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Restoring Natural Spirits

Dear Attorney Thompson Page, LLC
Sentient Advocate for Domestic Companions

Thank you for reminding me
last evening, as I was feeling unfree,
Retributive justice is rooted in ecological principles
of healthy empathic relationships
responsibilities
judgments
discernments
communications between sentient beings.

For remembering that good
healthy
effective legal systems
intend to protect our interdependent webs
while too often building punishing walls
settling into side-by-side cells
of separation,
fragmentation of wealthy democratic purposes
like robust well-being,
cooperatively-owned curiosity and prosperity,
healthy and courageous happiness,

Constitutional gratitude for compassionate priorities
win/wins for both justice and peace possibilities
of EarthTribe patriotic loyalties
encompassing suffering and joy.

You mentioned several crimes against sentient beings.
Some punished by legal precedent
for protecting human nature
more than Earth-nature’s other sentient breathing forms
legally misunderstood,
under-refined,
not well-defined,
as mere property,

Properties autonomously owned by narcissistic human natures,
Legally presumed as morally superior sentient beings,
becoming evermore integrity’s active win/win advocates,
inclusively aware
we are not humanely alone
in our co-empathic capacities for emotive communication.

I am wondering,
this morning,
if it would make a nondualistic difference
to our legal-moral systems
to notice, and give germane standing, to Lovelock’s Gaian Hypothesis
that multicultural Earth is a globally sentient ecosystem
capable of internal/external balancing health care,
evolutionary regenerative development
through complex organically organized sentience,
ecosystemically communicating awareness
between subclimates managing our diverse property
and properties for competitive/cooperative
EitherOr/BothAnd
walled/webbed bicameral communion.

If our legal oaths,
moral allegiances,
were to understand
One nation, under God
as also
One of many interdependent nations
and a few continents
and oceans
within Earth’s sentient integrity
of ecotherapeutic properties,

I wonder if punishing and fragmenting judgment systems
would fade into second place,
deferring to primal natural justice
for restoring healthy sentient relationships
between Earth’s propertied tribes,
species,
elements,

Could natural/spiritual legal properties
swing back toward universally uniting
what could not be healthy secular/sacred divided
by health-intelligent
Earth’s most sentient-wealthy beings?

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Red and TrueBlue Family

Red and TrueBlue Family–4

Dear Siblings Three,

At least three of us four
have survived this first round
of sharing our seeing Reds
and our  feeling Blues.

At this point
I imagine our eldest sister
reading with interest,
and/or possibly contempt,
and holding all these things
in her heart and mind.

The other three of us,
two Blue,
elder Brother Red,
each have told our stories,
reviewed our positions
during this first year
of the Trump CEO
Public Sector Administration,
USA.

I did not find an explicitly stated value
or disvalue
shared by all three of us.

There are, of course,
several values and disvalues shared by the two Blues,
Kerry and me,
and two disvalues
shared by RedMike and BlueKerry
are loss of freedom
and loss of safety.
And, although I didn’t say so,
I would certainly put these two
squarely in my disvalues column
as well.

Integrity is a positive value
mentioned by both RedMike and BlueGerald, me.
While BlueKerry does not use the word
I know her well enough to appreciate
this also fits transparently within her values lens
just as venality and mendacious subterfuge
are disvalues
both Blue and Red CoHeld,
and yet too often targeted
by cash-fed multinational media.

Apparently
as we love integrity
we are also fascinated by its evil opposites,
like Lot’s wife
looking over her climate holocaust shoulder
when it would be way better for her health
to dwell on the PromisedLand in front of her.

Blue responses
emphasize health care giving
and sacred gift economy receiving,
restorative justice and peace,
and ecological education
as therapeutic values.

Mike’s Red response
emphasizes moral code,
law and order,
retributive justice
and defensive technologies and personnel
as more saliently held values.

Yet,
these are apparent differences of priority,
not necessarily oppositional Win-Lose differences.
Points of contrast invite comparison
and need not predict disloyalty of mutual incompatibility.

