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Populist Politics

When I was sixteen
I wanted Robert Kennedy’s popular life,
although I didn’t know about his time squandered
in staffing McCarthyism’s
Make America as Grotesque as Possible campaign,

Which would have given me pause
in that comparatively naive age
of green longing for peace
motherlands where brown and black loves matter,
regardless of gender identities.

I saw RK as a return to marketing ideas of liberating love,
cooperative Earth ownership and compassionate power-management,
constitutional principles of democratic interdependence
and extra-constitutional GoldenRule nonsectarian faith
originally established by heart-felt commitments to well-being
promoted by truly vulnerable prosperity muses,
prophets,

Leaders speaking and writing for healthy wealth
of non-violent Earth Enlightenment Eras,
later unfolding in frequent bilateral binary phases
with non-partisan WorldWide WealthWebs
of cooperative networking
for healthy vocations,
impassioned peace contentment
rediscovered inside and outside green sanctuaries.

At sixteen,
and again at sixty-four,
I longed for a Bodhisattva peace-prophet’s return
to messianically redeem history
retroactively back to our original interdependent ZeroZone
as seen through 2020 three-hundred and sixty degree revolutions
transubstantiating seasonal fractal-reasonal WinWin
wave-ranges of positive potential for energy circling democracy
bicameral left with loyal right
deductive idea predations
supporting inductive WinWin holistic positive souls.

I thought RK was cooperatively marketing compassionate green ideas
mutually held and regarded
and not so much selling out to red-blooded cults
of extraordinary WinLose ZeroSum ruthless personality.

When I was sixty-four,
watching Donald Trump and his allied predative Followers,
I thought about that earlier green Kennedy populism,
more free of Trumpian backlash against ecofeminist liberal love.

RightWing populism feels more run of the competing personality mill-storms
pumping up over-marketed under-powering fragile narcissistic egos
sold out to the biggest and baddest LoseLose lack
of Yang-strong ego ideas, cooperative thoughts
with yin’s flowing commitments toward eco-integrity
of interdependent destinies.

I suppose the popular RK would have been a more robustly WinWin President
than WinLose narcissistic populism could produce
back when cynical Richard Nixon became President.

But, the older 1960s historic frame
hopelessly obfuscates losing economic health
behind criminally losing ecological wealth.

Nixon’s cult of ego-supremacist militia personality,
marketing shameless self-worship
and his pathological lack of mindful integrity
predict Trumpian total loss of authentic transparent ego-investment
in anything more deeply patriotic
than what profiteers hope to see projected on TV
and read about in the best winner-take-and-rape-all newspapers
and glossy magazine articles of now fading Nixon infamy.

2020 revision frames bilateral candidates
for a black and/or brown green democratic ecofeminism
invested in governing with robust WinWin ideas,
cooperatively-owned GreenCommons
celebrating healthy care givers
and wealthy well-being receivers,
good faith ecological sanctuary occupiers,
civil citizens voting for health giver-balancing-receiver economic principles,
not so much violent personality Takers,
bad faith narcissists
betrayed by their/our own LoseLose political cynicism.

Green cooperative ideas
return our attention to GoldenRule
WinWin
deep ego/eco-learning constitutional centers
supporting deep learning listening children
growing up healthier in green organic families,
informed by compassion teachers and peers
green-cooperatively owning and managing Earth’s democratic energy
rooted in eco-centric ideas
and not ego-uber personality cults.

Ego/eco-balancing cooperatives
merge bicamerally polynomial-paradigmatic ZeroZones,
Tao-Gaian WholeSystem Hypotheses
of information/exfunction-flow reversion,

YangLeft with YinRight
WinWin
nutritional democratic idea optimization.

In retrospect,
perhaps I saw RK as iconic
for effectively marketing economic and politically green healthy democratic resilience
rather more cooperatively informed
than was his actual sometimes WinWin more health,
sometimes WinLose less nutrition,
actual ego/eco-conflicting intent.

My own now nearly instinctively dominant ego/eco-resonant center
recognizes LeftBrain fragmentation
of co-arising interdependent choices,
preferring interdependent phases of circular fractal waves
merging full-octave color frequencies
flinching from owning predative RightWing anger/fear intent
to be fully everyday enchanted
by Earth’s just-right cooperative inside/outside
inductive/deductive
creolizing/colonizing
eco-mindful/ego-predative
right-restorative/left-liberally loving
original WinWin co-relational freedom
to choose CoOperative ComPassion
over marketing competitive populist self-empowerment,
regardless of Earth-disempowerment consequences.

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Health Loss WarGames

As I transitioned from high school
to the University of Michigan,
one of the leading national health and safety issues
was painfully violent loss of Vietnamese and U.S. lives,
and hundreds of thousands hurt,
maimed for life,
if only on our now insane war-torn insides.

President Nixon
and his Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger,
when pushed by my peers
to get out now,
once and too often said
“I don’t disagree with you
as to the wisdom of our original involvement,
but we cannot leave in a way that would cause dishonor,
loss of credibility…”

My own Republican parents seemed to agree.
What they and Nixons and Kissingers could not hear
was our morally imperative challenge:
We agree with each other,
and with our most patriotic ForeFathers
and ForeMothers,
and our Vietnamese and U.S. grandmothers,
as to the health hazards and unsafe indefensible original involvement
in shooting each other
to continue not resolving legitimate economic and political issues.

Because of these historical precedents
to procure and protect mutual health,
happiness,
and prosperity,
we cannot stay in Vietnam
in a way that would cause even further dishonor,
loss of health and dwindling wealth credibility…”
political credibility
ecological credibility,
just plain rational credibility,
or even both Left and Right sacred integrity.

It saddens me to hear,
as my children are now of about that same adolescent
through young adult time,
vulnerable to full health care choices
accessible only for those with deepest pockets,
to hear Republican leaders
responding to recent overdue Affordable Care actions
with:
“I don’t disagree with you
as to the wisdom of health and safety
original constitutional intent,
but we must leave behind Democratic Obamacare
improvements toward this sacred federal mandate
or dishonor our partisan public disservice,
and further muddy our loss of credibility.”

Again,
they are not listening
to voices for secular health
and sacredly defended safety of all lives:
We all,
Republicans and Democrats,
U.S. and non-U.S. residents
with democratically cooperative original constitutional intent,
must not remain the only wealthy nation
without a clear culture of health federal mandate
to protect economic
and ecological
and physical
and mental health
and safety of all lives,
now,
and those yet to come,
or we will continue to bring dishonor upon ourselves,
and an even longer pathological history
of decreasing global credibility,
not just among humane nature
but with
and for
and of all Earth’s health-wealth optimizing natures.

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