Uncategorized

Healthy Democracy

Democratically effective governance
of people
plants
places
and planets
cannot begin with degenerative violence
without ending as militant predation,

Which does not sound like healthy
trusting
and cooperative co-invested democracy
even to a child
familiar with playground bullies.

Rather than roots in “retributive justice”
revenge
punishment
religiously licit order,
healthy democracy stems from restorative win/win peace,
multicultural nature spirits
and bio-systemic sacred wisdom,

At least interdependent wisdom enough
to avoid militaristic patriarchal predation
and pollution
of all that Earth holds sacred.

Standard
Uncategorized

Power of Compassion

Most Republicans I’ve had the admittedly too infrequent pleasure
of listening to
assume financial wealth
is a greater public responsibility
and opportunity
than very much secondary social wealth
of healthy relationships,
resonant and democratically inclusive resilience.

And, Green Democrats
seem to share a world view
giving primal priority to values of social wealth,
multicultural co-investment
in people,
plants,
planetary inter-relationships,
global compassion.

So, a simple Thought Experiment
in competitive v cooperative relationality:

Imagine you are the ultimate capitalist success story
Playing a zero-sum win/lose game,
you always win,
so everybody else loses.
Eventually all financial assets,
natural resources,
human resources,
belong to you.
There remains no financial competitor left standing.
You are Earth’s omnipotent predator
of all economic value.

What happens to the value
of your capital liquid assets
at the moment you achieve
your perfect monopolistic success?
a perfect vacuum of other economic competitors?

Now, imagine social relationships
are our root source of value.

You develop cooperative relationships
that branch out into a global nurturing
and mutually nutritious network
of co-empowering healthy communication
until, finally, no one stands outside
your robust caring cooperative,
your multiculturally resonant social system.

At the exact moment of perfect synergetic interdependence,
when loneliness,
segregation,
distrust,
apartheid,
dissociation,
antagonistic lack of peaceful relationship
is nothing more than a pre-millennial memory,
what remains of your social,
multicultural
political
and cooperative economic value?

How would you ever finish spending
and extending
your social capital co-investments?

So, when Republicans
and not-so-Green Democrats
sternly inform me
We need a solid Business Model
for a robust and resilient government
and for perpetual economic growth,
I am always curious to learn
which Business Model they have in mind,

Competitive win/lose? Like capitalism,
Or cooperative win/win?
Like sacred Earth communion.

Standard
Uncategorized

Working Out Some Wrinkles

Kenneth Cloke
historically outlines the widening and deepening
and merging and submerging
of elite/non-elite
publicized/privatized ego/eco-politicians.

Earth’s perennial health/pathology contests
lie between LeftYang domination
over-powering RightYin suppression;

Slowly at matriarchal pre-historic first,
then, now, much more quickly
and Western invasively,

From slave-owner v slave,
to kleptocratic aristocracy v non-elite laborers,
serfs paying homage to autocratic male ownership,
autonomic
automated assaulting

To capital-infested corporations v grounds and building maintenance untouchable employees,
under-the-patriarchal-table sex-workers,
perpetual part-time apprentices,
ass-ociates,
alien terrorist competitors.

With McGilchrist,
inter-religious listeners and speakers and advocates
and international diplomats and facilitators and mentors
might well ask:

What could elite self and non-elite other
compassionate health interests
sound and smell,
taste and see,
think and feel like
when co-relationally resisting elite LeftBrain
monoculturing Western patriarchal domination?

How do the ecofeminist former serfs and slaves
cooperatively support healthy multiculturing public
and personal energy investing
in transubstantiating Left/Right healthy democracy?

How could WinWin wealth-spirited
and health-souled advocates
agree with McGilchrist hope
for a more wealthy democratic well-being?

Transculturally adapting LeftBrain bicameral Master Facilitators
Adopting her/his creolizing RightBrain bilateral-binomial
health/wealth Emissaries
facilitating non-violent Win/Win polypathic communication,
vocal vulcanizing
metamorphic trans-regenerative well-being,
sacred communion on secular EarthYin
under HeavenYang’s enumerated universal canopy.

