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The Big Tent Elephant

Once upon eternal time, all philosophers and theologians and ecologists, published and unpublished, credentialed and indigenous, elders and children and all ages in-between, alive and dead and all health indicators in-between, got together to sort out our competitive win/lose mess of competing theories about just what is this elephant star of our BigTent historic stage. Some, especially straight men of color, but many others as well, argued the head of this fascist elephant is racism. Others, especially straight white women, and their feminist allies, argued the head of this pathological creature is patriarchalism. Others, especially LGBTQ wo/men, and their straight allies, were sure this fascist elephant head is homophobic sexism. Others, especially positive psychologists and communication system theorists, encouraged more resonant dialogue about how this fascist elephant is led by either/or deductive reductive left-brain cultural dominance. Others, especially social psychologists, whole system thinkers, eco-political pathologists, permaculture ZeroZone restorative healers, advocates for restorative justice for global peace, cooperative economic ecologists, WholeEarth systemic theologians advocated multicultural co-mentoring non-violent communication to better see and hear heal and not punish, feel and think with full mindbody intelligence about how this fascist elephant of Western hemisphere dominant capitalism win/lose favors egocentric monoculturalism elitism narcissism ethnocentrism anthropocentrism through metaphoric polypaths dreaming streaming scheming all of the above.

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