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Populist Politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YangLeft with YinRight
WinWin
nutritional democratic idea optimization.

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

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

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Massively Mediated GreenPeace

Recent confrontations
between older RightWing defenders of orthodox violence
and younger LeftWing liberators for inclusive cooperative peace
and restorative,
therapeutic green justice,
have all been massively mediated
between Donald Trump’s Make America Grotesque Again campaign threats
to promote unhealthy narcissistic uniformity
against more LeftWing integrity
of democratic hearts
for liberal humane-divine love.

Personal political experience
has taught more faith in cooperative webs of interdependent compassion
more cooperatively powerful
than competitive walls
of hostile military-industrialized
automated ballistic autonomy.

Rather than an explicitly resilient conversation
about what we hope to healthy achieve
through wealth of compassion
and co-empathic democratic powers
with all natural/spiritual
ego/eco-energetic people,
non-violent plants
and non-sectarian planet,

The candidates for WiseElder defense
of orthodox Business As Usual capitalistic Truth,
when WinWin cooperative GoldenRule confronted,
resisted,
questioned,
by actively hopeful universally democratic youth
for liberally compassionate unitarian liberty
confront a hypothetical Wall
to deny non-apartheid neighbors,

Walls not so overly defensive for White male property enslaving owners inside
significantly contributing to further pathological sectarian divides
rooted in ignorance
suspicion,
supremacy theories

That White northern and western males
were, and are,
more clearly incarnating King James translations
of White male God’s divinely imaged inspired intentions
granting privileged grace
for evangelical BadNews WhiteMale Elders

Colonizing their weaker, but gratuitously better, half RightBrain minded women
and children
and indentured servants
until we get their Win/Lose ballistic and high-walled defenses
more right
than networking compassionately left
dismissively unmediated
through cynical attachments
more WinLose toward long-term climate LoseLose
than rapturous WinWin,
both short and long-term
ego- and eco-systemic healthy wealth.

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These Liberating Truths

I’m musing with Jill Lepore,
historian (Harvard feminist, but definitely within brackets of general interest),
through eight hundred pages of These Truths
telling an other U.S. herstory.

She starkly says,
“Slavery is political”
while I had been thinking more of addictive economic
and punitive domestic relationships,
enslaving social absence of healthy relationships,
Dr. Lepore reminds me
about powerful natural/spiritual inter-relationships,
where overpowering addictions meet underpowering enslavement.

Nationalistically political
community-toxic apartheid,
personally oppressive-repressive ego-supremacist pathological
for both LeftBrain long-term smart investors
and RightBrain universal-frame cooperatively sentient property(ies) development.

LosePredator/LosePrey colonizing politics
again this historical effect
of insufficient interdependently synergetic web-spinning together
a healthier WinWin history/herstory
of ego/eco-normative
nature-spirit ZeroZones,
left-rights
yang-yins
Universal mountains of suppressed affluent strength
with
Unitarian eco-valleys of depressed effluent flowing grace,

Deductively autonomous truth labels
with
Inductively not-interdependent/not-fragmented flow
of ambidextrously apathetic suppression of impassioned feelings

Competitive Either/Or
with
CoOperative Both/And
nondual co-arising networks of communion,
ComPassionately owned nutritional RightBrain sentience,

Although perhaps not quite so much LeftBrain
dominantly effective/affective sentences.

ReImaging history
re-employing fertile/stagnant qualities
re-deploying LeftDominant language
of RightWing over-reactionary capital-royalist apartheid
competitively bought and sold with an ego-defeating loss,
disinvesting oppressions,
repression walls,
depression webs

RePlaced by healthier
more ego/eco-therapeutic
LeftThought and RightFeeling positive non-platitudes
actively hopeful re-creative tensions
interdependently webbed, networked
images for binding positiveYang with negativeYin,
egalitarian double-binary binding
negative past personal/political effects
inviting more positive WinWin future health causes,
more opportunities for deeply and widely trusting democratic communion,
natural and spiritual,
pan-sectarian
polypathic HereNow
ZeroZone spacetime
4D co-relational integrity,

Growth of cooperative power opportunities
for owning compassionate freedom,
and not so much LoseLose politics of slavery
and walls
and anti-herstoric
patriarchal LeftBrain dominant privilege

To invest in writing
and publishing
and reading eight hundred pages
of cooperative freedom v competitively enslaving U.S. life
pro-healthy political regenerative voice,
speaking truth to degenerative commodified economic
anti-ecological death of a healthy
multicultural future climate opportunity,
historically declaring cooperative integrity life
or death of violent non-solidarity.

