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RealTalk Parties

What if political parties
all over Earth
were invited together to sign a covenant
at a We The BiCameral People Party;

A covenant to never nominate or endorse or vote for a candidate for public office
without economic
and political
and environmental
and psychological
and socio-cooperative logical training
in non-violent communication skills,
verbal and non-verbal.

This experience,
publicly documented,
multicultural design certified,
quantified,
qualifies facilitators of RealTalk
inclusive and contagious public health
to con-celebrate virtuous GoldenRule circles
and green ecosystemic
climate wealthy public/private lives

RealWalk more robust than Win/Lose necessarily tolerant voices
unheard herded, not invited,
into what RealTalk could become
a more resilient deeper learning
as a Win/Win trusting health democracy.

What if Christian Law and Moral Order Schools
required first year retributive justice Win/Lose classes
as legal baseline Business As Win/Lose Usual,
And second year restorative peace and justice
outdoor green ecogame robust nutrition classes
in moral virtuous circles
Transactional Business As Healthy Win/Win Usual,

And third year liberal-green/conservational-red
left/right
ego/eco-justice
private/public health care resilient
mediation life skill tipping-pointers
toward Win/Win co-inviters,
as favorably contrasted
against Lose/Lose long-term UnDead
UnReal ClimateWalk of death skill commodifiers?

What if health-stretching tolerance
became, again, a re-creative tension
between growing Win/Win eco-resilience
and not so much toxic Win/Lose ego-dissonance?

Instead,
compassionate left/right resonance
liberal/conservational
+1/(-,-)0 polynomial
greenblue, aqua,ultra-violet,
sometimes plainly gorgeous/monocultural imperialist red,
left-wing/right-boot
ego-march/eco-systemic fancy flight
bilaterally conservative
of ego-marching/eco-dancing balance,

Functional RealWalk Yang strength/
Flowing RealUnTalk Yintegrity,
atomic/wave-linear,
precessive/recessive (Bucky Fuller)
patriarchal/matriarchal
fragmented complexity
with an impossible fractal-holonic-rainbow understory
densely learned polypathic.

What if restorative justice,
for GoldenRule WinWin covenant violators,
were RealWalk invitations
to a reverse-potlatch,
unkleptocratic green sanctuary event
for paying Lose/Lose offender taxes
to co-invest in less Win/Lose ZeroSum violence
against Win/Win emergent organic re-membering
resilient GoldenRule cooperatives
established in our original democratic
interdependent Earth Patriotic Party
composed entirely of sacred covenanted co-relationships

To never ever choose Win/Lose candidates
hoping they won’t become another Lose/Lose nominee
for RealTalk RealWalk cooperative public office
or even private healthy-wealthy
intrapersonal left/right
Win/Win
un-sociopathic health practice.

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Presidential Cooperative Discernment

This is a revision of an older title, “Presidential Webinar.” It includes those questions that I would hope the growing global  cooperative sector, including food cooperative justice advocates and Permaculture Designers,  would expect our state and national candidates for office to be capable of answering with some level of integrity and basic comprehension:

 

Moderator:  Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the first on-line webinar Presidential Debate, sponsored by our good friends at http://www.ebay.com, the people who know all about selling your stuff to the highest bidder.

Tonight you may submit your questions via email or text as early as possible, if you have not already done so. These are currently being collated for redundancy of interest, and combined into the most frequently co-arising issues emerging from real-time on-line participants.

Our candidates tonight are Senator Bland, the Business-As-Usual Party’s nominee and Senator Farmer, nominated by the new Polyculture Party, restructured from what was the Democratic Party, with the motto, “We sync polyculture with party.”

Our first question is forming right now through our bicamerally networked uracil/cytosine bionic mainframe (0)-centric “placeholder” in-formation system, designed by our good friends at http://www.apple.com, “If you seek binomially, bilaterally, bicamerally balanced intelligence, have you looked inside a symmetrically regenerative apple?”

This first question will go to Senator Bland, and then to Senator Farmer.

