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Not Making War

In anti-social economics
for escalating violence
and waging war,
what matters most
is who
and/or what
you actively distrust
divest enough to sustain revenge
and imprisoning
dissonant
dissociative dispassion.

In politics,
as diplomacy
and peace-building
and making love,
what matters most
is who
and/or what
you invest in trust
enough to create
and recreate compassion.

In healthy
and safe ecopolitics,
what matters most
is who
and/or what
you co-invest with trust
and do not secretly distrust
enough to recreate
therapeutic compassion
letting go of hate
before it’s too late
for traumatic unknowns
to become outgrown
historic dispassions
disappointments
disarray,
health and safety
distancing dismay.

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Was War Worth It?

Asked an NPR journalist
of U.S. soldiers
damaged in Afghanistan
direct fire
for one hundred everydays,

“Was it worth it?”

“I can’t answer that question.”

She asks more hesitantly again
of another veteran,

“Was it worth it to you?”

A good soldier,
“I can answer that question
only as an individual.
It was what our Nation
asked of us.”

Neither the question,
nor the answer,
starts at the beginning.

What were this Nation’s goals?
What were these objectives worth
to our Nation’s interests?
Did we pay more
or less
than that?

Who would dare answer such questions?

With a Yes, of course
the price was right

With a No, of course
life,
like health,
is fathomlessly priceless
miraculous
exquisite
elegant
sacred.

How was your time in deadly conflict
worthwhile to you?
How was it not worthwhile
to you,
your family and friends,
future generations?

What would you have done instead
if your Nation
had not asked this soldiering on
from you?
This calculated exposure to high stress,
anxiety,
environmental toxins,
destroyed property,
collective terror
fear
anger
loss
wounds
death of friends,
allies
other organic species,
death of people you aimed toward
with lethal accuracy.

Why are we civilians
so quick to celebrate
our soldiers’ shared response
to what our governments ask
of our young adults?

Why is “I can’t answer that”
a sufficient answer
to “Was violence worth the price to you?”

But,
when we consider tragedies (despairing comedies?)
for all EarthTribes
from global climate degeneration,

When will curious journalists ask,
Was our violence against terror
worth our peaceful returns?

When will global soldiers ask
and answer
It was what Earth asked of Me
and asks of We,
planting trees and grasses,
healing rivers
lakes
wetlands
organic topsoil,
protecting parched forests
and thirsty endangered species.

What does Earth ask of us?
What are Her public health care goals?
What are these objectives worth
to our resilient EarthTribe interests?

Are we,
as a species,
and as individuals,
paying too much?
Not enough?
Just right with left
bicameral
bipartisan
even-handed bilateral intelligence
for future EarthTribe
wealth optimizing regenerations?

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Witnessing at the Mall

I’m at the mall
waiting for my new lenses
to find their inside home
in my old frames,

Hopefully
not like new wine
in old
opaque
outside skins.

I try to engage
with an anthro-war story,
“The Invisible Woman”

Feeling myself silently camouflaged
in a sedate sitting area
sparsely inhabited only by my eyes
searching
and ears
spying

Listening for what invisible witnesses
hear
and empathically feel

“In wartime,
trusting the wrong person
can prove fatal.”

How much safer is trust
in peace time?
anthro-dominated
industriously capitalized.

Does living Earth
even feel like peace time?

Or Business As Usual
domestic abuse,
neglect,
silent, but not really nonviolent,
atrophy?

Degenerating entropy?
of a human child’s boundless curiosity,
enthusiastic health,
win/win wellbeing
luminosity.

“Virginia‚Ķ
will do everything in her power
to avenge the brave people
she lost.”

Is the only important difference
between brave patriotic people
and innocent victims of autocracy
a sacred v secular division
between anxious war
sacredly declared
and every shopping day
peace deal making
between secularized
competing consumer diplomats

Perpetually undeclaring
rights of conscientious
personal bodies
to remain innocent
of ballistic
nihilistic
trauma producing
and stress consuming intent.

Is hero-worship the only moral distinction
between society’s righteous reactionary revenge
and personal power’s need,
want,
self-righteous entitled greed
to avenge?

“Virginia knows,
now more than ever,
that failure is not an option.”