 

 

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Rudolf the Ginger ReignDeer

Rudolf is mysteriously born in a manger
with a flaming red nose,
and eyes,
and ears,
and hair,
everywhere.

Gingers are rare
among his DeerTribe
as is his empathic capacity to know he is going where,
how to get there,
and about how long it could take
regardless of direction
or increasingly massive winter storms
as Earth’s dark final Solstice
ominously approaches collapse,

The opposite of Rapture
for all evangelists
and good news prophets
with politically correct monotheistic
retributive justice revenge passions
of a patriotic white nationalist
bitter wind nature.

Up until now,
Santa has relied on his GPS
especially for crossing polluted and rising oceans
and massively expanding deserts
where no people could live and prosper.

But, as the North Pole continues to melt
and winter night storms cover most of the northern hemisphere
Santa’s GPS joins the landfill,
unreliable for crossing ocean-size blizzards
and continental sand storms.

He consults his ReignDeer
in the Transportation Department.

After considerable non-violent discernment,
and a lot of back and forth with the Health and Safety Political Department
and the Communication and Marketing Correctness Department,
they recommend Rudolf to Santa
To see if he might be able to help guide his sleigh
of healthy gifts
despite Rudolf’s apparent deviant health issues
and his probable wealth of empathic internal voices
and his presumed challenges of politically incorrect humility.

Frankly, Rudolf is a bit queer,
especially when the sun lights up his nose
to the vibrant color of a red-hot coal.

So Santa asks Rudolf
if he might lead the way through growing storms of violent winds,
freezing ice and blinding sand.

Not by myself, he replies.
This is too much weight to bear
with flying sacred grace,
But if we might find
and teach
and listen to others with these same gingerish gifts,
then we might develop a leadership team
to fly far more than sufficient health resilience
for winter storm night skies
and shaking roofs.

Santa also asks Rudolf if he has any questions,
So Rudolf inquires about health and safety insurance
sufficient to cover Santa’s global transportation risks
and communion gifting opportunities.

Santa thinks this an unusual question
from young and apparently robust Rudolf,
but also a wise one
far beyond his ginger years.

Rudolf wonders if these health issues
came from his maternal grandmother
who may have been a violently violated ginger
but he had known her only after she turned silver
sparkling as a star

Twinkling warnings
of this post-millennial final Solstice,
when political aspirations for global healthy happiness
trails and travel
shrink to survival opportunities
activating more modest aging hope
to at least avoid catastrophic climate storms
of unsurpassed violence,
politically incorrect chaos,
tidal streams bereft of faith
in everyday sacred gifts.

Santa,
perhaps also of red-nosed ginger Tribe,
feels reassured by Rudolf’s hope
for health-optimizing faith,
both humanely non-sectarian
and divinely balancing ancient patriarchal mists
of wealthiest commercial night vision
with matriarchal transporting trends
toward gifting communal friendships,
strength and flow
for growing climates of political
and economic integrity.

Won’t you guide our sleigh of life tonight?

Yes, Rudolf replies with healthy glee,
especially at this messianic Solstice time
of this, my ancient ginger life.
How could we do less communal wealth
than actively hope for this night
and everyday health
of ginger polypath enlightening gifts?

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Making America GreatAtFolly Again

I was listening to The Naked Apprentice,
carefully,
cautiously sifting for any substance
behind mindlessly reactionary mulish gruel,
universally bullying
yet morally thin as frozen rain
on my windshield.

He has the mechanical aptitude,
systematic rectitude,
academic attitude
of a tired,
hungry,
and pissed off mule.

I know
because we lie and copulate in the same pen,
the same industrious climate,
the same WinHealth v LosePathology continent
and planet.

Barbara Tuchman speaks of Folly
as I might think of stubborn mule-headedness.

To paraphrase:

RightWing anger and fear,
paranoia and competitive greed for power
and food
and sensual beverages of proper self-medicating choice
status,
inspiring envy and hate
have long been perceived as paranoid,
unloving,
pathological

Sickness in RightWing extreme Folly threat
to resilient global health,
not merely my own healthy wealth
during this my fifth dimensional quarter of questioning
seeing
hearing
listening
searching for healing
deep learning
co-acclimation calling hindsight,
but, tragically, through all anti-social wounded untherapeutic time.

Always playing the Liar trump card
has not been so historically over-played
since Julius Caesar
told Cleopatra
he would make Egypt great again
because he passionately loved her.

