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Listening to NonPrevention

For future reference,
it might be best
if I give up radio listening
when going out
to take a rest
from domestic
and national
and international climate mess.

Arrested gardening yesterday.
We need more mulch
fragrant as a hemlock forest retreat,
we are
and yet become
when in our wildly therapeutic
naturally domesticated
sit together
and stand less adversely apart,
and weed
and mulch sanctuaries.

So, today
I hear with smug dismay,
I’m nearly free enough to say,
MeToo consultants
and angry victims
despair of teaching coaches,
clergy
parents
and not quite legal/moral guardians
how to protect against sexual predation,
with something far short of therapeutic re-education.

This reminds me,
When experts developed anger management
and mortal fear internal administration technique,
They concluded diverse short-term counsel
with lifetime mindfulness training,
mindful multicultural listening
and compassionate restorative justice speaking
up and out for win/win health resolutions
rather than win/lose suboptimal
business as usual
right-hemisphere suppressions.

Kids with mental illness
and substance and physical and soul abuse issues
and pre-natal palsy
and lack of school-based emotional intelligence
(our list goes on without parental mercy),
need not so much touch prevention policy wars
but, yes, much more therapeutic touch enhancement peace
policies for restoring co-impassioned healthy souls
inside and out.

In a run-away win/lose competitive culture,
devouring any memories of win/win interdependent healthy families
and leisurely together wealth
of resiliently nourishing responsive relationships
between adults,
among interdependent adolescent peers,
within old and young regenerations
of compassionate passing together healing time

Preventing win/lose predator harm
relies first
and most robustly
on co-adventuring win/win mutual communication,
transparent invitations into co-empathic change
vulnerable
curious to psychically touch
to listen to
to speak respectfully
and delightedly
with interdependent sacramental regenerations
of every mundane day’s
left cognitive commitment
to healthy right relationship
co-empowering emotive communion
within interdependent Earth.

Restoring justice to adult-child relationships
cannot be primally rooted in punishing past injustices,
unrighteousness,
sins of our Fathers,
furthering retributive punishments,
anger,
fear,
loss,
suffering…

To build a healthier systemic resolution
of our growing epidemic,
feed
and water
and mulch therapeutic touch of voices,
respectful hands,
good health-humored minds,
sore and needy muscles
for optimal Earth regeneration.

Mindful thoughts and behaviors and feelings
cannot grow robustly from autonomous ego identity
but from interdependent eco/ego
outside/inside compassion.

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Engaging the Family Laundry

Perhaps infertile
incomplete
unwashed memories
of elder v younger,
Goliath v David,
crusades v communion
critical, yet part of chronic, events
speak extended family disengagement truth
to powerful dirty laundry engagement failures.

That disclaimer said,
I have two incomplete conversations
in mind and heart
and what I hope I will eventually learn
from mistakes in anemic compassion
too thin for nobler listening opportunities.

When I was sixteen,
I courageously confronted my dad
about his white supremacist beliefs,
which would not endorse slavery
but were oppressively too comfortable
with White nationalism
and patriarchal white-washed privileged capitalism
Win/Lose meritocracy theology,
teleology,
evolutionary ethology,

God’s chosen evidence of Black and Brown unfortunate
lack of pure enough LeftBrain intelligence
to successfully care for their own intellectual
and physical
property/properties God given
but in a more niggardly way.

After all, if they were as full of divine grace as we are
then they never would have become forced migrant fieldhands
and robotic domestic servants
before we had robotic domestic servants,
properly satisfied with a basic shack,
self-grown food,
cotton-picking and sugar-caning uniforms,

Rented and unrented servants capable of learning
yet not relentlessly driven by passion
for deeper democratic health interdependent webs of life
empowered each day by dense political understanding,
robust economic awareness of who has power to sell
and who has insufficient power to redeem
what could never be naturally-spiritually commodified
without severely wounded ego-disintegrity,
social madness,
political fury.

When I asked my dad,
Why are you so sure people of color,
especially women,
are so intellectually and emotionally and and mentally inferior to you,
the WhiteMan
living in an all white rural community
and all white nationalist church
fully invested in a white
plutocratic
military-industriously colonizing
authoritarian mess?
And an all white school system
and all white county government
all your life?

He could not point to any experience
of his own white superiority
But he could pull out a Reader’s Digest article
regarding research on standardized LeftBrain tests
with unstated lexicon
and linguistic norms
of dialectally empowered WhiteEnglish DominantSpeak.

My WiseElder dad told me to read it
and get back to his more seniority self
if I had any further naive questions.

That was the end of that conversation.
Question asked
and self-declared orthodox textual reference answered.

A year ago
I asked my White nationalist evangelical older brother
if he would vote for D Trumpian again,
and, if so, why?
Given his Christian God of love
and his GoodNews evangelistic vocation
to bring universal peace
and uniting divine justice to all people
everywhere,
now and in rapturous kingdom at near ill-defined hand
of future Heaven
for all eternity,
red and yellow,
black and white,
they are precious
in His sight.

