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Voting With Our Feet

It seemed to me,
when I was eight,
U.S. Christian disciples and teachers
had been given so much grace

And had fundamentally boiled it down
to settling for such small subcontinental WhitePatriarchal colonizing gratitude
for God’s universally healthy
multicultural EarthTribes.

It was so simple,
when I was of sufficient college-bound age,
to simply shop around
play around
work around
the Great PolyPathic Perennial Philosophy
to find others like my multiculturally grateful self.

I voted with my feet
but also quickly joined my heart
and WinWin regenerative mind,
my nature as my spirit
flowing out
and echoing back
with resonant polyphonic four-toned gospels,
abundant integrity of Truths
with Beauty
in Golden Ratios of Good
with just plain mono-supremacist BadPolitics

Climates of healthy wealth prevailing
still with some rainy Monday pre-millennial pathology.

I was, and remain,
a conscientious objector
to colonizing Christian fundamental-fascist supremacy
of bad attitude
toward sacred polypathic polycultures
within our universal HolySpirit-Nature.

For no RealTime Jewish Teacher
would separate these two,
YangNature with YinSpirit
conjoined in YHWH;
bicameral-trinitarian,
patriarchal-matriarchal
ego-eco
humane-divine SacredHead,
AlphaPoint BlackHole,
Earth’s AnimaMundi,
Secular/Sacred Original Intent.

I was a conscientious objector to Vietnam violence,
to war and slavery and forced extractions
and violent competitions aborting yet-unborn restorative therapies.

A C.O. to less than co-passionate love
for disenfranchised and under-valued women
and for sadly maladapted and under-educated
brilliantly healthy cooperative post-millennial children,

Who somehow know pre-millennial Climate Change
as opportunities to face post-millennial Climate Pathologies.

What if a polypathically loving child,
or even a WiseEldering adult,
were free to Conscientiously Object with their feet.
Object to nationalistic pathologies,
to aggressive intent of too viciously circling
and hoarding predators,
trading bad-faith threats of economic-political OnePercent Supremacy
enforcing and securing 99% apartheid
while promising/threatening Gospel
of PatriarchDominant Orthodox Grace
not including yin-resilient integrity
of Holy ZeroZen EarthSpirit-Nature

Filling with richer
and deeper liturgical dancing,
more sacred ego-ecosystemic WinWin balance
of AnimaMundi,
notnot just post-millennially (0)Sum-Core-Soul
but Original Intent
of DNA-RNA Multi-PolyPhonic RegeneratorGod.

What if Conscientious Objectors
felt free to follow our diverse Holy EarthSoul vocations
wherever on Earth we are most deeply invited
to DNA with RNA co-invest?

Where meet our hearts
and minds
beyond and through any nationalistic boundaries,
cultural invitations
we might find
in response to merely passing an investment
and personal-political education application
with flying rainbow colors
demonstrating experience to date with nurturing
maturing as a healthy cooperative-loving
grateful
and actively integrating potential co-investor,
and supporter,
and voter
for multicultures of healthy resilience,
resonance,
robust nutritional wealth
long awaited by all international Conscientious Objectors
to National Rights and Wrongs
reigning supreme over Earth Climate and
Energy and
Nutrition and
Health Matriotic Rights and Patriotic Wrongs.

If I receive recruitment brochures
on 100% recycling paper
for Conscientious Objectors to extractive colonizing mentalities wanted
in Malaysia
and Fiji,
Panama
and Brazil,
Egypt
and South Africa,
Ireland
and Turkey,
Israel
and India,
Japan
and North and South Korea,
Iceland
and Australia,
looking to attract
objectors to Totalitarian Militaristic Cultures
and EnCulturation,
in all its secular
and quasi-sanctimonious
fundamentally xenophobic apartheid deformations,

Looking for those supporting
a thinner healthier non-violent
Switzerland of nutritional
and energy democracy,
Rights to HealthingEarth,
Mother Forest inhabitations,
Pacific Beach combing and networking
and sand reweaving waves of time ourselves.

What Conscientious Objector could resist
such lavish invitations
to walk away from those left pre-millennially behind
to think and stink its OK
and safer
to buy and sell and extract each others’ sacred vocations?
To health and healing and healer,
to co-redeem,
restore just and peaceful karma cultures.

What God has conjoined
as Sacred EarthTribes
re-integrating cooperative ParadiseLost
designed best for creole WinWinning
together Elite and NotNotElite.

I have always wanted healthier cooperative wealth,
not only with Earth’s humane conscientious objectors
to Business As Usual Apartheid,
but also bilaterally co-invested ego-ecoconscientious advocates
mentors
teachers
parents most gracefully abundant
and awesomely edible forest-dwellers,
restoring turquoise surfing oceans,
breathing in
as out,

Without annoying distractions
of nationalistic apartheid
investing in wall-building
where YHWH has planted conjoining rivers,
heading from and toward MatrioticEarth’s
deeply learning
sacred ecological
polypathic theology.

 

 

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Celebrating Heroes

I want to respond
to the retired Marine
who watched Democratic Congressional Leaders
during the State of our crippled Union event,
disappointed at how their patriotism,
their loyalty to sacred sacrifices of soldiers
appears too tepid,
jaded,
ungrateful
as compared to more thunderous enthusiastic applause
and standing ovations of Republican Leaders.