The current status of our crowd-sourced question is:

“Senators, you have presented yourselves as candidates for future professional public service, to include CEO responsibilities for our nation’s economic investments and disinvestments to secure the future well-being of our children, and their children and grandchildren. We are asking not only for our biological children but also our biological cousins, all DNA and even RNA-fueled living systems are part of our extended family tree expecting your wisest, highest and best investment for our interdependent health, well-being, happiness, contentment, and social security, assurance, and insurance.”

“What percentage of your own personal investments lies within our cooperatively structured ownership, responsibility, and authority locally based, eco-justice businesses, industries, residences, nourishing the emerging cooperative vocational employment sector; and how much is invested in competitive Win-Lose financial suboptimizing outcome assumptions, with their concomitant tendency to produce inordinate toxic byproducts, including uncooperative working and discernment and empowerment environments for underpaid and undervalued workers, dispossessed with less consideration than might be expected for any other form of abortion of life’s rich potential? We ask about your own integrity of practice because many of us feel that our national political culture assumes we are an over-populated herd of cattle on our way to inevitable slaughter, once we have eaten up our commodified and domesticated value, especially with violently competitive busyness of post-industrial era Lose-Lose corporate decisions to invest our kids, progeny, our futures and commodities, our goods and bads and services and diservices, in bullying  and killing each other, along with any other species that happens to explode as collateral damage.”

Senator Bland? Where are you invested local-cooperatively v. competitively. It sounds like “cooperative” is being defined as defaulting to a Win-Win “both-and” logistical stream, rather than a Win-Lose, “either-or” assumption, with an investment priority option favoring geographical proximity.

Senator Bland: I’m so glad for this question. As you know, my family has been invested in public service since before God was born. I actually came out of my Momma’s chute, a Cuban refugee, singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in four-part English-only harmony. So, I am 100% invested in USA economic growth.

As for personal investments, as you know, those have all been turned over to a blind trust so I have no idea who is killing or beating whom or what or why with my money, but I am sure that disinvestments of that sort follow the bottom line: if you have to lose, lose next year, and certainly not during the present quarter, and not on my watch.

After all, I could hardly be here representing the Business-As-Usual Party if I thought my investments were following some alternative, suspiciously socialistic, economic agenda.

Moderator: Thank you, Senator Bland, for that uncharacteristically succinct, and somewhat on-topic response, however uninformative and benighted it might have been. Senator Farmer, cooperative v. competitive proportional comparison of your personal financial  investment experience is our active, actual, real-time question for you.

Senator Farmer: I’m an organic farmer. My farm is part of a cooperative network growing, cooking, preserving, weaving, recycling, networking, investing in, and employing, a wide variety of people, food, fiber and other natural re-construction products and services.

When I have more income than needed to reinvest in farming co-operations, I put it in a self-directed IRA, administered by a local cooperative Credit Union, loaning no-interest money for other worker-owned businesses, resident-owned housing development, and cooperative networking services.

All my insurance investments go to a local cooperative self-insurance fund, including property, life, and health insurance. Here also, any money our collective social insurance fund doesn’t need to pay claims, worker-co-owner staff, and other operating expenses, is invested through the cooperative no-interest Credit Union.

My utility bill payments all support cooperatively owned and managed group purchasing guilds fueled by renewable energy sources.

If you are not yet a member of the Polyculture Party, you might not realize that, like all polycultural communities and guilds, our natural business-as-usual practice is Win-Win cooperative. This is an organically essential attribute of regenerative capacity to sustain the positive evolution of interdependent life.

When the power of competitive self-marketing exceeds the monocuture’s Business As Usual tolerance levels for failure to thrive, inclusive diversity, so some survivalist-mode, overcrowded people and other species begin to wilt and fade, then we are living within a fading polycultural environment, on its way toward becoming a formerly over-populated, passive-aggressive, sometimes rabidly expressed, polarized and cannibalistic-suicidal monoculture (sometimes referred to as “Business As Usual”).

Moderator: Thank you Senator Farmer for your cooperation with our time constraints, and sticking with the issue at hand. (Very refreshing and organic indeed!)

Now for a second question:

“Every four years we endure this passion-play liturgy called the “Presidential Election”, but the drop in political effectiveness return seems to negatively correlate with the alarming rate of our skyrocketing collective campaign investment dollars. This is the worst of two worlds, run-away political depression with run-away economic inflation.”