A lot of pressure
stress
fear
anger
internal oppression
when mortality
and disempowering defeat
and disabling wounds
physical and mental,
natural and spiritual,
are not an option

When power is a weapon
wielded over OtherTribes
and cannot be a tool
kindly and carefully offered
without Othering.

Like seeing
with win/win restorative lenses
in old win/lose traumatized
Business As Usual
anthrosupremacist frames

For spying how exhausted I am
by silently witnessing
uncivil
anthro-war stories.

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Strategic Considerations

Maybe it’s just me, hanging around with nonviolent communication students and teachers too much. But,

Always the big, “BUT”

But,…maybe AND is more appropriate.

And, if Putin’s big concern is to spoil Ukraine’s hunger to join NATO, then a full military assault seems maybe counterproductive, killing women and children, bombing bread lines and schools. Wouldn’t that kind of thing be why Ukraine is looking for NATO alliance, because of concerns that Putin and his overpaid Generals might forget that carrots are more effective than sticks when you are trying to persuade less wealthy, and more hungry for safety, people that your big stick next door isn’t an unfortunate event threat to their carrot crops and tops, and all those other greens and blues and even reds; who seem to have a peculiar affinity for ballistic sticks, even when spoons of sugar are so much less expensive, less damaging to well-manicured nails, and landscapes. The important classy stuff making up a delicious series of more fortunate events.

When I was trying to persuade those bratty neighbor children that they need not gang up against my less-affluent kids, it didn’t occur to me to lob grenades over the fence, instead of suggesting a pizza party. But maybe that was mainly because I was hungry too, for food, and health, and safe nonviolence.

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Savory Springs

If pulpy green words
had red meat nutritional value,

As feelings have openly positive
and closed negative
nurturing peace normals
and turmoil boiling abdominal
abominable abnormals,
robust health feeding
and sick bad watering,

What would you choose
to feed your co-passion learning kids,
your cornucopia complex spouse,
your significantly nonOthered
this ego-cooking day?

If fertilizing actions
were rooted in compassion
as light
fades into night

Dreams for healing yourself,
for saving this EarthTribe
self-cognized
humbled
for Whole Earth empowering
enlightened
dawning peaceful governance,

Who
and what
and when
and where
and why
would you co-passion with,
co-invest with,
co-operate with feeding bright?

This PeacEarth crunchy day
and Justice restoring
spring flowing
heart glowing
starlight witnessed
night.

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Saving Face Campaign

Nonviolent designers
of Public Service Announcements

Like “STOP”
smoking
shooting up
drinking
trashing
burning
ignoring various morbid diseases
sinning
sundry mental/spiritual pathologies
unsafe behavior

And feeling ugly
smelling
bad sexing
eating crap
unsafe touching
declaring vengeful wars
Straight White Male supremacy
ecofeminist confused agendas
greens
reds
whites
blues
browns
blacks

Lust
rust
greed
going to seed

All these STOP campaigns
seem to miss my pointed
loser experience
that aiming for what makes me right now happy
is, perhaps, a long-term disgrace

So, what I aim for
instead
is whatever lies
and hiddenness,
safe camouflage
behind
and beneath respectful society’s
muttered under sour breath
“good riddance”ness,

I aim for saving face

You can campaign
all commercial day
and consummating night
to persuade me that my health
is also our happy
absence of communal fright
and resonant,
perhaps even resilient,
brilliantly enlightened
and empowering wealth.

But,
in my heart
of hurt
addiction
depression
anxiety
remorse for an angry life
at least half dead
from fear
you may uncover me
in ways I can’t pretend
to self-righteously defend.

I need some campaign
even larger than anti-addiction
to thinking either bliss
or blues,

Win/lose
Earth’s evolving
devolving runaway mission,
money exchanging zero-sum remission,

Not for peace,
or win/win health is also wealth,
or whimsically precarious
happy nest.

I want to join
Earth’s Great Return
for self-regenerating
revolving annual campaigns
springing climate forth
summer’s healthy maturation
falling harvest wisdom
wintering indigenous
sacred
nurturing meaning,

Theological enlightenment
ecologically empowering
in-between
co-arising Yang SunGod
and Yintegral
Matriarchal Earth

Tribes consuming public campaigns
green co-passionate
communion
saving Earth’s most happy face.

