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"I do not see what right any one would have to object to calling this part [the South American mainland], after Americus who discovered it and who is a man of intelligence, Amerigen, that is, the Land of Americus, or America: since both Europa and Asia got their names from women." Matthias Ringmann, cartographer, 1507 With the bringing down of statues and the renaming of sacred and secular temples, I am reminded of Biblical tearing down of shrines to Baal, the turning of politically and religiously correct cultural backs and shoulders, hands and feet, historical heads and capital investments away from our own idolatrous sins of white anthro-centric history. Fair enough, but, to gaze upon which new god and goddess? Green and Black sacred lives, and red blood of The Lamb and yellow SonLight and blue Marian EcoFeminist and ultra-nonviolet EarthMother Moon. So many colors to choose or not to choose yet avoid new temples to Baal; A crisis of risk and opportunity dissonance and resonance divestment and investment degenerative and regenerative intent. A critical discernment between infamous and famous, natural pathology and spiritual health. What surprises me in this current revolutionary purging of racism and violent colonialism and rapacious patriarchalism and perniciously predative mono-sexism and almost hopeless anthropocentrism is the resilience of Amerigo [also Americus] Vespucci, extractively merchanting and mapping and scientific explorer source for white straight patriarchal property winner "America". We had, in the 1500s, The Americas, South, then North invested cartographers led by Mr. Americus. Indigenous populations, now become Native Americans in North America, also used maps, if not externally sketched in two dimensions, then internally felt in spacetime four spiraling through green seasons of nutritional communication bearing future fruit and healthy seeds and wealthy wombs. Then came the United States of America. Not, more humbly, United States of North America in part because mappers and Earthologists were not yet in resonant agreement about whether this wild new West, although now clearly not East India with NearEast Indians, is one united continent or eroded into two. Here, anthropoids had a choice, to honor academic investor Americus as next to white male godliness, or, Recognizing that fame does not become us, further invest this new global map in rediscovered new age Western Earth, lying in sacred direction of divine sunset for those cartographers and astrologers residing in full moon rising Europa Before these United States of America and without the bondage of critical events in EuroCentric historic story, neither infamous nor famous indigenous risk takers and opportunity seekers built temples to deities Amerigo found idolatrous Which he might also have considered as further resourced roots of gods and goddesses appropriate to Black and Brown and Green Lives Mattering to RedBlooded EarthTribes of saints and sinners resonant and dissonant Regenerative and degenerative cooperatively co-invested and competitively divested Win/win communal and win/lose capitalistic, interdependently incorporated yet often violently individualistic, Liberal in democratic love and stingy with constipated constitutional conservatism, ecofeminist and egopatriarchal, Green ReBidenuclear spiraling waves and Red UberTrumpian unstable atoms. Statues of, and temples dedicated to, Americus are difficult to find, thus, even more difficult to tear down. But, for those who can recreate such sacred history, systematic theology, ecology of healthy and pathological relationships, neurological positive and negative psychology, polypathic muse-cology of polyphonic risk and resonant opportunity, the first moment of cultural exhale invites individual climate purgation, This much is obvious to our natural senses, However, our second moment of revolutionary inhale, this is my returning question, Will we replace academic extractive Amerigo with Uniting Global States of GreenBlue Earth? Or something more idolatrous like patriarchal racist and vengefully capitalistic UberTrumpian Baal? NeoColonizing Hate and Fear? MonoCulturing Anger? Lone AnthroWarriors of Prince Narcissus? Naked White Emperors of Americus?

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