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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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Another Nanny Walk

I already hear the Twittering Trumpers
and Trumpettes
in their unholy locker rooms
reducing the marching evolution of nurturing feminist matriarchs
to another whine,
too gooey,
shrill and screechy,
nagging nanny stroll away from True Patriarchal White Male empowerment.

Never minding Mother’s ecological sacred health
despite unfortunate economic risks of global holocaust pathologies
for our grandkids,
and their little sniveling co-dependent pets.

So let us not walk but march
in loud resonating silence.

Let us speak our claims for healthy presents
and pasts
and matriarchal networking
of and for cooperative future health investments,
yet also listen to our voiceless co-empathic silence,
together,
to gather all our therapeutic
iconic
MotherEarth powers of regeneration.

Let us both march through and around Washington’s squares,
yet also dance in twittering polypathic full-color circles
of sound
and color
and deep healthy ecosystemic nutritional sight.

Let us weep for impudent sons
competing for whom to grab next in smokey locker rooms,
yet also sing our anthems of multiculturing EarthMother love.

Let us lie down in deadly silent omission
of where our Business As Usual competing pathologies
will ominously unfold across each and every bicameral heart,
and also jump and shout our cooperative diastatic hopes,
polypathic faiths,
multiculturing loves
of health within
as without,
as humans
with divine MotherEarth;
ecotherapeutic potential
marching together,
not flying apart
to vote ever again
against Earth’s matriarchal potential for fully inclusive integrity.

Singing and dancing,
dreaming and listening,
marching in mutual mindful silence
until every sister
and her brother
remembers Never Again
Never Again
Never Again
will male supremacist locker room talk
prevail over matriarchal networks
of ecopolitically cooperative global health and safety.

EverMore
Matriarchs march
to conserve Earth’s healthy nurturing progress.

NeverAgain
mere competitions for Electoral College majorities.
EverMore
cooperative economic ecologos of Matriarchal EnWombed Collegiality,
nutritionally enriched consensus.

NeverAgain
conservative matriarchs
not also progressive feminists
for Earth’s political health
as polypathic multicultural full-spectrum safety,
primally known in and through Mother’s Sacred Womb
of interdependent diastasis,
cooperative permaculturing climax.

EverMore
Twitterish Trumpers are left too egocentrically behind,
balding blond old white rugged rough-rider men
without the Elder Wisdom their mothers and great grandmothers
could Full through New Moon share light with them
outside their smoke-filled emptying night timed echoing tombs
of cancerous LeftBrain Dominant klanish locker rooms.

Never Again
Never Again
speak of underpaid undernourished nagging Nanny Walks
as if each Nanny
were not also our Mother’s sacred Sisters,
marching where our patriarchal footprints of history
would healthier fall
to rise Earth’s nurture within-without again.

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Revisiting Extended Family Values

I began reading Jane Anna Gordon’s “Creolizing Political Theory”
from the back toward the front,
as usual,
because if I appreciate where this narrative journey will end,
then I probably will find we start off with similar questions
of economic and political urgency right now.

And, also as is my dialogical custom,
I am working my way through George Lakoff’s “The Political Mind,”
this morning starting his chapter on Family Values.

Here is what happened to my parenting political minds,
both the LeftBrain rational-deductive dominant,
and the RightMind matriarchal-familial nurturing,
cooperative Yin-nonWestern,
as Gordon might prefer,
and seems to conclude:

“Dallmayr…warned first against ‘imperialist modes of theorizing,’
in which one portion of the [competing rather than cooperating]globe
would monopolize the production of hared means and practices
that should ‘only arise from lateral [Right is bilateral, while Left is vertical-hierarchically deductive, empowered exegetically from above] interaction,
[co-mentored, co-operative] negotiation,
and [struggling with but not violently/aggressively against] contestation among different,
historically grown cultural [evolutionary compete/cooperate] frameworks.’
In addition,
he advanced,
worldly [familial-matriarchal-domestic] theory would emerge out of a middle course [Taoism: wu wei = MidWay, in-between]
between the methods of [geosystemic] abstract generalists
and of narrow [biological ecosystemic] specialists,
neither through seeking ‘indiscriminate [yin] assimilation’
nor radically untranslatable [yang-independent] otherness.”

