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You’re Fired

I’m sorry to have to tell you,
but we’re laying you off,
effective immediately.
But, please don’t feel too badly about this.
It’s nothing personal.

It feels personal,
maybe because I’m the person
you’re downsizing without.

But it’s not personal;
it’s just a budget problem–
insufficient revenue.

Which I am being invited to resolve
in an exclusively personal kind of way.
I can see why you prefer to keep the personal
separate from political,
and political power and authority and responsibility
separate from economic choices,
and economic goals
separate from ecological health,
yet I find little wisdom
in these dichotomies,
too conveniently walled off
away from each other.

I’m sorry you feel that way.

I’m not.
I’ve worked hard
to see EarthTribe this global patriotic-matriotic way.

There is no hidden agenda here.
No disparagement of your performance,
or character.
This is not personal or political;
it’s just a financial necessity
for you to pack up your personal items,
if any,
and head out the front door
with your head up,
personally and politically,
but not economically.
Not here and not today anyway.

See, I told you it’s personal,
and political.

Point taken.
Goodbye.
Don’t let the door hit you…

On my way out.
Yes, I know.
Thanks for nothing.

Why are you choosing to be bitter
about a loss not intended as punishment?
Why does this overshadow
all the years
your political and economic relationships
worked cooperatively together here?

Frankly?

By all means.

I think our cooperative corporate personhood’s
political and economic returns
would be better served
if this economic knife were at your throat,
rather than mine.

Now see, that’s why I’m letting you go.
Never trusted you.

So this is both personal and political,
as well as economic,
all to better serve your egocentric ZeroZone.
Not so much about what’s best
for our cooperatively-owned corporate personhood.

I don’t see the difference.

And that is among your outstanding issues.
You don’t see enough difference
between your egocentric and Earth’s eco-centric balance,
yet you build walls too deep and wide and high
between what is personally healthy v pathological
an what is politically healthy
and what remains of economically cooperative investment
in Big Picture ecological health care giving
and receiving
of and for WinWin ecopolitical healthy wealth optimization.

Are you still talking?

Yes,
still talking about our cooperative business planning incapacities,
but,
unlike some people,
I can talk with both sides of my mouth
and walk in the same direction
at the same time.

As long as your direction is cooperatively out the front door,
the way you first came in.

Actually, I first came in through the back door closet.
Your front door was accessible to straight white males only.

Oh, right.
The good ole boys days.

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Dillen and the DMV

TO: CT Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Chief States Attorney, Attorney General

FROM: Dillen Dye’s Employer

8/16/16

RE: Some apparent non-compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act; common courtesy, civil respect; freely accessible pursuit of health, happiness, and prosperity

I don’t know where the States Attorney Officers and the administrators of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) were hiding when the Americans With Disabilities Act issued regulations protecting us from things like bullying, intimidation, failure to disclose information, discriminating to the disadvantage of those who have more than their fair share of disadvantages pursuing those values our Constitution explicitly mentions as meriting our mutual protection.

One of my employees now has a five year troubled history with Officers of Other People’s Peace and the DMV. The latest episode is a denial of his application for a Work Permit, submitted with a nonrefundable $100 application fee, which he can ill afford, especially given this denial requesting the great privilege of driving himself to work during the duration of his currently suspended driver’s license.

How his license became suspended is a long and troubling history of miscommunication between DMV and State Attorneys who seem to assume it is their job to represent the healthiest interests of everyone in the State except the one resident they are currently fleecing, but also troubles between Dillen’s hyper-deficited mind and right foot.

A quick skim of the American With Disabilities Act might cause reasonable people to take the position that Dillen should either receive the Work Permit that the State Attorney told him he would get if he would simply bother to apply, or have his application fee refunded. After all it does seem difficult to justify he received fair value for his $100 investment in a public system that has at best ignored, and at worst messed with, his private system, getting through each day and night without further suicidal ideation.

