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Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details |

Empathy as Green Democracy

I don't think it's just me.
I find myself challenged to change LeftBrain cognitive beliefs,
languaged abstractions of personal knowledge,
perhaps because it is not possible to change Right Brain's
Elder feelings of co-empathic trust
where dipolar co-arising mutual immunity
raises dissonance as noisy pathology.

I discover this issue as more of a question
about changing my feelings
by changing my beliefs about feelings
as something that could be wrong,
should be different, in a healthier, better, more beautiful world,
would be better if I were a better person,
we would feel and think better, if we could comprehend
our PermaCultural Golden SelfAsOther Political/Economic Rules
of dialectic ecology,
political power trends
with economic reiteratively polyculturing regenerating relationships.

Sometimes when I empathically feel like why and why not
I believe something is not right
about what I think I should rationally define as correct,
according to Business As Usual LeftBrain deductive dominance,
should be truth,
should become exegetical,
emerge as permaculturally orthodox co-empathic dominance,
unquestionable feeling/belief in health v pathology,
then I also think my RightBrain feelings
of not right-true
shadowing LeftBrain cooperative-affective dissonant information
of not Left-Right balanced languaged cultural belief,
yet;
truth-statement belief with empathic trust v. mistrust,
distrust as untrust,
chronically evolves as anti-trust, hatred,
monoculturally sociopathic
in more climatically critical political and economic
as ecological events.

I am reading Dr. Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzaden's excellent
"Social Movements in Politics".
The more I read,
the more troubled I feel about this choice of title.
It doesn't feel like it fully matches
the rich evolutionary messages unfolding behind these history lessons.

For example,
Zirakzaden, using Business As Usual academic-analytical narrative voice,
articulates the evolution of West Germany's political/economic
ecological environment,
the prelude understory leading toward more recent historical-cultural emergence of the Green Party,
in the late twentieth century
since the emergence of what became,
as far as I recall from my religious history lessons,
the Christian Party.

Given the enculturing titles of West Germany's social-political systemic structures,
if feels likely many Greens
would prefer Zirakzaden's choice of title to have been
"Political Movements within Judeo-Christian Organized Crimes Against Nature".

How I feel about this story
influences how I think I would best step into it,
empathize within these shifting thoughts and feelings,
most nutritionally,
most informed by empathic poli-economic trust
in healthy feelings,
in feelings which are healthy by definition of their accuracy,
their integrity,
their honesty,
speaking to pathological appositional beliefs as dis-regenerative,
diseased,
dissonant,
troubling.

Yet, this empathy requires a poli-economic choice
between using Advocate v Academic Voice,
at least on paper,
or invested in our great transitional digital cloud of unknowing.

The Green Party emerges as a social-political movement
away from Judeo-Christian Traditions
of Organized Pathological Stewardship,
problematic where divorcing human nature from co-arising sacred nature
of nondual nature/spirit biosystems,
love as synergy,
spiritual minds as natural sensory transregenerational bodies,
Green as notnot Revelations
of Organized Crimes Against OurSelves,
all Earth Tribes,
Earth and her regenerative open-solar co-arising
nondual EcoLogical EcoSystem.

As an EarthTribe global citizen,
reading about W. Germany's Green emergence,
I empathize with the Green Party
as Political Movement Heroine/Hero
EcoTherapeutic Story,
virally inserting ourselves
within every pore and cell
of our Elder Judeo/Christian/Islamic  Story
including Crimes Against Earth
now struggling to change our poli-economic key
from minor to major PermaCultural Development
as CoEmpathic Creative Design
and Primal Purpose for Politics
as a Science;
an EcoTherapeutic Political Tao of Science.

In "Trust in Black America"
Dr. Shayla C. Nunnally explores comparative politics of trust,
mistrust,
distrust,
and probably hate as measured in recent survey samples--
where haters would be unlikely to erupt from sinister closets.

Here we find political trust,
and lack thereof,
follows ecopolitical history,
power-over through Judeo-Christian-Islamic ownership
as the full story about stewardship,
while power-with through empathy
co-arises nondual mutually subsidiary mentorships of ecotrust,
most richly found in cultural-ethnic historical enclaves
within embryonic Earth's OrganicTribal Congress
of ReGenerate-Healthy Evolution.

Even so, my historically nurtured empathic trust,
like everyone else's, 
begins in embryo,
the dynamic fractal-dialectic existentialism of DNA
I believe and feel intends to grow out
as polypathically as politically and economically possible
from that safe healthy epicenter,
ecocenter of healthy holonic humane life.

Empathic Trust is cognitive-affective default
on the love-peace side of history,
absorbing enslaving other-as-self hate, 
anger-fear appositional warring about incommensurable positions
yet still within our own political-economic identity equation.

If we need trusting beliefs
to fully embrace empathic feelings,
do we also need untrusting pathological absence of belief
to fully embrace fears of mutual immunity,
internal ambiguities of unresolved ego/eco
Left/Right,
Self/Other ownership of mutually nutritional trust,
not quite yet discovered?
A mix of more active distrusting juxtapositions about fundamentals of ecobalance
and more moderate mistrusting juxtapositions about proportional aesthetics of multicultural truths;
diverse political positions internally and externally conversing,
noticing and listening for Golden co-empathic trust
to follow nondual bilateral light.
equal polynomial synergy parts
in-between past anger and future fear hearts.


Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details |

Bilateral Creative Thinking Sequel

Last half of Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking Summary, pp. 298-300, with bicameral ecological supplements [informed by Gregory Bateson] in brackets:

In ordinary traditional thinking we have developed no methods for going beyond the [suboptimally reasonable] adequate. As soon as something is [feels] satisfactory our [LeftBrain] thinking must stop.
And yet there may be many better [more therapeutic, more confluent, more balanced, more resonant] arrangements of information
beyond the merely adequate [reified, deduced conclusion].
Once one has reached an adequate answer
then it is difficult to proceed by logical thinking
because the [reifying, reiterating] rejection [through entrenched, well acclimated hierarchical nutrition-tree] mechanism which is the basis of logical thinking can no longer function well.
With lateral thinking one can easily proceed beyond the adequate [usually with a better understanding of why it empathically feels trusted] by [flooding] insight restructuring. [overpopulating your frame of idea production, RightBrain-storming for feelings of interdependence where LeftBrain only registers aptic ecopolitical emptiness, absence of relationship, correlation]

[Bi]Lateral thinking is especially useful in problem solving and in the generation of new ideas.
But it is not confined to these situations for it is an essential part of all thinking. 
Without a method for [revolutionarily] changing [chronic stress problematic climates] concepts and bringing them up to [evolutionary WinWin ecological] date
one is liable to be trapped by concepts which are more [eisegetically WinLose] harmful than [exegetically ecopolitically multiculturally] useful .
Moreover rigid concept patterns [evolving dynamic-dimensional models] can actually create a great number of [static, stagnation, hoarding, attachment, suffering, slow-burn dissonating, decomposing] problems.
Such problems are particularly fierce [chronic-stress dissonant] since they cannot be altered by available [exegetically languaged] evidence
but only by [revolutionary co-empathic] insight restructuring.

The need to change ideas is becoming more and more obvious as technology [born of human natures and fertile humors] speeds up the rate of communication [transfers of co-valued information as co-languaged exformations] and [co-relational ecopolitical] progress.
We have never developed very satisfactory methods for changing [consciousness about] ideas but have always relied on [reiteratively stuck, ruminating] conflict [cognitive-affective dissonance, disassociation].
[Bi]Lateral [cameral, appositional gestalt lensed] thinking is directed towards bringing about [healthier] changes in [regenerating] ideas through [positive nutritional heuristic-empathic] insight restructuring

[Poetic-operatic-epic stories change us, create us, recreate us
when they articulate incarnating truths
with both mindful and emotive beauty,
just as my own ego story
changes my ecopolitical motivations,
ambitions, hopes and fears,
and ecological empty LeftBrain absence of Elder RightBrain interdependence,
revolving integrity's potential toward internal/external climate health.]

[Bi]Lateral thinking is directly concerned with [ecoconsciousness] insight and with [Earth-fed] creativity.
But whereas both these processes are usually only recognized after they have happened
lateral [RightBrain proportional/symmetrical feeling] thinking is a deliberate way of using [analogical] information in order to [predict, impregnate, implicate, negatively correlate, co-arise, revolve, regenerate, resolve] bring them [us] about.
In practice lateral [yin-Right] thinking and [yang-Left] vertical thinking are so [Tao (0) sum-soul-core-primal] complementary that they are [embryonically] mixed together.
Nevertheless it is best to treat them as distinct in order to understand the basic [co-empathic attendant-trust] nature of [bi]lateral thinking [within bicameral ego/ecoconsciousness] and acquire skill in its [therapeutic] use.
This also prevents [thinking/feeling] confusion because the principles governing the use of [ecopolitically health v pathological] information in [bi]lateral thinking are quite different from the ones used in [more audio-visual language restricted ecological-analogical] vertical [LeftBrain bicameral] thinking.

It is difficult to acquire any sort of [nutritionally digestive] skill in [bi]lateral thinking simply by reading about it.
In order to develop such [learning to polypathically learn] skill one must practice [ecoconsciousness] and go on practicing [more cooperative nondual mindbody ecopolitical health v pathology]
and that is why there has been such emphasis in this book on practice sessions.
Nor are [ecological] exhortation and [ecopolitical] goodwill enough.
There are specific [co-empathic trust] techniques for the application of [bi]lateral thinking.
The purpose of such techniques is twofold.
They can be used for their own [creative, regenerative] sakes
but more importantly they can be used to develop the [ecopolitically cooperative] habit of [therapeutic] mind[body]....

[Bi]Lateral thinking is not concerned with generating doubt for the sake of doubt
or chaos for the sake of chaos.
Lateral [bicameral regenerative] thinking acknowledges the extreme usefulness of [permacultural] order and of [polyculturally climaxing outcome] pattern.
But it emphasizes the need for changing [evolving, emerging] these to bring them up to [postmillennial] date and make them even more [climate of peace with EarthJustice] useful.
[Bi]Lateral thinking particularly emphasizes the dangers of rigid [premillennial competitive monocultural ritual] patterns
which the [Left]mind is so apt to construct
because of the way it handles [and dissonates] information.
[for efficient power-over
rather than healthywealth optimization
of ecopolitical power-within 
our oceanic climate atmosphere
of bilaterally interdependent communicating trust thoughts
with co-empathic sensory feelings.]



Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details |

PermaCulture's Political Lexicon of Grace

Compassion,
rooted in economic capacity and political experience 
within a co-empathic nutritional environment;
like before you came out of Mom.