“…[A]s evident in the instances of Aristotle,
Machiavelli,
Baron de Montesquieu,
Charles-Louis de Secondat,
and Alexis de Tocqueville,
[Gregory Bateson,
Buckminster Fuller,
Albert Einstein,
Teilhard de Chardin
George Lakoff]
theory transpires out of journeying to alien political [yet extended familial] worlds
that stir a critical [empathic] sense
of the peculiarity of one’s own [monoculturing] institutions,
challenging their seeming [exegetical] inevitability
by nurturing [new bilaterally eisegetical, polypathic] self-understanding
that grounds an enlivened [RightBrain] sense
of [yang-cooperative with yin-integrative] possibility.”

“Euben stresses that comparative politial theory cannot rely upon
and should endeavor to challenge
any perception of [extended familial] cultures
as radically distinct
or hermetically sealed.
Countering a dangerous tendency also comparing Western [nonEastern?]
with non-Western philosophical writing
fosters the misperception that these traditions developed in parallel [silos],
independently of one another
[rather than also containing mutually empathic interdependencies]–
Euben focuses on ambivalent treatments of Western modernity
in Arab thought
illuminating internal [both/and] fissures in both that belie their presumed [exegetical ecopolitical] opposition
[as more eisegetically appositional tensegrity (B. Fuller)].”

“If historical designations [LeftBrain deductive labels and frames]…cannot simly be dispensed with,
since they are forms of represenation embedded in [RightBrain] mythologies
that anchor our [ecoconscious] understanding…
and, however imperfectly,
remain short-hand for [extended familial] constellations
of [ecosystemic] sources,
issues,
and [ecopolitical] methods of argumentation [acclimation (G. Bateson)]
that while constructed through post factos [symbiotic] agendas
produce family resemblances and recognizable attributes…,
they still obscure messy [chaotic, unresolved, dissonant]
and interpenetrating histories [which are also potentially nutritional herstories,
understories within our larger ecological MotherEarth frame].”

“After all, argues Euben,
the possibility of engaging in comparative [familial] discussions
is a function not of radical [competitive-deductive] difference
but mutual [cooperative-inductive] indebtedness of worlds
not juxtaposed as [theoretically, paradigmatically] discrete.
In the case of ‘the West’ [nonEast cultural dominance]
and ‘Islam,’
both are fundamentally shaped by Semitic [patriarchal, from-above universal empowerment] traditions,
texts considered classical within Europe [extended families]
were reintroduced to its readers through preserved Arabic [extended family Wisdom Literature] translations,
and the Golden Age of Islamic thought
was defined by efforts to forge syncretic [YHWH patriarchal] fusions of Greek and [pre]Islamic [Arabic ecopolitical familial-tribal] resources.”

And here’s what happened while continuing my Family Economic and Political Values discourse
with Lakoff:

“Why do certain people,
most of them self-identified as conservatives
[of monoculturally supremacist heterosexuality]
find certain acts of love–
premarital,
extra-marital,
or homosexual–
more [extended family] sinful than war or torture?”

“Why should a [LeftBrain ego-supremacist] conservative
living in the Midwest
find it personally threatening when gays get married in San Francisco or Massachusetts?”

“Why doesn’t a [health and safety utilitarian survivalist] conservative government
take better care of its veterans,
and why don’t [conservative self-condemning] veterans
and their families rebel en masse?”

“Why do progressives feel a sense of responsibility for righting the wrongs
of past generations?”
[Because we hope that’s what our kids
will do for their kids?]

“And why should we find progressive and conservative values
and modes of thought outside of politics proper–
in kindergartens,
Little League coaching,
churches,
summer camps, and so on?”
[And who said these are not ecopolitical paradigms?]