This past May, the State’s Prosecuting Attorney was a surprisingly happy young person, probably not all that long a member of the Bar, and it was getting late in the afternoon on a perfectly lovely late Friday afternoon. She came close to begging Dillen to pay a bargain basement reduced moving violation fee of just $400 if he would just agree to cancel his date with the apparently beleaguered, and perhaps not in such a great mood, judge. In fact, if he would sign up for a guilty as charged notice going to the DMV, so they could suspend his license yet again, but not to worry because they would surely jump out of their collective skins to give him a free pass to drive to work and school whenever he needed, because after all we are all good people and we want those good things to be happening in your life, if he would sign up for this line of bullshit right now, she would knock off another $100 because she could see he was such a cooperative kinda guy and wouldn’t it be nice to get out of here and enjoy the rest of his day, if not maybe quite so much his life?

She didn’t mention any problem about now having 7 violations on his DMV record so investing $100 in the Worker Permit application would be delusional, at best. She didn’t mention that AfricanAmerican 20-year-old Dillen, driving a beat-up looking van in a rather lavishly comfortable ecopolitical environment, had cars in front of him and behind him also going 45 mph, but apparently he was the only one unaware he was driving on a suspended license, because, after all, how could the DMV send him a notice through the mail that would actually get to him—although email would have most certainly worked—due to his nomadic ways.

So, yes, Dillen has more than three moving violations, but probably would not, if he had been told, upon his first Suspension, that he could apply for a Work Permit to drive despite Suspension. This was news to him, as he was about to begin his third Suspension, although he has yet to receive his first Suspension Notice.

Apparently no one, except perhaps the person whose digital signature appears at the bottom of the Denial?, knows about this three strikes and you are out of a $100 non-refundable application fee. He saw no notice specifying possible reasons for denial. Nothing in red, or even black, ink saying: WARNING, If you have four or more moving violations do not waste your money!

Yesterday, Dillen had an appointment with yet another State Attorney. This, a few hours before receiving the denial notice from DMV. When Dillen told him that he was waiting to hear back from DMV about his application for a Work Permit, this Attorney too was remarkably sanguine, saying something like “Look, you have no DUI on your record, we want to get you on the road for work and school.” So they continued his case, hoping this latest Suspension would be over, license restored, and Dillen could move on, put this self-propelling mess behind him.

Dillen, State Attorneys, and I are all surprised and disappointed to learn of this covert restriction on issuing Work Permits. And I am his employer. Or was, but now that he has no way to get to work or pay his rent, I suppose my reaction was supposed to be: Well, who’s next?  I believe you should give him his permit or at least refund his extorted application fee. What utter stupidity to increase homelessness and risks of serious mental health issues when we could simply issue more Work Permits!

Not to blow this out of all reasonable proportion, but to add larger and longer perspective, this denial of Dillen’s application for a Work Permit is only the latest episode in his five-year troubled history with driving safely and responsibly as part of his moving into independent adulthood profile. Dillen’s level of sensory-neural challenges and his motivation to live a reasonably accommodated life, without intimidating-bullying Police Officers and inscrutable labyrinthine DMV communication issues, and fee extortions that could not possibly pass any discriminatory effect legal challenge, are concerns we might all approach with better implemented concern and integrity.

Other than that, I hope you are having a blessed day.

Warmly,

Gerald Dillenbeck

 

 

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My PostTaoist Son

I have a son
with more than his share of heart
and mindbody intelligence,
to comprehend vastness of Earth’s evolving history
and future demise,
to comprehend full emptiness of universes within
and without
co-arising nondual universes,
enough intelligence to become haunted
by our deep dualist dark insignificance
as a species,
and far less value even than this de-commodification
of AnthroCentric Futures,
his own autonomous Ego value so inconsequential
he doubts his worthiness of food he eats
of water he drinks
of air he breathes,
much less worthy of employment
or any developing sense of vocation,
purpose
meaning midst his human comedic environment
at its best a good musical comedy cooperative network.

This, he can more or less actually find
on-line,
but not so much within his own family,
much less school.
Well, maybe there were a few exceptions
to the individual student competing against all other students rule,
everyone playing an absurd Win-Lose game,
with loser death the inevitable outcome for each and all.

In the meantime,
should we choose to fiddle while Earth prepares to burn
why not orchestrate WinWin cooperatives
deep learning strategies,
more fun
more opportunity to improve interactive communication
and co-deductive dialectic analysis,
to live empirical-cooperative method
in an active healthy
open communicative
mutual Win economic and political kind of Taoist way.