“Why should we continue investing in this system, or would you support political system reform that might reverse this trend? If so, what would you change and why?”

This time Senator Farmer, you are first responder. Is it time for system reform to recover cooperaive political and economic balance, or do you see some hope in staying the course?

Senator Farmer: No, “staying the course” is the other Party.

The Polyculture Cooperative Party emerged at this time because of a revolutionary consensus that now is the time to re-organize our political and economic structures in a more ecologically balanced way.

In nature, there are forms of cooperative governance systems that include (1) some element of challenge thresholds, (2) these are endosymbiotically regulated; (3) we do not find predominate competition within a healthy organism; (4) we call these tumors and cancers and blight of over-commodified monocultures, with lack of healthy co-relationships, “fat deposits”. These are monopolistic power systems in the process of failing as Left-brain dominant systems.

So, what do we suggest? A number of ideas are on the table. perhaps the most important consensus is that we need to increase the accessibility and diversity of our listening and public discernment capacity at a more multiculturally inclusive table–perhaps by removing the word “debate” from public discourse. We need more pubic forums for discernment, not debate. Debate already buys into Win-Lose outcomes. Discernment retains faith in polycultural Win-Win resolutions and resonance. Evolution is a discernment process, not a ‘winner takes all” debate.

Fear-mongering, creating and reinforcing a culture of unreasonable doubt about our co-parasitic Golden Rule, steps into the long-term disintegration of debate, a polemic of rhetoric that continues to lose our future to a monopolistically trending and anthropocentric elite. Continuing this debate as something less than an opportunity for mutual listening and absorption of shared ecological healthy values and nutrients is to concede defeat of a polycultural platform.

Continuing with the Business-As-Usual Platform results in a pyric victory, at best. We have created an over-commodified identification of power with value, resulting in a Goliath Culture that is not so secretly in love with the more co-redemptive and cooperative, more flexible and purposeful, more lovely and graceful Beloved Community. Polyculturing Co-Operatives are a natural revolutionary response to Business-As-Usual Debaters and Haters and Gamers, overly invested in Win-Lose assumptions.

Moderator: Well, you are out of time, so let’s quickly turn to Senator Bland’s response.

Senator Bland: Well, if you are expecting me to huff and puff until I blow your platform down, I guess maybe that’s kinda right.

I tire of wishy-washy weakness and “can’t we all just get along” non-violent diversity mongering. I applaud the Polyculturists’ love of peace but not at the cost of absorbing an injustice for those who enjoy and benefit from Business As Usual. While this may seem difficult for the Senator from Organic America to appreciate, Business As Usuals are people with dignity and rights to own and live with freedom and fairness to the status quo of history as it inevitably stands today.

It’s not colorful enough, but we are who we have become by growing mountains of wealth and power deposits, not by flowing to the lowest common denominator like water.

Moderator: OK, well then, we have time for each of you to wrap up with final thoughts. Perhaps that’s what you just said, Senator Bland, but now is your moment; if you have anything to add.

Senator Bland: Perhaps my opponent and I agree that Business As Usual is rooted in a scientific and cultural view of evolution, progress, purpose and meaning carved out of nature’s survival of the fittest, strongest, richest, most powerful, most mendaciously clever and calculating. We do not claim to be the Messiah, and if you want to vote for those who would save you from yourselves, then you do not want to vote for me.

I hope you believe, as I do, that our best operational strategy is to optimize our strengths, even if these are not yours because they have been purchased by others before you, to fulfill our full-powered human potential as a society, rather than cater to the parasitic weaknesses of others. Evolution teaches that parasitic others’ gain could become the current Host’s loss. We believe in continuing to protect and defend a strong American hosted economy of freedom and liberty for all, relativistically speaking, of course. Those who are poor in political freedom and economic liberty to compete with level-cooperative-field access will always be with those of us residing in more momentous and substantial terrain.

Thank you very much for hosting this important forum for our future continued strength. God Bless America!

Finally, in case anyone doubts my commitment to the future of your kids,

“I pledge allegiance to the U.S. of America flag, and to the holy Republic for which it stands (desite our so-called “fat deposits.” One Nation, God’s liberty and justice for all.”

Moderator: Thank you, Senator Bland for that opportunity to stretch my legs and notice that you left out an important word. Senator Farmer, you have the last word.

