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Smart Microphone Holders

One cooperative way to take back disempowering choices
is to teach and mentor our young
not to give empowerment
to disempowering plutocrats,
anti-democratic Win-Lose supremacists,
when casting ballots
and when choosing whom to invest in
and whom to listen to
and whom to read
and whom to invite
into our cooperatively-owned,
non-violent,
mediating communication places.

Asserting mutually-held rights
to speak your healthy
or unhealthy
mind,
usually a dipolar hybrid of healthy and unhealthy consciousness
of creative and decomposing power analysis,
experience,
ego-reflection and eco-deflection,
does not further stipulate
investigative journalists
and actively healthy children
are required to hold oppressive microphones
while NegativEnergy moves from one ageist,
sexist,
racist,
homophobic,
xenophobic remark
toward its inevitable egocentric last LoseLose gasp.

It seems awkward
and embarrassing
to listen to,
much more speak,
such ignorance
given full disenculturing volume,
space,
listening sit-spot place
inside millions of health-vocational outdoor daytime voices
and nighttime terror lives.

One cooperative way to hold empowerment
is to invest only in PositivEnergy
rather than NegativEnergy anti-democratic
goodfaith-investors,
healthy trust co-operators.

If the medium
is at least part of the message,
then the lack of media,
absence of listening,
is at least part of non-violent communication
to free PositivEnergy good faith speech
restoring health with cooperative all.

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Dear New with Old England

Dear Local Boards of EcoSchool Education,
Departments of Environmentally Protected Walkable Transportation,
Cooperatively Maintaining Public-Private Works
and STEAM Play
and WinWin GreenGames,
Hysterical Historical Associations,
Social Work Departments of Climate Restorative Therapy,
and Public Health-Wealth Departments:

Did you leave anyone out dear?

Just the usual lower non-elite 10 to 50 percent
still graduating from WinLose counter-evolutionary
Right Might Fights
secularized deductive-only school.

You mean LeftBrain
Business As Ego Terrifying schools?

I’m not sure, really.
I never fully experienced
an urban capital-infested
RightWing militarizing
WinLose patriarchal
anti-WinWin matriarchal
BadFaith school.

Because you choose to see YangHere
with YinNow,
within breathed out
as manna ingested
co-invested eco-in.

Bread womb of life inside memories
as breath of matriotic love
outside images.

Anyway,
please continue with your Letter to English Editors
of Town Bulletins, dear.
Although why you need to write everything outloud
in strings of regenerative ecologic
while inside singing and dancing in matriotic octaves
is so much spiral dynamics transporting
and more fun,
I cannot polyphonically imagine.

OK, continuing–
Most of our composting neighborhoods
arose before oil and gas burners
mechanized transportation
for both domestic song and dance tranquility
and international militarized terror.

For this epic creolizing-colonizing reason,
we could enjoy a deeper learning opera network,
polypathically useful operations
for polyculturing healthy highways
and byways.

For economic co-invested reasons
we could choose more walkable
and bike-enabling neighborhoods,
more child and extended family friendly.

We could affordably choose
some narrower edible chestnut tree-lined lanes,
intersecting frequently
in community cooperative gardening squares
and WinWin organic Green triangles
and peace restorative pentagons

Rather than continuing to choose
last gasps
of a more drive-thru-able
stinky mechanical WinLose devolving city.

For political and social communication reasons,
we might better cooperatively own and manage
convenient and safer,
better nurtured pedestrian
street transporters
with warmer and cooler
and more therapeutic communicating destinations
nearby.

For good faith reasons
we could choose natural neighborhood homeo-nonpathological drugstores,
more outdoor ecoschools
and after-school Green STEM projects
and Green STEAM repurposing arts
and reforesting sciences,
more organic and locally-grown grocery stores
and nutritionally walkable transporting ecosystems.

For good health reasons
we could cooperatively choose
to place,
adjacent to bad breath congesting highways
leading out to bioregionally giant
polluted feeder interstates,
cooperative ecoschool
and goodfaith community gardening grids
of humane-breathable streets
for solar electric streetcars,
bikeways,
ample horse-powered bark and repurposed chip,
stone and hand-made brick ways
to make our healthy peddled and walked
therapeutic rounds.

We could choose transport and communication channels
flowering with urban reforesting projects and policies
and planting/harvesting co-investment procedures
for eco-cooperative living,
smart deep growing therapeutic residents
with repurposing life vocations
in local downtown ZeroZone permaculturing centers,
eco-centric port authorities
for feeding healthy mouths
like our Sacred Thames River
flowing outstream
to Atlantic
and Pacific,
Indian and Northern

WiseElder surfing Seas,
seasons New Moon drenched in dualdark Soul
and FullMoon pulled toward
climate ecotherapies.

We could choose
to guard against merely drive-thruable cities
against double-binding future-past
eco-walking climate ego-change
for reducing waste fueled overconsumption.

We need not always choose
individual ownership of mechanized technologies
over cooperatively enabling
diverse and re-acclimating resilient respiratory response
to future indoor-outdoor climate pathologies.

We could choose to not suck in
further competitive WinLose public-private investments
for monoculturing solutions
far short of polycultural deep sacred-secular learning
resonant resident resolutions.

We could choose
co-arising secular Left and sacred Right
ecological-theological healthy initiatives
to reforest
New and Old England’s most resonant
historical resilience.

Too many words, dear.

How many
too many?

Go for ZeroZone eruption
into Wondrous Beauty
and Secular Awe.

I was.
I did.
I am.

Well then,
great and beautiful transition done, honey.
Now who are we?
And where are we cooperatively becoming?

You are insatiable.

Only with co-arising you,
dearest.

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EarthActivist Journals

A pro-active journalist
is like a research-committed teacher
teaching and listening to cooperative research designs
and presentations.