I have noticed this too
both during various national bipartisan rhetorical events,
and also within my conscientious objector self,
And I wonder about my own hesitation
to celebrate military heroism,
as if this were an oxymoron,
like military peace intelligence.

For me,
such internal heart-warming applause
is chilled by my own half-empty embarrassment
that I have gone through my recent months and years
perhaps too full of willing tolerance
for moral assumptions too big to fail,
that we are OK to predatively place
other men and women,
regardless of culture or religion or nationality,
and their necessarily neglected children,
in harms toxically unnecessary way.

An heroic investment
far too expensive for developing healthy persons,
plants,
or planet.

This is not how we wisely invest
in sacred Earth’s climates
and healthing cultures.

My celebration of military heroes
remains perennially muted
by my unease about planting future threats
by paying springtime federal taxes
because I conscientiously object,
for spiritual experience
and religious belief reasons,
how large the mountainous percentage
invested in threat of death and dying
and paying ever-mounting interest
on past military industrialized deficit
overheating budgets.

Stolen from potential health
and well-being
of Earth’s future generations
spread throughout all Earth’s sacred residents
now terrified of upcoming ballistic climates.

I should have tried harder,
more conscientiously,
to invest in restoring ballasts of co-operative climates.

So, I intend no disrespect
for courage
and honor
and heroes
for those who have survived
violence and
fear and
anger and
greed and
political pretensions of Elitists
too old to fight themselves,
but just rightwinged enough
to invest in further armaments,
and thereby profit nicely.

I feel no disrespect
for those who have not survived
and will not survive,
much less thrive in pathological death-culture.

But nationalistic applause
and praying for God’s blessings on U.S. First and Last,
Right or Wrong,
feel consciousness unsettling
when I experience God’s applause
for love and peace
and not our hate and
fear and
anger and
violence against each other,
regardless of religion or
culture or
national origin
or gender
or color
or age,
born,
long gone,
or yet unborn.

I know God too omnipotent and omnipresent
to respect inhumane national apartheid boundaries.

Heroes
are those who have gone well past their patriotic duty
far beyond what anyone could honestly
and reasonably ask,
beyond what most of us might expect of ourselves,

Especially while those left behind
remain in free-markets
to profit off the tanks
and submarines
and rifles soldiers bravely carry,
bullets and bombs they aim,
often at the even more profitable investments
of these same 1% Elite,
regardless of International Conglomerate Status.

For those who are persuaded
what was asked
was itself a positive democracy protecting moral act,
standing ovations of buoyant applause
feel resoundly called for
from warmly celebrating hearts.

But, for those of us
who empathize with heroes both alive and dead
regardless of religion or culture or national origin,
who feel such violence reflects our own democracy protecting failures
to conscientiously love all sacred life sufficiently,
Such unmitigated happiness feels heart-wrenchingly wrong.

In face of such selfless investment
in violence and risk to healthy futures
for threatening death
and objectives of destruction,
we more likely bow our disinvested heads,
take a humbled knee,
silent in awe of such uncompelling bad-breathed ambiguity,

Yet not wanting to offend
against such sacred gifts
offered at an unacceptable cost
We never had the conscientious right to ask
another soul to pay.

I do not believe disrespect
is democratically intended
for lack of con-celebrating our violent history’s heroes;
but respectful listening grows more conscientiously compelling
for humility
of political and economic enablers,
co-investors like myself,
with guilt and shame about what others have paid
because we did not act sufficiently
for waging and investing peace,
Incarnating God’s love
for all Earth’s SacredTribes.

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Apartheid v Spiritual Integrity

The frontal lobe of Earth’s spoken history
bifurcates like Earth’s revolving molten axis
co-arising dervish dance
to YangSun’s radiant light.

So too my SoulCare
between Left and Right frontal hemispheres
reforms a spinning AlphaPoint of heated human language
for cultural feedback spiral-cycles
of mediated reiteration.

Ego and Eco Cycles distinguishable
by their resistance to bad mistrust
that EarthMothers would ever choose neutrality
in response to apartheid,
or carelessly tolerate anthro-centric hubris
or nihilistically wish to revolve time backward
toward Earth’s red dawn
of plant-fueled prehistory of life.

WiseElder Earth’s BlackHole ZenCore
revolves more positively
toward polyculturing health abundance
and, with dissonant negative RightBrain feedback,
upon LeftBrain veering too dominatrixly off course
as a humane-divine vocational longing
belonging within this sacred ecological SpeciesEgo
formed by MatrioticPatriotic EarthTime
equivalent revolutions
of (0)Core SpaceTime.

Veering monoculturally colonizing off course,
YangLeftBrain
spreading RightWings
dominate desires to overpower
Sacred EcoLogically Balancing Earth
with Yang’s LeftBrain apartheid
deductive-reductive dominance.

