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Rose City

I live in a rose-tinted town
bowing mainly to White Western skies
bleached of blue blooded color
but also of dire Eastern dawns
with smoky red skies,
warning farmers and gardeners
taking and giving nutritional cover
under bad-blooded weather
on our way to further apart.

I live in a NorthEastern place
replete with geriatric grace
yet less mindful of holistic medicines
less conscious through holy meditations
less wholesome
with cooperative administrations
of home
and families
and neighborhoods
as wholesome 7-Generation multihoods.

I live in a public space
directed by private embrace
toward trusting love of all four directions
all eight lifetime resurrections

From infant to child,
child to pre-teen,
pubescent to late adolescent,
where U.S. culture seems to be LeftBrain stuck,
between delayed adolescents and too young adults,
young adults toward mature polyculturists
voters listening to WiseElder leaders,
WiseElder leaders
longing to conjoin CoMessiahs
and Bodhisattva Warriors
and PolyCulturing Yogis
and MultiCulturing EarthScientists
and PolyPhonically inclined EarthArtists
and PolyPathic EarthEducators and Mentors.

Researchers and Designers
of full-octaved trust,
if for no positively healthy reason,
to avoid hatreds of anti-trust
and ambivalent angers
seeking secular mistrust
and equivalent fears
finding infinite misery
pathologies.

I live in a rose-scented town
where three polluted rivers conjoin
worshipped by LastNative gamblers
reweaving our vapid ritual bows
within all four fractal revolving dimensions.

I live in a rose-fading town
aging while watching southwestern drought,
at risk of growing coastal
as Northern blizzards of chaos
compete with Southern hurricanes and tornadoes
of flooding tsunamic complexity.

I live in a rose memory town
filled with ghosts of LeftBrain dominant climatic pathology
rising up to restore RightBrain with Left
peace from within,
settling down to withstand
capital punishments
ego-justified retributions
without rose-tinted glasses.

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Earth First

America First
is a RightWing monocultural intention
currently championed by Trumpians
and Republican Aristocracy of Evangelism
Tea Partiers,
by xenophobic paranoids
and sociopathic fascists,
by the economically blind
deaf
and angry
bigoted
terrified shouters;
just the opposite of dumb,
yet not cooperatively mindful either
of our global polycultural DNA roots
with universal democratic intent
toward international Golden Rules.

First,
“America” does not equal USA.
And America is even more than just North America,
including Central America,
now framed by a RightWing mental-spiritual Wall
against Mexico,
and, as for South America,
as any good Republican Catholic
(which may be a political-religious oxymoron)
or Protestant Evangelical
(which may also be a BadNews/GoodNews oxymoron)
will quickly remind us,
is the Wildly Wrong Hemisphere,
suspiciously socialist,
spiritually ambivalent,
even for a God
who was reputed to love
the entire Earth, equitably,
and is HimHerSelf more of a cooperativist,
in HisHer radically magnanimous love,
than an isolationist,

God does not keep all the best toys
for those awaiting
our long promised,
yet perpetually delayed,
Rapture.

This anciently felt Win-Win Rapture itself
has become more of a monocultural Win-Lose harvest
of pro-life WhiteHat born-agains
who define pro-life quite narrowly
to advocating for yet unborn human life
at risk of abortion,
without mentioning other
politically
and socially
and ecologically
and economically climatic abortions
on their peculiarly NonRapturous Way.

Also at risk of AmericaFirst monoculturalism,
which confines promised Rapture of Earth’s economy
to the competitive supremacy
of U.S. Trumpian BusinessAsUsual Elites,
the big and fat OnePercent
of our global colonizing US wealthy persons,
investing heavily in AmericaFirst policies,
which,
if more honest,
would be called
Top 1% of U.S. First and Last
PatrioticWinners v MatrioticLosers.

AmericaFirst
is a sugar-sweet way of saying
“The rest of y’all don’t matter.”

This is not the long promised Christian Rapture
of strong and healthy polyculturing democracy
as might possibly have been hoped for
by Constitution signing ForeFathers
born of more ecologically sound ForeMothers,
perennial gardeners and organic farmers
who were not, themselves,
particularly enamored of the top aristocratic OnePercent
in their 99% American nation-building immigrant time.