Senator Farmer: I guess the Senator didn’t finish his Darwin.

From my soon-to-be-released systematic teleological book, “Incubating Permacultured Seeds and Political-Economic Embryos”:

While endosymbiotic evolution,
indigenous to any one species,
can devolve to survival of the fittest,
this is most likely in these times
of ecosystemic crisis,
especially problems of monocultural over-population,
resulting in PreTraumaticStress Disorder,
an emotional response to cognitively dissonant
chronic cultural stimuli,
high anxiety plus high dissonance populations
suboptimize their regenerative health
through Win-Lose assumptions
and strategies of more competitive logistics
than co-operative logic.

But,
ectosymbiotic evolution,
exogenous to any one species or tribe
or nation
or religion
or culture
or ecosystem
or biosystem,
supports thrival of the most interdependently balanced,
harmonious relationships,
between organically individuated systems.

Ectosymbiotic and endosymbiotic evolution
are both symbiotic,
but ecto tends to have more revolutionary
and transcendently polycultural regenesis trends.

Symbiosis is synergetics,
default-evolutionary
Positive Systemic Development,
co-operative and co-arising,
negatively correlated (dipolar) with,
dissonance and stress,
eco-centric unbalance,
too Yang-dominant,
competitive over health-wealth issues,
rather than default-co-operative
integrity of synergetic symbiosis.

This is Darwin’s
Cooperative Beloved Community understory,
a plant,
a biosystem
an ecosystem’s
a nation’s or religion’s
or any enculturing system’s
exquisite design of co-arising relationship,
proportional balance co-communication
within and between RNA/DNA-syntax,
speaking in voices of time’s seasonal-reasonal
folding and unfolding;
an understory somehow omitted
by Business As Usual cultural narratives,
scientific academia,
rather than story-tellers
of Darwin’s deep ecology.

Yet, what we too often miss in Darwin’s notes
and drawings,
and life,
are also logical assumptions common to two mathematicians,
Buckminster Fuller and Charles Eisenstein,
prime dissonant double-binding temporal-boundary
between competing dominant cultural economies (proton v negelectron)
is where we choose to draw our line
of neutronic co-gravitational balance,
around us-inside v. “them”outside.

If “us” is only
non-marginalized human success stories
within our nation’s
or religion’s
geometric spacetime boundaries,
then Business As Usual Universalists
intend to defend
this relativistic,
yet overly commodified,
monolithic and monochromatic monoculture,
until this system negentropically wilts
and decomposes
and fades
for lack of fuel, nutrients, health
clean air and water
into confluent absence
(relative, yet still co-gravitationally bilaterally timelessly relational)
of 4-dimensional primal-neural spacetime.

However,
when “refugees”
are also “us,”
if “us” includes all mutually-parasitic eco-subsidiary forms
of RNA/DNA regenerative and organic intelligence,
then we are co-mentoring refuge,
already a Polycultural Party
seeking a more inclusive
diverse
cooperative self-governance economy
together.

Together,
refugees and refuge-providing interdependent parasites
call ourselves “Beloved Community”
and/or Polyculturally Climax Optimization
and Health-Sustenance Symbiotic Guilds,
communities,
gardens,
bio-eco-systems
with nondual co-arising
co-gravitational bicameral landscape design
and metaphysics of health development,
and,
oh yes,
EarthTribal beautiful relationships,
proportional barter transactionalists
and cooperative network developers,
synergists,
lovers,
co-mentoring regenerators.

 

 

Thank you for this opportunity to hear these two helpful questions, which included some interesting commentary and trend analysis as well.

I will close with this post-millennial adaptation of a sonnet by Laotse entitled “Rulers,” or “Governors.”

“Of the best governance

The  polyculturally governed can only have enduring faith that this evolutionary system actually emerges co-arising positive oucomes;

The second best anthrocentric polyculturally governing-mentors they love and praise as wise to value regenerative well-being above all else;

The powerful monopolistic tyrants they fear and revolt against;

And the weakest lack of self-governing integrity they revile and do their best to continue laughing at such blatant hypocrisy.

When governing systems do not command the governed’s faith,

Some permaculturists will merely lose faith

And then later join those in critical revolt!

