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Wendell Berry’s Boutique

Organic
zero-waste stream
permaculturally designed
and cooperatively owned
farms
are no more or less Democratic-Boutique ecopolitics

Than AgriBusiness
extractive anti-ecological
rather than restorative-ecosystemic therapy,
competitively owned
and Business as Usual capitalist-colonizing designed
multinational conglomerates of anthro-hubris greed,
are no more or less Totalitarian Universal Supremacist ecopolitics.

I heard a young woman farmer
raising grass-fed cattle
on her small organic farm
designed to restore health to Southern
RedState topsoil,
as well as to her kids’ kids,
future farmers of Postmillennial America.

She believed the small scale
of her natural-spiritual restorative farming economy
placed her at a disadvantage
to receive government operational loans
as compared to multinational agribusiness conglomerates
using chemicals and pesticides
to kill topsoil
and extract short-term nutritional values
at long-term disinvested cost
to future healthy generations
and their dreams to health-wealth thrive.

A government farm subsidy expert responded:

If we don’t have enough capital to loan to everyone,
we are forced to give priority funding
to larger scale producers
with capacity to provide more than sufficient this-year nutrients
for our large domestic and foreign flooding markets.

She did not mention costs of growing obesity
and simultaneous malnutrition,
dual-poignant trends.

She did add,
The agricultural sector is complex,
composed of large agribusinesses
and small boutique operations,
and all are welcome by UncleDonald to apply,
after first saluting the TrumpTowers,

But she left unchallenged
the Farmer’s original matriotic complaint
of an uneven ecopolitical playing field
that actually favors large patriarchal corporate greed operations
invested in toxic
extractive
farming-as-raping sociopathic practices.

As I was listening to the farm subsidy expert
on competitive economics
make her case for giving separate but
only marginally unequal value
to these diverse nutritional scales,
small and more robustly large,
with distinct investment niches
available for public dollar support
of a presumably synergetic-democratic agricultural department,
without conceding undue favor to AgriBusiness multinationals.

Separatists, yes;
Supremacists for BusinessAsUsual, no.

I was starkly reminded
of an OldSchool KKK spokesman
who last year said
the WhiteBrother Klans are racial separatists
but not WhiteMale Supremacists.

It does feel like a pathological distinction
without a healthy,
non-WhiteWashed, difference
for present
or future lives
of and for thriving nutritional diversity,
deep sacred-secular ecological synergy.

When will pre-millennial threats
ever learn how to hear post-millennial therapies
as other than Boutiquely Synergetic?

I know…
I know!…
When we have to grow together
rather than continue failing apart.

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To 2018 Candidates and Allies

For those who agree that love is success
and hate is failure,
some admittedly unsolicited advice
from low-income and retired voter trenches:

1. Do not only run as AntiTrumpian.
Trumpianism means no more or less than
AntiPolycultural HealthyWealth
of and for Restoring Justice and Peace,
so just leave off the “anti”
by positive turning back toward Obama’s Audacity of Hope
and away from Trump’s
Naked Mendacity for Monoculturing Fear,
mixed with Dark Secularized Despair.

Not even Gothic Trumpians want Earth’s healthy wealth to further degenerate
and die
due to crippling overpopulation
of rabid military industrial over-investments in,
and deficit spending on,
ever more threats of death and dying.

2. It’s OK to mention, briefly, in passing,
that your positions are Certified ProPolycultural Life Outcome Producers
consuming what we really want for change,
your PositivEnergy-Equity positions
toward growing optimal multicultural health
together, more bicamerally.

3. Don’t just tell us you are anti-death
for unborn future generations.
Of course you are.
This should go without saying
because we all are pro healthy life
except for a frantic few favoring more monoculturing pathologies
and, despite what our newsfeed fuels might inflame,
even our top OnePercent,
who can buy and sell about 70% of US ecopolitical assets,
are usually not unmitigated fascists
or violent terrorists,
at least not on their better multiculturally wealthing days
and co-passionate nights
twinkling back at long-dead starlight.