Nutrition,
rooted in deep listening, learning, and, giving-and-taking, 
absorbing and investing
consuming and producing,
competing and cooperating
double-negatives as positive double-bind dipolar
regenerating dissonant complexity
with decompositional finality,
empathic ripeness of seasonal belief-feeling balance of time,
permacultural development
toward increasing health-investment,
comprehension of stronger integrity and resilience within learning ourselves
as notnot others,
more inclusively rich nutritional political relationships,
economic transactions of true health as beauty-wealth values.

CoEmpathic Communication,
enthymematically positive=notnot dialectal dipolar 
0-sum EgoAbsence
rooted in Basic EmpathicTrust-Attendance,
where Empathy flows from positive feeling
as Trust follows positive belief,
and viceversa

Lack of Communication,
rooted in cognitive-affective dissonance
between LeftTrust and RightEmpathic temporal-neural 
dipolar co-confusing noisy bipolarity
with pathological trends toward negative climatic-critical events,
sometimes rhetorical,
sometimes operatic,
sometimes terror,
always mutual-immunity
LoseLose Gaming irresolution,
Not(Not Polynomial)
notnot dissonating yinyin,
where +1 does not equal (-)0
in a binomial-binary unfolding/folding Open EcoSystemic 
4-prime-spacetime-dimensioned 
fractal-regenerative RNA/DNA enculturing Organic Universe
Absent Empathic Creation/Decomposition Story;
noise, chronic stress, sleep disorder, depression, body anxiety, etc.

ReGenerative Systems Design and Development,
bilaterally rooted in 
mutual yin-concave bicameral subsidiary economic stricture
with yang-convex fractal-holonic 
polypathic complementary relational political structures.

Recognizing these binomial roots toward healthy regenerativity,
permaculturally labeled as Yang with Yin balance of Tao as 4D Primal SpaceTime,
we deep-learn through communication ecosystemic development.

What is now,
appositions what is notpast-notfuture, notyet and notgone = now.
What is notnot
I Am
AND
We NotNot Are
becoming
further evolution of I Am ego/ecoconsciousness,
bicameral YangLeft with YinRight equivalence of poli-economic power-with
basic polypathic co-empathy together.

Here,
NOW,
where Yang respect for interdependent ownership
and intrinsic indigenously cooperative resources
results in learning from dissonance and stress-marginalization.

Here,
NOW,
when YinSquared = c-squared = Prime Eulerian metric regenerate (0)-soul function e-squared,
YinPrime Bilateral Commons DeCompositional Relationship
of co-empathic stricture: U-Ego = Commons NotNot C-Me
solidarity could notnot evolve as lacking.

We need healthy dipolar balance
to expand our understanding of potential alliances
within currently stressed political
and economic health systems,
to improve Universal Subsidiarity/Complementarity Balance,
a global citizenry,
mutually respectful
appropriately voting with our bodies of lives past, present, and future hope
and/or dying together
as Earth’s former CoOperatively Evolving DNA/RNA CoArising Tribes.

In nutrient-value economies,
where fertile embryonic compost
acts like cash-paid-it-forward investment value,
PermaCultural Landscape Design Nutritional ReGenerators,
as are we all, at least on better days,
optimize political polycultural nutrient abundance
by minimizing economic monoculturally dominating losses, 
devolutions/degradations of ecosystemic nutritional complementarity.

DiPolar Balance,
rooted in complementary yet mutually subsidiary empathic trust,
self-replicating subsystems nested within a holistic cooperative
well-being network 
Open BiNomial EquiValent 4D Universal WinWin EcoSystem,
inclusive of BioSystems,
all lives within Earth’s Tribes,
meeting in this present potential integrity of Time.

Our healthier well-being economic development constitutions
and declarations of interdependence,
rooted in intrinsic nutrient-values of our shared Commons:
healthy Earth,
quenching water,
flowing air,
diastatic atmosphere,
taste and feeling,
health and energy,
beauty as goodness, 
wisdom as Commons Knowledge,
integrity harmonizing balanced freedoms to and from,
responsibility facing self-as-other-empathy 
and trust refining/redefining authorities.

Mutually held Rights of Earth
and all Her Sacred Tribes,
cannot be bought,
sold, 
enslaved,
repressed,
depreciated,
hoarded,
deposited for later self-aggrandizement.
Or,
so it would be
in my PermaCultural Beloved Community.

The moral of my story
to value what and who I am,
as part of this co-evolving ecoconscious evolution
through this incarnation
within EcoNesting EarthRights CoOperative Tribe,
to incubate my ecosystemically integrative communicating niche,
to repurpose each day and relationship
within each Earth-eternal cycle of night and days in co-empathic gratitude
for whom I, as holonic identity within We,
have become so far together.

And, at least as importantly for building confident trust,
for further ecological optimization of life-sustaining health,
also value what I and We are not yet together,
ways we have misplaced our (0)-sum total
true political belief-faith 
and beautiful economic co-invested trust
in mindful bodies feasting on co-empathic feelings.

Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details |

Wonder as a Political Choice

"Wonder
or radical [polypathic, polycultural] amazement
is a prerequisite for an authentic [ecopolitical] awareness
of that which is;
[regenerative love-rooted v degenerative fear-rooted
messages,
actions,
choices,
decisions regarding democratically cooperative
egalitarian
health and security for all];

it [polypathic open-systemic (0)-sum Wonder]
refers not only to what we see
[and smell,
and taste,
and hear,
and feel,
and think,
and have positive-love and negative-fear attitudes about]
but also to the very act of seeing,
[bicameral mirror neural-empathicWonder/antipathicMisTrust]
as well as to our own selves
[wondrous and polypathically amazing bicameral nature-spirit biosystems]
that [both Right and LeftBrain bilaterally] see 
and are amazed
at their [our co-mentoring multicultural] ability to see."
[ever more confluent-flow, positive-cooperative ecopolitical Wonder.]
           Abraham Heschel

If Yang is a political WinLose player,
He is also a LefBrain monoculturing actor,
going it alone
in part because of a mistrust of His (0)Riginally Intended Yin,
now cast as a repressed cooperative economic consumer
of Yang's fear-rooted dominating messages,
actions,
plutocratically rabid choices for hoarding short-term Wins,
rather than cooperatively investing in democratically multiculturing us,
rooted in Yin's dipolar co-arising co-empathic Left-Right
Prime (0) Relationship
of mutual balance and trust.

For example,
George Lakoff quotes a journalist
recalling a slap-down from a Republican White House staffer:

"The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the [regenerative and degenerative health] reality-based community,'...
people who 'believe that [ecologically systemic multiculturally resonant] solutions
emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'"
[ego/ecoconscious Left-Right balancing-reiterating]

"'That's not the way the world
[my LeftBrain Dominant, so RightBrain Repressed, ego- and anthro-centric fear-rooted
paranoid
WinLose
disembodied nihilistic fundamentally egocentric experience
of a nationalistic ecopolitical world]
really works any more.
We're an empire now
[plutocratic fear-based, with rabid monoculturing intent,
Yang uber-reified
LeftBrain spiraling out of control]
and when we act
we create our own reality.'
[Competitive WinLose BusinessAsUsual climate pathological trending]

'And while you're [Yintegratively cooperative-flowing] studying
that [Yang NegativeParanoid] reality--
judiciously [LeftYang-RightYin WinWin discernment],
as you will--
we'll act again,
creating other new realities,
[of old climates of WinLose pathology]
which you can [Yintegratively-cooperatively] study too,
and that's how things will [degeneratively] sort out.
We're [LeftBrain dominant-supremacist] history's [Yang] actors...
and you, all of you [Yintegrative polypathic regenerators],
will be left to study what we do.'"
[Without intending to ecologically-economically WinWin
invest in future generations,
as our (0)Riginal Intending cooperative incorporating Elders
regeneratively invested in our health and safety.]
           George Lakoff, Political Mind, pp 40-1

Wonder
or radical ecopolitical amazement
is a prerequisite for an authentic awareness
of those actions,
cooperative/competitive choices,
heath-wealth policies
and polyculturing procedures,
investments in our further WinWin
wondrous polypathic bicameral future.

EcoPolitical Actors
who would produce wondrous wisdom
and long-term fame,
rather than infamy,
are invited to listen to the muted voices of Earth's future,
and to thereby become less fascinated with paranoid egocentric fears
of losing shallow wealth
devoid of healthy resonance;
less Left-Dominant
opens to more cooperatively Yintegral Right-Flow
of healthy climates,
wonder,
radical awe,
Basic Attendance to Ego/EcoConsciousness,
mindfulness,
(0) sum balance-centeredness.

"[T]he radical conservative political and economic agenda
is putting public [health] resources
and government [security] functions
into private [competitive WinLose] hands,
while eliminating the capacity of [cooperatively owned, WinWin] government
to protect and empower the public [health and safety].

The public has no [active cooperative incorporating, incarnating] conceptual framework...
to comprehend what this [unnecessarily degenerative risk] means
[for ourselves and our future generation of all amazing species],

and with the stress of fear [packaged, marketed, and sold
in a WinLose capitalist-militarist economy]
and worry and overwork
[and denial 
and vicarious WinLose evolutionary narrative entertainments,
addictions, 
monopolies of imaginative powers]
the public has little capacity to notice
and to [cooperatively] create
the substantial neural structures needed
to [polypathically ego/eco-consciously] comprehend
what is [fear-rooted] happening
in hundreds of [love-motivated] areas
of [wonder and awe-intended] life."
          George Lakoff, p. 42

Wonder
or radical [poly-empathic] amazement
is a[n ecological] prerequisite 
for an authentic [ecopolitical] awareness.

Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Donal Mahoney | Details |

Children Are Why We Need Higher Taxes

Steven is a retired teacher disturbed by the problems he sees in education. Schools weren’t perfect when he was teaching but they were better than they are today. He has ideas for improvements. 

Some of his ideas are new and some have been around awhile. It’s hard to disagree with them. The problem is, they will cost money and that money will have to come from higher taxes. He thinks if we can spend billions on defense, we can afford to spend millions on education. Children’s minds are more important, he says, than missiles and bombs.

The reform of public education begins with getting more parents involved in it. Studies in the Amana colonies in Iowa show high performing students result in part from the support of parents. Involved parents are needed more than ever. Twitter and Facebook, appealing as they are to students, won't teach them the important things about life they need to know. 

In Steven's community, there’s a noticeable lack of parental involvement. Parents will flood a cheerleader tryout but won't attend a back-to-school event after their children are beyond third grade. Teachers try everything to get them to attend and nothing works. It’s always the same, relatively small group of parents who come.

I was surprised to hear him say students must learn their multiplication tables and long division by fourth grade. I assumed most students managed to do that. Apparently not. Many teachers say students won’t do the homework necessary to learn these basic skills.

