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Masters of Association

“My decision
is not any negative reflection
on you.
It’s not personal.”

This would be a Business School graduate,
meaning, if it is personal,
then it is not political or economic.

“It’s your decision,
for you to personally
and responsibly make.”

This would be a Social Work graduate,
or maybe some variety of therapist,
recognizing that what is personal choice
is also political, empowering or disempowering,
and possibly economic investment or divestment.

What is personal,
like what is political,
is about power
and vested interest,
even if short-term.

“Our decisions
about who runs for office,
who votes which way,
who nominates whom and why,
are matters of individual conscience.”

If this statement
is made by someone in political office,
who knows?
Maybe s/he gets it
that personal is also political,
that individual organic corporations
are also economic actors and investors,
or not.

So, what do you think?
What is your personal preference?
The Business Party view,
segregating personal faith
from political powers of relationship,
influence,

Or the Social Worker model
of power analysis,
individual through global,
competitive through cooperative,
personal through ecopolitical.

I suppose this is at least one reason,
my Republican colleagues,
when I was in a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program,
found the cultural distance
from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program
subtle
opaque
unclear
ambiguous;
while the Democrats
and Green Party students
found differences between MPA
and MBA cultures
profound,
cooperative v competitive,
looking for Win/Win resonance
as opposed to searching for Win/Lose
ZeroSum endless growth of market share.

If all organic energy systems
are also ecopolitical communicators,
then we all have ecotherapeutic opportunities;

Some great,
some small,
but all one moment,
one message,
one relationship,
one rhetorical association
at a personal political time.

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Democratic Poverty

I was listening to NPR yesterday
on my way to small green group ministries,
when I heard post-millennial Republicans
favor apartheid
while the contemporary urban-green Democrat
favors laziness.

I don’t know if this includes intellectual laziness,
lack of rigor,
and laziness about ecotherapeutic health,
but in either case,
this conflicts with my own experience,
regarding Democrats and lack of healthy motivation
but also of Republicans I actually know,
except perhaps my brother
and a Trump worshiping neighbor,
regarding apartheid as a fundamental religious constitutional right
to Christian evangelical colonizing supremacy
over all 3/5th former slaves
and other less fortunate criminals.

If Democrats are guilty of lazy love for restoring Earth’s
healthy subclimates,
both yin-side
and yang-outdoor voiced,
then what do we call Republican guilt
responsibility
lack of moral authority
to stop blowing each other
and trees
and Earth-habitat up,
both secular nature-systems
and sacred ZeroZone souls
of divine Matriarchal Grace.

When I arrived
to listen
and share non-verbal peaceful space
with my small green group alliance,
we sang and danced and spoke of connections
through active listening
rather than lazy lack of sufficient compassion
with suffering
and wealth of correlational enchantment
courageous coherence,
curious collusion,
collateral for healthy future prospects.

Then we each went home
in our own four directions
until we close our loops together
again next New Moon morning.

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When God Deals Trump in Lemons

I think I recall
way back in balmier lemon-delivery days,
which already feel Golden Ruled
and Ratioed
and Elixired
by comparison,
when the Affordable Care Act
was referred to as the Democrat Agenda
for universal health care,
and Paris signatures
were discussed,
even polemically,
as the Democratic Global-Spreading Agenda
for climate health
as contrasted to the Republicans
for more aristocratic issues
of wealth containment
and top Wall Street Lobbyist 1% rapid expansion.

Then followed Trump the Top CEO Candidate,
then Trumpism,
more or less replacing Republicanism,
whose rhetoric became campaign prolific
personalized,
so Republican Agendas became
President Trump’s personal-corporate cancerous care
defined, but never contained, as whatever is oppositional
to ObamaCare.

Remarkable personal problem-solving charismatic skills
were promised;
remarkable for their consistent weakness
in practice.

New Republican self-definition
as whatever is not Democratic Health for All
has become camouflaged through personalization,
and therefore rhetorically de-politicized
and neutralized
regarding RealWorld economic outcomes
for the 90% and the 10%
becoming the 95% and the 5%
becoming the 99% and the 1%
Republican TrumpCare Advantage
v. that Bad Old BlackBiCameral ObamaCare
giving and receiving
climate health
rather than more TrumpTowering
business as Wharton UnReal Estates usual
Win to Lose ecopolitical assumptions
where WinWin
wears Original Constitutional colors,
broadening from Patriarchal White land-owner democratizing intent
toward matriarchal-patriarchal
white and whatever
land-owning and all other land and sea-residing
democratization of healthy wealth intent.