Could religiously non-dualistic
non-sectarian
non-partisan
multiculturally cooperative health investments
result in deep learning Left/Right co-educational nation-state wealth-sufficiency
for bioregions,
extended families,
private ego-identities

Elite/NonElite exformation
eisegetically implicating
ego/eco-metaphoric co-relational Both/And
Win/Win languaged information,
exegetically resilient,
transcends Either/Or thinking,
to Win ego’s economic health
we must Lose eco-logical wealth,
orthodoxy,
Business As ShortTerm Capital
unusually infested.

Can we cooperatively re-visit ego/eco-therapeutic revolutions
of meta-paradigmatic ZeroZones?
Polypathic, polyphonic integrity
conjoining not-not polynomial EarthSoul
for unspoken diverse health-mindfulness,
full-hearted wonder
and ecstatic polyculturing awe

Reweaving multicultural history’s politics
Logos/Mythos theo/eco-logically recreating
health/wealth stories,
bicamerally intense
capital-cooperative re-investments
in international
inter-religious
Earth climate wealthy health

Standard
Uncategorized

NonRocket Science

When I was an undergraduate
in Michigan
I became fascinated with my bilaterally transubstantiating internal conversation
about sufficient v necessary evidence
for thought v feeling experience

That communication’s principles of co-empathic persuasion
were also healthy-positive psychology’s research
on how to best regenerate Left/Right cooperatively resilient attitude change,
both feelings and thoughts,
to grow gratitude attitudes about spaciated places
bodily experienced as sometimes confluent peace
but sometimes dissonant
feelings of cognitive-affectively toxic
Win/Lose stress pathologies
and yet still polyphonically accessible
to deeply entrenched confluent WinWin memory pathways
back toward warm wet wombed
4-spacetime dimensional
ZeroZone breathing-nurturing-nutritional Matriarchal-Paradise,

Primal ego/eco-systemic health-care relationships,
political-psychological communication of winning-cause
with winning-effective power,
led me toward wanting more
ever-more
addictively more healthy community cooperative green organic development
for ever-deeper polycultural experience,
for more internal dialectal planning
through multicultural health-discernment
of how we can cooperatively and actively hope
to achieve optimal WinWin economic-ecological resilient outcomes
through ego/eco-systemic bilateral mindfulness.

Which,
in Bucky Fuller’s Synergy Earth-WholeSystem Universe,
not to be confused with the more LeftBrain dominant Scientology,
might also be described as
geometric ZeroCore cooperative EarthSoul unitarian inside networking
in dialectal-experiential-primal nutritional ego-dialogue
with our Whole nonspecial-case Universe outside interdependent environment,
composed of integral energy democracy systemic god
against chaotic-entropic-dissonant-fragmented
overly-competitive degenerative
lack of resiliently healthy hope.

Which
leads me to wonder:
How do we best restore economic-ecological climate justice peacefully
from lofty LeftBrain academic-empirical-deductive-dominant theory
about InterReligious Dialogue
and InterNational PublicHealthy Climate WinWin Diplomacy
to everyday grade school through eco-schooled
outdoor and indoor classrooms
built by transectarian non-violent communicating
compassionate co-ego/eco-therapists

CoRedeeming transubstantiating
creolizing
communion experiences
of co-empowering celebration

WinWin healing
cooperatively-owned and empowered
multicultural regenerative trends
in deep bilateral learning together

Win-health to Win-wealth
ZeroZone nature/spirit GoldenRules
nurturing Yang/Yin
Universal/Unitarian
health/wealth gaming systems
of integral Group Whole-Open-NonSpecialCase-DisEmbodied-Metric Theories
for evolutionary/revolutionary nutritional paradigms
emerging from resilient nondual assumptions,
puzzles,
and questions
ironically iconic of 4D
bilateral-bionic-biotic DNA string health-systems
fractal-holonic
composed of bilateral nature/spirit
image/memory robust energy-dialogical
Zero ZenZones
cooperatively committed
to healthy co-acclimating green-wealth praxis
of trans-cultural
non-sectarian solidarity.

My question remains,
What is Earth’s best WinWin compassionate health-praxis?

Why does this addictively seem,
for me,
to be

Our inherently intuitive
panentheistic
transubstantiating thought,
our secular belief
and sacred feeling,
of Whole Universal System
multicultural transectarian nature/spirit dialogue,
dialectal soil/soul creolization,
multiculturally polypathic compulsion
toward climate restoring justice,
favoring robust biotic vulcanization,
investing in restorative WinWin regeneration
of ego-psychological
and eco-political discernment
for ecological health
and not theological pathology,
discerning polypathic diplomatic health/wealth co-discovery.