My brother responded,
While troubled by Trumpian narcissism,
and maybe over-wrought cynicism,
Trump’s anti-immigrant
anti-Islam sectarianism
are a good faith fit
for God scripturally written to be pissed off
about pagan idolatrous hedonists
and uppity women
and lying stealing greedy children
and people too stupid to get it
that God has been strategically designed
in a RightWing dominant WhiteMan’s ancient
fascist
apartheid image
of spiritualized
denatured seclusion.

Well, OK,
he explicitly said just the first part,
about keeping out the threatening anti-Christian,
pro-liberal ecofeminist choice,
anti-family values foreigners,
All for building an impermeable moat
around a White privileged patriarchal “Christian” nation
on an awesome well-lit hill,
originally intended to be democratically enfranchised
only for White male property-owners,
possibly including Black and Native American slave property,

But only White property-owners have historically correct autonomous rights
to carry automatic military rifles
and drive gas and oil-hog Hummers to an all-White church
in substantially Black and Brown Flint, Michigan.

When I asked him why keeping Muslims,
and perhaps other Black
and suspiciously Spanish-speaking Brown people out,
was more important to his Christian beliefs
than keeping democratic family health care in
and USA climate therapeutic care
at the top of our global investment budget,
even higher than our ballistic automated threat budget
designed to blow up people
and plants
and planet,
He said he had no interest in that conversation.

The only important conversation for us,
from his fundamental dogma-centered power position,
was how much of the King James Holy Bible
I have properly memorized and adopted,
not adapted,
and invited into my personal everyday relationship with Jesus.

The political Jesus,
unmarried Messiah
and Teacher of following GoodNews Truth
into universal interdependent compassion,
most accessible to a child, wounded and poor in spirit,
when Win/Win Truth invites GoldenRule conflict
between elders and siblings
about signs of extended family integrity
and wonders of divinely humane non-walled communion,
non-apartheid community,
non-violent communication…

Again, I digress
from explicit historical conversations
about experiential evidence for White nationalist privilege
on into internal implications for WinWin empowering communion
where I can sometimes Left with Right childlike balance,
still finding and grasping onto
universally inviting unitarian
co-operative laundry cleaning compassion.

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When Federal Abuse Trumps State Health Policy

When is a practice
of separating unprivileged families
not a policy?

When a healthy democratic bicameral nation
never would
nor should
nor could
approve any such policy

Clearly
transparently the opposite of
health and happiness
equity and cooperative ecopolitical
basic human dignity
and family values
intent.

When is an ad hoc administrative despotic practice
not also a privileged fascist attack
on integrity of social health
to sustain mendacity of private wealth
as long as climate pathologically possible.

What is the opposite of multicultural rapture
love
health
happiness
trust
democracy
family-oriented health care
giving and receiving policies
procedures
practices?

Regardless of party affiliation
and independent thinking and feeling,
It still remains orthodox
that democracies
must be liberal with love
and health restoring justice

And stingy,
conservative with anger
fear
hate
terror
bullying anti-family
anti-unprivileged pathologies,
vengeful and mendacious injustice
deprivation
neglect
separating what God has conjoined
abuse of mortal sovereignty.

If a practice is not healthy enough
for privileged you
and your privileged kids,
then it is worthy of a
child abuse and neglect public policy
against it.

 

 

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Trump Against Conservatives

What are some differences
between post-millennial Trumpism
and pre-millennial Republicanism?

I know…I know!
Republicans used to be fiscal conservatives
but now support a one trillion dollar deficit
per unaffordable health and safety care year,

Expanded deficit spending
despite taking more from not so rich
so super-rich corporations and family dynasties
can invest less in public responsibilities
and conservational authorities.

OK.
What other differences do you see?

I know…I know!!!
Republicans used to be family moral conservatives
but now nominate candidates
who molest women and then brag about it
while employed through tax investor dollars
disproportionately extracted from lower-middle
and poor shackled families,
and candidates who may sexually assault young Southern girls
and expect their liberated from traditional family values voters
to hold their nose
and vote for them anyway.

Because a fetus
is presumed to become a heterosexual baby,
except when things work out wrong somehow,
but a penis
is just another predictable bad boy penis.

That sounds a bit Boys Will Be Boys judgmental,
and maybe anti-Southern?
But, OK,
what else do you see
or hear
or smell, I suppose, possibly,
as Trumpism
antithetical to traditional Republican conservatism.

I know…maybe?

Doesn’t healthy conservatism
require wealthy conservation of nutritional values,
and not so much toxic disvalues?

If so,
then isn’t a real world conservative position
regarding climate pathology
and proactive health assurance
dwindling through MADness
pathologically degenerating economic
and ecological
and political
and sociological bad health trends,
To disinvest away from denial of growing chaotic climates
and to embrace restoring health for truly therapeutic traditions
of societies and species?