So,
if you are one of many Christian evangelicals
who thought TrumpTowering rhetoric
sounded more prim and proper
about keeping grabby hands to greedy self
than did the Hillary Democratic ProHealth version
of revisionism,
feeling some “we’re all sinner immigrant” remorse,
and if your Protestant or Catholic clergyman,
I might non-sicly guess,
encouraged you in this Post Republican
supremacist erection,
or elitist direction,
then please speak with them,
but kindly.

Encourage our fundamentalist clergy
to not act like Islamic fundamentalist clergy,
to instead ask themselves,
“What did Jesus do and say
about Publicans and Pharisees,
elitist greedy money-changers
grabbing ecopolitical valuables
on sacred soil?”
And love and health
for poverties of NatureSpirits
inheriting this health-wealth Earth,
instead of TrumpTowering AntiLife
for all who can’t grab fast and hard enough
to deforest our forests
inside and out,
to Win
over Loser Christian multi-counter-culturalists,
like Messiahs
thinking and acting
to grow cooperative healthy economies,
ProHealth for all us multiculturalists,
including immigrant waves
of Elder Patriarchs
spinning Creation Stories
as God might recreate His/Her ReGenerative Selves
like Golden Rules for LemonAid.

 

 

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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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To Democratic Parties and WorkPlaces

I just read that U.S. Democrats stand in solidarity
against Trump,
but what else?
What is democracy for?

First,
democracy, rather than republican plutocracy,
here confuses united against our competitive opponents
with solidarity,
which must be for both ourselves and our appositional tensions.

Second,
democracy is empathic trust,
rather than mistrust,
much less active distrust;
so democracy stands in solidarity
with multiculturing regenerativity,
with wealth optimization as health maximization.

So,
please,
if our parties and cooperatively-owned workplaces
wear the label of “we are pro-democracy”
then rest assured that being for healthy multicultural evolution
and against degenerative monoculturing competitions
is a humanitarian platform
not limited to gathering votes from 50% of the humane-natural population,
but capable of drawing every vote
from every mind and body of age
to become pro-health for all Earth’s species,
including this more humane variety.

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On Christian Evangelical Charismatic Republican Futures

I grew up with rural Michigan white red-neck evangelical root systems.
These did not always feed my multicultural self/other liberation of the GLBTQ subcultural root system
for regeneratively healthy instincts,
yet I learned to survive within this fundamentalist-alien-straight Christian White anthro-culturally supremacist climate of heterosexuality
not understood as a fully regenerative multiculturally organic sexuality,
most certainly inclusive of GLBTQ,
among full-octave color rainbows of exegetically trusted truth
with beautiful ecopolitical dynamics.

My staunchly farmerish fundamentalist-nutritionist Christian parents
would no more know what to do with a Donald Trump as a Presidential Republican National Party Candidate
to become a White Male Republican Christian Preferably-Rural Fundamentalist EcoPolitical President of the United States,
running against incumbent General Dwight Eisenhower,
however I think he probably would not even have been an appropriate topic for polite, much less nutritional
as integratively-spiritually appropriate for healthy developmental conversation.

Despite these agrarian Republican root-systemic memories
during my ecopolitically developing GLBTQ adolescence,
not a lot of people have asked
what I have seen and heard and smelled
within the approximately 200 years of tension
between a Republican/Elitist-WinLose NatureSpirit EcoPolitical Conservatism,
hoping to win for ego’s embodied nature
even if they must thereby lose our multiculturing spiritual-experiential Salvation,
thereby a dark anger/fear mark against WinWin regenerative ecological health.

Today, I see this continuing Republican tendency
to distance economic and political elites
from our more humble,
yet somehow not too fearful-angry,
maybe touched by paranoia,
especially about the natural supremacy of heterosexually ecopolitical parents,
refusing to see possibilities for multiculturally ecological parenting as more optimally spiritually-nutritionally rooted in Jesus’ Creation Story TimeLine.

By unremarkably co-arising dipolar contrariness,
the currently prevailing Democratic national through local nutrition strategy
of looking for opportunities of and for multicultural trust-building,
to permaculturally broaden a shared ecopolitical ecology of health
becoming together ego/eco bicameral-binary empowering
in a more dynamic healthy kind of GLBTQ thru Z kind of way.

While the historically unthinkable Republican Nominated Choice
labeled Donald Trump,
represents a remarkably not-Christian fundamentalist conundrum of a non-choice,
his own sense of supremacist entitlement
to interpret and prophecy fools of self-condemning hypocrisy
carries some resonance
for those premillennial die-hard evangelical White Republicans
where ecopolitical faith
is rooted in becoming stronger
than those who disagree with us,
while Hillary Clinton’s embodiment of Democrat
cultivates co-empathic trust
among constituencies feeling disconnected from multicultural promise
of healthy democratic inclusion of diversity
as an intrinsically therapeutic positive
for ecological climate-healthywealthy outcomes,
more ecotherapeutic
than the more anthro-elitist monoculturing ecopolitics,
LeftBrain way too Male TestosteroneThymine Dominant elitism
of Old School Rural White 1950s Michigan Republicanism.