To my surprise,
and dismay,
I do see some points where active RedValues
seem to also be active BlueDisValues,
double-binding Win-Lose Boundary Issues:

RED / BLUE
Divine rulership-authority / degenerate monoculturing climates, cultures
Military strength / loss of global and national safety thru violence
Monocultural intent, monopolistic monotheism / sacred polyculturalism

As I look at these three,
they begin to look like three faces
of one tension
within a shared Sacred PolyPathic Intention:
Retributive blood justice through crusading JustWars
conjoining
Restorative EcoJustice through BiLateral PeaceMaking.
Old Testaments
within New Grace Contexts.

From a Red evangelical Christian frame,
this takes me back to Jesus Christ’s
prime Messianic message
and function
and purpose:
Jesus came to save this entire creolizing Earth
through Abba’s restorative grace economy,
baptism through living water and full enlightenment,
healthy light transubstantiating His Judaic Law and Order
retributive sacred justice through blood sacrifice Traditions,
through just-wars and OldSchool self-righteous jihads
and military might of Caesar’s commodifying Win-Lose coin,
colonizing violence all now washing away
by baptism of Messianic-Bodhisattva redemption,
polypathically sacred,
polyphonically sung and danced
by and through rivers of sacred world-citizen enlightenment,
bilaterally cooperative spiritual experience
of polyculturing Grace
for a world so loved
God created
to regenerate Christ’s EarthBound Eden,
perpetually reborning.

First Nation’s creolizing sacred healthy invitation,
multicultures of and for Earth gratitude,
is Second Constitution’s colonizing,
and King James Bible-rooted,
EnLightenment Intent,
away from monotheistic totalitarianism of Royal Rulership
in favor of polyphonic truths of grace
in democratically evolving cooperative trust,

Father of ego’s Hope,
Son of Earth’s Great Transitional Faith in MultiCulturing Grace,
Spirit of (0)Tao Primal Relationship
humane/divine
through ReStorative EgoPeace
within Sacred EcoJustice
as nature-spirit mentored
by MotherEarth.

So, now I bow
in Taoist-Christian gratitude
for these our gifts
and invite our minds and hearts
to speak through One Grace Way,
bicameral Truth,
bilateral times in loving Life
restoring Eden’s global ReGenesis.

When I was a fundamentalist egocentric child,
I listened and spoke as an innocent child asking Why?
When we ecopolitically mature into One Body of Bodhisattva-Christ,
we speak polypathically
and dream polyphonically
to ask Why Not?

In Jesus’ eternally transubstantiating Name
and Word
and Way
and Truth
and Timeless Life,
Your Brother Gerald,
inviting our most generous 2020 responses
of and for mutual democratic trust
in divinely generous truths
we all can share on Earth
as in Eden’s Heavenly Promise.

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Freedoms to ReGeneratively Farm

You may have noticed the Michigan Catholic farmer
claiming his First Amendment rights have been infringed
to speak his mind
about the degenerative nature of same-sex marriage
when the nearby East Lansing operated Farmer’s Market
determined his farming operation
was not in compliance with a city ordinance
not allowing discriminatory business practices.

The East Lansing City Manager
cited their city’s civil rights ordinance,
including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes
in “all business practices.”

Notice the cross talk about rights and freedoms
and rights to freedom here.

The farmer claims his right to speak his mind
has been denied.
Yet the Mayor says it is the City’s right
to not engage in commerce
with those whose minds
are not inclined
to protect rights of free sexual orientation and gender identity.

The farmer can believe any supremacist thing he chooses,
and is equally free to speak aloud his mindlessness,
but this gives him no right to demand access to that market
he would prefer remain suppressed.

There is all the difference between rights of free speech
and rights of freedom from restricted actions.

Saying you do not believe in equal civil rights
for all God’s multiculturing children
is protected,
to act in defiance of those protected civil rights
is not protected.

You are within your freedom protecting rights
to believe some people would be better off dead,
yet this is a right of free speech,
not free implementation,
not freedom of action,
not freedom to deny another’s freedom to live
in some way that neither intends, or actually does,
threaten your right to live and say
whatever non-freedom impinging way you choose.