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Biconceptually Healthy Political Climates

With Julian Jaynes
we find an egocentric languaged LeftBrain
developing reasons to sacredly love our healthy RightBrain inductive-integrative SacredPower feelings of Earth’s co-relationship with LeftBrain’s Self-ReGenerating Identity
of BiCameral Ego/Eco-Consciousness.

Later on in the evolution of Positive Psychology,
we find Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
with competitive egocentric dominance
too often ecopolitically suppressing RightBrain flow of integratively abundant,
healthy as also wealthy,
regenerative more than degenerative Positive/Negative Psychology.

Then we come to George Lakoff’s concept of economic and political “BiConceptualism”
which also dynamically evolves nondual co-arising bi-consciousness
of ego-conservationing eco-progressive flow:

“If you have a single, all-encompassing worldview, you use the same basic [healthy bio/ecological systemic] values all the time. It’s easier to be a total conservative or [and] a total progressive [through bicamerally mature-regenerative, confluent rather than dissonant, integrative Left/Right development].”

“But given a human brain,
it can be almost as easy to be biconceptual–
except that moral contradictions do occur
and resolving them does take work by the [cognitive dissonant] brain,
in particular the ventromedial prefrontal cortex [which is the same struggling with/against place Julian Jaynes identifies with reiterative empathic/antipathic maturational evolving of bicameral ego-humanLeft with sacred-ecological Elder Right nurture-systemic-flow consciousness].”

“Biconceptualism is made possible by the [bicameral] brain. First, there is mutual inhibition [either-or messages of mistrust, mutual immunity],
which permits conflicting [cognitive-affective dissonant] modes of thought,
but only one at a time.
Second, there is the difference between general modes of [deductive-Left vertical-hierarchical] thought
versus the special cases [of experiential-affective exegetical memetic bilateral memory RightBrain analogical-ecological trust/mistrust/distrust climates of regenerative/degenerative bicameral fertile-health flow].
Neural[double] binding is the [bio/ecosystemic] mechanism for applying a general [paradigmatic] mode [gestalt] of thought to a special [Left-Right enduringly dissonant rather than resonantly confluent] case, say,
applying general conservatism to health care [as ego-reassurance insurance], or applying general progressivism to global warming [also about climates of health care].”

“In many cases the [network double-] bindings are long-term or [exegetically bicameral-confluent] permanent,
sometimes they are short-term and may [eisegetically, heuristically] change [float, flow back and forth, ebb and flow between conservational EgoLeft and
progressive-integrity EcoRight].
Someone who starts out being a [Yang] conservative on [powering-over] an issue may change;
that is, the neural [double] bindings from the conservative mode of thought to the details of the issue
may be [revolutioned appositional] replaced
by neural [double]bindings from progressive [Yin-integral nutritional transliterative] thought to the same [ecological health-fertile v pathology-virginal-sacred empty (0)-Core-Source-Sum-SoulFlow] issue [within each nonlanguaged timeless right-now co-present moment of bicameral (0)-HealthBalance Consciousness].”

“The two worldviews are modes of reasoning [and empathic/antipathic feeling],
sometimes [heuristic languaged] conscious,
most often unconscious [unlanguaged empathic trust in maturing EgoTruth as Health-MultiCulturing PolyPathic Tradition].
They are general,
above and across [paradigmatic regenerative-Positive network] issue areas.
General conservative [yang ego-WinLose survivalist dominant] reasoning
and general [Yintegral eco-empathic therapeutic wealth-optimizing flow] progressive reasoning can occur on any health v pathology issue–
in economic [health] policy,
in foreign [political health] policy,
on the [healthy or not so much] environment,
about social [health] programs,
about [health and healthy] education
and [finally] health care,
about [healthy biconceptual NatureLeftDominantYang-SpiritRightYintegral eco-bilateral co-arising systemic] religion,
and so on.”