Today’s Republican has upstaged Fundamentalism
with more excessively climatic Rabid Paranoid Terrorist
WinLose-politically and economically preferred proclivities,
but not quite a full-blown climate LoseLose death-wish rabidity
searching out invisible Climate Win prospects for regenerative health,
while nakedly investing in
further dissonant discomforting cognitive-affective suboptimally degenerative suffering multiculturally rainbow-rooted DNA/RNA ribonucleic systems.

Donald Trump was chosen over other nutritional-enspiriting alternatives,
chosen to lead through condemning those unlike him
as false prophets of hypocrisy and cunning
toward unhealthy liberating multicultural power-sharing intents,
sometimes vengefully judgmental
of us lesser non-elites,
now both evangelical White non-elite would-be farmers and feminists
on around the growing rainbow of multiculturing margins,
on through the cystosine-nurturing more LeftRight ecobalanced half of the U.S. adult nature relations,
and just as oxymoronic to be an Evangelical Christian Republican
as it is to be a Transgender Republican.

For Jesus of Nazareth, the poor and marginalized,
homeless and hungry,
and especially their children,
were more sympathetic comrades than Monoculturing Elitist Pharisees
they were sadusees, too, like us right now,
having been robbed of our parents’ Republican Supremacist paranoid-competitive belonging,
nurturing ecopolitical as ecological longing,
no longer deep learning paranoia
for interior and exterior ecopathologies of YHWHGod’s unkind impersonal
lack of omnipotent love,
our unresolved theological problem of evil NonRepublican NonChristians,
and why similar rainy outdoor wedding crappy days
fall on fully invested Republican Christians,
who never quite fully believe in the power of a personally-invested God the Good Father
in exactly the same unreflected way
from that nightmare’s dream on through death’s dualdark portal.

What happens now that our Republican EmpireBuilder
has become seen with too-naked vulnerability
to collectively hide our own egocentric predative paranoia from ourselves,
fear and anger about radically full-speciating inclusion
of ecopolitical Democrats,
regenerating empowerment’s healthier climates of pronoia liberation?

Perhaps positive psychology
as therapeutic ecopolitical judgment
on behalf of mutual help
rather than continuing to seek power
through mutually condemning judgments,
competitive WinLose ecopolitical choices,
rebirthing faith in higher WinWin power
optimizing Earth as Tribal Home,
no longer anawim of our own optimally organic Body of Christ potential.

Christians
truly believing in Christ’s continuing empathic trust  in eco-redemptive physical/mental health.

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Party Games

What are the odds that either Democratic or Republican leaders
will ever again remember how to host a Party?

Imagine these invitations we receive:
Dear Ms. Democrat,
Dear Mr. Republican,
Please come to our Leadership Party,
primarily to listen to us rant and rave
about why to avoid going to any of those other parties,
and how to avoid asking stupid primal questions,
too hypnotized by lust for anthrocentric hypnotic power games.

This is not my idea of recreation
or creative expression
or even entertainment
much less an improvement over Charades
wherein at least you can choose to listen
through all those less than excellent solutions:
not this
not that
not now
not later
not before.

Why is it not OK
to ask more resonant political and economic questions
at political and economic leadership parties?
Perhaps we could skip the depressing alcoholic punch,
try some THC,
while playing political and economic charades,
opening both-and bicamerality
where either-or had been the only strategic advantage
for monopoly winning outcomes.

I’m deep-bone tired of Musical Chairs
and Pin the Tail of responsibility
on the other party’s butt of sociopathic non-accountability.

Decent political parties don’t play
Spin the Porky Competition Bottle
all night behind smoke-filled self-engorging doors.
I would rather stay home
and continue losing Solitaire,
but thanks so much for not thinking of me
or my family
when you are designing your non-party,
rearranging our furnishings to help pay your mortgage
and send your kids to supremely private anthrocentric schools
teaching all those non-good BusinessAsUsual Monopoly questions.

No thanks for crappy party favors
and invitations to crashdump that Other Party
rather than enjoy a more cooperative civil right
to party hearty healthy happy
swimming together in one environmental pool;
not flying apart
with everyone striking other guests and hosts
like overstuffed piñatas.

What are the odds of conjoining our deeper Left-Right EcoBalancing Party,
my polypathic slice of co-operative poli-economic Paradise?

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