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Long poem by Gerald Dillenbeck | Details

People of Faith

It's hard to say where and when our town's People of Faith Cooperative started.

After all,
we have all emerged together,
and are still emerging
people of TaoGod,
right?

Our faith includes defining our still humanizing species
as among those not capable of autonomously regenerating ourselves
into our divine health functions,
or even our more pathological dysfunctions
as a People of Multiculturing Faith.

Even Saint Peter, who was probably no one's idea of a writer and actor
and co-redeemer 
who identified himself as one of the common folk,
and most certainly not in a position to be remembering
TaoGod's grace somehow includes enslaved women,

Even Elitist Patriarch Peter
cooperatively committed to
"Those formerly enslaved
and raped
and owned
and rented at the will of their owners
with approximate value of the food they eat,
water they drink,
air they breathe,
kids they breed
to become chronically repressed,
not even recognized as a fully human Tribe,
are now the cooperatively creolizing women and men,
including all God's "Bless His Heart" liberties
and proclivities
and frivolities,
and robust, resonant thriving cooperativities,
bound only by our Golden Rule
as the becoming people of regenerative/degenerative TaoGod.

Well, OK, so I threw in a little extra stardust
that St. Peter didn't explicitly say,
but would it be fake news that these transliterations
may be implied?

And further economized,
quite ecologically,
and cooperatively WinWin Game Theoretic robust,
as always pay Yes forward
unless you have LeftBrain historical proof
that this Other,
also of TaoGod/dess Earth,
defines cooperatively active love
as more for autonomous Ego Identities,
than for Cooperative RightBrain HolySpirit-EcoFlow Optimization,
WinLeft/WinRight Cooperative
(0)-sum Ecologically Reiterative-Dialectal Economics.

Anyway,
another way to begin this energetic cooperative story
was when I decided
not only could I not afford
to not put a solar panel system on my house,
but my neighbors and my town also could not afford
for me to continue consuming from 88% nonrenewable fuel-produced electricity,
when I could switch to producing 100% radiant solar-rooted electricity
for my family,
and a surplus to flow back
to our town's cooperatively owned grid.

Or, you know,
something like that.

So, if I could do this,
only pay for about half of the system myself
(so, about $10,000,
while relying on the generosity of our combined tax revenues
for the other nearly half)
and also get a 0-interest loan,
with a 10 year repayment calendar,
and in return eliminate my electric bill
and my water bill,
because water and gas and sewer service, like electricity
are owned by my town's cooperative utility corporation,
then why wouldn't everyone,
especially TaoGod's no longer enslaved
and owned and rented people
having chronic issues
with affording to stay in regenerative homes,
with potential capacity to produce solar-cycled electricity,
and, if oversized,
but not overpriced,
also have a cooperatively intended interest
in collecting less bills
they cannot afford to pay.

So, the originators of our town's People of Faith Cooperative
began with those "Bless Their Heart" properties
defining why our Utility Cooperative
was budgeting over 2 million dollars
in bad debt
each year.

And, as you might suspect,
the large majority of this incapacity to produce cash
came from a handful of repeat offenders.

And, many of our People of Creolizing Faith Cooperative originators
just happened to live in some of these under-performing properties,
or had,
or knew somebody who did.

For every owner of these problem child properties
who installed a solar,
and then, later on, solar and wind-turbine system,
the Coop received $200.
$100 of which went back to the coop member
who brought this deal to contract,
to buy groceries
or maybe a cell phone
allowing internet access
through their cooperative membership.

So everybody's happy.
The Utility Cooperative is decreasing bad debt trends
and increasing clean energy percentages
and increasing indigenous production percentages,
so we can trend toward becoming a producer town,
that is a NewEngland positive extra energy town
more than a degenerative negative-loss consumer.

