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Public Sector Predators

I have lately noticed
WinLose bottom-line business competitors
lead within for-profit rabidly accelerating circles
and are not thereby well prepared
to produce effective robust outcomes
in a more WinWin democratic public service role,
elected or appointed.

I have further noted
general decline of original democratic public servant roles,
revolutionarily replaced by a competing public predator CEO role,
pirating political powers
to better hoard aristocratic economic rewards.

This has been the stuff of history,
fall of Empires,
but also for-profit failing corporations.

It is these latter corporate failures
even beyond more nakedly protected democratic losses,
where authority of position
includes authority to continue employing others
in your jail,
or setting lowly employees free
to market themselves elsewhere,
for democratic enriching profit
or for self-serving quarterly producing profits
for absent short-term disinvested owners
and their equally self-serving managers,
Colossus Trumpians, I suppose,
rather than the old school
public servant model.

Living in a self-seeking climate of growing pathology,
where schools neither mentor nor bother to even lecture
the socially cooperative primacy of mutual service,
grace of gratitude both given and received,
for civic responsibilities growing into interdependent authorities,
nor are parents necessarily skilled leaders
of mutually cooperative WinWin
ecopolitical skill-set development.

For these reasons,
and probably far remedially more,
it seemed right and normal,
good and proper,
that the best cooperatively judicious diplomats
of and for public policies and government procedures,
whether self-governing or also other-governing,
would be those with public servant sector backgrounds,
rather than private predative sector unforgiven foregrounds,
understories of evolutionary Might Makes Right.

Yet this model of competing ruthless leadership
just now appears a Commons lowering denominator
for both public and private sectors,
for more multiculturing cooperative wisdom.

It should be no more a surprise
to a U.S. President
that Presidents do not have unmitigated autonomous powers
of information disclosure
nor of information fabrication,
of energy sharing and conserving
nor of energy hoarding for further self-investing
even further autonomously unmitigated authorities
of revenge and competing egomanias,
than surprise to a CEO
of any healthy cooperatively-managed corporation
where private sector mutual service
and mutually subsidiary authorities
are co-responsibilities of all
who breathe and think maturely,
speak and listen democratically,
with heart beats
both diastatic wealthy
and systolic healthy,
both full and empty of ego/eco-viral powers,
mutually grateful
for all who live and laugh
midway between fully is and yet not yet.

Public private servants,
consuming no more relational powers
than we can individually and collectively reproduce,
replace,
recycle.

Because we elect and normally appoint
Public Servants
based on their prior experience
as Private Predators,
wealth and power accumulating hoarders
at their capital top
bucks stop here
in this pirate place
my allies and I have bought and sold for,
I am learning
that we don’t public service get
what we do private sexist and racist and elitist pest
invest in.

Application forms
and ballots
all seek WinWin caregivers,
too often counted and selected
by WinLose bully Presidents,
wearing Chief Executive Officer hats
rather than carrying Lead Servant Mentor portfolios.

Legislators and judges
educators and parents
achieve more wholesome outcomes
by remaining students of deep ecological listening
than by becoming teachers
of Ayn Rand’s egocentric economics
for antisocial climbers.

 

 

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Social and AntiSocial Capital

Hybrids,
like a good creole stew,
are amazingly viral cooperators,
competitively so,
reacclimating tastes toward richer anticipations.

We have all heard of social capital
and natural capital,
of social democrats as antisocial plutocrats
and cooperatively-owned capitalist corporations,
including bipolar republics, perhaps.

These are all forms of regeneratively healthy intent
to further cooperatively nurturing ecopolitics,
as contrasted to degenerative antisocial trends
toward further climate and landscape reactionary pathologies,
alien-fear and patriotic anger incensed,
flavored,
darkly nurtured.

For example,
early Christians believed the death and resurrection of their loving Messiah
reincarnated within their own cooperative nurturing hybrid communities
would regeneratively inoculate them
from a jealous YHWH’s apocalyptic
post-millennial
revolutionary climate changing war
against those who killed His divine-humane hybrid.

Now, within Christian cultures some two millennia later,
saying one does not believe in following Jesus
has become equivalent to not believing in the superior power of love
over degeneration.