“Can there be authoritarian progressives [YangLeft-YinRight multiculturally-formed and polypathically-functional mature, regenerative absorbing degenerative subclimates]?
In a word. yes.
One reason is that [phylogenic formative Yang] means and [nutritional-ecological Yintegrity] ends can function as different [regenerative health] domains [hemispheres] of experience.
Thus one can have [health-wealth] progressive ends but [Yang LeftDominant] authoritarian conservative means.
One can even, in the extreme, be an authoritarian [yang-patriarchal hierarchical competitive power-over] antiauthoritarian [yin-matriarchal cooperative flow multiculturing nutritional intent].
Imagine someone who runs an advocacy [climate regenerative health] group that is antiauthoritarian [pro from-below nutritional responsibility for/with integrative flow co-arising nondual empowerment] in its [ecopolitical nutritional polypathic multiculturing climate health] goals,
but runs the group itself in an authoritarian [from-above supremacist LeftBrain EgoDominant] way.
Certain union [and faith and health and economic and political] leaders may be hierarchical and punitive in their [Yang LeftBrain dominant] methods,
but [cooperative] progressive in their [regenerative health co-empathic] aims….
There is a name for people with progressive goals and conservative authoritarian [Yang-exegetical (yintegrity-repressed] means: militants!”

[rather than multicultural,
nurturing self-with-other cooperative co-redemptive WinWin empowering,
co-empathic trusting,
co-mentoring bodhisattva
bicameral polypathic advocates;
more Right-embryonically and yet less Left-egocentrically
midway in-between wu wei
bicameral seen and heard and smelled and sensed and loved and traveled.]

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Jesus Christ as Climate Savior

To my sisters,
and narrow-way brothers,
in Jesus Christ
as Supreme U.S. Savior,

I reached U.S. voting age during the 70s.
During this time,
the Religious Right
and Republican Party Center
were about the same place;
not distinguishable,
inscrutable, perhaps.

In strong conserving defense of retail-commodified AntiChrist,
yet wrapped in Fundamentally-Wrong Christian
and Way-Not-True Roman Catholic Orthodox
Never-Even-Think-About-Change-Or-Evolution as Co-Relational Tradition,
(although what on Earth do you think was on Jesus’ mind
having been brought up to be a good Jewish Orthodox boy,
with regard to the change/not-change Tradition dilemma?)
Religious Republicans described Feminists,
GLBTQ Civil Rights,
and Earth and Immigrant CommonRights Advocates,
as leaders of an increasingly powerful godless, immoral,
relativistic derailing system.

Economists and Politicians and Ecologists and Therapists
who supported ubiquitous freedom toward integrity
and freedom from dominating GodLust Exegesis of Orthodox ReGenerativity,
were leading us away from your Beacon City of Calvinistic Judgment,
supremely sitting as WinLose King of the otherwise blotted
blighted Hill;
a Hill which other Christians still more primally felt
as ecological WinWin Earth’s nurturing network nest.

Or, at least this was the way Conservative Christian consciousness was portrayed,
reflecting back on us and to us by media and academic institutions,
and sometimes heard in our homilies,
yet there is little, if any, economic support for this view
of 1970’s Religious Republicanism.

Could it be,
I wonder,
our cultural historians,
talk show pundits,
and our own clergy,
often misunderstood our Religious Right’s Republican Center
in a Holy Spirit of ecological, primal co-redemptive relationalism,
misunderstood as mere secular relativism,
more accurately exegeted as One Body of EnSpirited Christ,
both Patriarchal and Matriarchal,
both Conserving DNA-encrypted Tradition
and Nurturing Nutritional-EcoRelational Integrity,
but each primally,
originally,
embryonically virgin-wombed
within Earth’s nurturing compost
of Matriarchal-CoOperative EcoPolitics;
Mother’s Milky Sacred ReGenerative BeComing.

A U.S. history,
or any history,
of ecopolitical revolutions
is also a continuing teleological story
of religion’s embryonic through millennial phylogeny,
maturation of ecological democratic evolution.