But, of the polyculturally cooperative best, when their permacultural design and development task is climaxed,

their work is done for years to come,

The cooperatively self-governed congratulate themselves, “We have done it our polycultural selves.”

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Earth Citizens CoArise!

EcoMinisters of Earth Rights
CoArise!

EcoLogicians of sustainable tribal might
CoArise!

EcoLegislators of bicameral balancing disposition
CoArise!

What is our highest and best Commons Sense
of currently elected policy-choosers?
Where are our optimal outcomes of Commons Sense?
What does this vast emptiness of positive results
suggest about the Commons Sense
of our electorate?

If we consistently choose the best of partisan nominees,
what does this tell us about the Commons Sense
of our political parties’ diversity checks
and inclusive balances?

Do we already share a collective Commons Sense
of what and which and wherefore
our family and friends and neighbors would love to support
before, during, and after voting day?

Who does this Common Commons Sense,
commonly held?
And is Conscious Conscienced Sense
always the denizen only of the richly wise,
and therefore unCommon?
and seldom heard
outside local communications
of mutually subsidiary solidarity
and positively cooperative eco-normics?

Unraveling of superpolitical ego- and anthro-centrism
develops health
by reweaving positive environmental (eco)relationships.

EcoCitizen Primal Relationships
nondually co-arise
without ectosymbiotic revolution
and with endosymbiotic evolution
as does bicameral ecotherapeutic resonance
steer toward Interior/Exterior Health Optimization.

EcoCitizens with fully balanced bicameral consciousness
commonly sense dipolar force of cognitive dissonance
developing
stretching
steering
further articulation of bicamerally co-arising consciousness.

Release of nationalistic
and individualistic ego-anthro-centrism,
transitions toward eco-centrism.
Although not a once-then-done co-redemption;
eco-residency is a lifelong pilgrimage
and privilege
unique to human nature’s DNA-evolving
CommonSense.

Eco-Partisans explore a difference
between BusinessAsUsual’s competitive economic “growth” agenda,
and a more cooperative permaculturist’s “development” logistics
and regenerative political relationships as developmental process,
and economics.

Permacultural EcoLogists comprehend growth
both endo- and ecto-symbiotically,
both within and without growth,
mutually sustainable bilateral healthy development
follows slow multigenerational regenerative growth
as Win-Win optimization trends
in organic, and gaming, and information systems’
Group ReGenesis Theory,
steered by TippingPoint QBit-co-arising rudders
of Left/Right
as Yang/YinYin
Zero-Balanced Timeless Universe.

Wise pubic and private sector leaders
might join religious/spiritual seers
to recognize
we do not need money
to meet more and more of our overly commodified needs;
but we do need more co-operative eco-logic
to meet all our less commodified
global and local communication
and Beloved CommonSense Community needs.

Gross domestic product
is the total of both cooperatively and competitively produced
goods and services
each family and ecosystem and nation produces,
and most cooperatively produced goods
and services
and information
and grace
and karma
derive from a permacultural prime-original relationship
between Earth and Human Nature’s bilateral syntax,
cooperative good-will,
kindness to and with other mutually confluent beings
and systems
and services
and information
and grace
and karma;
transactional relationships of CommonSense;
less commodified with dollars and cents.

These self-other optimizing exchanges
of eco-normic developmental value,
like love and integrity,
beauty and wisdom,
kindness with just-right contentiousness
when national and individual egos develop out of balance,
these are the economic transactions
sustainably waiting for political and familial eco-consciousness,
for developing healthier and wealthier life.

Wealthiest survivors of competitive Win-Lose
regenerative sub-optimization strategies
become calcified arteries,
no longer able to stretch toward polycultural diversity,
around the heart of our financial flow system.
Stagnant capital tends to plug up bilateral flow,
tends to stick,
and accumulate ever more fatty tissue,
as bicameral heart failure pursues
its hardening of life’s natural/functional systemic
blood, fuel, energy, hope,
faith in any future.