Such climate health denier claims have become both internally contradictory,
oxymoronic,
and self-defeating,
self-denying,
Earth-denying in a larger capital cooperative sense
of climate change as internal/external cooperative health emergence.

For example,
you might have heard:
I don’t believe that cooperative WinWin ecopolitics
could ever become more resonant and robust
than continuing WinLose militaristic capitalism.

And yet,
whether you have faith in cooperative regeneration
as more robust than competitive degeneration
does not change the evidence of evolving history,
beginning at Empty
and climate developing toward fully Interdependent,
diastatic revolutions,
flowers and their next-regenerative seeds,
their creolizing-democratizing potential,
within Earth’s moist humus,
as revolutionary eco-messianic events,
evidence of God’s radically accessible love
overpowering dehumanizing competitive de-capitating
God-killing wrath
about our own mortality,
and the daily humiliations of ego competitions largely not conclusively won,
growing mistrusts,
weeds,
dying thorns among redolent roses.

Climate change
is about both climatic degenerative trends
and climate regenerative nurturing possibilities
for politically cooperative global and individual peace
with ecojustice,
economically ecological.

Yes,
climate change is about apocalypse
and critical-crisis revolutions
within ecopolitical patriarchal
and political-economic domestic matriarchal
harmonious choices and ballots of reiterative discernment
over dis-harmonious debates and competing ballistics.

But,
saying we do not believe in this revolutionary end
to LeftBrain competitive EitherWin/OrLose dominance
is oxymoronic.
LeftBrain dominance is the capacity and odds and ends of language to speak active trust,
to admit ambivalent mistrust,
to declare unredemptively active distrusts.

LeftBrain Might-Makes-Right-And-Bright v WrongWaste
doesn’t care if you believe in its dominating history,
every time you continue feeding yourself
and your children
with your dominant right hand
your LeftBrain actions speak
your oxymoronic confusion of hybrid ecopolitical praxis.

It is as if your right hand
is not aware of what your less socially nurtured left hand
is not doing
as equivalently
as nutritiously
as capital-invested
powerfully.

Eschatology and revolutions
millennialism and global and even personal climate crises
are all about social-natural cooperative nurturing re-investment,
extending out,
democratizing,
creolizing,
healthing our Golden Capitalist MindBody Rule,
to love YHWH-Tao and MotherEarth as oneself
is to cooperatively nurture capital investments
in doing to and with Earth’s matriarchal womb
as we would have all other interdependent capital life-forms
and forces
and flows
and ecosystemic bilateral hybrid functions
bow namaste with regenerator us.

Patriarch Yang-Sun
and Matriarch Earth-Yin
co-evolved their cooperative nurturing Golden Rule,
EcoSystemic Harmonics,
long before divining humans came along
to evolve our LeftBrain capital-dominant sacred scriptures
speaking re-creation experiences oft-retold, then written,
of climate pathological degenerations
and revolutionary climate ecotherapeutic regenerators,
diastatic flowers co-mentoring post-revolutionary creolization,
democratization,
sanctification,
social nurturing capital re-investments.

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Happy Republicans on PBS

I heard a Conservative consumer satisfaction survey on PBS yesterday, regarding President Trump’s performance in that role, to date.

So far, both his proletariat and bourgeois constituencies sound like they feel not ignored, and therefore newly happy and hopeful. One Republican woman almost twitterishly volunteered what was news to my Masters in Public Administration civil service ears: “The government’s job is to create a healthy business growth climate, and cut middle class taxes.”

I, a naive former graduate student, listening too much to PhD’s, apparently, had thought the role of government was to promote the regenerative health and happiness, prosperity and security of all the people at all times. Had I received the memo that we were now just a public sector investor in the proletariat business community, my job could have been so much easier, and even less satisfying!

But, more seriously, this has been the unashamed naked  government vocational model for economic Conservatives, wearing the True Patriot Republican imprimatur, since the prior millennium–so I was shocked about the public exposure of such blatant reification of our cooperative health and safety purposes, but I knew it was probably rolling around in her head.

It does concern me that economic Conservatives who are themselves below median household and/or business-corporate income are feeling heard by President Trump during this his first week behind the desk of Executive Orders.