The opposite of the journalist’s deconstruction
of events
is reconstruction through predictive narrative.
Just as the opposite of permaculture’s green activist
regeneration
is pathological degeneration
emerging from past too-monoculturing memory

Back toward too much red-meat butchering
and ballistic slaughter
swimming in pathogens
about health-resilient DNA-RNA solidarity genes
for future regenerative reconstructions.

Recently
the local writer of Polyculture Opera
invited me to his and her place,
I’m still not sure s/he has chosen
Either/Or gender,
for a co-author interview.

But I need to arrive
just before dawn
and not drive in
or even toward
EarthSoul’s healthy address,
if at all possible.

So, I”m riding my bike
and arrive just as pre-dawn light
could reveal river homefront terrain.

There s/he is
atop a barren maple tree,
facing East
across a valley,
rocking back and forth
from north to south
and back again…

S/he calls “Good Morning!”
as if this emerging light
has already made Earth’s best day invitation
convocation
to and for those less grumpy
and feeling old-knees and hips frumpy.

S/he welcomes me up
and so I go
with all my Senior Citizen climbing years
behind me
to rest just below Earth’s swaggering
Operatic sway.

Before I can ask
what s/he is doing
S/he tells me
This is Earth’s centering sit spot
from which s/he greets our vibrant Sun
when clouds do not grey stand
in dark swaying way.

Here s/he waves back
as Earth’s trees thank FatherSun
for waving forth
paid-forward
toward this WuWei Day
West for Ego Win
and East of EcoRooting Win
discerning through and after dualdark night.

Like a Permaculture Opera
opening each morning,
each life,
this ego/eco centric
Western swaying
dusk-fading glory.

My Opera piece will begin
There’s no such health-listening thing
as a non-teachable moment.

A local pro-active journalist
sways like a research-committed teacher
teaching cooperative research design
through re-presentational invitations.

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Potlatch Cafe for Gardeners

Dear Covenant to Empower Children, Inc.

I was in a Potlatch CoHousing Cafe
just the other repair-invested day
for both ego and eco therapy.

Our host introduced
this Potlatch SkillShare event
speaking to himself:

The less I share skills and resources
on cooperative terms
of common educational PositivEnergy endeavor,

The more plutocratically powerful
anti-social logic
of private learning affluence
elitism
entitlement
sexism
racism
tumors growing within healthier democracy,

Cooperative
paid-forward ownership
for restoring justice,
justice
as cooperatively-owned peace.

So it was
I thought of you,
covenanted to caregiving
and not corporate profit,
your mission to restore therapeutic health
to under-nourished children
and their not-full-healthing families.

Broken souls
with broken belongings,
longings for everything therapeutic cafes
and lending libraries
for computers and karaoke machines,
musical instruments and microphones,
speakers and costumes,
clothing and furniture,
bicycles and toys,
stories and songs
therapeutically
non-violently shared.

Repaired
ecotherapeutic co-housing and garden fixers
to extend family neighborhood co-responsibilities.

Cooperatively organized
by non-violent therapeutic innovators,
local restorative justice administrators,
nonprofit co-housing and community gardening
and nutritious interior-exterior landscaping,
inside-outside nurturing design,
cooperatively-invested and self-managing families
growing neighborhood organizations.

Covenants to prosper
tool and toy and school libraries,
co-housing recreation skill-sharing centers,
ego-ecotherapeutic non-violent churches and synagogues
and temples and courthouses
and cooperatively-owned city halls
co-investing in ego/ecotherapeutic businesses
and vocations.

Ego/eco-therapist interns
including skilled do-it-ourselfers,
professional hurt child cooperative parents
with childcare giving repair businesses,
apprentices interested in synergetic
therapy-related careers
in neighborhood planning and co-design,
outdoor installations and ego/eco-evaluations
of health care giving as love receiving.

This Potlatch Cafe and Garden
was multiculturally filled
to multigenerational capacity
with innovative self and other fixers
cooperatively learning
about facilitating ego/eco-repairs.

Which brings in new employee-owners
to local repair incubation businesses
and empowerment cafe members
undertaking and overtaking cooperatives
for ecopolitical health-wealth restorations.

Healthy keys to continually growing
Potlatch CoHousing Cafes
are those held by community WinWin
outdoor-indoor entertainment innovators,
street clowns and village green sages,
parental fools and innocent teacher healers
in love with therapeutic life.

Covenants to CareGive Children
and their cooperative co-housed families
coordinated and ecotherapeutically operated
by established hospitality foundations
like local cooperative-restorative climate-care governments
and nonprofit empowerment missioned organizations
committed to potlatch provide
investments and therapeutic non-violent staff
and volunteer intern cooperative familycare members
to coordinate co-housing residents
and neighborhood transporters
and young cafe and garden after-school volunteers.

Covenants for Healing
could grow cooperatively owned therapeutic cafes
and gardens
and multicultural multigenerational homes
accessible co-housing options
for nurturing community residents

So repairing,
rather than discarding,
people,
plants,
and things,

Incubating interdependent potlatch stewards
becoming post-millennial,
WinWin nutritional
for covenant-holders
and covenant-constituents
with secular-sacred dipolar co-arising faith
in PositivEnergy Democracy
for growing neighborhood
Potlatch Cafes
in CoRedemptive Gardens.

With warm hope
you are enjoying this child empowering day

 

Notes: Influenced by Rosemary Cooper, p. 270, The Community Resilience Reader.

To support Potlatch Cafe and Community Gardening development in Eastern Connecticut, and to read more about repair cafes at the family, neighborhood, national, and global levels, please go to amazon.com and pick up a copy of Permaculture Opera.  Thanks from New London County to you and yours.

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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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