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In Love and War

You’ve heard it said?
All’s fair in love and war!

Well,
most ethicists,
even war-mongering philosophers,
disagree with the “All’s fair in war” part,

As do just everyday Earth-patriotic folks
who loyally prefer not to be bombed
and automatically rifled
just because some crackpot(s)
in the nearest capital city plutocracy
decide to make war,
using our kids and tax dollars,
instead of love,
co-passion,
solidarity with Earth’s pro-life health.

All ethicists,
and folks who find compassion
to responsibly risk vulnerability
of a loving relationship,
disagree with the “All’s fair in love” side
of this unmindful equation.

Fairness, equity, of powers to freely say
Yes
or No
to another’s invitation into passion
is a prerequisite to sustainable love,
grace,
mutual integrity of thought and feeling,
regardless of how short- or long-term projected.

It would be more valid
and validating
to observe,
All is at risk in both love and war,
but, unlike violent acts of hate
and fear
and anger
and greed,
risks of love are often fairly balanced
with opportunities for growing healthy cooperative resilience
together,
and certainly not warring unfairly apart.

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Viciously Virtuous Cycles

Like cooperatives explicitly known
and felt,
most virtuous circle systems
love meaningful ecological theology,
a WinWin reiteratively continuous choice
grows political democratic
tit=tat resilience into multicultural perpetuity,
whether virtuous ego inside
and/or eco-habitat therapeutic outside.

Like implicit competitions,
not not corollaries make most vicious
LoseLose degenerative non-choices toward WinWin,
prejudicial leaning toward
inside ego-economic priority
over outside green theological opportunity,
continues stuck in pathological violent nihilism,
dissonant absence of resilience,
ego-inside rabid
as climate pathological revenge,
for anti-ecological LoseLose reactionary ecopolitical choices
militaristic
growing short-tempered mendaciously rabid
LeftBrain dominant expedience

Secular vicious cycles
pursue wealthy growth
to autonomously achieve fleeting desperate health,
before deficit played-out absence
of further future expiration dates
predicting Earth’s pulselessness–
attenuated rootlessness

Sacred virtuous long-rooted recyclers
pursue ecotherapeutic healthy memories
of more nutritiously wealthy forests,
wild undomesticated RightBrain sacred spaces

To cooperatively achieve resiliently balanced
multicultural theology of meaning
ego-green wealth
pursuing ultra-nonviolent Tit health
for ultra-violet Tattling wealth…

Long-term cooperative virtues
absorbing short-term viciousness

EcoTherapy
absorbing EgoRabid Virality

Integrity
absorbing Dementia

Yin
absorbing Yang

Like cooperative cytosine
absorbing autonomous uracil.

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Therapeutic Investments

Economic messages,
models,
exchanges,
transactions,
investments and divestments,
restorations and extractions,
therapies and punishments,
health and pathology
come from diverse secularized capital media,
like egos,
and nutritional flows,
health norms
and energy centers,
power points.

Similarly,
ecological messages,
transfers of nutritional resources
and toxic demons,
are read in diverse media climates
of water restorative balance
and extractive flowing floods and pollution,
of soil health and pathology,
of wind power and superpowers of hurricanes,
of fire restoring warmth
but also extractively devouring,
therapeutic restorations
and punishing retributions through over-extractive imbalance.

Capital is to economics
as Energy is to ecology;
each resiliently mediated by WinWin positive intent
to cooperatively invest
and predative WinLose negative intent
to compete against other capital-centered climates
of holonic unrest.

Capitalism extracts nutrition
where ReStorative CoOperatism co-invests cultures of loving health
in budgets,
creolizing plans and designs
and mutual intent toward polyculturally positive outcomes for All
students and mentors
followers and inclusively democratic leaders
DNA and co-arising RNA
children and parents
patients and healers
PostMillennial ClimateLovers and WiseElders.

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Dillen’s Continuing DMV Adventures

I wrote a sad but true urban legend called “Dillen and the DMV” last week.
Here follows an update.