EcoCitizens CoArise
within political parties
and beloved faith community developers
(is there a difference?)
(should there be such a difference?)
If your goal is to develop
the most inclusively diverse policies,
procedures,
plans for living optimally together
as your beloved community,
and you want to learn how to get better
at becoming this inclusively diverse beloved community,
do you think you will learn more
about your current state of sub-optimization,
by talking only amongst yourselves,
as currently incarnated,
or do you think you might learn more
from those who have tried to darken your door and failed,
and from those who would never think to darken your door
of influence and inclusion,
why and how this absence of YouNow
has and has not worked out for them
in their familial,
economic,
social,
and vocational,
and cultural lives?

What would those outside your information fold and field
need from you
to share with you
every grace they could contain?

EcoCitizens declare your Win-Win bioethics!
The most inclusively diverse-with-confluent harmonic blend
Polyculture
develops biculturally universal-prime-transparent-relationship;
to sustain uniting integrity
where a BusinessAsUsual monoculture
with hardening competitive-reductive arteries
will fail to optimally thrive.

EcoCitizens CoArise
this Beloved Community’s
optimally perpetual-climaxing Eco-normically forming,
functioning,
flowing,
DNA/RNA EarthTribally regenerative,
CommonSense Party!

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The Civil PolyCultural Revolution Party

“Before the party begins,”
said the Permaculturist to her pupils,
Yang on the Left,
Yin twins on Right,
processing nondually,
“a brief reminder.
of how to enter a room with appropriate balance.”

“This Party Door to life is not hinged for the right-hand dominant side
to swing open and closed
at Ego’s Win-Lose competitively unilateral convenience.”

“Our Party’s threshold toward Win-Win love
is a revolving door,
(0)-soul centered, geometrically, metaphysically, ecologically, and economically,
thermodynamically and gravitationally and cosmologically.
ionically and ergodically,
bionically and binomially nondual co-arising teleology,
logically and fractally dynamic,
revolutionary.
Our PolyCulture Party massively co-hosts
and energetically mentors
this universal spacetime,
on the other nondual side of this classroom’s revolving threshold door.”

“Please continue to push into the Door from the LeftYang position,
while pulling toward your Ego from your RightYin;
either way and both together, nondually.”

“Please avoid messy tangles of arms and legs
and bicamerally dissonant heads
by retaining positive clockwise revolutionary potential,
as opposed to counter-revolutionary BusinessAsUsual
for entering the classroom.”

“This PolyCulture Party celebrates our co-arising design and development,
light dawning with the flow of Time’s eco-natural system,
spinning Left to Right,
then back to Left,
iterative bicameral revolutions toward closure
of our Originating Story,
(0)Mega Tipping Point
Core Pendulum of Time
with Bicameral Enlightenment
for full-octave Party brights.”

“Today,
feeling your light of polycultural wisdom,
after you have finished all your empirical scientific research
for sufficient deductive/inductive
nondual co-arising
Win-Win double-negative logistics
and statistical dipolar trend optimization,
then,
and only then,
please step into the PolyCulture Party threshold,
become the zen nondual-Tao Door,
swing positively on Left-deductive,
and double-negatively on Right-intuitive/inductive.”

“Again,
please sustain these two bicameral frames,
simultaneously confluent
to flow nutrients out Left and wisdom in Right’s dual-dark atmosphere
in temporal and proportional alignment
for optimal thermodynamic balance,
and proactive, yet nonviolent, love.”

Yang and Yin-twins wend their weignt along Golden Ratios and Rules,
toward their nondual and dipolar,
correlational
co-arising
PolyCulture Revolution Party.

Your Bicamerally Balancing Time.
Your TriSpaceDeductive with BioTime’s Co-Inductive Memory Moment.
Your Mental Wealth of Health.

Our cooperative Win-Win ecosystemic revolutionary gaming party,
with health/wealth organic snacks,
locally grown and harvested,
decomposed and regenerated,
lived and died and relived
through future generations,
and back to once upon our co-arising dual-dark Time.

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Cooperative Party Platform for Diving into Clean Warm (but not too warm) Water

The Tao Te Ching guides rulers, whether we are rulers of only our own selves, or caregivers for children and elderly family members, or a Governor, or CEO of the Ford Foundation or Ford Motor Corporation, the Prime TrimTab Principle of wu wei optimizes confluence, or contentment, by minimizing dissonant interference. A great deal has been said already about wu wei’s incarnating as a laissez-faire self- and other-governing practice. But, “laissez-faire” is to non-violence as mutually subsidizing subsidiarity is to well-integrated pacifism.