He also says a pleasure reading time is needed in elementary schools. This would help build reading skills and make reading an avocation. Students need to read something besides what's on their cell phones.

The first three grades, he says, should be dedicated to reading, writing and arithmetic. Again, I had assumed that was the case. Not so. Too many children today become adults without being able to read and do basic math. Being able to write a coherent email can be a challenge for some. Shortcuts used on Twitter aren’t a big help.

Calculators should be banned until the end of the fourth grade, he says. I didn’t know children were using them in grammar school. Eons ago I never saw one in grammar school or high school. You had to do the math in your mind. 

Students must also be taught to spell. Too many of them can’t do that now. Reading a lot and seeing words frequently would help them learn to spell, my friend says.  

I remember spelling bees when I was in grammar school. Boys would stand on one side of the room and girls on the other. By and large the girls were the better spellers. But for me and two other boys, there was competition to be the last boy standing. And sometimes one of us would win. We learned to spell and had a lot of fun.

It’s wrong, my friend says, to allow software on grammar school computers that corrects grammar and spelling. Grammar checks and spell checks do the work for them and students lose an opportunity to learn. 

Civics and American History also need to be emphasized. He remembers having a student in the 9th grade ask him who had the Nazis fought in the Civil War. 

He also recommends that teachers be given supplies to give out to students who need them. Poor students don’t have the money to buy supplies and teachers have to provide them. Too many have to do so out or their own pocket.

Executives in private industry go to lunch and charge it to their employers. Teachers don’t do that. So why not give them access to the supplies their students need. 

My friend knows higher taxes will be needed to do this but says more children will graduate and be prepared to find a good job or further their education. And they in turn will become taxpayers. 

Another of his recommendations would also involve higher taxes. Students should be allowed to eat breakfast at school if they arrive hungry. At some schools this is currently the case. It's important, he says, because too many students don’t eat breakfast at home. 

Poverty is often the reason but sometimes it’s two parents leaving early for work. They assume their children will eat a good breakfast. Not always the case.

It would also help to stop criticizing teachers, Steven says, most of whom do their best to instruct students. Students who come from difficult home environments aren’t easy to teach. 

Some teachers are the most caring adults in the lives of children. They need public support and the money required to get the job done. 

Everything Steven suggests is based on common sense. The problem is, most of his suggestions require that you and I pay higher taxes not only to educate children but to feed those who come to school hungry. 

Since we have to pay taxes for public education, why not pay a little more to do the job right. 

You and I won’t go broke and we won’t go hungry and we’ll still be able to buy a car when we need one. 

Parents of poor students can’t do that. 

When someone must live paycheck to paycheck, it's difficult when the paycheck isn’t big enough. And that is still too often the case in the United States of America. 



Donal Mahoney

Copyright © Donal Mahoney | Year Posted 2017

Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details |

Follow the Nutrient Stream

Regenerating light
reiterating bright as dual dark
fertile shadowing sighted polypathic light
when notnot night.

Healthy sight
as notnot dissonating blight.

Languaged cognition, thought, beliefs, ideas,
a LeftBrain Yang capacity
to extend internal emotional life,
evolving shared eisegetical stretch across a range
of empathic-trust to totally alien distrust
transubstantiating entire extended families of language, culture, society,
ecopolitical environments of nutritional light-flowing evolution
of Self+Other ecoconsciousness
from mere chaotic origins,
introspectively ruminating feelings toward more polypathic ecosymbiotic explorations
of feelings and their trust/distrust cognitive belief delivery systems
about our mutually held, or not,
ecopolitical ecological health and safety v pathology.

Other than seriously damaged sociopaths,
we each hope and hoe to become optimally effective ecopolitical communicators
of healthy, happy, prosperous, nutritional cognitions 
with nondual emotional faces,
to speak and act in ways that build not only ourselves
but our perpetually extending multicultural families
with increasingly polypathic acclimation
to Earth's collective peace with ecopolitical justice,
grace-effective love
rather than mutual victimization and projected criminalization
born of our own past empathic angers and fears of failing future trusts,
as well as our self-isolating perpetuation of environmental behaviors
toxic to our anthropological and ecological purpose
of EarthTribe ReGenerators,
Occupiers of and for health optimizing justice.

We want to feed ourselves,
each of our hungry sensory input receptors,
and our families and friends,
and, by extension, all our economic transactions and politically empowering relationships,
therapy for what ails us,
health for our future and future generations.

This Earth-optimizing health-generation
requires our cooperative revolution of empathic trust dominance
throughout each interdependent ecopolitical network,
unfolding day by day,
moment to moment of cooperative v competitive choice,
but also culture by culture
and generation by generation
and species by species of endo/ecto symbiotic ecoconsciousness,
now bicamerally articulating
great transitioning
to reverse time in our collective polypathic imaginations
back through at least 12,000 years
when Earth's climate invited a more optimal stretch of EarthTribe regenerative consciousness,
gradually calming down while spreading DNA out into ecological health and safety,
more supportive ecopolitically positive nutritional systems,
beginning to build up Left-Yang deductive icons
to reflect Elder Right Yin's inductive ionic-bionic feelings
about economics of digestion
and political science of nutritional cooperatives
verses pathological non-self-governing competitions
of mutually non-elite side by side monoculturing immunity,
dividing, reifying human nature from sacred environmental nature,
causing bicameral stress, dissonance
learning by earning to speak ego-identity self-consciously,
awareness as feelers storing iconic messages for future health/pathology trends,
written across the beating hearts of mindbodies
long experienced with radiant powers of warm light
and cold dualdark Black Embryonic Holes

richly fertile integrative interdependent intelligent intuitions,
composting fusions without words,
unfolding time's integrity as regenerate revolutioning fractal-spinning
elational potential
evolutioning health
toward beloved peaceful timelessness
of cosmological ecoconsciousness,
together healthier ecopolitical becoming
toward this great optimal transactional now

