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Playing Old Maid

I recall a card game
probably extending back past the 1950s
called Old Maid.

There was also Authors
and a few other choices
less popular with me.
But Old Maid sticks in mind
as blatantly sexist
and ageist
and, for a country kid
in redneck rural Republican Michigan,
the most fun
of admittedly limited card playing options.

Whoever was stuck holding the Old Maid
at end of game
was the biggest loser,
for obvious reasons.

Who would want to be associated
with that old and useless appendage?

National politics in the U.S.,
all about the marketing, purchase, and sale
of two-year
and four-year terms of public greed responsibility,
increasingly reminds me
of OldMaid gamesmanship.

And, yes,
I don’t really mean gamepersonship.

This game for avoiding loss
of responsibility and authority,
loss of face
rather than gain of grace,
embracing mutual Wins
of shared commitment to health
and cooperatively prosperous safety,

This game in which the OldMaid
is played by aging fossil-fuel industries
played-out too often militarized
ballistic violence,

These OldMaid industrial choices
have most ballistically justified
plutocratic wars
inviting young,
and often most marginalized,
players
to live with losses to OldMaid political stuckness
in the name of patriotic duty,

Although not matriotic integrity
to our own healthy hands
for better Win-Win games
and political
and economic
and personal
and family therapy strategies,
less violently impinged by nationalistic traumas,
fear of losses
holding OldMaid over-industriously held cards.

No one wants to be in unlovely public office
when the last drop of oil
and last glistening gasp of gas
wears through now useless OldMaid pumps
and pistons,
unhappy triggers
and transdegenerational switches,
unlubricated OldMaid economic bitches.

No one wants to be in office
holding the last OldMaid dry-humped card
from a 1950s stacked deck
when 2020 revisions
change climate changing hands
into feminist story books
of how our generation
deliberately and stubbornly chose,
like stiff-necked self-chosen people
of OldMaids and PatriarchalMen,
counter-intuitively choosing the climate pathology card,
fascinated by our own death
and the death of our habitat
and the death of any future
of humane proportion and design,
rhythm and pattern.

When we have so many post-millennial cooperative Win-Win options
to actively hope
and act
and restoratively plan
and therapeutically draw climate health
for both ego and eco justice
and global peace for all,
including sacred Elder Matriotic Maids.

If only Old Feminist Maids and Matriotic Men
had written all required history
and civic lesson school books
and ecopolitical philosophy texts
and medicinal prescriptions
and legislated cooperative multicultural ethics
lesson plans
to practice
practice
practice
cooperation,

I wonder if having the Elder Matriot card
would have been how to win our Win-Win game,
and to do so,
would require letting go of all Old FakePatriot cards
of plutocratic,
and often patriarchal,
Lose-Lose economic-ecological exploitations,

Also post “ClimateChange”
known and named
as habitually competitive ClimatePathologies
longing to restore ClimateHealth.

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Thanksgiving for EcoJustice

We have developed several economic models
for social justice and injustice.

OldSchool retributive justice,
punishing in fair exchange for offensive sins.

Newer distributive and redistributive (0)Sum
and Not Necessarily (0)Sum justice,
preferring equality of objective values
between consumers and producers
of both good and bad relationships,
inevitably to Lose-Lose die
with each ego’s sad mortality.

We have transitional justice
which may be the same thing
as revolutionary redistributive climate justice,
hoping for creolizing peace outcomes,
told through macaronic co-evolving stories.

And, we have New Feminist ReStorative Justice
from the Ego-EcoTherapeutic Schools
of PermaCulturing FirstNation NatureSpirit Design.
Peace Circles
rooted in not merely victimization
and blossoming in not merely criminalization,
but seeking Win-Win restoration
of cooperative trust relationships.

Where secular society ponders what is justice
and injustice,
sacred communities discern healthy faith
from ancient residues of bad faith.

Both secular justice and sacred faith
can be synonymous with nature-spirit trust,
inclusive trust
and exclusive anti-trust,
and in-between mistrust,
or hypothetical trust
or quasi-trust
or queer-trust,
Tipping WuWei Points of faith in Ways,
justice through Truths,
trust of and for Lives of Grace,
as worth more than mere retributional Death-Sentencing
shamed and blamed for errors of inhumanity.