Background Review:

One of my health care employees, Dillen, has wicked ADD, borderline intelligence, not qualifying for disability supports, which are few
and those few minimal at best anyway,
but also challenged by things like getting to work on the right day at the right time,
challenged by processing verbal communications,
whether written or spoken more slowly than Business As Usual pace and pattern would permit,
challenged with struggles to establish and maintain healthy positive social relationships,
much more challenged by intimacy,
so often settling for companionship that does not foster mutually therapeutic co-mentoring,
challenged by his felt urgency for speed while driving,
challenged by States Attorneys who persuade him it’s OK to accept guilty as charged
for driving 45 in a 35 mph zone on his way to work,
never mind that so were all the cars in front of and behind him,
not to worry that this will inevitably result in a 3-month suspension of his license
because he can get a Work Permit,
except, oops,
never mind,
the DMV will not give Work Permits to suspended drivers
with more than three moving violations,
encouraged by State Prosecutors to go right ahead,
send in that Work Permit application
with his $100 nonrefundable fee
because the DMV is really all about punishing DUIs,
of which Dillen has none
because he doesn’t drink
because, in part, he knows it is bad for his mental health,
especially his chronic issues with depression.

In “Dillen and the DMV” I write to the DMV Commissioner,
the Chief States Attorney, and the Attorney General
about this series of unfortunate events.

Update:

I hear back from the DMV.
This letter patiently reviews Dillen’s multiple infractions.
Two involve having others in his car with marijuana or concomitant paraphernalia,
(why not just “supplies” or “equipment”?)

“Marge, did you order the paraphernalia for the copier machine yet?”
Word choices in the public sector often distract me.

but Dillen was not charged with driving stoned,
because he wasn’t.
He was the designated driver for his “friends”
who did not have their Medical Marijuana cards on them.

Then there was the time he might have been going 35 or 40 and hit black ice,
totaled his car
which ended upside down,
for which the local police felt they must issue some form of moving violation,
after all, we do have those towing charges
and the need for all those emergency folks to stand out in the freezing ice storm,
and there are these two drug-related violations on his driving record
so he was probably stoned anyway, right?

And then there was this time,
when Dillen was pulled over
ostensibly for speeding,
but really this was about driving on a suspended license
without a Work Permit
which he didn’t have because
(1) DMV didn’t have a current address to send him his notice,
so he didn’t know he was driving on a suspended license, and
(2) no one had told him,
including the Police Officer who pulled him over,
there is this Work Permit thing
which would have covered his butt
on this particular adventure in high speed suburban crime.

However, this letter from the DMV Director of Programs leaves out some details,
as does my summary.
Then the Program Director reassures Dillen and I of her concern for Dillen’s mess,
which someone else might have called unemployment
and yet another round of couch-surfing homelessness,
but CT’s pesky State Statutes wouldn’t allow her to refund his application fee,
and, besides,
the application form says right on there that it won’t be refunded
even if the application is rejected

Apparently for reasons that remain in the shadow of the public eye.
My two page letter was too subtle for government comprehension
of our own collective abuse and neglect.
She confirms the DMV does have explicit standards for rejecting applications,
including more than three moving violations,
but fails to apologize for designing her Program’s communication plan
to be sure that disproportionately young urban minority low-income males
with mental health and self-medication issues
would be fleeced of their last $100
ripped out of their hungry pockets
to apply for a Work or Education Permit
that State Statutes prohibit her,
so sadly,
from handing out like mother’s milk to a starving baby.

She also does not speculate about why State Prosecutors Dillen has met
are all apparently unaware of stipulated public, but effectively private, criteria for rejecting
pricey applications.

She also fails to mention what she might do to correct this situation
of not providing transparent public information
in a way that allows respected residents of the State of CT
to make a fully informed decision about wasting their money
by further investing in the future miserable outcomes
of shoddy DMV Programs.

She also does not explain where we,
the tax-payers of CT,
were when concerns about the need for job security,
especially for those in hard-to-employ populations,
where we were when needs for food and housing,
healthy wants for continuing education and training,
including the need for continuing education and training,
including the need for reasonable transportation,
even in the winter,
where we all were when these were not being weighted sufficiently against risks,
allowing licensed drivers with complex histories
to continue on their journey
the best they can.

Personally, I know Dillen responds much better to a warm hug,
a patient smile,
and expressed appreciation for continuing to improve,
and encouragement to continue with work
and sticking with a healthy daily routine,
which does not include speeding,
even if everyone around him is racing to nowhere good.

Yesterday I was mesmerized for several hours by a TV series
“Underground”
about the Railroad prior to the U.S. Civil War.
A champion anti-slavery attorney
confesses to his Northern wife,
as a younger attorney he used to settle estates,
including estates of slave-holders,
which sometimes led to the awkwardness of arranging for resale of people,
families,
often resulting in the tearing of children from their mothers’ arms,
and other similar heinous crimes against nature
and mental health.