Paradise polypathic mutually gifting forward moment
of together occupying and slow-growth sustaining
our collective encultured felt re-experience of permacultural optimization,
DNA's Original Intent 
within bilaterally unfolding spacetime,
developing each individual within each species
now aware 
we have always collectively shared this ecologically balancing power-with co-empathic trust
this integrative polypathic potential.

Still we struggle to speak and act with bilateral self-governing balance,
to learn through following ecopolitical ecoconscious harmonics
of thinking/feeling nondual empathic trust
as notnot thinking/feeling integrative potential 
of regeneratively ionic-iconic EarthTime Herself,
birthing in and of and for and through
(0)-soul positive/double-bind negative
four-prime equivalent dimensional cooperative WinWin Games
for healthy network systems,
DNA/RNA octave-harmonic iconic
and bionic,
polymorphic spaces within polypathic bilateral time.

You are doing a great job of following the money, honey,
said Yin through Yang.
As we follow healthywealthy nutritional flow,
said progenitive Yang through double-binding YinYin 
(0)-sum gifting-growth.

Healthy plight of light
following Earth's regenerative string 
of deepest richest nutrient streams of bright.


Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by MOUNIR ESSENOUNI | Details |

Inside Secrets

Inside the straight face of mine
Lies a sweet heart
The inside secrets has the pressure of the world on my shoulders
The pressure can be seen in my eyes as I'm told by my olders
So I walked out and put my feet in the shoes of others
and this is what I saw

I see the war spill
And bombs dropped
As I was in the house that got crushed

I drowned at sea
As my boat capsized With about 500 other families
We tried to swim to safety
But drowned

I was the guy who had his hands up
While I did nothing wrong
The cop said freeze
I stood still pleaded
He screamed and fired a shot at me
I died cause I was black you see

 I suffered persecution for doing nothing more then putting a cloth on my head
Covering my hair from being seen
Yet your objections and screams of oppression are obscene
Cause I was the guy labeled as a terrorist
Even though I integrated and was well educated
I had my son by my side who smiled
While the commuters read the tabloids
Taking in all the facts printed in bold
Then scrutinised and judged me

I wasn't born with dispise
 But like the alphabet you begin to learn what you see
Learn hatred so you begin to preach it
Then dispise the lives of those who aren't white or belive in a diffrent creed

Cause I was the young girl followed home
Tied up, beaten and abused
All because the hatred grew inside of you
Then you decided to
Even though I was happy
Now a life time full of pain For the seconds of relife

I was the mum who lost her son to gun crime
Cause I had to work a 9 to 5 then a 5 to 9
All to put food in the fridge
My husband left me with 4 kids
I tried my best but what was I ment to do
Cause their role models wore designer gear and roles woth real models

I was the kid left on the street corner
No parents no family
No hope no dignity
So I grew cold with no home so lost hope searching for scraps

But I'm only humane
Situations dictate my movements
Greed desire need
Its inside of all of us
 we claim indifference to the point we divided
When we need to Unite
But I'm only humane

I'm the nation that has no home
The people that lost their dignity
All in the name of a false deity
You whipped me out then white wash me from history

I am the slave owner That profited from the blacks
Before that the poor
They claimed I saved you, yet you were coasting Me and my union
100 years later and your still my 2nd class citizens

I'm the greedy banker that took it all
Caused the financial crisis
Left you broke and devided
Yet I still boat the ropes of owning a new boat
While Danieing it
I don't pay tax but you do

I'm the terrorist that blew up a land mark
Due to misguided means and misunderstood texts
The west funds my group
Yet you get vexed when we place a false flag test
the proofs in the leaks
They train me but once they got what they need they move me to a new country

I'm the pedophile that touched kids
But only got three years in which I didn't serve
Git a new name, new home and a monthly paycheck at your expenses

I'm the religious Figuer that preaches peace
Like the priests
Yet is consumed by a dark twisted desire
Fuled by funds from the public cause I claim to be the chosen one

I'm the leader that orchestrated the destruction and condemnation of a nation
Overthrow those who hold the gold that I want
If you don't have my bank
You better watch your back

I'm the so called democraticallyelected dictator
The second side of the same coin
I say sweet lies so you comply
Yet my reality is as bitter as could be
So repeat after Me
Live your life
Live my lies
 live my life

I'm also the lobbies that spread the need for cancer sticks and alcohol poison
That touches your lips
I am the pharmaceutical company that created over a hundred disease
All in the name of greed
But I cured them all too
I keep away the secrets of the fruit herbs and plants
As they cure all that I create
For some oils can kill the cancer industry
But I have a new plan you watch and see

I am the cop told too shoot if your skin colour match the colour of my boot
My ego inflated so I do what I wanna do
The uniform means I'm above you
Body slam you in to the floor
or its gonna be 5 against one death match
I'm the top gun with the badge
Even though I'm a pawn used the same chess match