It takes a certain commitment to trust
and not an uncertain habit of mistrust
to hope our own species,
and all animal and plant species
we have come to know and love,
to trust,
and have both secular and sacred faith
in our interdependent nutritional values,
will stick around to extend futures of healthy climates
for another thousand years.

If faith in God’s Kingdom at hand
is limited by singing and dreaming,
I’ve got a mansion
just over Death’s hilltop,
Rather than
We have an EdenParadise
of Love’s restorative potential
right here
where I am,
right now
where we live and breathe
on and in and through heartbeats
of Sacred MotherEarth,
this too-Heavenly and anti-Earth view
of distributive and retributive and redistributive transitional justice
can be distracting
for our active Body of Christ,
our Protagonist BraveTrust praxis,
our healthy active faith,
truths of still-evolving salvation
and meaning
and wisdom literature
and synergetic scholarship.

TaoLife in Yang Exterior-SacredYinteriorFlows
CoArise
Win-Win SpaceTime,
written in EarthTribe’s Uracil-structure = Cytosine bilateral function RNA,
predicting our humane-divine T=C-fractal-squared DNA bicameral wonder,

Formal justice and symmetry
also bilateral double-bound restorative Sacred CoPresence,
Original CoOperatively Interdependent Patriarchal Intent
dipolar with Original VirginWombed Matriarchal
Enthymematic
Reiterative Cause of Communion.

WinYang-WinYin
Ego-Eco
sacred restoring peace
as equivalent Justice,
DoubleBind Balance,
Thanksgiving for Beauty,
Secular Democracy-Growing Trust,
Sacredly ReGenerative
Good and Therapeutic Faith.

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Jesus Told Me

Jesus taught and lived
Those who follow the Way
Truth
Life, rather than punishing death,
would be known
by our love,
especially for our enemies.

He did not say, or live,
Those who punish themselves and others with death threats
and war planning
and technology design
and nihilistic absence of healthy purpose
would be TruthLivers
known as restorative peace-makers,
inheriting the Kingdom of God at hand.

For LaoTse
we are Way,
Truth,
Life known
by our Yang/Yin harmonic balance
with darkYin as antagonist of stubborn ignorance,
reflecting unkind outcomes of MotherEarth
and Her thunder and lightning Heavens
bringing cold winds of Yang-dominant terror
and warm flows of Yin-Yang wu-wei
in-between
Tipping Pointed selves as enemies
restoring peaceful balance,
within-egoYang,
as without-ecoYin.

To love your enemies
as yourself
is to actively seek restorative justice
peace-filled balance for all parties,
including anti-let’s-party! haters
and monoculturing weedish and prudish supremacists,
fundamentalists,
evangelists,
zealots,
terrorists,
slave-owners,
racists,
sexists,
homophobes,
missionary colonizers,
AntiSemitic
AntiCreolization
trauma-inducing predators and parasites,
and, Jesus’ favorite love to hate, Pharisees.

To be known by our love for enemies,
is to know our enemies as ourselves,
to love ourselves as both victimized protagonist
and antagonist,
provoking angry retributions,
fear-filled victims
of our own,
and our Elders,
violent misjudgments.

To love ourselves
within this heuristic balance,
doing our best
is to love our larger selves
as traumatizing enemy of love
and yet therapeutic lover of self-inflicted,
other-afflicting,
enemies.

Thich Nhat Hanh
shares a restorative council agenda
as anciently practiced in his Buddhist tradition.

Community facilitators
with unusual strengths for compassion,
begin by telling a personal story
of an event in their owned history
when they have known the shame of offending against love,
against active and integrative cooperation.

Then they apologize for this offense
against those assembled victims.
Atone for their lack of sufficient love,
trust,
faith.

Then, and only then, they invite victims
and offenders
to do as the facilitators have themselves mentored,
to tell their most recent shared story
of victims and offenses
against restoring cooperative love
within this community
of EarthTribe lovers.

