Liberal Love’s Failure

One answer to Patrick Deneen’s question,
Why Liberalism Failed,
not necessarily opposed to Deneen’s own
more LeftBrain position,
yet considerably shorter,

Profoundly democratic liberalism,
like Christianity,
has failed because it has not been multiculturally tried,
to paraphrase anti-colonialism
and non-violent communicating
Mahatma Gandhi.

this may also be a kind of corollary
to respond to a different title,
How the West was Won,
which would thereby postulate
How the West was Lost
by Win/Lose capitalist pretensions
to overpower Win/Win resilient integrity.

Man/Sha Legends

The Public Health-Wealth Dissertation

What lies closest to godliness for you?




Resilient health,

Wise Win/Win wealth




Does your answer change if the question turns to:

What lies closest to Gaian EarthGoddess for you?

If so, why?

If not, why not?


These questions came up as I was looking for a dissertation topic for Euclid University’s PhD in Inter-Religious Dialogue and International Diplomacy.

On Euclid’s website we read something about what this is all about:

“Interfaith diplomacy is an important and new emerging field of research, notably in view of ongoing inter-religious [Win/Lose] conflict, mass migrations [not unrelated to climate change, and trending in that further unfortunate pathological Lose/Lose direction], and grave issues related to radicalization [and concomitant economic and political concerns of growing belief and behavior and investment in apartheid, monoculturing silos, self-ghettoization, and viral tendencies toward Lose/Lose rabid climates of disintegrating terrorism, dualistic nature v spirit theologies, degeneratively entropic absence of robust cooperativity—lack of Win/Win systems thinking, integral multicultural dialogue and design—fading polycultures of democratically liberal love and economic/ecological health development through Win/Win creolization rather than more Business As Usual Western commodification of sacred, integral, holonic, nonsectarian, interdependent Earth].”

Then we can read something about why:

“Euclid’s specialized PhD degree focuses on interfaith practice and the actual application of interfaith skills in the [healthy] community [of non-sectarian, non-violent, non-partisan, non-nationalistic, non-sadistic, non-masochistic cooperative democratic discernment of Win/Win integral responses to outstanding issues seeking effluent equity and affluent interdependent systems, ecosystems, egosystems, governing systems, co-governing systems, eco-governing green systems,…], rather than the advancement of [merely] academic [left-brain dominant, commodified, Win/Lose default Either/Or competitive contradicting and dividing what God may have originally kept Both/And bilaterally bicamerally and binomially cause/effect, Alpha/Omega, Left/Right, Yang/Yin, patriarchal Either/Or and matriarchal Both/And perpetual-flowing matriarchally sacred nutritional integrity kept together for further healthy-wealth Win/Win discernment, discussion, dialogue, non-sectarian diplomacy] knowledge for it’s own sake.”

“Our program places a special [Win/Win] emphasis on contemporary Islam, Muslim-Christian [Abrahamic patriarchal cooperatively co-investing in fertile multicultural and ecologically healthy wealthy self/other-optimizing integrity, authority, responsibility, resilient Win/Win stewardship of power, light, life, economic Zero-interest smart green co-investment,…] dialogue, modern [liberally cooperative green-conservation of left/right, north/south, west/east co-dominant experiential] secularism, as well as de-radicalization [non-violent communication through compassionately resilient cooperative health-supporting words and trusted Golden Rule Win/Win deeds] and [ecologically ecclesiological knowledgeable and wise mutual-polyculturing] mediation.”


So, when I was invited to present a dissertation topic, I suggested:

The technology and philosophy of dialogue, diplomacy, conflict resolution, restorative justice, peace-making, non-violence, WinWin solutions, derive from philosophy, theology, natural and social sciences, and perhaps even abstract psychotherapeutic geometrics.  Rather than asking the more classical academic questions of how are these better and worse than each other, how do they differ, perhaps it is more fruitful to diversely and interdependently compare these health/pathology paradigms to search for their most resilient therapeutic WinWin communion and wealthy holonic promise?