I'm the only one to drop an atomic bomb
Wiped out a city
Yet I'm still  called greate
Could have avoided the devastation
But I still decided to wipe out a civilisation

But I'm only humane
I am the evil that resides in all of us
The love the hope the list
The hate the anger the greed
Yet my heart still beats
Cappellires Arteries
The Melina in my skin
The need for water, food
I'm just like you
So what's the difference between you and I
There's love there's hate
So now I've walked these streets
Unraveling the inside secrets
But disbite all
I'm only humane
One race

Copyright © MOUNIR ESSENOUNI | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Star King | Details |

Religion or Nature

Each and every day, mankind search to find out that which exist and that which is to happen., thus the destiny of mankind. it is reality as a human beings to know and understand the beginning of the universe and what really happened.with this we as humans can predict or forecast the future and the destiny of mankind. so many scientific solutions and religious ideas have erupt for the past 2000 years and beyond to seek and understand life and how it began.
for man cannot live without tracing or finding out his origin and his mission on earth, his visions and destiny. even though there have been many scientific studies which may be true or lie about the universe and how it began. life and the history of mankind. so have there been so many religious illusions. for there is no concrete evidence to prove the mysteries of the universe and the cliches surrounding life and humanity.

To science the planet evolved from volcano and turned into lands for human habitat. and man was an Ape who evolved to be humans. but even though Apes have heads, nose, mouth, ears and creep on two toes and have the like of humans, they can never evolved to be humans no matter how far time travels, because biologically this cannot be true, because the human genes is far different from that of an Ape and other living creatures on earth, all living things produce their own kind and no matter the climatic condition or how far time travels Apes can never evolve to human form or have it behavior , feelings or sensitivity. neither can an Ape can reproduce human beings as it offspring. nor acquire any knowledge, skill or intelligence to be humans. However man should not be ignorant about how scientific studies have brought the human world and how helpful it has been to help in clearing of the cliches and illusions caused by other ideologist.it has been a blessing rather curse, it has provided the basics of the study of our cosmic system. but it has still not provide us with answers about the questions we ask.
 
 And to religion god used six days to create the universe and used the seventh day to create man with clay,which is Adam and removed his ribs to create Eve which is the first woman and by them all the entire human race were born.Even though there are several questions to ask, but we humans have lived with this for several year.
this brings us to wither Adam and Eve are the first man and woman on earth and the cliches or the story about them being the parent of the human race or entire genealogy of the human race.
and how come a world of several race of man produced by just two people. in the world today there are about six(6) different races in the world. so how true is it as religion claims to know the beginning of man and his destiny on earth.
let us not forget that god has given man the power to understand and makes decisions on his own, to find out the truth and that which exist.

The Question?
now if Adam and Eve were the first man and woman on earth, were they Black or whites, brown, yellow or red or were they Africans, Arabians,Europeans, Indian,Chinese or Red Indians decent.and how can these two people give birth to all these different races.and If they were Africans, how come two African can produce an Indian race or the Arabian race. Neither can an European and African reproduce a Chinese or a Red Indian. Neither can a Chinese and European reproduce an African, a Chinese or Red Indian, no matter the climatic condition or no matter how far time travels. Biologically the idea of Adam and Eve being the first man and woman created by god is wrong and has no fact to prove.
Genetics has proven that even though two races can mate and reproduce but they will reproduce a similar kind or it behaviors. Neither can magic, miracles or by any other religious means can this be true.

The aim of this research is to provide evidence and fact, which will be the basis in research, in other discover who truly mankind is, his destiny on earth. how did the universe began. that by this the future generation will know and understand what exist and the true world that nature has given mankind. in other to find a better destiny for mankind. This is beyond religion, race, nationality and age or other wise in search of freedom and happiness, a true world for all mankind from generation to generation.
The question is being asked and man need answers. Are we to live with this or to believe in this and for how long are we to live with this mystery. For we must decide for ourselves, the well being of humanity lies on our shoulder, which direction or way are we to go. We need to educate ourselves, research to discover and uncover life and nature. 
For Adam and Eve might exist but they are not the genealogy of the entire human race but that of Abraham and the Israelite and not the human race.

Copyright © Star King | Year Posted 2014

Long poem by Edlynn Nau | Details |

DON'T FEED THE PARTICLES IN THE ZOO



DON'T FEED THE PARTICLES IN THE ZOO

What particles ARE, with this list of ARE NOTS,                                                     
ARE listed below to peruse in your thoughts.                                                                
Mesons AREN'T plural for multiple mice.                                                                  
Baryons AREN'T picked for a pie just to slice.                                                          

Neutrinos AREN'T Newts and Leptons don't leap.                                 
Muons AREN'T kittens that mew in their sleep.                                               
Electrons WON'T fry you to particle vapor.   
Gluons WON'T stick you, down to your paper.           