We further suspect and actively hope,
that as the towns around us follow suit,
not just trump,
then this cooperative of clean energy producers
will help NewEngland become a net clean energy producer,
and so on.
Sort of like thinking global systemically,
but also local economically,
including personally,
and then acting cooperatively
from ego-center within toward eco-centering without,
from YinRight toward YangLeft
nondually co-arising our People of MultiCulturing Cooperative.

Also a winner on this growing list,
People of Faith now also harvest humanure,
modeled on soil therapy programs
already well-established in Japan,
which allows us to plant and care for
a growing urban forest
of fruit and nut and fig trees,
and berry bushes (no thorns, kid and family friendly)
and various beds of rhubarb and asparagus
and perennial onions,
and so on,
including strawberry fields forever,
which these same People of Faith
forage and graze on
as they wander around downtown,
now partially closed to auto traffic,
facilitated by the cooperative bike-share project,
which was funded through profits
from the Cooperative's recycling solar panel industry
and solar-wind hybrid installation services.

And, the town government gets 10% of net
from the Utility Cooperative,
so that has gone up a bit,
as bad debt goes down,
and now we can afford to pay cooperative producers
of electricity at almost our retail rate,
so the People of Faith Cooperative
has been saving some of this income
to help cooperative members
buy the solar-heated buildings
they have been renting,
as cooperative landlords and ladies age
and decide to move elsewhere,
although the list of reasons for relocation
continue to fade away
as we slow down
to smell our well-composted forest
we have cooperatively become.

Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2017

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

After School Jam Session

How was school today?

Fine.

Did you learn anything important?

Maybe. I'm not sure yet.

Really? What are you considering?

We talked about Howard Odum's natural trinity
of altruism.

Maybe I skipped that day
way back in premillennial times
before Permaculture Design had taken over deep learning development.
Who is Howard Odum
and how does his natural trinity
diverge from my traditional Holy Trinity?
Or, maybe it doesn't.

Howard Odum was an early systems theorist
who studied ecosystemic trends
of nutrition building and disintegration,
of sustainable balance
and runwaway monocultural disasters
like climate and landscape anti-nutritional pathologies.

Did you just say
climate change derives from monocultural overshoot,
a weedpatch taking over our garden,
also known as Earth?

I guess,
but in this case the weedpatch
is also known as over-industrialized
LeftBrain dominant
anthropoids.
But, the natural trinity of altruism
is about climates of inter-relational health,
and not about monocultures and anthropocentrism.

I'm sure I missed this class,
if they even had it back in my Baby Boomer day.

You probably just got the Holy Trinity part,
when you studied metaphysics.
I don't think they were teaching ecosystemic theory
when you took MultiCultural Civics Development classes;
although Howard was published well before your high school years.

It probably took awhile for educators
to figure out the significance
of ecosystemic balance,
within and without,
rather than merely lecturing about unsustainable imbalances
hoping for civil democratically optimizing
multiculturing
and, thereby, self-other regenerative systems
as wellness,
and not so much sickness.

Anyway, so is there a summary version of this natural trinity
that you might share?

Well, yes, I suppose the basic idea is as simple
as any convex and therefore also concave implicated triangle.

I'm already lost.
No recall of convex and concave
in my Holy Trinity.

Oh, right...
you missed postmillennial Bucky Fuller metrics too.
Let's see...
OK, Odum's natural trinity
is a dynamic model for balancing lifetime energy investments,
but at two levels.
The individual biosystem.
And, the collective species' regenerational biosystem,
conceived as a not totally discontinuous
ongoing spacetime ecosystem
sharing Earth with other biosystemic ecosystems.

At both of these levels,
individual and higher-order species,
about a third of energy invested into the system 
is required for healthy metabolic regeneration
of each and every mental-physical system.

Another consumed third of energy
feeds back to maintain mutually subsidiary subsystemic prey,
providers of fuel and energy.

The last captured third of energy
produces re-investments outward
to what Odum calls
"higher-order system controllers."

Do you have an example?
What might be one of my potential investments
in a higher-order control/nurture system?