Standard
Uncategorized

Compassion Politics

In good government sectors,
Inside capital-driven outside energized urban environments,
In healthy cooperative societies,
In proper green-civilizing schools,
and domestically robust economies,

Outer boundary views
remain openly and resiliently cooperative,
while less universally compassionate internal views,
from within each everyday and night non-sabbath,
non-elite ego-fragmentary, yet still eco-interdependent parts,
may compete for fair healthy investment share
to become sufficiently noticed
known
and appreciated.

In privately incorporated company(ies),
competition schools
and within ZeroSum economic assumptions:
If humanity Wins
then Earth must inevitably Lose,
promoting political systems running away
without balancing ecologically empowering economies,

Outer culture-boundary views
appear ponderously, narrowly, thickly, impermeably closed-off
by past competitions in self-defensive ego-promotion,

While more internal cooperative cultures
may privately long for healthier resilience,
for wealthiest co-passioning market corners,
cracks
healing positive revolutionary feelings and needs
to restore paid forward forgiveness
healing neglected, yet still malleable,
co-responsive climate fissures.

Despotic WalledSystem defensive dogma,
personally narcissistic
and politically cynical
and economically sadistic,
with realistic faith only in competitive business predators
result in short-term divestments away from cooperatively-owned health,
with outcomes stealing from next year’s
next generation’s authentically open opportunities
to compete against time
to cooperatively win
Earth’s annual health-market popularity contest,

A realistically healthy government sector
invests Earth-patriotically
ego-rationally
and eco-logically
in deep learning economies
promoting long-term communally resilient health
re-investments of and for Earth’s positively energetic democracy.

Standard
Uncategorized

ReJoining Commerce with Communion

Weakening the deductive
reductively secularized Business Model
case for healthy government
continuing capital industrialized
automated violence,
despite co-arising global climate stress,
is not the eco-theologist’s leading trump card.

Connecting intentionally cooperative people
and plants
and healthy planet
more polypathically
to WinWin historic economic-political case studies
and multiculturing designs for integrity
through deep Left with Right mindbody co-dominant bicameral listening
and beauty glistening
and acting widely in-between

1. Resilient Western competing co-investors
in healthy cooperative ownership
and management
and governing
and authority
and responsibility
and integrity models, and
2. Resonant Eastern extended family cooperative communion
theological models
for intentional eco-faith communities
of multi-generational co-arising residence

TippingPoints in-between LeftLiberal Love
and RightConserving Economically Balanced Life
wu-wei
RightWing merely secular capital-producing incorporations
for a strong ego-defense
and LeftWing sacred incarnations
for liberating global universal feeling-languaged eco-love

Leaking out of both liberal/conserving ends
recreating robust multicultural rainbow maps

Between ZeroZone prime co-relational territories
of Yang-strength,
atomically reductive chemistry tables,
with Yin-flow,
wavy and multi-linear
4D redundant transubstantiation healing myths

Restoring regeneratively persuasive health trends
for positive ecological relationships
cooperatively away from absence
of future’s holistic nutritional wealth.

Strengthening the inductive RightBrain
embodied sacred ecology case
for becoming eco-therapeutic peers
sharing a full WinWin mindbody
multi-spectral
neural-sensory deck.

Standard
Uncategorized

Ancient Economic Sciences

Economic science talks about wealth and money
but ancient green ecology peace warriors
walked toward cooperative health and tribal nutrition
rather than poverty
lack of sufficient mutual investment
in health-wealth trends.

Old cooperative economic leaders
and followers
measuring comparative values together
counted in nutritional value
accumulated by Yang dominating predators
and counter-counted
back in reverse time
remembering unhealthy devolutioning values
YinFlow diminishing
unprivileged thirsty and malnourished
prey prayers for nurturing relief.

RightBrain passion story feelers
suffering from egocentric LeftBrain Either/Or economic abuse
of Win/Lose ZeroSum Zones
punishing patriarchal retribution,
fundamentally dualistic
about privileged trust
over-ruling unprivileged anti-trust,
or at least monoculturing aggressive mistrust,
and anti-historical magic evolution
of WinWin GoldenRule Grace.