4. Please mention how your own life experience
has taught you
Uniformity destroys renewability
of family
and community
and nutritional balance
and rich and densely resilient eco-systems.

5. Please invite us to rejoin your leadership
toward ecologically viable educational
and economic investments
producing more future polyculturally healthy
and intentional
and mindful generations
of PositivEnergy
for multiculturing democratic equity.

6. Explain how you have championed,
planted and harvested,
enriching multicultural healthy outcomes
rather than ever-expanding egocentric consumptioon
of extracted non-renewable resources
leading to global environmental,
economic and political,
personal and psychological destruction
of Mother and Father Lands,
wealthy rivers and oceans,
purity of air
and deep dark richly creolizing soil,
and souls,
natures and spirits.

7. Show us how you have repented
from economic inequality divisions,
Win-Lose gaming strategies,
and over-investing in monotheistic energy resource depletion.

8. Reveal our own CoMessianic Creolizing Potential,
our MultiNation AnimaMundi EnLightenment,
our Holy Patriotic-Matriotic
Nature-Spirit Ecology,
CoPassionate Balance,
our multicultural DNA-RNA Solidarity.

Mentor Sacred Earth’s healthy-wealth relationships
for ProDemocracy of Energy Leaders
and actively hopeful voters,
nurturing supporters,
Bodhisattva Restorative Warriors
for polyphonic
economic ecological energy equity,
ego-ecotherapeutic justice,

Show us your reforesting voice and vocation
peace-filling health-wealth networks,
secular and sacred investments,
Yang with CoArising Yin,
Win-Win EcoPolitical conversations
crossing patriotic boundaries of nations
into matriotic polyphonic gardens
for growing healthy PolyCommon SpaceTime Paradise
for at least another Seven ReWeaving ReGenerations.

OK, that last bit
will be a challenge to turn into a soundbite.
So maybe just sing and dance more love anthems
with MotherEarth.

We’ll join in
from our low-income and retirement trenches
as we are WiseElder
Right with LeftBrain
able.

 

 

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Occupying Revolutionary ZenSoul

What is wrong with deficit-growing expenditures
to continue supporting LeftBrain industrialized secular present
and past well-financed war-mongering threats
against nations
and people
and plants
and planet?

And nuclear ballistic arm-building,
and a Hummer and automatic defense rifle
for every Red, White, and TrueBlue household,

But shovels,
hoes and rakes,
seeds and trees
oceans and forests
and GoldenRule SacredEarth positive attitudes
are optional,
under-valued under-invested in future
Patriotic-Matriotic
Win-Win
Ego-EcoBalancing Systems
of politics,
governance
learned from ecological parents
and SacredEarth-Soul Schools
of and for Restorative Healing Education.

This is not really such a great post-millennial stretch.

We already have abundant Cooperative Ownership,
self-other governance incorporated guilds,
networks,
cooperative businesses
and corporations
for food and fiber and fabric and weavings
for design and planning

Health service production for and with consumers,
co-passionately cooperative WinWin investors
and strategic designers
such as the Tellus Institute,
WinWin restorative ego-ecotherapeutic models
such as Work That Reconnects,

We already have deep spiritual ecology,
going back to notnot doublebinding acclimating Bateson
with De Bono and Julian Jaynes
struggling in Thomas Kuhn’s revolutions of paradigmatic creolization,
on back to Buddha’s EmptyEgoLeft
balancing Interdependent Sacred EcoSoul Right,

On back to LaoTsu’s Yang with Yin is WinWin
while mountainous Yang over-ruling valley Yin
is AnthroCentric Hubris
of degenerative WinLose dominance,
dissonance,
chaos

When we could choose De Bono’s bilateral complexity,
fractal double-bound octaves
of neural-sensory memory
regenerating
reweaving SevenGeneration Futures
remembering SevenGenerations
of grace-invested WinWin karmic past.