“Business” in plutocratically Elite WashingtonLand, is most accurately translated by Trumpian friends and extended corporate family, as short-term financial profit for owners of corporate interests with above median business income potential.

This is the same economic and political Conservative population that Marx called “bourgeois”, looking for evermore financially safe-harbored large-corporate financial-industrial-insurance-military income, and what Political Scientists would call the economic and politically empowered Elite. You and I are not they, and they are assuredly  competitive WinLose evolutionary game strategists. Elite-Bourgeois economic Conservatives are our Patriotic Predators; and we are cast as the Loser NonElite Prey, regardless of our conservation of economic health, or progression of politically multicultural wealth, proclivities.

Here, then, are some ways that this economic Conservative is feeling both ignored, and very much not heard:

Building walls to keep out Central and South America is healthy Elite military-industrial subcontractor growth.

Building resistance walls to keep public investments from flowing into NonElite Health Care planning and service delivery is  only healthy for Elite insurance-financial investment sector growth potential, at my inflamed expense.

Raising taxes only for 12 million below-median taxpayers is also healthy Elite Republican growth of Washington subcontractor and military-industrial growth, and probably at my additional expense. And, the last I knew, by anyone’s definition this is not “lowering Middle Class taxes.”

President Trump’s version of economic Conservatism intends to ignore, and in fact further prey upon, both neglect and abuse, NonElite working class below-median income people, and our busyness, listening and watching Reality Shows, and cognitive-dissonantly tuning out Trump’s Predative UnReality Show.

Next time, be more careful which ecopolitical development side you vote against. This time, unwashed proletariats who still clean our own toilets, and yet enthusiastically voted for Trump, got the royal flush you were not expecting or hoping for, or even listening to as it unfolds before our mysteriously enthusiastic, hypnotized eyes.

His political business promotion is not the inclusive economic health you want, and have a right to expect. Healthy public governance cooperatively, bicamerally, supports everybody’s healthy busyness and regenerative play.

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All About Taxes

Conservative View of taxation:
A prehensile grab
from an authoritarian patriarchal government
to steal from my short-term stockpile
of self-aggrandizing cash.

Progressive View of taxation:
A GoldenRule government-issued invitation
to cooperatively invest in our shared short-term
and long-term health and safety future.

Moses challenged Conserving-Progressive FreedomPeople
to never forget
we have escaped the bonds of patriarchal plutocratic Egyptian grabbing
from our bourgeois and formerly enslaved Chosen Egos.

We are now both Governor and Governed,
cooperatively incorporated,
economically progressing our ego-conservationing
of health and safety ecopolitical outcomes.

Conservative View of health and safety:
Good for all,
but, when push comes to economic shove,
best for me to hoard
against an Egyptian militaristic day.

Progressive View of health and safety:
Of course we are always WinWin-only cooperative geopolitical players
of and for Earth’s regenerativity.
So, we are happy to pay our taxes,
but we would be even happier if these would co-invest
in Earth’s climate health and safety,
EarthTribe’s regenerative health and safety,
as Ego’s bicameral co-empathic trust
in our GoldenRule cooperative
Exodus into our Beloved Promise Land
of eco-integrity.

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The Rastafarian Town Council Meeting

Some say it began with the Jehovah’s Witnesses
ingesting sacred substances with the Rastafarians.
Others say that could not possibly be true or false.

What emerged one sultry August Town Council evening
when half the town had found some sleep:

We believe that direct and indirect health outcomes
derived from use of marijuana
are more family and community-friendly
than use of alcohol producing more pathological outcomes;
and that our economic and political policies
and procedures in public affairs,
as in private,
should reflect this shared sacred ecological belief.

Further, because we find little outcome evidence that consumption of THC
is less healthy and more pathological than ingesting alcohol,
and because we find bucket lists of evidence that THC can have therapeutic and far less addictive pathological outcomes than alcoholic beverage consumption,
we find it ecopolitically curious
that regulatory and legal support evinces more tolerance of alcohol Business as Usual
than THC busyness as sometimes unusual.