The Christian Right reformed both Republicanism
and U.S. Christian belief systems
to fit secular enculturing beliefs,
rather than noticing the richer civil, Earth, and immigrant nurturing opportunities side
of Christ’s bicameral humane-divine Body,
speaking about how uniting the nations of both Americas
with all the integral-healthing nations of Earth
could be revolutionary change
led by true Orthodox and Beautifully Beloved Communities,
ecological,
ecosystemic,
ecopolitical Christians in solidarity with all EarthTribe Others.

Throughout the 70s,
a majority of Christian Republican women,
and a large minority of Christian Republican men,
usually did not miss opportunities to support
universal civil and Earth rights
and integrative, nurturing compassion for Sojourners
at the margins and borders of our international health as wealth economy.

This continues to this day.
Most lay leaders in our Christian churches,
black and white,
occasionally even black and white and Hispanic and Other together,
are Christian women and Other
who know in our reborn again Holy EnSpirited Hearts
that Jesus of Nazareth
was the First among CoMessianic nurturing,
ecological,
ecopolitical equals,
to carry Earth’s regeneratively compassionate love in our guts,
as Earth has given rise to Religious Right Republicans,
deep heart-learning centered,
agapic-erotic integrative,
healthy humane-divine Left-Right us,
embodied Holy Spirits,
CoMessiahs of love’s polypathy
co-mentoring nutritional wisdom
speaking ecological narrative,
after listening ecosystemic regenerative.

If we are reborn through co-empathic belief
in a shared Commons-Holy Enspirited
wombed Body of Christ,
then we are of Virgin (0)-sum ecopolitical rebirth
and, if so,
we are transgenderally originally regeneratively recreated
for optimizing ecopolitical healthy wealth abundance
of nurturing love fertility and beauty
and goodness through polypathic nutritional integrity.

One dimensional bilateral erotic biological climax time
is also four dimensional transubstantiating agapic-ecological spacetime.

Each Christian Ego had to begin somewhere, sometime.
It is our shared embryonic polypathic experience
and faith
and belief
and truth
and empathic trust
this spacetime is both Alpha Yang Erotic
and Omega Yin Agapic,
timeless West-East
Nature-Spiritual
nondual co-arising
Ego/Eco-Logical Wisdom.

At least,
so it seems within this regeneratively evolving,
but also degeneratively devolving,
bicameral conserving-integrating
Left-Right mindbody
of Christ’s Co-Empathic Climate of Trust.

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Wonder as Political Choice

“Wonder
or radical [polypathic, polycultural] amazement
is a prerequisite for an authentic [ecopolitical] awareness
of that which is;
[regenerative love-rooted v degenerative fear-rooted
messages,
actions,
choices,
decisions regarding democratically cooperative
egalitarian
health and security for all];

it [polypathic open-systemic (0)-sum Wonder]
refers not only to what we see
[and smell,
and taste,
and hear,
and feel,
and think,
and have positive-love and negative-fear attitudes about]
but also to the very act of seeing,
[bicameral mirror neural-empathicWonder/antipathicMisTrust]
as well as to our own selves
[wondrous and polypathically amazing bicameral nature-spirit biosystems]
that [both Right and LeftBrain bilaterally] see
and are amazed
at their [our co-mentoring multicultural] ability to see.”
[ever more confluent-flow, positive-cooperative ecopolitical Wonder.]
Abraham Heschel

If Yang is a political WinLose player,
He is also a LefBrain monoculturing actor,
going it alone
in part because of a mistrust of His (0)Riginally Intended Yin,
now cast as a repressed cooperative economic consumer
of Yang’s fear-rooted dominating messages,
actions,
plutocratically rabid choices for hoarding short-term Wins,
rather than cooperatively investing in democratically multiculturing us,
rooted in Yin’s dipolar co-arising co-empathic Left-Right
Prime (0) Relationship
of mutual balance and trust.