For instance,
voting against universal health care giving and receiving
as a basic application of our multiculturally advocated
Golden Rule,
constitutionally protected
as pursuit of resident Welfare
and a more perfect Unity
(NOT fascist military-industrialized uniformity).

I try to picture what stories of restoration
facilitators would invite
if FirstNation CEOs
were to host a Peace Circle
with Christian Evangelical Missionaries
and Military-Industrial Generals,
grandsons of rifle-holders
for ecopolitically racist assumptions
of spiritual therefore naturally endowed
Manifest Destiny Supremacy,
and WhiteMan CEOs,
including grandsons of slave-holders
for HeavenlyMansion and Mammon Goals,
all WesternPatriarchal classroom read and propagandized
as Protagonists in a Western InterContinental Patriotic History of Love,
yet recognizing great-grandparents
in light of larger love’s Win-Win capacities,
now appear as repressive Retributional Antagonists,
rooted in fear and anger and hate,
not always so much trust and faith and justice,
for a polyculturing history
of love as ego-eco balance
between loving oneself
as both related to past Protagonists
and Antagonists
of Earth’s restorative peace
and therapeutic love
for Win-Win bilateral justice.

It is in our most vulnerable shame
for lapses in co-passionate love
that we are most likely to therapeutically recover
shared memories of blame,
and active hope to restore love’s balance
more polypathically inclusive next time.

This rhetorical agenda,
for mentoring facilitators,
is their second-mile walk,
their turning of violently struck both cheeks,
their opportunity to offer a time of personal shame
to open double-binding gates
of collective Lose-Lose blame
and it’s ecological apposition,
Win-Win restorative cooperation
of active Love.

Golden Rules
to do as you would have done justice
and not do and judge
as you could not not do without greater co-passion,
active love for Win-Win restoration
of peace councils,
internal and external,
practiced best each moment
of each grace-filling balanced karma day.

Willing and able to see oneself,
and one’s extended family,
as both sacred protagonists
and sinner antagonists
of co-evolving historic love,
fulfilled in HereNow potential health integrity
of each moment’s Sacred EarthRestoring Wisdom.

Jesus taught and lived
Those who follow this ReStorative Way
Truth
Life, rather than punishing death,
would be known
by our love,
especially for our enemies,
within egos
and without eco-conscious balance.

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Healing Sciences and Sacred Arts

The Golden Rule,
like Permaculture Design,
teaches we all deserve
the restorative grace we need,
whether victim or predator of innocence
as we can each empathize
with those harmed
and with egocentric predators;
both written across our own
therapeutic live
and pathology of evil
potentiating hearts.

Cosmology
dwells within sacred ecological wisdom.
Experience of our internal-external relationships Universe
where forms of together Here
grace functions of therapeutic Now,
filling each loving and lovely heart and mind
and body with ethical sensory capacities
to restoratively engage both our secular Left deductive
and SacredRight inductive mind
and hearts with cooperative bicameral consciousness
of dissonance within this Universe of conscious confluence.

Religious history
invites us to release
fake-evangelical fundamentals
choosing monoculturing rather than polyculturing goals
among available anthro-centric dualistic choices
not benignly written evenly across our own Left-Right sacred health
optimization of internal-external ecopolitics
through cooperative co-redemptive development
of God’s egalitarian Grace,
of restorative internal justice as also ecosystemic peace
for and within all SacredEarth.

Universal Beauty and Truth and Trust
live within spectral senses.
Ugly and Deceit and Hate
turn nonsenses toward anti-senses
of each sacred ecological beholder.

What science separates to investigate,
solidarity of art with integrating artist,
Creation with Creator and ReCreators,
restores balancing nondual integrity together,
co-arising deeper and wider emergence

Beauty balancing Earth’s sacred interdependent morality
with LeftBrain Truths and Trusts
of health as Win-Win designed
and planned
and cooperatively implemented creolization
of feeling and thought and language,
and pathology of suboptimizing Win-lose,
and anti-health as predative colonizing Lose-Lose,
scientifically accessible
for further exploration
of creolizing polypathic artistic solidarity
with interdependent ethics gracing personal-political aesthetics
of humane-divine Universals,
Zero-Sum
Win-Win
co-arising
primal relationship
of scientific integrity
with further aesthetic Beauty potential

Double-binding charm,
elegance of solidarity
as unitive balance
without settling for static uniformity
of thought
and feeling
and culture
and language.

