The Playground Peacemaker
She knows what it means,
and must never not mean,
to work with newborn win/win children
perverted by wounding RightWing patriarchal punishments
overpowering LeftWing ecofeminist invitations
to liberality of loyal transparency
and lovely vulnerability.
When she asserted her sociological conclusion:
Too many cooperatively schooled kids
feel and act entitled
to be as autonomously egocentric
as a healthy and natural right
only to a privileged positive emotion and cooperative life,
I was surprised
and felt anxious
cognitive/affective disattaching dissonance.
Have I missed something obvious
to a more carefully listening ecofeminist ear?
I too fluidly swim
in these same win/lose competitive waters
where all shadows better support golden ego-opportunities
as well as avoid sinister eco-risks
of uncovering lose/lose inevitable ego-mortality?
How did we get here?
To this precipice of choosing to tolerate
intolerable egocentric entitlement,
to more inclusive integrity values,
healthy ecosystemic fluidity,
plasticity of win/win opportunities
co-arising win/lose risks of cynicism
about deep learning win/win compassion,
liberally and conservationally
accessible to all creatures
great and small
Free of win/lose ego-systemic zealotry
liberally loved natural entitlement
To remain open to unfolding further largess
of cooperative relationships.
She rereads Hiawatha's Great Law of Peace;
"We have all been fed a great lie,
the lie of [inevitable win/lose raw spot] war."
"It makes us see danger
where none exists;
It causes us to distrust our friends,
to label the [egotistic-entitled] unknown
as an [assaulting lose/lose irrationally zealous,
"This great lie causes us to show [up]
the [win/win eco-] sources of our [raw spot] survival
[sweet spot thrival invitations]
to release the [lose/lose pathology] causes
of our [ego-monopolistic] death."
Is it our entitled privilege
and our invitation
to take charge of autonomously venomous disconnection?
Is it ego-hubris to de-escalate win/lose ecosystems,
where 'eco' habitats include
from dualistic through universally uniting civilians
profoundly invested in this EarthWombed
interdependent web of healthy life?
Is it our privileged entitlement,
as an ecosystemic bicameral species
to anticipate win/win safety
and not lose/lose ego-insecurity
in our deep learning
positive eco-conservational environments?
Sacred species and reconnecting mind with heart times
of mutually cooperative entitlement
to progress in co-relational win/win dialogue, resilient
rather than win/lose threatening debate, chronically fragmenting?
What would cooperative liberal arts and sciences education
if MotherEarth were our primary patriotic
civil relationship teacher
of liberally compassionate
cooperatively-owned and managed
privilege to live in balance
more than irrationally die
to this privilege of active hope?
Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2019
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