For example,
George Lakoff quotes a journalist
recalling a slap-down from a Republican White House staffer:

“The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the [regenerative and degenerative health] reality-based community,’…
people who ‘believe that [ecologically systemic multiculturally resonant] solutions
emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'”
[ego/ecoconscious Left-Right balancing-reiterating]

“‘That’s not the way the world
[my LeftBrain Dominant, so RightBrain Repressed, ego- and anthro-centric fear-rooted
paranoid
WinLose
disembodied nihilistic fundamentally egocentric experience
of a nationalistic ecopolitical world]
really works any more.
We’re an empire now
[plutocratic fear-based, with rabid monoculturing intent,
Yang uber-reified
LeftBrain spiraling out of control]
and when we act
we create our own reality.’
[Competitive WinLose BusinessAsUsual climate pathological trending]

‘And while you’re [Yintegratively cooperative-flowing] studying
that [Yang NegativeParanoid] reality–
judiciously [LeftYang-RightYin WinWin discernment],
as you will–
we’ll act again,
creating other new realities,
[of old climates of WinLose pathology]
which you can [Yintegratively-cooperatively] study too,
and that’s how things will [degeneratively] sort out.
We’re [LeftBrain dominant-supremacist] history’s [Yang] actors…
and you, all of you [Yintegrative polypathic regenerators],
will be left to study what we do.'”
[Without intending to ecologically-economically WinWin
invest in future generations,
as our (0)Riginal Intending cooperative incorporating Elders
regeneratively invested in our health and safety.]
George Lakoff, Political Mind, pp 40-1

Wonder
or radical ecopolitical amazement
is a prerequisite for an authentic awareness
of those actions,
cooperative/competitive choices,
heath-wealth policies
and polyculturing procedures,
investments in our further WinWin
wondrous polypathic bicameral future.

EcoPolitical Actors
who would produce wondrous wisdom
and long-term fame,
rather than infamy,
are invited to listen to the muted voices of Earth’s future,
and to thereby become less fascinated with paranoid egocentric fears
of losing shallow wealth
devoid of healthy resonance;
less Left-Dominant
opens to more cooperatively Yintegral Right-Flow
of healthy climates,
wonder,
radical awe,
Basic Attendance to Ego/EcoConsciousness,
mindfulness,
(0) sum balance-centeredness.

“[T]he radical conservative political and economic agenda
is putting public [health] resources
and government [security] functions
into private [competitive WinLose] hands,
while eliminating the capacity of [coopratively owned, WinWin] government
to protect and empower the public [health and safety].

The public has no [active cooperative incorporating, incarnating] conceptual framework…
to comprehend what this [unnecessarily degenerative risk] means
[for ourselves and our future generation of all amazing species],

and with the stress of fear [packaged, marketed, and sold
in a WinLose capitalist-militarist economy]
and worry and overwork
[and denial
and vicarious WinLose evolutionary narrative entertainments,
addictions,
monopolies of imaginative powers]
the public has little capacity to notice
and to [cooperatively] create
the substantial neural structures needed
to [polypathically ego/eco-consciously] comprehend
what is [fear-rooted] happening
in hundreds of [love-motivated] areas
of [wonder and awe-intended] life.”
George Lakoff, p. 42

Wonder
or radical [poly-empathic] amazement
is a[n ecological] prerequisite
for an authentic [ecopolitical] awareness.

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The Daily Show and Tell

Dear Toni,

I saw you on The Daily Show
the other day
having your way
with Trevor,
or was it the other way around?
Not sure.

I’m also not sure where we first went wrong,
but I’m sorry for once having thought you my dumb blonde beauty.
Clearly this is not who you are
as you continue to play our family’s conservative version
of Twinkle Twinkle Patriotic Star
and Patriarchal Stripes,
Flags and National Anthems.

Slow as deep rich Honey,
if you wrap yourself any tighter
in our conservatively-speaking at-risk Patriotic Flag,
I worry you might not breathe health both in and out
for long-term regenerativity.

I began hearing you as not just narcissistic
and uncaring about the health and security of my Galveston grandkids,
not to mention our whole extended family
of white male and female children
along coastal Texas over the next 100 years,
but sometimes I think you still confuse healthy conservatism,
which goes way back in our matriarchal nurturing days and ways,
with what sounds more like nihilistic condemnation
of any regeneratively humane future
for economic and politically empowering ecological health,
nondually co-arising like Grandmother Moon
and Gaia Earth,
who gave birth to matriarchally conservative nurturing me,
and therefore also still organically conserving biosystemic you,
my honey sweet smart girl.