Using a combination of Systems and Game Theory, I have a dissertation interest in looking more closely,

with a local interfaith community of ecological/theological dialogue, at any two or three of the following sources to see how their analogical mapping (Gregory Bateson, Ecology of Mind) might combine to inform a robust nonsectarian healing process for Earth’s wounded economic and political climates, natural and spiritual, secular and sacred, and how we might enter into a secular/sacred non-sectarian health-and-climate-care implementation cooperative mission for healing our local Earth, wounded plants, and EgoLeft/EcoRight

co-operative Win/Win

compassionate mind/body


nondualistic health/wealth people.


Jane Gordon                          political philosophy                                            creolization

Thich Nhat Hanh                  buddhist philosophy             nutrition-communication systems

Iain McGilchrist                cognitive psychotherapy                bicameral (bilateral) integrity

Paul Tillich/Arthur Peacocke      Christian theology                       dialectal panentheism

Charles Eisenstein               cooperative economics                  sacred WinWin evolution

(possibly in analogical dialogue with Islamic economics)

Buckminster Fuller              cooperative geometrics           4D prime synergetic relationship

14th Dalai Lama                       religious philosophy                               compassionate therapy

Kenneth Cloke                      WinWin facilitation      restorative/non-violent communication

Edward Wilson                   cognitive biological evolution                                consilience

Lao Tze                               systemic health-governance                Yang/Yin co-governance

(possibly in dialogue with Universal/Unitarian principles)

David Holmgren            permaculture design (integral)         multicultural health outcomes

Robert Norton                       communications theory                   enthymematic reiteration

To my surprise, this Win/Win cooperatively facilitated research proposal was rejected as not germane to the purposes and implementation focus of the Win/Win Inter-Religious Integrity Dialogue and Public Resilient Health Diplomacy PhD program, with stipulated intent to remain responsive to a United Nations cooperative Win/Win Earth Health Service training project to derive the most resilient terms possible for global co-investment.

So, instead of facilitating a local inter-religious and international dialogue, which would be expensive, sacrifice some trees, burn some gas and oil, it occurred to me to invite you into an even larger community of dialogue about what are our highest public and private health priorities for multiculturally cooperative people who understand godliness and/or Gaian/Marian EarthGoddessness as at least sufficient power to intend enough cooperative integrity for generating light out of nondual darkness.

Which, on living Earth, has produced some astounding evolution of compassionate grace history, and some other, darker herstoric repressions.  Even so, we each seek to facilitate and mentor polycultural resilience, polyphonic resonance, polynomial Win/Win communication, polypathic ways, and ego/eco-centering means toward divinely-humane healthy truth of wealth-abundant beauty. Or so it seems to me, which is why my answer is:

To co-facilitate good faith integrity of Earth’s vast health/wealth potential.



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,
automated assaulting

To capital-infested corporations v grounds and building maintenance untouchable employees,
under-the-patriarchal-table sex-workers,
perpetual part-time apprentices,
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
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,
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
Earth climate wealthy health


Bohm Explicates PublicHealthing

I suppose,
implicit in any explicating form of evolutioning theory-talk,
a revolutionary verbing thesis
progressively implies mindful intention
assuming ethologically growing function
deepening and/or widening what makes and feels sense,
spatial and/or temporal,
some health-explicating and/or pathology appositional implicating purpose
beneficial and/or harmful to anthropoids,
to all Earth’s living-organic Tribes,
to all Ego/EcoSystemic Earth,
to all Animus/Anima Souls,
Left/Right Earth Holonic Nature/Spirit interdependence,
optimizing therapeutic
co-investing ZeroZones explicate/implicate
for secular/sacred [nondual] HealthVocations.


Type A ReValues Type B

You’ve heard
and 2020 seen
and perhaps even felt a dichotomy
between Type A and Type B personalities?

A is for Alpha-yang.
S/he couldn’t possibly be more uncomfortable
with WesternWhite male nationalistic narcissistic supremacy
when it comes LOSER!!! down on us
from on financially wealthiest privileged kleptomania high,
like a camouflaged fat fox
in our own ego’s egg-home.

when I am ruling my Type A and Type B roost,
then my ego feels marvelously content
and prosperous,
except for worries that I need to hoard
and pro-actively defend,
to self-righteously protect
what is my nest-egg by right of winning
in an otherwise losing economic policy
and aristocratic history
of merited empowerment
earned by right of Type A Win/Lose competitive birth survival,

And not earned
by repressed way
to keep ego cooped and cowed inside
an otherwise A/B Open WholeSystem feeding range.