For some reason
I kept thinking about that clerk at DMV,
reading Work Permit applications,
after depositing the enclosed nonrefundable $100,
looking at the high security publicly invisible list of reasons not to help
depressed people living mostly in their cars
have a modestly better chance at life,
as if what is a right for him or her
on his or her way to work and home again,
is a too luxurious privilege for a fragile at-risk criminal population,
enslaved by their need to self-propel their freedom futures.

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Turquoise Dawn meets Purple Dusk

Earth’s Day issues our collective invitation,

echoing out and back through all incarnation,

enculturing all EarthTribe’s living natural systems,

to celebrate balancing harmony,

confluent peace with fairness,

contented mutual equity,

mindful compassion between

Caesar’s commodified Physical Universe,

also known as branching Yang,

and SuperEco’s graced Metaphysical Universe,

also known as rooted Yin;

both economically and ecologically self-optimizing

Prime Relationship of Tao’s mutually compelling

0-sum Win-Win Group Game Soul Theory.

 

To optimize Earth Day’s here and now contentment,

minimize suffering silos of stratified separation

from humane nature’s cooperative eco-normic balance

between Purple MetaPhysical paradigms polypathic

and Turquoise Physical 4-dimensional dynamic math polynomic.

 

With gratitude to G. Perelman, W. Thurston, D. E. Beck, and C. Cowan

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Self Mind-full Therapy

What lies within my dark cave’s name?

What’s in a name?

A tropic nomial, perhaps.

Within my nomial, this Me

Self-identified.

If Me and Self

why not WeSelf;

half part of WeEarthTribe progenitor,

and You my other half?

 

Other, poly-nomials defining and refining

memes co-versing and conversing

bubbling troubling,

designing and divining,

noticing this paradigm’s parsing individuation,

appositioning bifurcation

born through positive dialogue

exchanging dissonant tipping points of view.

 

Positive, in Yin’s enthymemed intent,

incorporating Yang’s Not-Self peace-fully content

beating double-walled informating Boundary,

liminally breathing diametric heart.

Beating boundaries deductively induce

labored breathless recreativity.

 

Yet perhaps within our well-walled cells,

within (0) spatial skin between Self and Other,

we explore our double-bound revolving door,

DNA coded colors painting

our ecoequi-diversity.

We individuate our karmic futures

of peaceful just exegesis

as inter-weaving Individuals,

binomial self-perpetuation,

mutually bowed gratitude,

be(long-com)ing.

 

Me Yin,

You Yang;

Interior’s Landscape.

reflects

Self-humane Nature’s meaningful belonging,

EarthSelf Exterior’s Physique

positive poly-nomial

bicamerally coded negative;

DNA-RNA fractal co-designing string,

Re-formive Genesis Order echoing

Original Intent

to mean our purpose

longing to belong together

abundantly bi-generative;

within three-dimensioned dimming womb

Self’s  constant longing absent home.

 

Hi.

Positive Polynomial here,

what’s your name?

 

Not-Polynomial Negative!

 

Of course, so sorry to intrude convexly,

but who are you, I might notice,

positively speaking, as wise  justice EarthSelf Mind?

 

Not You alone but Eco-We together,

I am EcoSelf

including your resonant tempered memory string

of EcoSelves used to be

and EcoSelf emerging once again,

through self-regenerative

UniversalInformation’s

still revolving,

stimulus-responsive

permaculturing door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Intent Practice

Permaculture design pushes backward

and outward

then inwardly

quiet as time.

 

Polycultures push down

beneath sight’s surface

then up

reaching toward light

then outward forming boundaries

following footprints of rock and water and sand.

 

Culture fuses inward

composting diastatic balance

then up and out

toward natural limits of effects

confluent

softly dissonant

rolling peace

informing equity

of sound

then sight

of self awareness

formed

full-functioned frequencies

of rhyming time

then spaciating

re-speciating,

tri-dimensional

til time falls back again

echoing ecodance

of bouncing

skipping

while whistling

radiant eternity of EarthTribe play.

 

Time to wake another day,

riding swelling surface waves

toward recessive rest

diastolic dreams

digesting this day’s mess

creating future’s memories

of permencultured cosigns.

 

Error

slip

misstep

sin?

slouching liminal boundaries

reaching toward each other

to care and cure disharmonious emptiness

longing

for full resonant wave of sound

dissemblingequilibrious

dawning day’s delight dilemma.

 

Permanently enculturing time

inkarmates design,

as Original Praxis

creates compassioned paradise.

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