We all have protected freedoms of thought
and opinion
and feeling
and comment
and verbal expression,
but this is does not extend
to economic and political participation rights
to deny others’ freedoms of thought
and opinion
and feeling
and democratic comment
and verbal and nonverbal expression
with no intent to economically victimize or
politically marginalize,
certainly not criminalize,
you.

And all of this perhaps rather misses a more fundamental point.
In a multicultural, multigenerationally-intended,
sustainable democratic climate and landscape,
rights to defend protected freedoms
of expression
were originally intended,
and are more healthily continuously extended,
within a more positive context
of protecting rights to speak of what brings you
a sense of hope and promise,
to speak of what you are for;
and really not so much
about what we are more monoculturally against,
especially in some aristocratic-elitist-supremacist-royalist
non-democratic divisive and competitive way
that builds higher walls between Earth’s MultiCulturing Tribes
and Species
all co-invested in more cooperative climates
and landscapes
and policy discussion frameworks
and ecopolitics.

The right to own property,
including guns
and your own speech,
implies your neighbors’ right to own property
without threat of pollution from your property,
including your violence
and your uncivil speech.

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UnRifling DisAssociations

An old Greek word, ecclesia,
is often translated as church,
but could also be thought of as a civilization
acting civilly,
as a citizenry
acting as responsible citizens.

The noun side of Ecclesia
casts residents as consumers
of democratic and economic cooperative systems,
while the verb side
speaks of residents as producers of democracy
and economically cooperative relationships,
communications,
transactions,
economic investments in and for each other.

I believe it is a stretch of original Intent
to believe that democratic constitutions
derived from and of and for a democratic citizenry,
would not also have this consumer-producer meaning
when speaking of citizens,
human rights and responsibilities,
of our individual and shared cooperative balance
of co-empowering authorities.

A democracy’s citizen
is a consumer of each state’s cooperative ecopolitical networks
but this is not sufficient to grasp both sides
of the pre- and post-revolutionary intent
when legislating of, by, and for us cooperatively acting citizens,
producing decisions and choices,
deliberations and citizen debates,
internally oppositional, and often contentious,
but never disloyal to our underlying democratic cooperative project,
loyal producers of co-regenerative intent,
benign, not parasitic,
available to have our minds preyed upon
but not available to predation,
rabid competitions,
assault on our bodies.

Physical and verbal violence to inflict retributive terror
are not within our democratic arsenal of citizenship,
acting as a body of citizens,
and as individual citizen-productive bodies.

“A well regulated militia
being necessary to the security of the state,
the right of the people [ecclesia]
to keep and bear arms
shall not be infringed.”

In U.S. history,
this language, penned by James Madison,
was in the context of protecting and asserting State Rights
of self-preservation
for democratic self-optimizing purpose.

In earlier English history,
this right of armed self-defense
roots back toward ancient cultures
of natural-spiritual individual rights
to respond to predators
intruding on personal/familial, tribal space
with rapacious intent
to kill or maim,
to inflict pain,
sometimes sexual, sometimes not,
to capture and directly enslave
or capture and sell people not recognized as ecclesia
so they could be sold as a capitalist cash crop,
perhaps way back, captured as an edible,
to respond to nutritionally urgent needs,
but probably not first preferences.

Armaments, during these originating roots of natural rights
of self-defense
probably began with sticks and stones,
then knives and spears,
then boomerangs and bows with arrows.

All fascinating original intent history,
yet little, if any, of this original ecclesia intent
of local and state militias preserving armed rights
to protect against individual predators,
and other organized citizen predators,
acting in an extremely Originally UnIntended
aggressive way,
as if mutual competitors,
rather than mutual ecopolitical ecclesia cooperators,
suggests the NRA’s legislative agenda
is anything less or more than hate-mongering
organized crimes against a strong healthy natural-spiritual right
of healthy robust democratic citizens
to defend ourselves
against those who would act against,
compete against
healthy citizen consumers of democratic process
acting as cooperative producers of robust ecclesia,
cooperative ecopolitical co-loyalists,
co-deliberators,
ecotherapeutic citizens of Earth,
and also, by the way,
cooperatively self-regulating States,
and democratic nations.