Which brings us to Type B organic WinWin optimizing health performance.
The cooperative wealth vocations
for egg-home sanctuary lovers
within our unredeemed Type A Western machination mists
and Win/Lose myths
of ultimate Lose/Lose EarthTribe theological devolution,
like a healthy egg
without a wealthy incubator nest.

Where trusted rights of democratic healthcare’s curious induction,
WinWin co-reception
listen carefully
before non-violently speaking wrongs
against health care giving
paid forward investments,
Type B cooperative
eco-systemic feminist flow-courage,
organic, not mechanistic,
not degeneratively depreciated mechanical
egg-harvesting machines.

Slow-grown Win/Win evolution
toward all Type A/B Win/Win resilience
re-opens resonant windows
of self/other compassion consciousness,

Mindful of positive-deviant Type A/B personalities
competing against Earth’s failing health-time
for Yang/Yin cooperative
ego/eco-systemic climax climates,
trans-regenerative within
as without
as within
as transubstantiating Here/Now
outside sanctuary resilience,

Alpha/Omega dipolar co-arising
regeneratively recycling
Either/Or with Both/And Left/Right complex resolutions,
redundantly resilient Type B integral health-reception
as also Type A diverse wealth inception.

Following healthy egalitarian lights
toward wealthy interdependent brights
of ultra-violet
non-violent A/B
Win/Win DNA
egg-sanctuary EarthTribe inception.



Everything growing so wild
and faithfully beneath
the sky,
wondering why we are the terrible
part of creation

Yang privileged
to refuse our yin-feminist flowering,
our own more cooperative ownership
and transparently universal management
of yang wants,
diseased not wants,
with, and not against,
yin wealthy yet non-elite

Now suppressed absence
of healthy resilient
green echoing eco-school



I’m reading this book about germs and guns and steel
and pre-history
and human history,
predators and prey,
and people praying they won’t be predatored.

You know,
light bedtime reading.

So, this guy who wrote the book…

No, not the Daniel Quinn thing.
Quinn thinks the beginning and end of our nutritional civilization story
is food production.
He forgets we can also hear cooperative health
and overly-rabid pathologies,
like CEOs calling “bleed the poor to feed those already too rich”
“tax cuts”.

I mean,
I guess they are tax cuts
if you happen to be in the top 20% US income bracket,
but that seems to miss the healthier democratic point
that Lower 80% Lives Matter Too.

No, not Quinn,
it is this younger guy,
Jared Diamond,
who probably never even met Thomas Merton.

Diamond mentions “kleptocracy”
where I would have used “plutocracy”
or “aristocracy”
rather than “democracy”
but this sounded too kleptomanic
to nutritiously feed integrity
of national health
and personal
and family
and non-elite wealth.

So I had to look up this kleptocracy word
to see if it might be the economist’s view
of the political scientist’s view
of plutocracy.

And, sure enough,
here it is,
right, but feeling very wrong,
on dictionary.com:
“A government or state in which
those in power exploit national resources
and steal”

This sounds familiar
from the Declaration of Independence,
in which the original USA forefathers
informed the British aristocracy
that we are all done
with the stealing of natural and human resources
thing they called “taxes” and “fees”
and the white male property owners
(including slaveowners)
called tribute
and extortion.

Meanwhile I was listening to the Cohen testimony
about some plutocratic kleptocrat
racist extortionist
buying and selling his white privileged way
into our way too WhiteHouse
extolling the unabashed value of WinLose capitalism,
so long as those born into “Win” households
remain unfettered from their colonizing
and extorting
and racist
and homophobic
and xenophobic lack
of any semblance
of traditional Christian virtues
or Islamic virtues,
or Buddhist virtues,
or Taoist virtues,
or Hindu virtues,
or Jewish virtues,
or democratic constitutional well-being
and prosperity virtues.

So, there you go,
I’ve already learned my new word for this plutocratic day
and kleptocratic nightmare.

Who knew?
We have words for everything
someone might ever need
to slice and dice
and serve up,
like food production
to grow less healthy
uncivilized undemocracies.