In Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
she paints a nationalistically wealthy saint
where also lives a monochromatically utilitarian narcissist,
sucking on attachment to fame and power
for bought and sold ZeroSum accounting Souls.
If the perfectly powerful pure patriarchal patriot
were your own Atlas father,
you might feel certain
he would prefer you grow to be Trumpian
and probably not a peace activist
certainly not half-naked Gandhi.
is the formerly cooperative democratic Enlightenment-inspired,
monoculturing logical conclusion
to a now almost fully win/lose left-hemisphere autocratic disenchantment
predicting our PostIndustrial Totalitarian Revolution
dogmatic left-commodified hemispheric Rapture;
not to be confused with Rabbi Heschel's left with right integral
spatial wonder regenerating timeless awe.
as the shrugging Atlas UnPresident
of boring old-fashioned cooperative win/win spiritual hopes
and global fake-fundamental ego
And yet also,
a shadow perhaps,
of ecological/theological respirations,
still silent speaking against his predator rights of wealthy nations
in his "Art [and Reductive Science] of the Deal."
Nowhere, in his Chapter Two,
"Trump Cards: The Elements of the Deal"
will we find any value for win/win ego/ecological cooperative evolution;
Like the evolution you and I have
every left-hemisphere dominant day
and right-hemisphere prominent win/win night.
While climate restoring Schumacher activists
advocate Think Small,
Trump begins with "Think Big"
and autonomously take out win/lose contracts
against a more civil win/win empowering multicultural society
with explicit constitutional commitments
to natural/spiritual nondualistic prosperity,
and personal health/wealth care.
"Protect the Downside
and the Upside
Will Take Care of It[My]self."
In this second Trump principle of the Big Deal
we see more the science and math of his egocentric,
His prejudice against God's weak and vulnerable migrants
outside U.S. borders,
and illegal immigrants inside U.S. borders.
Here, in TrumpLand of win/lose zero-sum dealmaking,
healthy diversity is anti-natural
and 'bad boy' bullying sacred law and order
assumed to be an appropriate response
to a pernicious communioned interdependent threat
to wealthy monoculturing uniformity--
never mind about polypathic right/left integrity.
The entire global biodiversity of regenerative species
gloriously together sing out, and in,
restorative win/win peaceful creolizing anthems,
to the contrary-reversion principle
win/win polyphonic re-integrity.
"Maximize your [EgoCentric] Options"
by never getting too attached to winning just one deal;
Yet do remain ego-invested in autonomously winning all deals,
all places and spaces,
all the time
reinvesting in left-hemisphere dominance
as if a fully universal map
for an unbalancing ego-uncentric territory.
"Know Your Market"
and repressing right-hemispheres
preferring win/win co-investment
in the healthier contagion of compassion,
possibly even democratically-held joy.
"Use Your [Either Win or Lose] Leverage"
rather than return to compassionately empower
our healthiest democratic win/win co-leverage,
capital co-invested leverage,
cooperative employee-ownership leverage.
Notice that "Use Your [access to capital wealth] Leverage"
sounds quite different than Principle 11
in David Holmgren's
and [Poly]Pathways Beyond Sustainability"
where cooperative permaculture designers
actively caution each other
not to assume you
and/or a nation-state
are on the right health track
just because it is an overly wealthy
beaten-down pathway to anthropocentrism
and narcissistic xenophobia,
and Value the Marginal."
And so this Trump v sacred cooperative economics
polyculture v monoculture,
yanging our way toward climate apocalypse
rather than a 2020 healing win/win yin/yang revolution.
"Enhance Your Location"
autonomously owned for personal yang profit.
Holmgren invites us to
"Obtain a [cooperative win/win yin] Yield"
sufficient for ego and eco-empowering resilience.
Trump, Get the [EgoCentric-AnthroCentric] Word Out"
so philanthropic Atlas,
bearing the messianic suffering of Earth,
now degenerates into self-glorifying President Narcissus.
Holmgren, "Apply Self-Regulation and Accept Feedback."
Trump, "Fight Back."
Holmgren, "Integrate Rather than Segregate."
Trump, "Deliver the Goods," as fast as possible.
Holmgren, "Use and Value Renewable Resources
cooperatively managed by left-hemisphere's natural secularity
and right-hemisphere's sacred integrity,
Trump, "Contain the [personal checking account] Costs."
Holmgren, "Catch and [public regeneratively] Store Energy,
wealthy health care of planet,
Trump, "Have Fun" making more wealth-acquiring
At whose expense?
Holmgren, "Produce No Waste,"
which sounds a bit left-hemisphere Victorian
maybe even ideological,
to a Trumpian,
But, is originally intended
to return a cooperative messiah leadership profit
to reconsider not not ZeroSum geometrics
may also become biometric
both universal and unitarian,
Which seems like a better place to end
than the Conservative Science
of Making the Trumpian ShortTerm
lowest commodified denominator
including business cultures,
and democratic public sector cultures,
are either multiculturally healthy
or monoculturally pathological,
or somewhere in-between
integrity and audacious mendacity.
Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2019