The NRA’s ecopolitical agenda
has nothing to do with the U.S. Bill of Rights
including the Second Amendment.

It has everything to do with growing anti-ecclesia,
antiAmerican
anti-social pathologies,
rather than robust natural-spiritual rights
of democracy producing sacred bodies
of cooperativity,
rather than mutual threat
and unnecessary intimidation.

If the Second Amendment had originally said:

A well-regulated slave market
being necessary to the security of the capitalist state,
the right of the people
[especially slave owners–and explicitly not including slaves themselves]
to keep and bear arms
should not be infringed
[except for non-ecclesia, wild indians and black/red slaves].
Does this not look and sound and smell
much closer to the NRA’s legislative agenda
of self-preserving supremacy
and support for uncontrolled ballistics profiteering,
than the historical articulation
penned by James Madison?

It is not controlling the rights of individual citizens
to fire ballistics at each other,
and to support those who have grown rich
through this anti-democratic corruption,
that is a violation of our Bill of Rights
to act as producers of active cooperative democracy
so much as the absence of control
over antisocial consumers and producers of hatred,
including first and front and center
the NRA of unAmerican organized crimes
against healthy-wealthy
nature-spirit cooperators.

Natural rights to bear arms against other people,
as compared to natural rights to eat, to hunt,
are cooperatively normed,
rather than competitively mediated,
especially within a democratic-intending polity.

Arms, in this historical context,
are tools for self-defense
which, in a democracy,
as codified in the US First Amendment,
begin with the right to cooperatively communicate,
to speak and listen with and among each other,
without need to fear being fired upon.

These natural-spiritual roots to self-defense
and citizenry optimization
are pre-linguistic,
so all the more pre-rifle dis-associations,
pre-ballistics of any kind.

Our Second Amendment,
of and for whom we are becoming
as a democratic-producing people
with natural rights
of cooperative self-regeneration,
to normally speak and listen together WinWin,
and abnormally compete against each other
WinLose,
as WinLose un-democratically provoked
through acts of violence,
armed fear-mongering.

We are WinWin people
disarmed by candor and curiosity
for Original Ecclesial Intent.

 

 

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Original Freedoms of Intent

Do you see yourself as more Republican
or leaning more Democrat?

Oh my,
I’m a card-carrying Republican.
Came from a long patriarchal line
of red-blooded Republicans.

What makes you a Republican?
What is Republicanism, do you think?

Well…being against the Democrats, mostly.

OK.
I get that.
But, what are Republicans for
that Democrats are at least not in favor of
enough to give it sufficient priority
for you to feel economically and politically comfortable?

Republicans are Freedom Fighters.
Give us liberty or death.

Well, presumably we will all have both,
eventually,
but liberty for what,
freedom to what,
freedom from what?

Free markets
and freedom of religious expression
and free from terrorist and socialist threats,
to begin with;
freedoms protected by our Constitution
including its Amendments
and the Bill of Rights.

And presumably Democrats are, then,
for enslaved by regulation markets,
prescribed and proscribed absence of religious expression,
because they are all secret atheists anyway,
and more willing to accept terrorism and socialism
as part of Earth’s sick political and economic bounty,
and are, at best, ambivalent about freedoms
and values
asserted by Constitutional authorities,
including amendments,
defined by their Original Historical-Cultural Intent.

That sounds about right.

Would you agree that the Preamble
and the somewhat older Declaration of Independence
bear seminal weight
for establishing the Constitution’s intent
with regard to protection and promotion of freedoms?

Maybe.

Democratic freedoms
during our pre- through post-revolutionary period,
were originally defined by contrast
against a backdrop of economic and political plutocracy.
Our interdependent constitution as a free nation
composed of States with their own democratically intending constitutions
were statements that we would not be owned
nor tyrannically controlled,
taxed and terminated,
by royalty.