AmericaFirst
like all monocultural elitist intentions
and political investments,
forgets that economic and political walls,
once built,
work both ways,
and work against polycultural health
of economies
and political democracy of energy,
and positive nutrition ourselves,
ecology of global health care giving
and good Rapturous ecstatic climate receiving,
even for the Elite 1% of U.S. aristocracy,
and their potential 7th Generation grandchildren.

AmericaFirst
is aggressively rooted
in an inhumane replacement
of sacred restorative healing,
democracy’s inclusive vocation
of One Nation UNDER a Loving God,
within a LivingGod,
of and for a Positive Healthy PolyCulturing-Outcome God,

Setting aside secularized retributive justice models,
rooted more in God’s divinely-inspired Anger
as also Wrath against those who are too tolerant
of death
for Earth’s NonElite future generations
than actively pro-life of Earth
as iconic of all HerHis sacred forms
and flowing healthywealthy functions
toward regenerating Sacred EarthFirst.

We have no Christian-Republican Rapture on its way
if and when AmericaFirst finally arrives,
aborted from Earth’s diverse sacred natures
and cultures
and spirits
and dead on distinctly non-rapturous
anti-conservative of life arrival.

This is not just about climate change;
this AmericaFirst fake-rapture threat
predicts a future of ongoing
degenerative
climate pathology.

AmericaFirst is a punishing pathology
against all;
including the Elite U.S. OnePercent.

According to the Institute for Policy Studies,
already the twenty wealthiest U.S. citizens
have slightly more wealth to share among themselves
than do the lower 50% of U.S. residents,
who,
by the political way,
live disproportionately in RedStates
currently under advancing assault
by hurricanes and floods,
fires and tornadoes,
drought and shrinking aquifers,
chemically saturated rivers
and increasingly barren soil
and uprising polluted oceans.

But, hey,
what the self-inflicted hell;
AmericaFirst, right?
Never mind about Old School
restorative justice and peace,
nutritional polyculturing outcomes,
pro-sacred life
rather than limited to suboptimizing
anti-secularized death,
while supposedly worshipping a God
of EarthCreation and Love.

These are outmoded democratic ideals
for a healthy multicultural environment,
EarthFirst economy
and political subclimates.
And who retains any good faith
in such liberating,
but sadly fading,
Win-Win pipe dreams?

 

 

 

 

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Defining Trumpism

Let’s talk today about Trumpism.

If this is a new word,
how is it different and the same as
Fascism?

Who is a Trumpian
more than a Republican?
Or do these two labels
show the same angry face
about a Crippled America
to you?

I see U.S. Trumpians
more likely to identify themselves as evangelical Christians
than as racists
and fascists
and sexists
and homophobes,
yet so afraid of the secularizing powers
of non-evangelical nonChristians
that they support racism
and fascist monoculturing nationalistic
and fake-patriotic
and fake-pietistic religiosity,
without thought of hypocrisy,
avoiding this walk of co-messianic suffering civil service
for all God’s EarthBound Sacred Creation.

I see U.S. Trumpians
as fascists waiting in fundamentalist befuddledness,
inadvertently secularizing the patriarchal-dominant RightWing
respect for Elite Pharisee Lives
more than Sacred NonElite in HolySpirit collaterally damaged
just war deaths.
Probably not what Jesus had in mind
for his One AnimaMundi Body.

Made First in UJSA
by rabidly competing LeftBrain Yang dominant supremacists
fueled by fake histories
and FakePiety Stories
substituting for healthier
and classier
Creation Stories,
U.S. Trumpians remain infested with yin-suppressive
retributive WinLose anger
and rage
and PTSD rabid justifications
for global absence of RightBrain’s
Traditionally Orthodox
sacred eco-consciousness
of AnimaMundi interdependence,
regenerativity of democratizing health
morally and aesthetically preferable
to degenerativity of colonizing pathologies,
the ecopolitics of over-populated pirates,
and not quite so much Suffering Public Service.

Meanwhile post-millennial Elder SacredRight mindbodies
steadfastly remain built of nature-spirit nutritional health
reminding us of Golden Rule and Ratio and Elixir
Democratic EcoPolitical WinWin
Ancient CoArising Trusts

Great transitional loves,
Wondrous ways,
Awesome truths,
Regenerative lives
restoring AnimaMundi
ego-ecosystemic justice,
within as without

Non-violently restoring peace
actively implementing self with other cooperative governance.