But, of course,
Taoism, in his expansive view,
hides in a Pandora box labeled “EXEGENESIS of RELIGION”
which is about a spirituality cat half dead
and unfortunately half alive,
as if spirit is any other than nature,
as if yin were other than absent reverse inside
yang’s revolving time;
spirituality implying he walks through a divinely inspired comedy
with few speaking parts and no solos allowed,
which he knows could not be true
unless divine inspiration
is no more or less
than human natural regenerative DNA programming function,
developing form,
informational ergodic prime patterns and rhythms,
synergy,
integrative predestination of speciated form
revolving through Earth’s interdependent spaciated orbits of time.

To what end
could we possibly become
for one who is humanist musical comedy cooperative-preferred,
competition-averse,
with polyculturally inclined interests of rich dense fertile healthy sharing
this hour,
this game,
this day,
but without actively articulating hope for any self support,
thrival nutrients for his body;
not just his mind.

Surprising to me
how my lovely son quickly learned to see
spiritual as natural nonduality,
but has yet to recover his embryonic mind
as body co-arising transparency,
much less divine as humane musical comedic nonduality.

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Perfect Love

Perfect love is perfection,
it is rare,
if such love exists at all
it must thrive beyond boundaries of my own experience
either receiving,
or giving.

Could this perfection of synergetic harmony and confluence
we have grown to love as love itself
become discovered in and through another
by anyone other than a person,
a being,
mature and healthy with perfect love?

If love is equivalent to synergy,
as Bucky frequently tipped his ruddered pointer,
then love’s perfection must be nondually comprehended
exclusively in this present moment.
Love remembered can fuel faith
to hope for greater love,
a better grade or quality of synergetic life fuel,
a more confluently harmonic love
for future Beloved Communal Time.

Perfect love co-redeems our inclusively co-operative vocation.
No one of us can experience and flawlessly sustain perfect love
until each being we meet
each day and night we greet,
each minute,
each co-arising event
can be nondually known,
identified,
understood,
comprehended as our perfected ground of live
as love’s co-present evolving meaning,
deductively exclusive of no “other” entity.

We are all in this cooperative love,
this Win-Win Vocational Game,
together.
No one crosses the finish line forever
until we all cross our threshold into cosmological love of ever.
No one can optimally
ultimately
quintessentially “placehold” Zero-identity,
occupy
embody
incarnate co-redeemer perfect love
until this permacultural economic ecology
of co-arising synergy
as cosmological dual-dark Tao balance
resolves globally encultured;
reinserting human rights and justice
within their rightful meadow of nature’s ecological balance
of Yang’s power of mattered Order,
with Yin’s flow of energetic
bionic
ionic Choice of Eco- over Ego-centric,
yet nondually, balanced consciousness;
the end of our Left-brain domination
and self-condemnation to ignorance
of our bicamerally cooperative
DNA/RNA nature’s full-evolving abundance.

Then,
in that Great Transition Day,
now,
within each day,
this perfection of love,
including our perceptions of each Other
as love’s potential incarnate,
will become easier,
less dissonant,
less depressing to contemplate
and know its absence;
human self-hatred’s vast potential for nihilism,
for Win-Lose deductive-dominant entropy,
while Earth’s children sink to their knees
because their elders continued to steal sustainable health from them,
continued to resist our Emperor’s nakedness,
absence of dignity and respect outside embracing self-governance
as Earth’s advocate,
holonic representative,
mutual mentor,
co-arising messiahs and Boddhisatvas.

We are each naked emperors
within our beloved communal Earth Tribe,
our cooperatively natured selves.
Incarnation is not independent ownership of form,
devoid of co-regenerational mentorship of function.

Laotse asks,
Loss of ego identity or possession of goods,
including one’s own interior nutritional plant-body,
which is the greater evil?

Loss of a dualistic,
independently competitive
heroic ego-self,
including imperfections of ignoring our co-redemptive
prime relational ecology
and eco-norms for transactions,
actions,
praxis,
prehension,
relationships,
mutually subsidiary interdependence of ownership
of inclusive health and well-being,
including that dream of redeeming others
from their sins and ignorance,
for those possessions are mine as well,
to share and mentor this permacultural ground
of synergetic love
in each moment
of integrative consciousness.