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War Crimes

War crimes
against nations
are like pandemics
against people

And our neighborly places,
homes,
nests
and burrows,
organic host bodies
and soil
and living waters;
sacred spaces,
cathedrals for worshiping integrity
of health
becoming synergistically wealthy

Unlike militarized campaigns
against public health,
devoid of respect
for sacredly shared peace
and EarthJustice

Full of monoculturally diminishing
demolishing
destroying

Virally spreading across widely inclusive victims
of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
unable to contemplate
our own Critical AnthroRace and Gender Experience
of abuse and neglect
including people,
but also plants,
and our biosystemic
formerly healthy planet.

PTSD is an equal opportunity unemployer,
bringing long-term mental/spiritual health issues
to police,
militarized soldiers
following nationalism’s Patriarchal-Capitalist
apartisan line
of war propaganda
more invasively effective
for diminishing humanity
through inciting anger
and inviting fear

Ignoring tools for peace-making
through nonviolent communication
actively hoping to restore
climates and cultures of justice,

To engage public health democracy
for environmentaql peace
and robust integrity

Regenerating
polycultural EarthTribe wealth

Secretions of polyvagal sacred neural memory
prescribing anciently indigenous health
is also EarthWealth
re-engages peace
through polypathic wisdom

Preferring resonantly polyphonic peace gardens,
resilient wilderness sanctuaries,
sun-drenched surf sounding beaches

Hunting grounds,
vacation
and recreations destinations
for seagulls

Unfamiliar with war
and PTSD
and crimes against healthcare.

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Wealth Against Tyranny

Prized poets
gathered to discuss

On the side,
just between us,

Global Marxist tyranny
against our humane families
not quite so resiliently flush.

Truth is bicameral
co-passionately advocating
EarthPeace revolutions,
right now resolutions
in a nonviolently noetic
poetic rush

To make active EarthHealth love;
not so much
a reactive greedy gush

Of violently overpowering
disenfranchising war
waged in Othering
smothering madness mush

Not healthy for children
or wealthy for women
or compassionate men
who recall how to blush.

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TruePeace v WarPropaganda

Without freedom of LeftSing soulful
and RightWing sacred
copassionate expression

And without freedom
of multiculturally mediated
contextually intelligent press
and bicameral push
and bipartisan pull of ecopolitical
ecofeminist critical analysis

We will continue Business As Usual
StraightWhiteMale privileged
LeftBrain prejudice
that War is more powerful
than unenlightened
benighted EarthPeace
and bihemispheric Love
and Health/Wealth Integrity

And deeply, widely synergetic
PolyPathic
PolyMathic
PolyPhonic
PolyVagal
NonViolent Win/Win Communicating CoRelationships.

So kinda difficult
to successfully promote interdependent
restorative justice fraternity

And even more unlikely
to successfully promote intersectional
integral
Open WholeSystemic
indigenous EarthWisdom
green inter-religious sorority

Between competing nations
of Anthro-MonoSupremacists

MonoTheistically enculturing
and colonizing PatriCapitalist

MonoCultures
of Win/Lose HiStoric Aggression.

Without Win/Win freedom
and copassionate bicameral funding priorities
for multicultural healthcare mediation,

Disarmament
and a wealthier
indigenously wiser
EarthView health resonant
robust order
are unlikely to
wealth resiliently succeed

Within this Here and Now
nonviolently communicating EarthTribe
trying to keep our ecofeminist dreams
of surviving,
possibly even green thriving,
war climate RightWinging v LeftRinging

Spacious
spectral singing
Great ReWeaving
EarthPeace Anthems
climbing
embracing
absorbing
transforming
transubstantiating
this rapidly
vapidly climate climaxing
aggressively viral challenging

War Proposing
we all sink apart
rather than sing to gather
in this
our PureWhite
Patriarchal Propaganda Pandemonic
Time.

Note:

The Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee released the following power analysis behind their decision to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, with a courageous Price, to Maria Rossa and Dmitry Muratov.

“Without freedom of expression and freedom of the press, it will be difficult to successfully promote fraternity between nations, disarmament and a better world order to succeed in our time.”

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