Democratic governance
complying with divinely-inspired
and also secularly enlightened humane
Original Democratic Creolizing Intent.

YangPatriarchal-YinMatriarchal
Ego-EcoSystemic equivalent
notnot SacredZen Zero,
if I’m adding that up left-right rooted.

I think we need ProEcological Economic Schools
and Tao balancing parents,
mentors teaching ego-ecoconscious development
speaking,
listening to co-arising AnimaMundi
as Sacred ElderRight times
for establishing revolutionary multicultural democratic forms,
forums,
formal frames,
functions,
flows,
fertility,
fecundity
and cooperative polypathic ownership practices

Allowing
inviting
gracing
equitably integrating
synergetic humane-divine
secular-sacred maturation of this species
of nature-spirit
co-arising LeftYang-RightYin
Ego-Eco restorative justice
for Holy Bicameral Balancing Spirits

Kind of Gaian Polypathic Left as Polyphonic Right,
if you know what we mean together,
co-arising future Sacred WiseElder mentors
teachers,
preachers,
parents,
public co-messianic servants,
Bodhisattva ReStoration Warriors
of and for EgoEco Justice.

All of which doesn’t look like
emerging RightWing Trumpian Fascism.

Or sound like monoculturing nationalistic supremacy.

Or even smell like healthy green-blue AnimaMundi.

I know what you mean.
It smells too Red to me,
too hot,
too warming climates
and pathological landscapes
of dissonant dismay;
lack of commitment to health care,
mental health care,
climate health care,
economic health care,
because anti-ecological lack of AnimaMundi
sacred caregiving and receiving.

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Aint No Valley Deep Enuf

What my kids too often fail to notice,
and what I am guilty of weighing too lightly,
to avoid timely discernment,
are contrasts in density of opportunity
and toxicity of risks
hidden within our values and disvalues
themselves.

Disvalues shallowly accepted for short-term Win-Lose strengths
of economic and political leverage,
to eventually overpower unwanted and mistrusted gifts
of an overly-secularizing
materialistically colonizing
disuniting society;

A national culture degeneratively disanimated,
unmotivated toward healthy-wealth
of restorative opportunities.

Values toward deep ecologically flowing sacred valleys
with dense and complex co-arising co-investments
in compassion
toward coherence,
more inclusively,
intimately,
experientially powerful harmonic
resonant
absorbing
than shallow dissonance,
perhaps because more multiculturally strong-rooted
in MotherEarth Valleys
of organically animated nutrition.

Nutritional density of Valley values
emerge historically rich and deeper,
more effective
than toxically shallow,
and cancerously Mountainous, disvalues
against aggressions
and Lose-Lose retributively over-powering models
sold by capital-invested marketers
for Business As Colonizing Usual,
advocating ever freer markets
but most free for competitive hoarders,
engorged mountains of dominant inheritance.

Colonizers
false promising NonElite YinValleys,
immigrants and aliens
and less apparently animated and mattered nature-spirits,
lose least
by accepting domestic economic commodification.
So Elite Yangs continue to LeftBrain dominate
with ecopolitically shallow,
inferior qualities of monocultural EmpireBuilding,
fundamentalism of Kingdoms too NotHeavenly disinvested from Earth,
totalitarianism.

Too mountainously captivated with fascism
waiting like gospel Advent seasons
in RightWing fantasies,
too shallow self-righteousness
for deep valley nutritional spiritual values
to re-establish nourishment
and restore ego/eco-therapeutic roots.

“The [deep] valley spirit never dies
It is the woman, primal Mother.”
LaoTsu

So too,
the strong mountain nature only AdolescentEgo fades away,
Win-Win childhood innocent balance
gives way toward Win-Lose adolescence
fading on back toward Win-Win deep valleys of maturity.

Mountain nature is the AtMan,
primal FatherTime
of Yang/Yin CoRestorative Creationism,
ego/eco-therapy.