Economics of grace
might reweave Holy Matriotic Spirit/Nature
of FatherSun eco-breathing slow-grown enlightenment
with GaiaEarth Queen of non-colonizing eco-investment
reforesting continents,
redeeming surfing-breathing oceans
of primordial cooperative economic roots.

Creolizing economic sciences and
games and
ecotherapies and
YangBull reforesting restorations
are to ecological Green Goddess WinWin Rules
as environmental nutrition sciences
are to healthy food consumption
and production
are to communication
and internal nurturing transport
are to creolization
and cooperative polypathic polyculturing bull-market flow projections,
family friendly nutritionists practicing
health wealth nurturing policies
embracing WinWin procedural co-investment.

Ecological economic outcomes
with secular Left pursuit of ego/eco centric resilient wealth
and sacred Right already knowing eco-syncretic resonant health,
integrity of Golden Yang cooperative economics
with synergetic practice of WinWin
YinYin ecologicians,
matriotic theologians
studying Common Spirit/Nature ZeroGrounds

Economic ZeroZones
composed of ego/eco therapists
co-governing Golden YinShadow Rules,
matriarchally composed and danced
within AnimaMundi wombs,
breathing in secular Left
speed of co-enlightenment
within ancient WiseElder Right’s
Holy Matriotic EarthSpirit,
Zero EconomicZones
deep learning eco-soul
song and dance
verbal patterns and nonverbal rhythms
functional reasons and in/exforming rhymes
ecological health causes and economic wealth effects.

Standard
Uncategorized

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.

Standard
Uncategorized

Kellyanne’s Fake Constitutional Rocks

“The Second Amendment is a bedrock principle of our Constitution…”
Kellyanne Conway

Dear Kellyanne,

Thanks so much for standing in
for the apparently unavailable
and dull, predictable Constitutional lawyers,
and the U.S. historians,
and also the legal philosophers
of social justice and moral ethics
with your own fresh minority opinion
of one NRA wanna-be lobbyist.

Before I saw your latest entry
in the OutRageous JunkNews competition,
which has become more hotly contested
as of post-Trumpian patriotic late,
I had actually,
you know,
read, once or twice, what the Constitution itself
has to say
about what are its own bedrock principles.

Here are our bottom-line goals
as stated in the Preamble itself:

1. “to form a more perfect Union”
which would probably leave out most forms of investment in domestically competing violence,
fear-mongering,
and even anti-feminist anger-mongering.

2. “justice”
which does not seem to be later defined as
private and public sector arms racing
to see who can first acquire the most
or biggest
or fattest
or fastest
or longest ballistic toys.

3. “Tranquility”
with a capital T
not a capitol Trump Business As Competitively Usual
as you might spell that word,
a synonym, here, for Peace,
with a capital and capitol P,
for Please could you get over your unprincipled verbal garbage
for just one contemplative retreat,
it would do you,
and possibly those around you,
so much ecotherapeutic good.

4. “common defence”
Not spelled UnCommon Offense
amongst our otherwise Unioning selves,
so specifically,
explicitly,
clearly,
transparently excluding domestic rights to bear or bare ballistic arms,
not even talking about knives,
or sling shots,
or those really big rubber bands
that my brother used to snap me with
on the back of my own redneck patriarchal ass.

Which is why we had to have a Second Amendment
because the bedrock principles of the Constitution
explicitly exclude
what we had to include
in the Second Amendment,
because, unlike the First Amendment,
which actually is, arguably, redundant with remaining bedrock principles,
the Second Amendment most extravagantly and democratically and transparently clearly is NOT:
“promote general Welfare”
“Liberty” to the signers and us, and our “Posterity” kids too
which are the real original health care giving and receiving framework
or bedrock
for the standard democratic justice terminology of that time,
as well as our own post-millennial time
and mental space
and nation growing regenerative place,
and not so much over-investment in degenerative ballistics.

So,
if by “bedrock principle”
you mean seminal values
of the Signers’ Historically Manifest Intent,
on one side of recorded history
you have the Preamble
then the Body of the Constitution
then the First Amendment.

Then you have the
“Oops, British rights of citizens to self-defensive armaments
within domestic borders,
which,
by the way,
did not necessarily include the right to bear arms across state lines,
or even county lines,
or even outside one’s own village,
or even outside one’s own property,
but, regardless,
is hopelessly outweighed in the competition for
“Most Bedrocked Constitutional Principle
for Preserving this More Perfect Domestic Union”
by most anything on the Preambling list above.