We have active non-violence (Yang) and passive non-violence (Yin). Active non-violence is to be practiced only as Positively Deviant from our eco-dislogical systemic norms. Active non-violence responds only to unnatural ego-eruptions into our cultural DNA environment and economy. When and where ego-normics conflict with balanced eco-logic, then active non-violence is an appropriate wu wei response.

Ecological, or permacultural, candidates for Cooperative Party endorsement want balanced DNA enculturation for regenerative governing intent and practice. Strong candidates will stand out as Positive Deviants within an overly competitive ego-normic culture, economic systems, and political processes. Positive Deviant Cooperative Party nominees will demonstrate well-balanced DNA permacultural practice for themselves, and intent for those they care for.

Some questions that we might all ask ourselves before considering public office, or even private regenerative capacity:

Am I more concerned about building a better regulatory and investment environment for self-composting toilets and humanure, or for corporate profiteering banks?

Am I more concerned about keeping my non-blue trash can as empty as possible or about keeping my checking account as full as possible?

If I don’t compost, how do I feel and think about that? Same thing for gardening.

Do I live in a place that would be more comfortable in an exclusive gated community, or in a diversely polycultured forest? Why?

What are my personal nutrition and self-care practices and concerns, issues for myself and for my family and community?

What is my transportation procedure, policy, practice and intent? How does this intersect with my (0) carbon balanced aspirations?

What and where are my financial investments? How much of my portfolio, and/or time, is invested in cooperative ecological enterprises and vocations and service networks and training and schools? Is any of it invested locally, or within my own bioregion? If not, why not? What are my barriers to smart ecological investment of resources?

What have I done to participate in and support cooperative ecological employment and residential and learning economies?

You will undoubtedly come up with your own better questions, but these were enough to reassure me that our Cooperative Party will not be nominating me for any embarrassing public exposure. I am just not Positive Deviant enough.

 

The Cooperative Party drew up a character profile of their ideal candidates for elected office.

Cooperative Party candidates run their campaigns the way they hope to generate public policy and inclusive procedural justice. We are looking for excellent ecological economists and regenerative system analysts, mentors, and facilitators.  If you cannot demonstrate at least moderate levels of accomplishment as regenerative ecologists within your personal, familial, and community life, then please do not come to our Cooperative Party, we will all be miserable in your depressing company.

 Important regenerative ecological indicators, for your self-assessment:

Personal Health Care

You exercise and feed your mind and body with nutritious choices, promoting well-being of taste, feelings, balanced eco/ego intentions, sounds, sights, and smells, and relationships, too, as possible while retaining positive environmental goals for including diversity of cultural and economic values within your daily and weekly formation.

Familial/Kinship Care

Your approach to primary relationships demonstrates profoundly inclusive peaceful-loving intention and compassionate mindfulness. Disagreements about values and priorities are recognized as important teachers, mutual learning opportunities for growing in understanding and potential confluence. Flexibility in positively framing and managing internally competing values, ages, gender identities and preferences, access to resources, security ,integral integrity, recreation and rest, learning and mentoring praxis are all germane experience for sustainable outcomes within the Cooperative Party.

Community Vocational Experience

If you have no experience within a cooperative vocational culture, then you are not yet ready for legislative design projects. If you have never mentored a regenerative development system, demonstrating facility as a mutual feedback coordinator and summarizer and analyzer, then you have not yet legislated policy and procedure for installing a perennial garden, much less an ecosystem or nation. Ideal mature wisdom experience within shared vocational relationships would cover the full range of cooperative development from community research and inclusive project planning experience, through implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and strategic comprehensive review for further synergetic optimization, meeting Permaculture Design’s Continuous Quality Improvement Standard Principles, for regenerative systems evolution.

 Investing exorbitant currency and time in campaigning for an essentially cooperative vocation seems ineffective and counter-intuitive to this Cooperative Party. We tend to nominate those candidates who invest the least in their campaigns for office. On the other hand, we do support  candidates with resources needed for public discernment, responsive to issues cooperatively and inclusively named and framed for their Positive Deviance TrimTab potential.

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