RightBrain Sacred EarthMother does not appreciate
our LeftBrain hubris
enslaving and
colonizing and
capitalizing on Her sacred nutritional-energy integrity,
now anthro-centrically raped and aborted future life
for monocultural apartheid hubris
of past historical deformations
lack of polypathic educations,
ego-centric vain lapses
heading heedless toward military-industrial capital investments
in threat and death and punishment,
self-prescribed Mutual Assured Destruction
of all Earth’s AnimaMundi Balancing
Core and Spirits and Souls,
Left-Right mindbodies of and for
ego-eco balanced education
and natural-spiritual nondual formation.

Earth’s cooperative WinWin
nature-spirit Core ReGeneration
Original Democratic Constitutional Intent
of Holy PatrioticMatriotic Spirit
is as equivalently transparent
as the genomes spread across
our bicameral yellow and purple-searching eyes
and red with blue-veined ears,
bilateral boned hands
and tendril rooting feet
for healing Earth’s sacred restorations,
reforestations,
of life for all God’s divine polyculturing DNA
and RNA Sacred AnimaMundi Tribes.

Multicultural societies regenerating Earth’s long-winded feedback systems
racing through revolving loops
of light speed,
PositivEnergy toward climax
fading apartheid’s Negative Dissonance,
hard-learned LoseLose pathologies.

Frontal waves of Earth’s spoken enculturation
bifurcate along mindbody revolving molten axis
co-arising dervish RightYin speed
of anti-apartheid dance
in YangSun’s radiant light.

 

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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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Golden Climate Values

JudeoChristian monotheists,
from fundamental conservationists
on back to radical creolizing multiculturists
inspiring nature-spirit co-revolutions,
declare YHWH to be unchanging,
in constant loving relationship with planet Earth
and all EarthTribes

And therefore constant integrity,
synergy,
creativity,
regenerativity,
macaronically iconized as creolizing fertility.

Mystics and prophets,
seers and heretics,
science-fiction and deep ecology writers,
teach a more complex view.
God as constantly unchanging Change,
both restoratively therapeutic
and retributively traumatic Processor,
co-arising regenerative flows of Win-Win nutritional history
with degeneratively evaporating energy.

Mahatma Gandhi
and many others after,
and probably before, him
taught and mentored
Become the Change today
you long for Earth’s Change tomorrow.

So,
putting all this theology and ethology together,
if God is constant ClimateChange
and Gandhian mentors are wise
to advocate our becoming Beloved Change today,
right and left within this timeless NOW,
then this would be another way of saying
and doing

We could all cooperate better
as polypathic, yet with merely mortal EgoMemories,
descendents of Elder gods and goddesses
polyculturally co-creating restorations
healing Earth’s sacred growing ClimateChange,

CoMessiahs
who are also,
in this limited atmanic
EarthBound
ecoHeaven-At-Hand sense,
Bodhisattvas restoring
Ego/EcoJustice CoMentorships,
within as without,
as below, so above

Karma-yogis
practicing
humility of EarthLove–yagna multicultural embracing praxis,
compassion of positive faiths, truths, trusts–tapas co-empathic disciplines,
generosity of cooperative hope–dana GoldenRule social pragmatism.

And of these three,
the greatest diastatic culmination
is Love.

Which some may see as Golden Matriotic EarthDaydreams
and ultra-violet
by dualdark competing nightmare-powers
of constant ClimateChange.

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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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No One Heals Alone

All is quiet
as I exit through the Emergency Entrance
at the local hospital.

I notice a black T-shirt
with a pink ribbon logo
announcing in bold green script
“No one fights alone”

Due to context
I’m guessing we’re talking about fighting cancer;
harm taking us away
from health care giving and receiving
we would all prefer
while walking out of,
rather than lying in,
any Emergency Entrance.

But, I am a theologian
by training
and practical parenting experience,
so I’m thinking,
Why do we not also wear T-shirts
reminding each other
“No one loves alone”

Or even
“No one loves to fight alone”
or even just among ourselves,
within our own households
and habitats.

I ponder my way back to humble Yaris,
with automatic electronic nothing,
and on the radio I hear clusters of fighting themes:
mental illness
domestic violence
gun violence
automated weaponry
military fear and threat stress-testing, enduring, stretching, growing
hazing as baptism through alcohol
depression and repression and suppression
acclimation to chronic climates of terror
and quiet climates of ever more dissonance
lack of healing sleep
anger management
fear mismanagement
mutual assured destruction (MADness)
diplomacy by threat and RightWing arms sales
military industries
applied increasingly to personal and domestic disarray,
local terrors,
households
and habitats
going up in flames
flowing under floods…

No one fights alone
just as no one loves peace alone,
and health
and ecological wealth
and ego-resilience
and eco-systemic balance,
harmony,
synergy.

No one can sustain love
while violently fighting
just as no one can sustain this fight
for climates
and cultures
and ecologies
and theologies of health
by thinking we are
admirable
or somehow credible
or even possible
to sort through
and choose Love alone.

As I exit my car,
now home,
I think
My T-shirt would probably be too wordy,

No one loves to fight disease
and unease
alone.

Especially not God
or Allah
or Patriotic Loyalty to Earth
or wherever we find our
remember to Love messages.

All is quiet
as I enter our home.
I must be,
for this moment,
alone.

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