Which,
actually, I think is good news for you.
Because if the right to shoot at each other
were a bedrock principle
rather than the responsibility to play nice,
and talk non-violently correctly as compassionately,
and cooperate with as much good-humor as bicamerally possible,
then your own enfranchised health,
happiness,
and matriotic prosperity
would be in some serious LeftBrain-RightWing fascist shit,
counter-historically speaking.

By the way,
did you happen to notice
the Constitution’s summary remarks?
just before the last Article on Ratification,
“…no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

What is not defined is the difference,
if any,
between a religion
and idol or icon worship.

When I read bedrock justice and peace principles,
and think about them,
and grow passion about them
as explicitly documented Constitutional original historical intent,
and then I read your statement
that the Second Amendment
isn’t really an amendment at all,
it’s more of a gun-toting religious faith
in Up Yours! Better Government Through Ballistics!
it makes me have second thoughts about how far we can reasonably stretch the First Amendment,
to protect non-violent and co-responsible and informed speech
to also cover
religious allegiance to violence
and irresponsible blabber.

Standard
Uncategorized

My Democratic Town Committee

In my New England town
our local Democratic Party runs everything.

Some would argue these local celebrities
and self-promoting treasures
to posterity
rather over-run everything,
and surely we could find some truth
in this way of seeing,
but we are learning a spirit of generosity
invites more healthy pollinators,
honey bees
rather than swarms of angry hornets
nesting on the sidelines.

This Town Democratic Committee
decided to invest in a planning retreat
and were looking for a Permaculture Designer
to facilitate,
preferably someone local,
and not too obnoxious
and holier than thou
about ecological wisdom
raging against short-term economic realities
of elective politics.

Which is where I came in
to this local municipality
as Zero through Regional Four Zone frame.

Looking back,
it was fortunate I knew no one
of these Committee stalwarts
or we would never have arrived even as far as the initial client interview.

You see,
in Permaculture Design,
the initial screening interviews
work in both directions.

First,
the Committee’s Secretary emailed me
to ask if I would be interested
and even remotely qualified,
and, if so, how much
and could I possibly cut whatever that is
in half
and be flexible on scheduling,
especially scheduling of payments
for services rendered.

Second,
if all that goes reasonably bloodless,
the Permaculture Designer interviews the client.

So I told the Secretary,
and thereby everyone who was anyone in town,
that I had recently completed a Client interview
for the White House,
or at least started one,
thinking this might suggest qualifying experience,
but she was unimpressed,
possibly even depressed,
probably repressed
and feeling suppressed
about that particular client,
and recommended taking the White House out
of future resumes.

Anyway,
long polycultural outcomes story short,
we did get to a Client Interview
which began and largely ended their planning retreat.

As always,
I begin with what purposes they have in mind
for the property in question.
If a real estate agent
or maybe a sharky developer,
were also Permaculture Design Certified
this would be the highest and best interdependent uses question.

The multi-sectoral responses
are all about healthy nutrients.
One committee member thinks a healthier, more robust, educational system
is today’s magic button.
Another thinks a healthier employment market.
Especially a Farmer’s Market, adds another,
with a wink to subtly let me now
she and I are kindred cooperative organic spirits.

Their wish list leaves little to not wish for
except for fewer homeless and hungry people
bumming cigarettes in front of the downtown real estate office
and over in the Chamber of Commerce’s newly paved
and extremely well-lit parking lot.

We want healthy, but cheaper, water
and more robust waste disposal systems
and more energy and heat and gasoline for less cash
and of course lower taxes are healthier taxes
and vibrant police and fire and medical emergency services
and, yes, even healthier food
in the cafeterias,
again with a wink
from the same, now creepy, committee member.

I summarize
It sounds like you all agree
we need more integrated robust systems
growing health for all residents of Zones Zero through Four.

Except maybe not roosters
within town limits.

They gratefully agree
with obvious relief
as it is nearly time for Happy Hour,
which becomes something of an understatement
unless Happy Hours are, by definition,
timeless.

We never did get to the second question
about what are our unhappy waste streams.
Nor the third,
about how these might shrink
to swell more inclusive Happy Hours
for Zones Zero through Four.

But, as I recall,
I never got that far with the White House either.

Standard