Our Polycultural Golden Rule,
like Permaculture Design
and Restorative Arts and Sciences
teach us we all deserve
the co-arising Grace we need.

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Red and Green Christians

Let’s start with a fundamental flaw of fundamentalist fake-Christianity,
a literary flaw within literal non-interpretation of historical creation
and sacred development.

This is true of radical jihadist Moslims as well,
although we both know you think you’re more special
and politically and morally correct,
so, we can stay focused
on Christian evangelical faith communities
in the United States,
especially in Red-dominant States.

True
effective
pure
loyal
faithful
integrated
mature Christian conservators of God’s peace and divine love justice
must stop interpreting the words and teachings
and moral-sexual code for healthy v pathological activities
as if JesusChrist had a dualistic view of Spirit,
of Abba
or of human nature as a whole
separated from Earth’s nature,
and as if He lived within a Trinitarian GodHead metaphysical Universe
without a JesusChrist humane-divine nondual Body.

If you truly have the faith of a mustard seed
that JesusChrist taught and lived
in a nondual humane-divine MindBody,
then this explicitly invites us to consider nonduality,
both divine spirit
and humane sacred
conjoining this interdependent Body of Christ
on Earth.

When Jesus says
Why do you worry about stupid stuff
because God made sacred flowers too
and which of you
is arrayed with that much festive splendor,
that diversity of color and beauty and Grace,
a truly Christian evangelist of this nondual teaching,
would not respond with:

“Oh, right,
but that’s just generic secular natural organisms
and physiological development processes,
but not about how God the Creator Father
arrays humanizing nature.”

That separation of Earth’s natural systems
from sacred humanizing spirits
you will not find in Jesus’ words or teachings
or metaphysical code
or moral v immoral law and order of restorative grace.

Although Trinitarianism,
and the dualism separating
Holy Spirits against secularizing Fallen nature
and patriarchal economic and political aristocratic-plutocratic dominance
against matriarchal EarthMother planters and harvesters,
those annoying motherly nurturing issues,
were alive and well
when Roman Catholic St. Jerome
was playing eeny, meany, miserly moe
with sacred stories
and parables
and poetry
and history of God’s inspiring voices,

And dualistic competitive assumptions were still there,
only now starting to military-industrialize
the entire complexion of intriguing inspiring voices
for Holy Wars and Crusades
when the newer King James Interpretation of sacred history,
literature and stories,
parables,
crucifixions,
baptisms,
violence,
sickness and disease,
floods and holocausts,
wars and burning cities with innocent children included
came into your evangelical dualistic minds
and shared fundamentalist culture of Red.

So what?
you have probably already asked.

With this error,
with this lack of personal
and political
and economic integrity,
you have harmed me,
and you have probably insulted my evangelical Christian mother,
who raised me to love
as deeply and widely
as Jesus nondually loved all Earth,
all Earth’s polycultural and multicultural diversity,
as part of one already redeemed
interdependent Body of Grace.

Grace is for those who just say Yes to love
wherever we see love invited,
one arrayed with God’s love,
with CreatorGod’s relationship with each hair
on each head,
with constantly counting all those drab, yet sacred, sparrows,
and wherever hairs are to be even most inconveniently found.

To believe otherwise,
that this sacred reign of God
on this Earth
in this time of Great Transitional Climate Change
is to interpret the words and teachings of JesusChrist
as if He did not mean them literally
of nature as spirit
and spirit as nature.

That he did not literally mean
He invites us to replace addiction to deadly blood sacrifice politics
with a cooperative economy of grace,
Earth as nondual gift,
life as fundamental gratitude
for those natural and spiritual arrayed gifts
available for eyes that see,
ears that hear.

As available as universal baptism of living waters
flowing through our veins
feeding and nurturing even the flowers
with their most festive arrays
and those drab sparrows
and all that inconvenient hair,
even when teased and bleached
to near extinction.