If money is our eco-social icon
for measuring life’s value and power,
then our shared currency of nutritional health
and beloved well-being
is the prime root 0-soul and sum cooperative Core,
+Vector-Polynomial/(-,-)Dual-Dark Vortex NotNotPolynomial,
for optimizing comprehensive value consciousness.
From this perfectly balancing ground of nondual becoming
we have learned throughout all of Time
to mutually invest in cooperative love,
synergy,
to disinvest away from dissonantly competitive disease.

We are both perfectionists and deceptionists.
Health is our primal barometer
for measuring and valuing and evaluating
which is which.
Synergy revolves our deceptions
into our perfecting reception.
Synergetic global cooperation
is our shared ultra-violet
co-arising revolution.

Perfect love,
like perfect health,
is rare,
and impossible to find and maintain,
much less optimally sustain life’s potentiality,
in isolating co-reductive Win-Lose cultures,
nations,
economies,
paradigms,
metrics,
and theories.

We still have a choice;
let’s return together to the healthier and wealthier one.

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CoArising Transitions

Who do we invite this me to be today,
here and now planning for our next re-arising era
toward death’s patient resolution,
graceful resonance?

Is there some supermagical meaning
in more recent unfortunate events
capable of reading mystical tea leaves,
the web of palms rooted in life’s soul of Time,
in some way that would tip us toward discarding
memories of subsistence economies,
shortages of value,
insufficient wealth of health,
to transform some new place into nirvana,
a WinWin home for all
with sensory full-consciousness challenges,
suffering,
margiinalization,
poverty,
over-fueled wilting?

What is distinct about your vocation,
embedded in our co-operating mission?

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Better Community Design

Dr. Owl addressed his Community Developer pupils
of “Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Standards
for Home and Garden Design”;
which seemed rather heavy for his prime time of night.

Cooperatively sustained growth and development,
whether humanly designed or not,
is the “climax” or optimal CQI mission of PermaCulture Design (PCD).

Cooperative community development
and PCD share a cooperative-oriented systems paradigm
an arena for positive intervention.
Home and community and life development
also share with PCD
positive outcome indicators
which, when they actually show up,
define a community of sustainable well-being.

These four primary balancing functions of PCD:
consuming and producing
decomposition and regeneration
are also true of community development.

Howsomeversomuchwisdom,
economic development uses producer and consumer language
for developing multisectoral transactions.
Meanwhilecorrelativelycoincidental,
community organizers and policy analysts
speak of culturally regenerative values,
on their more effective days,
and of decomposing
fuel
flow
function
and frequency streams of social systems and networks.
and, more recently, binary information systems as well.

A largely untapped strength of PCD
is its active faith that weeds
and other negative environmental hazards,

like barbed-wire fences that you can’t see at night
and never know when you might fly into them,
and then, that’s that,

other unplanned outcomes,
mysteriously emerge as our most vitally underused
and dispossessed
resources,
even if only as teachers
of what mess to avoid in the future.

For example,
Dr. Eisler describes a darkly dominant macroeconomy
as too competitive and divisive,
rooted in evolutionary cultural assumptions
that we live in a Win-Lose world,
and God did not create any “losers.”
If this might accurately describe our Business As Usual
day
and life
and economy
and thinking about progress
and employment
and my messy beleaguered home life,
and all those struggles just to be heard,
and the nightmares pushing out night flights,
then we should call on a permacultural developer.

A permaculturist might remember
failing economies therapeutically respond
to more cooperatively interdependent financial
and employment
and residential
and landscaped
systems,
rooted in PCD’s standard “sit-spot” position,
that we steadfastly continue to live
within our Win-Win interdependent opportunity
for further evolution.

Frustrated Business As Usual developers
are learning to step into our mutually subsidiary yuck,
with the rest of us
and our planet
and this universe of information,
reweaving a new cooperative eco-normics
as eco-logic for Win-Win climaxing destiny
of PermaCulturing Time
through smooth flight PolyCulturing Space,
place,
race,
grace.

My take on better homes and gardens,
divest of overly-dominant competing logistics
by investing in pay-it-forward co-operative strategics.

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