Therapy appropriately applied
within all our most cooperatively trusted economic
and political
and extending family environments:

Natural Valley spirits
within cooperatively co-nurturing systems,

Religious colonizing
and Spiritual creolizing faiths,

Great Transitional polyculturing loves
and wondrous sacred polyphonic hopes,
rooted in deepest valleys
of polypathic
positive WinWin
bilateral-bicameral faiths.

What my kids too often fail to notice,
and what I am guilty of weighing too lightly,
are contrasts in wiser density of opportunity
and irrational toxicity of risks
hidden within our deep valley values
and mountainous disvalues
within ourselves
as without.

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Shallow Mountains: Deeper Valleys

Reading U.S. Political Platforms

First I read Senator Obama’s Audacity of Hope
to strengthen cooperation
between Left and Right Wings
of our patriotic-matriotic equivalently empowering Eagle.

Then I read CEO Trump’s Crippled [Business of] America:
How to Make America [Rich Business] Great Again
by crippling our stronger multiculturing left wing
so it is more anemically shallow in monoculturing lack
of strengthening balance,
with struggling right wing mutual non-violence values
becoming pervasively fractured.

Given this clear choice
between Win-Win Left and Right ecopolitics
and Lose-Lose crippled Right against deeper Left,
I simply could not find much of a balanced choice
between true Earth patriotism
and fake USA-FascistFirst PATRIOTIC JINGOISM
bought and sold by Win-Lose PreMillennial Colonizers
without respect for Win-Win Postmillennial Creolizers.

Crippling mendacity
is political fascism
through propaganda
and fake piety,
religiosity mistaken for authentic spiritual experience,
maturity,
wisdom,
discernment,

Healing hope
is cooperatively audacious,
our only good multiculturing faith
for healthy future generations
sharing Earth’s revolving blue-green banner
of permaculturally wealthy fertility.

Regenerativity abounds
rebounds
through healthier climate and landscape choices,
more internal with external,
ego with eco,
yang with yin;
not YANG to cripple yin even more.

Trump’s offer is to become our CEO BreakAnotherLeg Surgeon,
50% voted in charge of weakening both competing and dissonant Wings
by running against younger yin authors and voices,
audacious platforms rooted in multiculturing hope.

Trump’s blatant supremacist model
for growing self-engorging power
appears as pre-millennial dated
as does good and healthy hope
and bicameral ecopolitical faith
appear post-millennial hopeful.

This crippling, mountainously monstrous, face
of Trumpian anger
and fascist-feeding fear,
could not be more clear
as just the opposite direction
any sane and rational sacred-engaged population
would choose to Earth and Heaven go
with active multiculturing Paradise hope
for humane-divine cooperation
over further secularing competitions,

For restorative healing powers
over retributive trauma enforcement,

For inclusive great and dense and deep spiritual Loves
over shallows of totalitarian terror.

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Humbling Gratitude

Monasteries,
both Western and Eastern,
traditionally practice

The Way of Poverty,
A trusting Truth of Chastity,
And a Life of Obedience

To both spiritual and natural authority,
laws,
rules,
practices
both political and ecological
within their diverse sectarian cultures.

Yet this tripartite theme
of natural/spiritual discipleship
follows a nutritionally mentored practice
of both Western Messianic Princes of Peace
and of Eastern Bodhisattva Matriarchal PeaceWarriors

Preaching a Way of Gratitude,
Practicing a Truth of Compassion,
Projecting a Life of harmonic Humility

Within and Without;
within human nature
and also throughout all Earth
as SacredHome, oikos, Eco
with many subclimates,
diverse landscapes,
interrelated species
of and for Earth’s Gaian sacred nature.

A Way of Gratitude
embraces
a Life of profoundly democratic Humility,
avoids plutocratic ego-supremacist hubris,
and grows most abundantly within multiculturing Truths
of compassionate Win-Win choices.

Humility of Ego
avoids fake piety,
finds fake patriotism profoundly sinister and unfulfilling,
grows co-passionate within gratitude’s SacredHome embrace.

Gratitude of Ego
grows polyculturally co-invested with Humility
in awe of all sacred Earth’s Regenerative Natures,
Cultures,
HealthyClimates,
Wealthy-Fertile Landscapes.

And here,
in this sacred EarthSpace and Time
of timeless mythos-logos NOW,
YangLeft EgoCenters
and YinRight EcoCentrists nutritionally embrace
co-passionately nurturing,
restoring ego-peace as also eco-justice.