Gravitons AREN'T gravy nor dug from a grave.                                                              
Tachyons AREN'T tacky in clothes you won't save.                                                     
The Tau's AREN'T an Empire with power to wield.                                                   
Bosons AREN'T bossy while out in their field.                                                                                                        

Fermions, ALL TWELVE, while The MATTER endorse,                                                 
the Bosons, OF FIVE, are Carries of FORCE.                                                               
Fermions WON'T be, in same-place-at-same-time,                                                    
But Bosons WILL be, it's their paradigm.                                                                 

While some Quarks ARE Uppers and some let you Down.                                          
Some ARE true Toppers with Bottoms profound.                                                         
Some DO act Strangely, while others have Charm.                                                    
Mass, charge, spin, and color, ARE features they arm.                                                 

Leptons ARE in "flavors" that can be most tasteful.                                                      
What they ARE in decay is not at all wasteful.                                                           
There ARE three generations that change what they weigh.                                      
And they ARE very different in how they decay.                                                      

Electrons ARE stable with common precision.                                                                
While Muons and Taus ARE made in collision.                                                          
NO strong interactions these Leptons will take.                                                           
Yet they're subject to basics, make NO mistake.                                                            

Photons ARE particles AND waves of light.                                                                  
Gluons ARE binding in matter, just right.                                                                      
"W's" ARE weak in their force, it is true!                                                                      
So ARE the "Z's," who are last at the zoo.                                                                        

The Higgs, IS a boson that's so elusive.                                                                         
What boson it is, IS not so conclusive.                                                                          
We know IT's a particle with zero spin.                                                                         
IT's got positive parity from deep within.                                                                       

Now that you know what particles ARE NOT,                                                                 
And what some likely ARE, it can help quite a lot.                                                    
Some things ARE tiny and invisible too.                                                                        
They ARE dancing about in the particle zoo.                                                                  

So MANY zoo particles for you to know.                                                                      
In a zoo of a SECRET particle show.                                                                  
Come SEARCH for particles, if brave and you dare.                                                   
But DON'T feed the particles, while you are there!                                             


Edlynn Nau
May 26, 2015

Copyright © Edlynn Nau | Year Posted 2015

Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details |

Education as if All Deaths Matter

Political Science of Eco-Educational Vocations

Really? That’s my topic?
Didn’t Paulo Freire already do this one?

Oh, I see..ecosystemic learning and mentoring,
including pedagogical development systems
doing the best we can,
bless our matriotically nurturing hearts,
to figure out our own deep ecosystemic
co-empathic consciousness
of regenerative ego-health
as eco-truth
as bilaterally balancing bouncing beauty.

We could suggest educational self-learning systems 
begin with bicameral balloon listening skills,
balancing our internal fusing networks
with our octave sounds of light’s and dark's mysterious rhythmic patterns,
surfing radiant Sun sweeping Earth’s pregnant wet skin.

From surf in and out listening
to noticing in-between spaces,
both 1+1 dipolar appositional,
but also 1x1 nondual co-arising spaces between enthymematic places,
some with bicameral communication faces
and bodies responding to cooperative
and competing learning-listening Others.

Pedagogical EcoSystems
synergetic listening communication networks,
deep learning political science
of noticing both cooperative multicultural/polycultural health
and competitive monopolistic/monocultural pathological trends
with runaway climate cultures
of negative-dissonantly-hyperactive feedback,
exercising restraint through Anger Management,
sustained occupiers of Yang dominance
longing to reweave unraveling of belonging within both
science and religion of living v dieing 
as natural-spiritual ecosystemic function
PrimeYang PolyNomial Plus
cooperatively co-arising
YinYin notnot 
WintoWinto-gather
double-bind temporal reverse LoseLose egoconsciousness
of mutual spinning our wheels,
twiddling our thumbs
InBetween empathic trusted
exegetically harmonic healthy learning to learn
ecologic’s internally confirmed  
eisegetically heuristic polypathy,
regenerative evidence of cooperative political-empathic sciences.

We benefit from anciently permacultural contracts
with Earth’s Nurturing Educational Trees and Plants,
creating a breathable atmosphere
into perpetuity,

Primal Educational Contracts with Earth’s SoilRights of Sacred Skin
breathing in rich nutrients of light’s composting fuels
and forms
and heroic functions,
breathing out frequencies of revolving
recycling
healthy ecosystemic biologic embryonic music,
resoundingly harmonic CQI ReGenerative ReCycling ReVolution Standards
of global health and safety,
political truth as economic beauty,
education and defense from undue monochromatic deadly dissonance.

Prime Pedagogical Listening Contracts with Earth’s Waters,
to hear them,
thirsty beauty as truth flowers,
confining weeds to healthy encultural BusinessAsUsual shares,
trading shade for regenerative worms and strings of roots,
ecosystemic Time's matriarchal twining
bilateral selves,
regenerating cells
of paradigmatic multicultural political eco-evolutioning research scientists
deep-learning/earning enculturing rich systems.
 
In-between,
wu wei Golden Ruling kule,
if it means not-this not-that
then adding betweens also means
at least some
of both this way
AND that way,
make each more better, OK.

Fundamentalism,
like terrorism,
is antithetical to both politically wise and profound science
and religious-ecosystemic development stories
of sacred listening
and noticing rebirths of Messianic Suns articulating EarthMothers 
nurture-loving fertile values,
deep learning enculturation’s biologically embryonic history
of nonverbal 
nonviolent (normative as BusinessAsUsual as CoOperative Evolution),
natural sciences, not unnatural devolutional dissonance
as told and foretold by Mother Nature's EarthTribal EgoSelves 
deep learning health-culture listening systems,
listening to life as love, fundamentalist distrust as hate,
to death as absence of active multiculturing synergy,
opposite of deep enculturing rich dense cooperative integrity-life;
the contrasting spectral tipping point
from monocultural, monopolistic,
terrors of deadly killing supremacist fundamentalism,
following sacred idols with no nutritional clothes,
no fuelling powers,
no reality other than continuously vacuuming absence of co-empathic trust.


Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016

Long Poems