Audacity of Democracy
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This title, Audacity of Democracy, is primarily inspired by Senator Barack Obama's pre-election book with this political and constitutional empowering theme, and similar title: The Audacity of [Healthy Democratic] Hope.
or have you ever been,
Asks the Restorative Justice Committee
inviting an open discussion
with Christian evangelicals
about their new green global loyalties
And how this anticipation
of restoring justice
through green/blue climates
and unred-undominating cultures of peace
has been influenced,
by EarthPatriotic repentance.
said a representative
of the StraightWhiteMale Clergy Association,
I first began reflecting on,
"Who is my social capital competitiveness
willing to sacrifice,
to actively or passively bully,
leave behind as a 'loser'"
So I could more clearly emerge
among my monoculturing peers
as an orthodox redmeat 'winner'
a God of Retributive Justice emulator,
blamer and shamer,
of a discontinuously transcendent
slowly degenerating undivine EarthView.
Willing to sacrifice
and capitalistically bully Earth Her sacred Self,
in my shunned silent closet
focusing on a rapturous Heavenly climax
after the straight white Father's great self-righteous
rapacious red rage.
Which is something rather punishingly different
and anxiety reproducing
as compared to anticipating
a green EarthBound Rapture
catalyzed by healthy democratic empowering
and cooperatively enlightening restoration
of ego/eco-therapeutic EarthJustice.
What, of your own potential integrity,
internal multicultural interests
and faith-filled curiosities,
is your current internal monocultural win/lose efficiency
for hoarding currencies of social success markers,
such as "annual six figure income"?
I'm not sure I understand your question.
Is our household income over $100,000?
Am I a faithful federal military-industrialized taxpayer?
Yes, of course.
What and whom are you willing to leave behind?
How do your faith communities shut out awareness
of other green restorative currencies for success,
such as integrity,
multicultural, multigenerational neighborhood social synergy,
win/win commitments to inclusive consciousness,
to transparent authenticity,
willing to risk personal honesty
about closeted red deviancy,
feelings of undemocratic evangelical supremacy?
I'm hoping those are rhetorical questions?
Oh ye of little green faith
inadequate to anticipate opportunity
to more deeply learn
who we are becoming
as an interfaith multicultural health wealthy family,
a global neighborhood communion,
a diverse mutually absorbing ultra-nonviolet community
free of dreaming up more red fear
and blue/green free for transparent cooperative curiosity
and win/win co-empowerment
and holistic open systemic co-enlightenment.
Now who's bullying
and not effectively communicating
so much as competitively evangelizing?
Who and what do your religious dogmas
exclude from grace
that your spiritual and natural cultural interests,
your attractions and anxieties
would include as stretch goals
for better health communication
which includes respectful listening more
and disrespectful preaching less?
If you wouldn't mind,
could we turn your question around?
How are eco-political you,
and how have we forever audaciously become,
MultiCultural Therapeutic Communicators?
Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2020
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