This is future SacredElder training.
It could be bicamerally useful
reincarnating Congressional Offices
and CEOffices
and Uniting International Health and Welfare Offices

Not just of and for the Unitarian-Universalists,
not reserved to EarthCreation GreenChristians
and Moslems
and Hindus,
and Buddhists,
and Quakers,
and Early Colonial USA EnLightenment Age
Sunday Schools
and Shabbat Schools
and Catholic Schools
and Private Theological and Liberal Arts and Political Sciences Schools.

Enlightenment Age 1700s parents
like Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson,
and their son Thomas,
wrestling with personal political feelings about power
within passionate intimacy,
beauty and truth
in tension with enslavement of sacred-nature.

Wondering within and about EarthSoul Light’s Original Intent
for a more democratic economic and political,
personal and natural,
intimate and spiritual Welfare,
health optimizing for all participants in SacredLight,

Followers of CoMessianic Light,
redemptive-cooperative healing warmth,
this Soul
SpiritusMundi
of SacredEarth,
sacred humane dignity
rooted in sacred natural GoldenRule WinWin Law
and Systemic ReStorative Peaceful
Domestic and International
Order,
within and upon
Gaia, still-emerging health teleology
v. pathology.

Order itself
rooted in polytherapeutic imaginations
of DNA-scriptures,
bionic-ionic structures,
fractal-valley folds
and secularizing dissonant unravelings,

EmptyEgoWombs and Interdependent EcoNature-Spirits,
Gaian Holy and Holonic
song and dance epic opera stars
and starlets,
twinklers and twinklettes,
Holonic PolyPathic Lights
occupying revolutionary SacredEarth’s ZeroZen Soul,
anima mundi,
Holy Matriarchal EarthSpirit of EcoMessiahs.

What is wrong with deficit-growing expenditures
to further invest in LeftBrain industrialized secular dominance
rooted in history’s past over-investment in retributive justice

Is the BothAnd Option,
we could mainstream ReStorative Ego/Ecojustice Education
for Future ZeroZen WiserElders instead.

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Aint No Valley Deep Enuf

What my kids too often fail to notice,
and what I am guilty of weighing too lightly,
to avoid timely discernment,
are contrasts in density of opportunity
and toxicity of risks
hidden within our values and disvalues
themselves.

Disvalues shallowly accepted for short-term Win-Lose strengths
of economic and political leverage,
to eventually overpower unwanted and mistrusted gifts
of an overly-secularizing
materialistically colonizing
disuniting society;

A national culture degeneratively disanimated,
unmotivated toward healthy-wealth
of restorative opportunities.

Values toward deep ecologically flowing sacred valleys
with dense and complex co-arising co-investments
in compassion
toward coherence,
more inclusively,
intimately,
experientially powerful harmonic
resonant
absorbing
than shallow dissonance,
perhaps because more multiculturally strong-rooted
in MotherEarth Valleys
of organically animated nutrition.

Nutritional density of Valley values
emerge historically rich and deeper,
more effective
than toxically shallow,
and cancerously Mountainous, disvalues
against aggressions
and Lose-Lose retributively over-powering models
sold by capital-invested marketers
for Business As Colonizing Usual,
advocating ever freer markets
but most free for competitive hoarders,
engorged mountains of dominant inheritance.

Colonizers
false promising NonElite YinValleys,
immigrants and aliens
and less apparently animated and mattered nature-spirits,
lose least
by accepting domestic economic commodification.
So Elite Yangs continue to LeftBrain dominate
with ecopolitically shallow,
inferior qualities of monocultural EmpireBuilding,
fundamentalism of Kingdoms too NotHeavenly disinvested from Earth,
totalitarianism.

