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Through Thick and Thin

I think it might be John Rawls who writes about thick and thin justice sandwiches. Thick justice may be more deeply embedded, richly spread in regenerative pursuing time, producing and serving healthy wealth relationships, often digestively motivated to achieve nutritional communion goals, While thinner justice lies closer to today's contemporary bread of legalistic compliance issues, what minimally defines a reductive democratic barely legal sandwich, Avoiding aristocratic lusts and greedy royalist aggression of privileged political evangelists yet still lacking robust internal absorption of richer ethical behavior, proper interdependent moral discipline rooted in normative co-operativity and not impatient competitions for more sectarian power for, and marketed by, those who already have too much well-fed apartness authority to retributively enforce laws against consumers of too much thinly privatized poverty to serve the already privileged public evangelists first and thickly better, yet implicately bitter Too thin justice not even intended to be fair to those who have inferior capital wealth and are legally treated as if we are also least among emotional intelligence. As a gay male child of the 50s and 60s in white privileged North America, I know something about this apartheid of power and authority to choose between popular wealthy disciplines of punishing deviance laws as thinly contrasted against robust ethical discernment of multiculturally embedded deep and wide and thick inclusive listening, loving polypathic learning through Left deductive legal and Right inductive moral compassion, co-intelligence Restoring communication bridges between thinning out procedures, policies propriety, and deeper, thicker, more robust ethical justice informed by a positively compassionate psychology encouraging us to follow our shared nutritional Light, A thick polypathic Light thin from-above theistic, for some, producing sacred v secular apartness, for others, a-theistic, polyculturing internal communion, for a few, Tipping Pointed toward narrow truth-ways of polyphonic ringing Words producing EarthJustice comprehensive Rights, Some fertile combination of these severed two thin through thick sandwiched spiritual-theological intent and natural-ecological means, like organic peanut butter liberally spread with unsweetened red raspberry conservations, communing toward resilient restorative thickly thought and felt justice intelligence. Which precludes confusing undisciplined narcissistic injustice with legal democratic constitutional practices preserving communal peace-mongering truth processes economic and political, ecological and theologically mutual correcting intelligence reaching back to earliest nutritional seeds of robust digestive discernment resources for distinguishing impoverishing thin threats from robust wellness opportunities for better richer communal justice sandwiches, Healthier servings of LeftEmbodied legal disciplines avoiding seeds and roots of violent apartheid hoarding and sectarian privileged intelligence with hidden toxic intent, Instead, making love with RightMind deep digested polypathic intelligence polynomially deep listening for legal/moral learning impatient Yang's autonomous conservative tendencies to overpower matriarchal cooperative thick communion feeding Yin's more robust nutritional compassion. These two binomial appositionals, justice thin and not injustice thick co-arise discovered bridges between what is communion healthy sufficient justice and what is wealthy WinWin Right emotional intelligence to non-violently do, to peacefully say, to justly become, to cooperatively co-enchanted be, to restore just climate non-apartheid health resources internally buttered and externally breaded. To follow LeftBody visually-verbally dominant Ways is also to listen for RightMind discerning recessed voices remembering optimal WinWin nutritional past events, experiences as deep and wide sandwiched as polypathic DNA just intelligence, spreading just-right/left strings of nurturing warm wet wombed non-visually felt SpaceTime, Here with Now co-passioning co-gravitating co-arising, Breathing compassionate nutrition in, blowing nurturing discernment co-operatively out and up Regeneratively rich feedback loops as old as wombs and fertile MotherTrees with leaves and nurture-discerning root systemic just-us trust left with just right crust, not too thin or thick for universalYang unitingYin communion.

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