Freedom from plutocratic authorities lies within our U.S. Constitution’s definition
as a free union of democracies,
to live in interdependent cooperative freedoms
in which political authority’s boundaries
no longer exceed responsive economic co-invested co-responsibilities.
Which party would you argue
is more articulate about sustaining freedoms from plutocratic
centralizing
power trends and systems and ecopolitical outcomes
of jingoistic nationalism
that disguises triumphalism of the rich and powerful
becoming ever more rich and powerful?

Well, I’m not sure.
That would probably be the Greens
or the Libertarians.

And,
which party is more self-defined
as supporting regenerative interdependent responsibilities
to sustain future generations
of balanced democratic freedoms
from pathological plutocratic authorities
and yet growing freedoms to become responsibly,
nutritionally,
co-responsible nurturers and health-mentors
of and for Earth’s future cooperatively renewing
and self-regenerating
Commons?

That would be the Greens as polypathic PermaCulturists.

So, why aren’t you that,
instead of the card-carrying Republican?

Oh, that’s your easiest question yet:
Because nobody votes for the Greens,
and hardly anybody has even heard,
much less smelled or seen,
a cooperatively networking PermaCulturist.

Unless you count trees and plants and ecosystems.

But we don’t.
They can’t vote.

Or do they?

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Neglecting Top and Bottom Lines

I worry we co-invest in big private and public corporate assault
on Earth,
on environmentalism,
on longer-term ecologic.

Really, honey?
That’s too bad.
Why not also see long-term assault
as the unintended outcome of short-term neglect
of cooperative care-giving,
healthy nurturing behavior,
Golden Rule economic and ecological behavior,
like we learned in Sunday School?

Well, yes, I guess I can see that.
And yet, responsibility for neglect
is not the accountability for injustice I seek
for assault on climate health,
landscapes of regenerative, rather than degenerative, potential,
resonant slow-growth multicultural fertility,
organic resilience,
full color octaves of strong-hued eloquence,
resonance for future Earth reweaving regenerators.

I wonder if it helps
to remember that assault derives from learned fear-mongering critical-event behavior,
while neglect speaks to more chronic ecosystems of over-investment
in short-term corporate ego-inflation,
rather than short-thru-long-term ego-eco bicameral economic regenerative balance?

WinWin regenerativity is big corporate’s WinLose assault for survival target.

I think you give them too much evil conspiracy credit
and not enough human neglect of ecological long-term mindfulness credit.
When positive growth trends
are measured only in producing accumulation of wealth
for investors, both taxpayers and shareholders,
without any thought to quantities of resources consumed
in exchange for this investment,
then this further feeds short-term neglect of long-term investment in care-giving and receiving
and cooperative co-arising long-term mindfulness.

You are reminding me
of all the corporations I have ever known
with 4-generation Mission Statements
about their corporate Original Intent,
yet, at best, 4-quarter profit-making projections,
positive outcome budgetary wish lists.

And then, too,
we have the 4-generation campaign promises
derived from public corporation officials’ ReGenerative Constitutional Intent,
yet, at best, a 6-year re-election cycle,
and more likely 4-year,
or even just 2.

Yes, we do seem to have a degenerative tension
between the post-revolutionary Constitution’s Original Intent
to keep this democratizing revolution going,
for cooperating with the healthy wealth of Earth
and our nation-state neighbors,
as diplomatically and economically possible,
and within our own multiculturing liberties and justices,
mercies and re-acclimating
redefinitions of peace as restraining tolerance
for those terrorizing differences we could never nutritionally celebrate,
tearing families from their homes,
children from their terrorizing/terrorized parents,
young adults from their malnourished
self-medicating
Business As Competitively Usual
neighborhood environments.

Democratizing intended Constitutions
speak of co-arising health-wealth,
where one could not become,
much less sustain,
without the other;
where co-investment in politics of democratic growth,
maturation,
mutual acclimation,
creolization of Elite with NonElite enculturation,
are drawn within the loops and pointing dots
of periods and episodic commas
and objectives for Earth’s co-arising health
and fertile wealthy prosperity,
as rich iconic compost
and cooperative economic climates,
regenerate healthy political landscapes
less likely to neglect ecological values
when drawing economic corporate wisdom’s co-operative
co-gravitating original and bottom lines.

