
co-arise discovered bridges
between what is communion healthy sufficient justice
and what are wealthy WinWin Right emotional intelligence
to non-violently do,
to peacefully say,
to justly become,
to cooperatively be,
to restore just climate non-apartheid health resources
internally buttered
and externally breaded.

To follow LeftBody visual dominant Ways
is also to listen for RightMind discerning recessed voices
remembering optimal WinWin nutritional past events,
experiences as deep and wide sandwiched
as polypathic DNA just intelligence,
spreading strings of nurturing
warm wet wombed
non-visually felt SpaceTime,
Here with Now just co-passioned right.

Breathing compassionate nutrition in,
blowing nurturing discernment co-operatively out and up
Regeneratively rich feedback loops as old as wombs
and fertile MotherTrees
with leaves
and nurture-discerning root systemic
just-us trust
left with just right crust,
not too thin or thick
for universal uniting communion.

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