Too mountainously captivated with fascism
waiting like gospel Advent seasons
in RightWing fantasies,
too shallow self-righteousness
for deep valley nutritional spiritual values
to re-establish nourishment
and restore ego/eco-therapeutic roots.

“The [deep] valley spirit never dies
It is the woman, primal Mother.”
LaoTsu

So too,
the strong mountain nature only AdolescentEgo fades away,
Win-Win childhood innocent balance
gives way toward Win-Lose adolescence
fading on back toward Win-Win deep valleys of maturity.

Mountain nature is the AtMan,
primal FatherTime
of Yang/Yin CoRestorative Creationism,
ego/eco-therapy.

Therapy appropriately applied
within all our most cooperatively trusted economic
and political
and extending family environments:

Natural Valley spirits
within cooperatively co-nurturing systems,

Religious colonizing
and Spiritual creolizing faiths,

Great Transitional polyculturing loves
and wondrous sacred polyphonic hopes,
rooted in deepest valleys
of polypathic
positive WinWin
bilateral-bicameral faiths.

What my kids too often fail to notice,
and what I am guilty of weighing too lightly,
are contrasts in wiser density of opportunity
and irrational toxicity of risks
hidden within our deep valley values
and mountainous disvalues
within ourselves
as without.

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Playing Old Maid

I recall a card game
probably extending back past the 1950s
called Old Maid.

There was also Authors
and a few other choices
less popular with me.
But Old Maid sticks in mind
as blatantly sexist
and ageist
and, for a country kid
in redneck rural Republican Michigan,
the most fun
of admittedly limited card playing options.

Whoever was stuck holding the Old Maid
at end of game
was the biggest loser,
for obvious reasons.

Who would want to be associated
with that old and useless appendage?

National politics in the U.S.,
all about the marketing, purchase, and sale
of two-year
and four-year terms of public greed responsibility,
increasingly reminds me
of OldMaid gamesmanship.

And, yes,
I don’t really mean gamepersonship.

This game for avoiding loss
of responsibility and authority,
loss of face
rather than gain of grace,
embracing mutual Wins
of shared commitment to health
and cooperatively prosperous safety,

This game in which the OldMaid
is played by aging fossil-fuel industries
played-out too often militarized
ballistic violence,

These OldMaid industrial choices
have most ballistically justified
plutocratic wars
inviting young,
and often most marginalized,
players
to live with losses to OldMaid political stuckness
in the name of patriotic duty,

Although not matriotic integrity
to our own healthy hands
for better Win-Win games
and political
and economic
and personal
and family therapy strategies,
less violently impinged by nationalistic traumas,
fear of losses
holding OldMaid over-industriously held cards.

No one wants to be in unlovely public office
when the last drop of oil
and last glistening gasp of gas
wears through now useless OldMaid pumps
and pistons,
unhappy triggers
and transdegenerational switches,
unlubricated OldMaid economic bitches.

No one wants to be in office
holding the last OldMaid dry-humped card
from a 1950s stacked deck
when 2020 revisions
change climate changing hands
into feminist story books
of how our generation
deliberately and stubbornly chose,
like stiff-necked self-chosen people
of OldMaids and PatriarchalMen,
counter-intuitively choosing the climate pathology card,
fascinated by our own death
and the death of our habitat
and the death of any future
of humane proportion and design,
rhythm and pattern.

When we have so many post-millennial cooperative Win-Win options
to actively hope
and act
and restoratively plan
and therapeutically draw climate health
for both ego and eco justice
and global peace for all,
including sacred Elder Matriotic Maids.

If only Old Feminist Maids and Matriotic Men
had written all required history
and civic lesson school books
and ecopolitical philosophy texts
and medicinal prescriptions
and legislated cooperative multicultural ethics
lesson plans
to practice
practice
practice
cooperation,

I wonder if having the Elder Matriot card
would have been how to win our Win-Win game,
and to do so,
would require letting go of all Old FakePatriot cards
of plutocratic,
and often patriarchal,
Lose-Lose economic-ecological exploitations,

Also post “ClimateChange”
known and named
as habitually competitive ClimatePathologies
longing to restore ClimateHealth.

