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I am sick of excuses to avoid responsibility and I am, today, sick with excuses to avoid responsibility with "I'm just a mortal human. I make mistakes. I judge situations and relationships, assess potential risks to care and nourishing choices badly sometimes." I do. And so do you. At the same time, I applaud mutually transparent accountability to always do our best, to apply Golden Rules as broadly stretching out across time and species, until no moment escapes our WinWin ecoconscious YES! to totally sharing accountability for my/our judgments, communication, my/our relationships, for both positives and negatives. Yes to sharing accountability for my/our environments and cultural climates, my/our days, my/our generations, my/our species, my/our choices of entertainment and amusement, my/our realities and imaginations, my/our judiciary system, my/our Police Officers and attorneys and judges and potentially useful WinWin ecopolitical leaders and, of course, loving parents co-mentoring breathing in as breathing out together with both ears nondually co-arising Basic Attendance. Responsible, doing the best I can each moment, mindful behavior choices are nourished by low-stress environments, and their wise and good-humored caretakers. When law enforcement is culturally more important than peace enforcement, When the criminalization of humanity is culturally acceptable ecopolitical harm through coldly-calculated bullying, repressive intimidation, then we are all entrapped in mutually-paranoid terrorism and LoseLose scenarios, correctional strategies guaranteed to bring the worst possible outcomes for everyone, about which absolutely no one is really better than miserable. Criminal-prejudice is no more politically, economically, ecologically healthy than is racism. In fact, for many U.S. people of color, racism feels a whole lotta like presumption of abusive/neglectful criminal-intent. Paranoia is this same presumption, writ large, across our entire BusinessAsUsual cultural climate of pathology. Peace enforcement and the full balanced ecoconscious humanization of this species require us to accept what we might see and hear and feed ourselves, in positive healthy ecopolitical days and nights as positively incarnated Reality Shows where everybody actually wins what they most need in the end, or at least more than they had, where there are no real losers needed to make a good wholesome story, positive youtube videos are for every mind and body's WinWin future. Law enforcement and the nihilistic further commodification and criminalization of humanity does not nourish well-rounded healthy regenerations to build up who we ecotherapeutically are and where we are headed together, like cynical negative Reality Shows, and sociopathic social media messages of violence and mayhem begets more of same. We have positive Selfies and social media stars and there are also negatives. But, we hope our political leaders and police officers and judicial systems are feeding more on the positive and not frothing at the mouth so much in actively dissonant mistrusts of collective culturally degenerative paranoia. We have a profound ecopolitical choice to make, to invest in positive health assumptions of Golden Rule good faith until proven otherwise, not just strongly, prejudicially, and malignantly suspected, and we too often invest in negative social and eco-political poor health choices, news and interpreted events as entertainments and grist for ruminating imaginations and then paranoid realities, LoseLose pathologies, absence of faith in a more integrative regenerative future. We can choose to learn our way toward more robust Climate Health, or go this other way, with armed humorless paranoids disguised in peace officer uniforms, really out to get themselves yet another victim of their anger and disappointment with humanity's lack of self-respect and responsibility, including their own sometimes when they really are not doing the best they can in a struggling situation. Or, are they? Those who feast on negative media and gaming entertainments, bad-environment choices, maybe shouldn't take the lead on determining what is commercially-viable news about challenging and suffering events and cultures and religions, and economic and political systems, and ecological systems still gasping for more positive good-news health and less sardonic nihilism, and paranoia. Responsibility meets our levels of accountability for trust and empathy and active listening and noticing possibilities to minimize victimization, criminalization, revenge, stealth and duplicity, anger and fear, mistrusts growing into raging distrustful paranoid hatreds of individual magical fragile sacred people, and families nurtured by and in and with Beloved Communities, we have too often reduced to vocational labels associated with diatribes of prejudicial disrespect, not understanding victim-creators suffer too, for what they do and what they have failed to do, as how they are in this too-toxic environment. If you cannot find any compassion for your accusers, your nay-sayers, your deniers, your bullies and fascists and terrorists for their ridiculous LoseLose scenarios begging for a good laugh, rather than satirical character assassinations, stepping out of WinWin hopes and faiths for health and help and hope, then you are still looking for how this that has happened to you could move further toward WinWin ecopolitics, more opportunities for health with less risk of pathology, as am I, while a paranoid white male Police Officer continues shouting through my screen door about my highly over-rated sense of shameless disregard for others. Maybe he just needs more sleep, better meds. Who knows? I wish they wouldn't let him out loose with a gun by himself, he's scaring me and my kids with his humorless lack of hearing and therefore compassion for others who probably also could use more sleep, more vacation, less negative recreations.

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