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Contract Against Greatness

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 vegetarian; certainly not half-naked Gandhi. Donald Trump is the formerly cooperative democratic Enlightenment-inspired, white privileged monoculturing logical conclusion to a now almost fully win/lose left-hemisphere autocratic disenchantment predicting our PostIndustrial Totalitarian Revolution and Anti-Christian Anti-Islamic Anti-Spiritual Experience dogmatic left-commodified hemispheric Rapture; not to be confused with Rabbi Heschel's left with right integral spatial wonder regenerating timeless awe. Donald Trump as the shrugging Atlas UnPresident of boring old-fashioned cooperative win/win spiritual hopes and global fake-fundamental ego non-conservational win/lose ecopolitical monocultural aspirations, 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, well-being global, and national, and communal, and familial, 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, monoculture supremacist, anthropocentric terrorism; 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 yang/yin 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" instinctively overpowering and repressing right-hemispheres preferring win/win co-investment in the healthier contagion of compassion, peace, 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 "Permaculture Principles 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, "Use Edges and Value the Marginal." And so this Trump v sacred cooperative economics culture-war continues, polyculture v monoculture, yanging our way toward climate apocalypse rather than a 2020 healing win/win yin/yang revolution. Trump advocates "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 and Services," cooperatively managed by left-hemisphere's natural secularity and right-hemisphere's sacred integrity, economic ecology. Trump, "Contain the [personal checking account] Costs." Holmgren, "Catch and [public regeneratively] Store Energy, nutrition, non-violent communication, wealthy health care of planet, people, plants. Trump, "Have Fun" making more wealth-acquiring colonizing win/lose deals. At whose expense? Holmgren, "Produce No Waste," which sounds a bit left-hemisphere Victorian and purist, 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 polypathic-polyphonic Zero ZenSouls of Yang/Yin Left/Right timeless health/wealth Tao, both universal and unitarian, Which seems like a better place to end than the Conservative Science of Making the Trumpian ShortTerm Win/Lose lowest commodified denominator Deal. Cultures, including business cultures, and democratic public sector cultures, are either multiculturally healthy or monoculturally pathological, or somewhere in-between integrity and audacious mendacity.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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