I wish you had spent less time defending your right to freely express your mind and feelings,
which, indeed, brother Trevor was not contesting,
so you could have spent more time sharing your mindfulness
about our healthy and secure future,
which continues to be at degenerative risk
by further white male plutocratic domination,
as if patriotically Christian and Enlightenment
ForeFathers would have wished to see
my grandkids moving from Galveston,
toward Houston,
our future frontier of new-coastal engulfing waters.

Setting aside your distaste for all things Progressive-Futuristic,
including the vastly dusty tomes of academically orthodox science
and LeftBrain dominant deductive-only facts,
and evidence of both ecologically regenerative
and anti-ecosystemically degenerative futuristic fantasies
about climate change as urgent climate pathology,
even setting all this aside,
please review our U.S. conservatively patriotic
Right of Left Progressive-Liberal
devil’s advocate agenda.

Somehow I think you lost the first chapter
in my Matriarchal WoManual.
Avoid inappropriate touch and speech at all times;
but also embrace therapeutic touch and speech favoring, as positive,
(possibly even RealTime Millennial Progressive)
future regenerative times.

Please avoid merely repeating past degenerative conservatism
as if beautiful ecopolitical women were merely dumb blind blondes
within our ecologically multiculturing marketplace.

I appreciate that you do not see yourself
as a victim of history,
but more as a victorious Devil’s Advocate,
and I love it when you mention this
despite U.S. women receiving enfranchisement rights
even after Black male property owners in several Northern States.

But, darling,
how on Mother Earth do you think we received this right to vote
for Donald Trump
rather than the candidate who would otherwise become the first woman U.S. President?
Do you think our patriarchal faithful Fathers
climbed off our Mothers in bed
and said,
Oh, yes, you want it?
Sure. Here, it’s yours.

How do you think your rant
against marchers and protesters
sometimes shouting Women’s Lives Matter Too,
your stark disapproval of those who physically demonstrate
that they have not had your same benignly secure relationship
with your rather too-dear U.S. Flag and Patriotic-Only-Need-Apply Anthems,
as heard within post-millennial virtual realities
of Devil’s Conservative Advocate supremacy?

How do you think your active disbelief
in the economic and political necessity,
or even historical effectiveness,
of strident speaking and marching
in public and private spaces and times
would feel to your maternal Elders
during the post Civil War era,
who had no other cooperatively regenerative power?

Perhaps not quite whiney enough?

I am sorry to say,
as I boundlessly love you,
and always will,
I am quite sure your conservative great great grandmother
would be pissed as hell at this,
her post-millennial offspring,
playing at Daddy Trump Devil’s Advocate;
joining the continuing LeftBrain dominant paternalistic
plutocratic team,
when she so vigorously marched and protested for this opportunity for you
to vote for our first woman U.S. President
of a bicamerally Matriotic-Patriotic
Right-Left balancing
post-millennial RealTime U.S.A.

Your Virtual UnReality Shows
you learned well to help yourself stay away
from inappropriate touch and speech of others
you feel a reactionary need to overpower,
but have yet to begin
this deeper maternal ecotherapy
to always and everywhere regeneratively touch and speak
through Mother Earth’s cooperatively sustaining climates
and landscapes of health and safety
as nutrients worthy of your positive nurturing
(despite also known as post-millennial eco-politically progressive)
for all EarthTribe’s multicultural future regenerations.

Don’t date yourself so much
as an anti-feminist blonde beauty
overly glutted with the conservative diastatic age
of General Eisenhower,
as yummy as that was at the time.

But, this is your time.
Seize it.
CoArise with your cooperative matriotic duties
to speak wisdom
to LeftBrain supremacist Trump Cards.

With at least 7 healthy generations of love,
GrandMother Moon

ebbing my Yang sway
to flow our Yintegral balancing day

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