You have harmed me
in a way that forces you to see me
as a person who chose to become sinfully gay,
while actually having been born sacredly heterosexual.

I know this is not true about me,
or about any person with a gender preference
I have ever known
well enough to ask them:

Did you choose to be, whatever?
When did you choose to become, whatever?
Would you still be you
if the prepubescent you
had chosen to become otherwise?
Did it ever even occur to you
that you had a choice
of whom to find attractive
in either an erotic or agapic way?

If you had been given a choice,
If God came down from Heaven
maybe even in a dream
and said,
“OK, it’s time to choose,
those hairs are about to emerge from new places,
Who won this battle?”
How could you choose
to exchange the gifts you were conceived with?

So now,
if you’re following this most unlikely hypothesis
of gender identity choice,
If I didn’t choose this,
then I was recruited
by my very much happy heterosexual
evangelical fundamentalist Christian parents.

Even my evangelical Christian older brother and sister,
and my Unitarian Universalist younger sister,
who agree on not much,
will all tell you
that this recruiting thing
did not happen to me.

My older siblings
are in this sad position,
Either I chose to become homosexually perverse,
deliberately choosing a life of sin,
ostrasization
criminalization
victimization,
despite all persuasive evidence of everyone I trusted and loved
during my pre-adolescent years,
or there is a dualistic interpretation of JesusChrist’s words and teachings
that they have assumed was actually there in scripture,
but in fact they falsely believe is there
because they have been religiously indoctrinated
to deny their own spiritual-historical experience
of grace.

To deny our own histories
and herstories of truth,
loyalty to sacred integrity of our internal natural
and external spiritual
sacred climates of loving healthy love
with hating pathologically competitive hatreds.

Restorative healing grace
invites economies of polyculturing love
and these are not to become confused with
retributive justice politics
of dualistic injustices and war-
and hate-mongering.

Imagine growing up in a world
where Jesus taught you must grow up into mature polysexuality
and this was accepted and presumably experienced as true
by all you loved and trusted
except you,
hopelessly heterosexual only.

We would sing
“Onward Christian Soldiers
marching off to war…”
and you would worry
how you might possibly stay under range
of our automatic rifle fire.

That is the harm you have brought to me
through not believing in the nonduality of Earth’s Matriarchal Nature
and God’s Holy Spirit
as per the literal nature-spirit teachings
and parables of JesusChrist.

And this is the retributive monotheistic harm
you have brought into this Nation’s sacred patriotic commitment
to protect and conserve grace-arrayed beauty and health
of this Mother Land
and all of Earth’s sacred interdependent multicultures
of internal
and for external
climates of health
through less competitive dualistic pathologies.

All are invited to restore justice and peace
to turn away from OldSchool retributive injustice
and not-so-divinely inspired violence,
to vocations of healing
and not for judgments against others,
as if any one way of becoming
were not replete with multiculturing truth
and polypathic nondual sacred loves.

Imagine you were born into a RedState
where only you could see in full color,
but you have read experiences of GreenStates
in full polycultural glory.
Would you believe God is calling you
to punish all those who could only see in black and white?
Or inviting you to restore your RedState
to GreenState Traditional Arrays of Grace?

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Thomas Jefferson

It interests me to peer past the drafting
and rewriting shoulder
of Thomas Jefferson,
unhappy slave-owner,
and John Adams,
with domestic slave-owner nuisance issues,
and other principle writing minds
of original democratic declaration and constitution shaping times,
as they listened to their own ecopolitically experienced bodies,
some as fear and anger-mongering slave-owners,
some as not so much, thanks but,
not really quite OK for me
and my family,
morally,
and ethically
and perhaps even patriotic democratically speaking
for all human natures created with equal sacred dignity.

Jefferson wrestles with personal political empower
or disempowerment,
economic and ecological
co-arising a national-forming issue:

How can we allow buying and selling of human nature and souls
and what does that imply with regard to controlling things we might specifically state
as a right of citizenship
for all multicultural people yet to arrive
as newer immigrants of alien,
and often people of color nation majorities
and non-Western European states
and diverse religious and cultural territories.