Such disparity of regulations and legal posturing
appear to suffer from Constitutional Rights Defiance Disorder,
as we compassionately expect our public sector and structures
to positively support what evinces health,
happiness,
and cooperative prosperity for all,
rather than their suppression,
making depressants more accessible than known
ecologically organic regenerative substances,
to toast the less organic degeneratively pathological substance,
which, in excess, is a poison causing death,
as compared to a more biotherapeutic holistic medicine
that has much longer,
and more spiritually,
withstood and contemplated tests of flowing nutritional time.

I cannot say from where this proposal came
but I can report why the Council passed the pipe to think about
what they could say that might fit with their own experience.

Most people learn most and best from personal experience,
we figured,
especially if we have a chance to reflect together on those experiences,
which we might choose to do right now.

Most people’s attitudes and feelings and beliefs
about health v pathology are influenced most by their own experience,
including the intake of substances,
like foods we eat,
and like or don’t prefer,
like beverages we drink and like or don’t,
and prefer nutritionally and tastefully,
like sensory outcomes of drinking alcohol and inhaling THC.

Most Business As Usual fundamentalists,
especially of the Christian and Islamic varieties,
believe alcohol is more or less not health viable
for beneficial ecopolitical outcomes,
as perhaps more favorably compared to THC.
However, most Christian and Islamic fundamentalists
do not have personal experience of either,
nor do they tend to share within families and communities
likely to learn from others’ experiential wisdoms
extending out to broader families and friends of friends.

Sadly, up to this PostMillennial time,
where there have been exceptions to such dually undiagnostic abstinence,
these have been on the side of not-quite-so evangelical cocktails.

Had we sooner leaned the other way,
inhaling THC
then talking about cooperative ecopolitically healthy outcomes
while exhaling,
well, then,
we might begin warming toward each other
and those still outside our monocultural religious walls
of self-protectionism.

As it is,
our spiritual and divine aspirations suffer
from lack of connection with our Eros-loving bodies
and lack of ecologically cooperative empowering WinWin thinking,
and ecotherapeutic climate building,
as in the newer testament gospels for community development,
transubstantiations,
transliterations,
and like those polypathic potheads over at the UU and Zen Center,
and don’t even get us started
on how much fun we had with the Rastafarian Warrior Witnesses.

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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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Please UnCorrect Me

Please correct me if I do not accurately speak for you,
I would not misrepresent your fellow readers
and writers and breathers
and heart-beaters,
but I believe outcomes,
goals we most want
our local and national and international political networks
to actually achieve,
further develop,
move toward a more optimally nutritional economy,
a multicultural co-arising creation story,
both beginning and ending with each day through dreaming night,
and yet continuing throughout each multigenerational lifetime of light,
success stories of health abundance,
more heaven-building,
less hell-raising competition and strife and suffering.

Does it follow that an optimally performing economy
would most likely become the highest and best use product
of a more cooperative political system?
where Both-And dialectic gratitude
isn’t merely lip service prayers of blessing
the hands and minds preparing this feast,
a brief counter-cultural respite
before returning to politics
brought to us by Business As Usual
not-really-news entertainment networks
thriving on Either-Or evolutionary plot-lines
Win for White Hats
is Lose for myopic
hypocritical
egocentric
tyrannical
suspiciously-fascist
yet nakedly conniving political Bureaucrats
and other Black Hat powerful anger-and-fear-fundamental Terrorists.

If we want a cooperatively abundant family
and community
and WinWin national as international economy,
we best change our political story line
from bicameral dissipation
toward bilateral midway discernment
of healthy nutritional
BothTrue-AndHealthEnCulturing supplements,
like Vitamin D feeding rituals of congressional chaplains
begging for rain of grace enculturation,
organically multicultural cooperative economies,
politically developing healthy green plants,
and forests,
therapeutic systems,
nutritional networks,
economic minds
achieving most with least loss
as most politically cooperative gain
for already marginalized, non-elite bodies
electing to serve future empathic-trust generations
of all life systems
as we would best serve
our own ego’s more limited,
and limiting,
services.

Which might therefore need to please be corrected
as I do not accurately speak with you,
my fellow readers and writers and breathers
and bicameral balancing heart beaters.

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