So too, individual MotherTrees
of Life and Death
reforest Earth’s ecojustice
and cooperatively matriotic peace.

Not merely a Win to Lose
Way of economic poverty for some,
but Win-Win Truth of compassionate wealth for all SacredCreation,
Life of natural-spiritual obedience and abundance
within ecological and ethological laws of meaning
purpose
ritual
celebration
polypathic wonder.

Within full-diastatic
CoMessianic-Bodhisattva harmonic multicolor,
LeftBrain science of cooperative economic humility,
RightBrain arts of compassionate polyculturing health,
conjoined within
positive good health Faith
actively restoring ego/eco-therapeutic Win-Win gratitude
incarnating Sacred Gaia’s karmic Grace.

 

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Telling Stories

While there is no story at all
unless it has at least two sides,
when it comes to ego’s narrative lines
and epic paragraphs,
we have great difficulty in casting ourselves
as other than a one-sided protagonist story,
which others might see as including too much self-indulgent glory.

Winona LaDuke
tells a worship story of the Anishinaabe
defending their sacred home
with support from the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
against further mining investments of commodifying Earth antagonists,
represented by the State of Michigan.

This story is about copper mining investors
against people who worship Earth
as sacred Habitat,
Elders of one EarthTribe extending family,
across species,
and back across first dawn of Time.

You have already guessed who is winning.

Why is that?
The quality of our spiritual and ecologically healthy lives
depends on questions
challenging competitive one-sided empowerment assumptions.

But, you are right, I suspect,
if you guessed that both sides are losing.

The RepublicanRuling White evangelical Christian
State of Michigan
ruled against the Anishinaabe
and against their own sacred Scripture
and spiritual experience.
Water and land, they say,
cannot be sacred,
cannot have spiritual development significance
and deep and rich and wide meaning
because a protected place of worship
must be inside a building.

I don’t have a PhD in King James Bible Studies,
but I do have a Master of Divinity degree
from a duly licensed
and officially accredited Christian seminary
in the U.S.
and I’m fairly sure I remember
Christian Worship takes place,
rather uniquely,
in human hearts and minds and bodies,
wherever they might happen to be located
in space and time,
inside, maybe, but, for many,
preferably outside.
Most of the history in the Bible
is outside worship history.

Surely gardens were Eden’s first cathedrals.
Why would the State of Michigan pretend otherwise?

Why would KingJames Bible thumpers
and HellFire prophets,
patriarchal evangelists
and patriotic disciples of God’s omnipresent Love
allow their regulators and legislators
and executives,
acting in their HolyScriptures name,
tolerate such a clear misrepresentation of worship
as taught and lived by JesusChrist,
pretty much outside
and especially sweating blood in gardens
and walking on sacred water?

Why accept such an absurd misconception of worship
without economic or political
or personal or vulnerable question
this is patently absurd one-sided stealing
for money-making redistribution purposes
from spiritually rich to feed toxic desecration
to all residents of Michigan
and Lake Superior
and Turtle Island.

Absurd to confine worship indoors
to anyone
from anywhere
who has had the natural-spiritual experience
of being born
from any sacred matriotic womb
of God’s EarthTribes.

Intolerable rape of Truth
to any healthy Christian
with opportunities
to worship outdoors
while reading Psalms
and Proverbs
and natural-spiritual Sacred Parables
about harvesting grace
planted in seeds of divine gratuity.

What is truly healthy faith
within our buildings of worship
is merely a pale reflection
of truly spiritual experience
derived long before we built buildings
as defensive shelters
against sacred elements
of MotherEarth.

I have known authentically patriotic Christians
to find more freedom worshiping God
on sacred rocks
born of spirited Lake Superiors
as compared to claustrophobia while boxed up inside
binding fear and threat constraints
of evangelically booming buildings
and fundamental absence of spiritual discernment constraints.

Worship, like Wonder,
looks for God’s ReStorative Justice and Peace,
to let go of stuckness
in Retributive Vengeance is DivinePower
over Lake Superior commodification issues
about who and what and where
is most biblically saved
after God’s Word
has spoken first and last outdoor spiritual experiences,
voices of Earth’s sacred natures
and divinely-inspired Great Spirits.

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