Possibly modeled after Judas
selling out the Prince of Peace
to make Israel great for integrity again.

A feasible cooperatively healthy course
of action
of ownership
of governance
leading authority
leading responsibility
healing social intent
satisfying human curiosity
resilient mammalian courage
resonant living instinct
must recall and advocate
more than fairy tales of RobinHood internationally accessible,
dynamically mapped and media story-framed,
enchantingly systemed and captured,
health-modeled and remolded multiculturally.

This RightWing TrumpCard
plays,
and therefore sounds,
like a globally mendacious Folly question
That of an anti-social aberration, a wound,
reacting against cooperatively green eco-schooled redemption,
climate health care giving and ecovillaged planet receiving
cooperatively self-organizing group-thinks and democratic feels
of integrity’s discernment–
Not an Other individual autonomously greedy
to capitalize EGO-POWER!

A self-entitled plutocrat,
well-machined by a heartless RightWing Win/Lose bullying society,
a secularized self-righteous narcissistic nation-actor
in a failing anti-RobinHood EarthTribe,
a fallen Folly humane nature.

Industrialized
capital F for Folly persists,
insists,
preys and bullies
beyond one pre-millennial ecopolitical era
of climate pathology,

Far beyond my own climatically dysfunctional listening pen
for mules
hungry
thirsty
tired
and OtherWise
now preparing to live cooperatively ever green
ultra-nonviolently after.

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Power’s Price

“The price of power is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill

This is a powerful voice
AltRight confrontational ears
have not yet clearly heard.

The price confronting global secular and sacred powers,
whether white or black
or everything in-between,
whether ego-patriarchal or ecofeminist,
whether LeftBrain dominant
or RightBrain prominent
or somewhere polypathic in-between,
is EarthCentric ecological responsibility.

Perhaps if AltGreen global parties
were to celebrate the gospel of communioned sanctuary
reforesting ZeroZone responsibilities
and caring for surfing health-seasoned oceans,
and custody of tidal saltwater rivers for wombing history
and transubstantiating DNA’s sacred fractal regenerations,

Then perhaps democratic green-trusting ballot boxes
could become sanctuaries
from SecondAmendment automated killing excesses,
and patriarchal ownership of indentured sex-workers,
and imprisoned slaves,
and neglected, cooperatively uneducated children
and the power of autonomy owned and angrily carried
without regard or compassion
for equivalent responsibility.

The price of truly democratic human therapeutic power
is cooperatively-held responsibility
to restore ego/eco-therapeutic justice,
green ultra-violet
polyphonic peace on Earth,
with all Mother HomeLand Tribes.

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Redefining Greatness and Safety

What’s the problem with homelessness,
other than the violence from which it comes
and toward which it further travels?

Why not ignore
and grow tolerance
for the inevitability of caravans
of sojourners
on pilgrimage
toward mirages
of Uniting Promise Lands?

I have more immediately pressing
everyday problems–
trimming my nails,
drying the laundry
on a rainy non-clothesline day,
raking the leaves,
mowing the lawn,
sweeping the front porch
to invite the occasional visitor,
harvesting the squash,
pulling voracious weeds,
cleaning, the gutters, rain-barrels…
feeding the birds, the kids, the garden soil, the truck…
clothing the barefoot kids,
doing my nails…

Did I say that one already?

These are my at-risk immigrating priorities,
my everyday interdependent pilgrims,
projects longing for a more integral,
mutually inviting,
loving,
enchanting,
even possibly ecstatic?,
climaxing! healthy purpose.

Lawn and leaves, con-joined
birds and children, singing back and forth
wet porches and clothes
and dirty rain-barrels and gutters,
tired and depressed,
worn-out,
sleep-deprived visitors
right here at my doorstep
sharing our cooperatively therapeutic planet
with whatever climate health remains
before traveling further
degenerative and regenerative pilgrimages
of choice
and no alternative
homeless choicelessness.

Homelessness is too big
to therapeutically share alone.

I am too small to host
and everyday depressing
compressed to receive,
to accept with impressed renewing eyes
longing for healthy integrity
throughout my extensive habitat
of deeply
cooperatively owned responsibilities
to co-produce common healthy outcomes
for ourselves
and all our caravans,
domestic
and wild,

Internal climate pilgrimage toward trust with beauty
and external co-empathic journeys
into wayfare homelessness,
eco-sublimation,
timeless Earth enchanting trusts
and disenchanting mistrusts
while cleaning my nails
while washing the truck.

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