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Thanksgiving for EcoJustice

We have developed several economic models
for social justice and injustice.

OldSchool retributive justice,
punishing in fair exchange for offensive sins.

Newer distributive and redistributive (0)Sum
and Not Necessarily (0)Sum justice,
preferring equality of objective values
between consumers and producers
of both good and bad relationships,
inevitably to Lose-Lose die
with each ego’s sad mortality.

We have transitional justice
which may be the same thing
as revolutionary redistributive climate justice,
hoping for creolizing peace outcomes,
told through macaronic co-evolving stories.

And, we have New Feminist ReStorative Justice
from the Ego-EcoTherapeutic Schools
of PermaCulturing FirstNation NatureSpirit Design.
Peace Circles
rooted in not merely victimization
and blossoming in not merely criminalization,
but seeking Win-Win restoration
of cooperative trust relationships.

Where secular society ponders what is justice
and injustice,
sacred communities discern healthy faith
from ancient residues of bad faith.

Both secular justice and sacred faith
can be synonymous with nature-spirit trust,
inclusive trust
and exclusive anti-trust,
and in-between mistrust,
or hypothetical trust
or quasi-trust
or queer-trust,
Tipping WuWei Points of faith in Ways,
justice through Truths,
trust of and for Lives of Grace,
as worth more than mere retributional Death-Sentencing
shamed and blamed for errors of inhumanity.

It takes a certain commitment to trust
and not an uncertain habit of mistrust
to hope our own species,
and all animal and plant species
we have come to know and love,
to trust,
and have both secular and sacred faith
in our interdependent nutritional values,
will stick around to extend futures of healthy climates
for another thousand years.

If faith in God’s Kingdom at hand
is limited by singing and dreaming,
I’ve got a mansion
just over Death’s hilltop,
Rather than
We have an EdenParadise
of Love’s restorative potential
right here
where I am,
right now
where we live and breathe
on and in and through heartbeats
of Sacred MotherEarth,
this too-Heavenly and anti-Earth view
of distributive and retributive and redistributive transitional justice
can be distracting
for our active Body of Christ,
our Protagonist BraveTrust praxis,
our healthy active faith,
truths of still-evolving salvation
and meaning
and wisdom literature
and synergetic scholarship.

TaoLife in Yang Exterior-SacredYinteriorFlows
CoArise
Win-Win SpaceTime,
written in EarthTribe’s Uracil-structure = Cytosine bilateral function RNA,
predicting our humane-divine T=C-fractal-squared DNA bicameral wonder,

Formal justice and symmetry
also bilateral double-bound restorative Sacred CoPresence,
Original CoOperatively Interdependent Patriarchal Intent
dipolar with Original VirginWombed Matriarchal
Enthymematic
Reiterative Cause of Communion.

WinYang-WinYin
Ego-Eco
sacred restoring peace
as equivalent Justice,
DoubleBind Balance,
Thanksgiving for Beauty,
Secular Democracy-Growing Trust,
Sacredly ReGenerative
Good and Therapeutic Faith.

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Jesus Told Me

Jesus taught and lived
Those who follow the Way
Truth
Life, rather than punishing death,
would be known
by our love,
especially for our enemies.

He did not say, or live,
Those who punish themselves and others with death threats
and war planning
and technology design
and nihilistic absence of healthy purpose
would be TruthLivers
known as restorative peace-makers,
inheriting the Kingdom of God at hand.

For LaoTse
we are Way,
Truth,
Life known
by our Yang/Yin harmonic balance
with darkYin as antagonist of stubborn ignorance,
reflecting unkind outcomes of MotherEarth
and Her thunder and lightning Heavens
bringing cold winds of Yang-dominant terror
and warm flows of Yin-Yang wu-wei
in-between
Tipping Pointed selves as enemies
restoring peaceful balance,
within-egoYang,
as without-ecoYin.