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Public Prurient Interests

Last evening I noticed another disconcerting Trump headline.
This felt and smelled more like a deadline
for disintegration
than a lifeline,
a bootstrap, if you will,
toward integrity of health and regenerative safety,
which I thought was front and center
in our US Constitution
which I remember him swearing to protect
right before he reassured all of us
he is here to listen to everyone;
Republicans and Democrats and Libertarians and Greens,
and whatever other ecopolitical party affiliations
he might be able to discover
and learn from
on his new Presidential executive ordering journey
into twitterland.

Anyway,
the headline was about White House Rumblings
of an assault on the legalized and medicalized marijuana industry.

My first reaction
Why?
Why would a federal administration
that has just finished reassuring all fifty States
that where students poop and pee in school should,
by right, rest solely at the state level to regulate,
then,
almost in the next inordinate breath,
also send out this alarming message to all fifty States
that it has become a new federal health and regenerative,
integrative, long-term through short-term, safety assurance issue
that my kids should prefer the alcoholic beverage industry
over the THC industry.

I’m still wrapping my brain around how that could possibly be defended,
construed,
framed,
promoted,
marketed,
sold and also bought,
as a consistent reading of
“listening to everyone”
about their constitutionally protected federal rights
to health and regenerative safety,
to well-integrated,
resonant,
consistent,
sane public policy.

I believe it was a congressman,
and not a “prurient interest” judge,
who said he could not define pornography,
but he knew it when he saw it.

This Administration, to date,
has brought us not only our first twitteringly Naked Disintegrative President,
but now his fascist federalist tendencies
begin to look more like jacking off in public,
like pursuing his personal prurient exhibitionist fear-mongering agenda
instead of paying even lip service
to his true mandate,
the health and regenerative safety Original Intent
of not only the U.S. Constitution,
but also the Bible he laid his right dominant hand on,
and the economic and political act of active listening
to a healthy-wealthy regenerative multicultural society
of humane citizenry
doing our best to follow our Golden Rule intentions
to at least do no alcoholic-buzzed harm,
cause no further dis-integrity,
and, whenever and wherever possible,
to follow a path of regenerative health,
happiness,
and multiculturing prosperity.

As for DT2 himself,
I suspect he would improve his governing outcomes
by easing off the alcohol
and investing more in some reefer madness,
preferably while among a large,
extended family, picnic,
a multiculturing,
multi-generational banquet.

But, DT2 aside,
this White House has already become the home of nakedly prurient interests,
rather than federal and state health and integrative safety policies
and procedures,
regenerative planning and design,
rather than degenerative reacting and assault and wall-building.

Prurient–marked by arousing
immoderate
unwholesome (unhealthy, unsafe, unredemptive, non-therapeutic)
investment in desire.

With pornographic performance,
we speak of a whole lot of immodest sexual desire,
but with the current Executive Branch of ecopolitically competitive,
rape and pillage, performance,
we speak of a whole lot of immodest fear and war-mongering desire.
The rampant raging desire
to play WinLose games
of naked competition for elitist supremacy
on a WinWin Constitutional and Biblical and planetary climate stage.

The key operative governance, administrative, executive skills,
word here is “unwholesome” v “wholesome.”
Certainly we aren’t intending to legislate what is
“marked by arousing, sometimes even immodestly so,
but still wholesome investments in regenerative desire.”
Wholesome is about regenerative multiculturing natural evolutionary,
sacred nurturing revolutionary,
co-redemptive,
safe,
healthy choices,
even as these will inevitably lead, sometimes,
on our best days,
toward dopamine ecstasies.

This, to me,
and for my extending multi-generational,
multi-cultural family,
sounds more like a mandate to co-invest
in health and safety industries,
with or without THC,
rather than investing further in the prurient, vaguely alcoholic,
unwholesomeness of Nakedly Elitist AllWhite Houses.

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