I believe you refer to Old School Conservation.
Like,
thou must not harvest grace
you did not plant and financially support with gratitude
for talents invested in you
by MotherEarth’s past climates
of pertinently trusting compassion.

But,
you respond to my Trumpism v Republicanism question
with questions
which in itself seems a conservative position
compared to denying questions
of how best to conserve integrity
among a healthing society,

Voicing urgent concerns
about unmediated exploitation of punishing mendacity,
expecting conservatives
to continue voting
to liberate this piracy of healthy valuables
from relatively poor
toward triumphal rich
Pharisees of Secularizing Zealous Greed.

Do you think
that could have been
a Trumpian violin
Plutocratic Nero fiddled and twittered about
and spoke liberally
in his denial
of international health and climate care
sleep?
While hurricanes flooded Texas
and Florida
and Puerto Rico.
And while California,
and sometimes parts of Colorado
and Arizona
too often burned?

Is that the bedtime story
your fading grandchildren will read
about your conservatively intended vote
for their health and defensive climate safety?

Do Trumpians
become a non-party,
an Operatic Tragedy
without any conservative portfolio remainder?

According to the original Trumpian campaign,
this CEO promised to follow along
toward conserving denialism of facts
and expanding nihilism of whimsical foolishness
defined as whatever is not liberty
or freedom
or cooperative investment of any kind
in those who have not supported Trump Aristocracy products
and supremely super good job
real estate bought and sold-out services
for those better off
and their free for a quick grab wives,

Who best stick to their expected denial of unfortunate facts business.
Follow Trumpian patriarchal lines and lies
of pathologically rich pedigree,
and not bother their pretty blond and blue-eyed heads
about conserving healthy
multicultural
polypathic
polyphonic
Win-Win
extending family climate values,
by easing off further over-investment
in too-liberal disvalues
to invest in healthy climates for all God’s Creations,

Conservationally speaking.

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Digesting Happiness

What did your grandmother tell you about happiness?

Bottom line,
All you have is your health.
Nothing about money or celebrity status at all.

Yes. That sounds familiar.
And, what did your father hope for your happiness?

He was more nuanced about happiness.
Or maybe conflicted would be a better word.
Happiness was maybe not the right question.
Certainly not the most important one.

Did he have a favorite aphorism?

You are what you eat.

Putting those two together, then,
You progress in absorbing health
as you conservatively invest in healthy nutritional choices,
and vice versa,
we progress toward further degeneration
as we continue to compete against toxins
from unhealthy environmental choices.

They both talked about the Golden Rule,
although not about nutritional choices.

If they talked about the Golden Cooperative Rule,
they were talking about healthy, nutrition-optimizing, choices,
conservationally progressive orthopraxis,
and co-arising feelings of trust,
rather than continuing to co-gravitate toward more competitive investments,
rooted in others’ naive benighted breaches
of mentoring healthy integrated, digestible, investments
as you would have others mentor nutritionally cooperative enrichment
to and with conservational-progressive ego-healthy you.

Maybe my grandkids want to hear me say,
and watch me do,
Bottom line,
All we have is our cooperative health flow,
neither too Yang over-active
nor too Yin under active,
under creation storying,
integrity’s nurturing, graceful,
karmic flow toward even further regenerations.

Yes,
and then too there is that business about
You are what you eat,
so you are also what you are eaten up and down by,
and for,
and with.

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Our Family Values Party

Healthy families can be quick to anger

but, if so, they have also learned to be quick to forgive,

forgiveness redeems anger and fear to again risk mutual trust.

 

Partisan political leaders are not leading when they,

immersed in adversarial power positions,

are slow to forgive.

Well, OK, forgiveness, like mutual mentoring,

and redemptive behavior,

is not part of our political rhetoric, language, active culture.

 

While I am practicing what they preach

as civic and familial virtue,

they are not.

So, I think those who choose to grow

in divisively competitive stratifying marginalizing

monocultural partisanship

monochromatic

monopolistic praxis and intent,

when they could choose to lead in mutual forgiveness

and consideration for honest differences,

to engage in actively cooperative polyculturalism,

should follow the lead of Permaculture Design’s

ecological economics,

spreading Golden Rule organic compost on every issue,

species,

paradigm,

place,

population and subculture,

replacing mutual immunity with mutual gratitude

for Positively intended Deviance

and Orthopraxis of natural systemic norms,

virtues,

values of integrity,

synergy,

balance,

actively diastatic positive relations.

 

For two Parties to optimally and effectively communicate,

one must listen

while the other talks

then listens

while the other talks,

both sides actively searching for all the sides

to convene in their eco-centric location of

being together now

within mutual gratitude for becoming together;

the power and potential of mutually mentoring integrity,

and, oh yes, politically inclusive and effective leadership.

 

Let’s have a Family-Friendly Party,

equally adept with angry confrontation,

integrity,

flexibility and listening,

and nobody is allowed to go to bed

even one night

without knowing we all agree to forgive each other

for being human natured.

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