So, rights of citizenship
are also encitizenship rights going forward:
Rights of free speech and assembly: except slaves, and probably women, need not apply, as of this writing.
Sorry.
Personally,
speaking just for my Thomas Jefferson self,
I’m not comfortable with this,
but, this was the best John Adams and I could work out
that the Red SlaveOwner States were willing to invest in
for long-term democratic growth and health and happiness
and prosperity outcomes.

Rights to own and carry, transport weapons,
ballistic or otherwise,
including the fully military-industrialized capitalistic Win/Lose economic presumptions
of the NRA,
which, well, OK,
both M-I monoculturing capitalism and the NRA don’t exist yet,
but I can see where this is going,
and it looks like uncivil war
all over again
this right to bear arms,
guns,
and sharp instruments,
swords,
knives,
shanks,
ummm…
oh, right,
grenades and automatic rifles of course,
and probably tanks and Hummers too,
but slaves, and probably women, need not apply
for all lives matter eco-citizenship,
much less rights of religious freedom,

Because my zealous self-righteous Red State Constitutional Brothers
are only co-investing in enslavement
to a Win slave-owners,
Lose-slaves,
compromised ecopolitical outcome
despite my own
Original Democratic Constitutional Intent!

Dear John,

Thanks for reading the above,
and thanks also for not commenting on it.

I just needed to vent
about who’s going to sort out
remaining dissonance
about rights of capitalistic ownership
currently monopolized by white male property owners
and remaining rights to own humane nature
for economic and ecological gain
despite a RightBrain suppressive
recessive
depressive
frame of lost and imbalanced unhealthy mind.

Thanks for listening.
I’m feeling a lot of dissonance about this.
Some issues here on the home-front.

Anyway,
I’m also about to send you the final draft you asked for.

Warm Enlightenment
Philosophical-Intellectual
and Profoundly Patriotic Regards,

Thomas ReGenerative EcoPolitical Creationist Jefferson

Dear Thomas,

Take a pill.
Or, better yet,
there is a Georgian State Representative who,
in about 250 years from now,
will suggest you would be doing your patriotic duty
if you stopped taking your pills,
so maybe…
No, I’m sure you’re not popping pills,
it’s just the alcohol, right?

Do you even drink?
I can’t remember.

Anyway,
I just want to remind you
that not only do we have considerable personal investments
in this whole patriotic USA democracy experiment working out
for the next several generations,
but so do all those white guys
whose primary current property values
are, in fact, their slaves,
and their potential to feed and breed more
for agricultural and domestic economic,
yet not quite so ecological,
LeftBrain dominant EcoPolitical Traditions
and reasons,
and yet feelings of dissonance,
and uncomfortable excuses,
and lack of curiosity and interest and co-investment,
and neglect of co-empathic Sacred RightBrain consciousness development,
about what remains ecologically and patriotically healthy,
and what is fake anti-healthcare giving and anti-redemptively receiving
weedish monoculturalism,
religious totalitarianism
replete with anti-patriotic Win/Lose pathologies.

So,
we sink apart
or swim together
ecopolitically speaking,
if you see what I mean.

Thank you,
in advance,
for preparing our final draft,
doing the best we can
in here with now RealTime.

With Warming Economic and Political Climates in Mind,
John CoInvested Negotiator Adams

RE: The current co-investments due
to actually give birth to this Win/Lose compromise
toward Win/Win Promised MotherLands
for future Farmer Adams,
Left with RightBrain speaking.

To future multiculturing generations we could not squeeze in here
and now:

So, the rest is for you to decide,
toward universal healthcare democracy of cooperative Left with Right ownership
and multiculturally co-equivalent governance,

Or still burning-out with LeftBrain dominance,
EitherSecularLeft-OrSacredRight
as RedState MonoCulturing Yang-Dominant Win/Lose
toward Lose/Lose long-term degenerativity
of all Earth’s un-reborn alien and pagan sinners,
who would be better off as slaves
of rightwing fake-christians,
heterosexual white males strongly preferred,
thanks so much.

CoInvested Planters and Harvesters,
Constitutions for Growing Trusted Healthy Democracies

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