To love your enemies
as yourself
is to actively seek restorative justice
peace-filled balance for all parties,
including anti-let’s-party! haters
and monoculturing weedish and prudish supremacists,
fundamentalists,
evangelists,
zealots,
terrorists,
slave-owners,
racists,
sexists,
homophobes,
missionary colonizers,
AntiSemitic
AntiCreolization
trauma-inducing predators and parasites,
and, Jesus’ favorite love to hate, Pharisees.

To be known by our love for enemies,
is to know our enemies as ourselves,
to love ourselves as both victimized protagonist
and antagonist,
provoking angry retributions,
fear-filled victims
of our own,
and our Elders,
violent misjudgments.

To love ourselves
within this heuristic balance,
doing our best
is to love our larger selves
as traumatizing enemy of love
and yet therapeutic lover of self-inflicted,
other-afflicting,
enemies.

Thich Nhat Hanh
shares a restorative council agenda
as anciently practiced in his Buddhist tradition.

Community facilitators
with unusual strengths for compassion,
begin by telling a personal story
of an event in their owned history
when they have known the shame of offending against love,
against active and integrative cooperation.

Then they apologize for this offense
against those assembled victims.
Atone for their lack of sufficient love,
trust,
faith.

Then, and only then, they invite victims
and offenders
to do as the facilitators have themselves mentored,
to tell their most recent shared story
of victims and offenses
against restoring cooperative love
within this community
of EarthTribe lovers.

For instance,
voting against universal health care giving and receiving
as a basic application of our multiculturally advocated
Golden Rule,
constitutionally protected
as pursuit of resident Welfare
and a more perfect Unity
(NOT fascist military-industrialized uniformity).

I try to picture what stories of restoration
facilitators would invite
if FirstNation CEOs
were to host a Peace Circle
with Christian Evangelical Missionaries
and Military-Industrial Generals,
grandsons of rifle-holders
for ecopolitically racist assumptions
of spiritual therefore naturally endowed
Manifest Destiny Supremacy,
and WhiteMan CEOs,
including grandsons of slave-holders
for HeavenlyMansion and Mammon Goals,
all WesternPatriarchal classroom read and propagandized
as Protagonists in a Western InterContinental Patriotic History of Love,
yet recognizing great-grandparents
in light of larger love’s Win-Win capacities,
now appear as repressive Retributional Antagonists,
rooted in fear and anger and hate,
not always so much trust and faith and justice,
for a polyculturing history
of love as ego-eco balance
between loving oneself
as both related to past Protagonists
and Antagonists
of Earth’s restorative peace
and therapeutic love
for Win-Win bilateral justice.

It is in our most vulnerable shame
for lapses in co-passionate love
that we are most likely to therapeutically recover
shared memories of blame,
and active hope to restore love’s balance
more polypathically inclusive next time.

This rhetorical agenda,
for mentoring facilitators,
is their second-mile walk,
their turning of violently struck both cheeks,
their opportunity to offer a time of personal shame
to open double-binding gates
of collective Lose-Lose blame
and it’s ecological apposition,
Win-Win restorative cooperation
of active Love.

Golden Rules
to do as you would have done justice
and not do and judge
as you could not not do without greater co-passion,
active love for Win-Win restoration
of peace councils,
internal and external,
practiced best each moment
of each grace-filling balanced karma day.

Willing and able to see oneself,
and one’s extended family,
as both sacred protagonists
and sinner antagonists
of co-evolving historic love,
fulfilled in HereNow potential health integrity
of each moment’s Sacred EarthRestoring Wisdom.

Jesus taught and lived
Those who follow this ReStorative Way
Truth
Life, rather than punishing death,
would be known
by our love,
especially for our enemies,
within egos
and without eco-conscious balance.

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