Well, 
in class
the hierarchical trinity we used
was grass in relationship with rabbits
in relationship with a predator,
like a fox,
for example.

So the rabbit's energy waste fuels the grass,
and the more vulnerable rabbits feed the foxes.

Yes, especially the young and lame.
The ones who see and sniff and move less well.

I don't see how that works out so well as a trinitarian third.
If you are young or lame or blind, especially.
But how does Odum approximate this one-third math
at the individual creature level?

That's what we're talking about in class.
I would imagine
if you view successfully hunted and devoured
from a predator's perspective
you might feel the prey had made nearly a 100% re-investment,
perhaps omitting the larger bones,
in your higher-order controlling species.
Perhaps a hungry pride of lions.

This natural trinity of altruism
seems to suffer in the end
from more competitive taking without asking
and less cooperative giving without needing to be asked,
which is what I though altruism was more about.

I suppose Odum was looking at balanced ecosystems
as a resonantly deep whole,
in which about one third of a species' generation,
as seen from God's Higher Order perspective,
redeems the other two-thirds
by feeding the metabolic thrival needs
of higher-order predators,
controlling risks of overpopulation,
leading to monocultural landscapes and climates
of descending, and increasingly rabid,
pathology.

You mean like mother pigs eating their young
to better feed those remaining in her litter?

OK, if that actually happens
I'm not sure I wanted to know about it.
Also, if that happens,
then we are talking about an out of balance system
between generations within the same species.
Perhaps Odum was speaking of some cosmic balance of energy.
Really big picture.
Global.
Polypathic energy exchanges.

And maybe higher order systems
are not limited to controlling predators.
Perhaps a higher order ecosystems
might nurture potential victims
of Earth's imbalance,
especially our young and enslaved and addicted
to competing sensory blindness
and malnourished projects for ego-identity expansion,
continuation,
until we each discover
that pain and loss and death
could be revisited
reconceived
as equal to two-thirds of cooperative life
and multiculturing gain
through monoculturing absence,
emptiness,
loss of egocentric WinLose interest,
divestment of self
as re-investment in higher-order YangControl/YinNurture balance.

So, that would be the connection, then,
between Odum's natural trinity of altruism
and Christianity's Holy Trinity
of and for Earth's multiculturing altruism.

Where is Holonic Spirit
in this dual level trinity
of higher order control
with lower order nurturance
producing self-regenerating healthy wealth
of ego/eco-systemic Earth?

That would be the middle ego/eco feeding balance,
growing out to extend family identity
to include gratitude for nurturing embryonic cousins,
extending on through our ultimate individual biosystemic loss
to higher order nurturing.

Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2017

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

PolyCulturing Education

Polypathic conversation with David Holmgren:

Today it is common to hear the suggestion
[cooperative] education and [therapeutic] training
is the [mindful] key to allowing people to contribute
to a more sustainable [ecopolitical] future.

Although I recognize the value of formal education and training
and [especially cooperatively-owned and managed] communications media,
they are also part of the [competitively commodified] problem
[and therefore also keys to more resonantly cooperative resolutions]
preventing [LeftBrain dominant] us from a more direct [RightBrain-inductive] connection with,
and [bilateral] experience of,
the natural[-spiritual co-arising] world
through [inductive/deductive bilateral] observation
and [bicamerally balancing] experience
[and work/play of curiosity/imagination].

Much could be said about how we need to modify formal education
and the [competitively capital-hungry] media
so they can contribute better to the [humane-sublime 
polypathic 
multiculturing 
creolic] revolution,
but we need to recognize several fundamental
[Leftbrain dominant enculturation] problems.

First, 
almost all education,
and especially higher [yet not necessarily deeper] education,
is [redacted] knowledge  from secondary [audio-visual] sources,
interpreted through [competing specialist] frameworks
of [limited inter-relational] understanding.

Academic [exegetical LeftBrain dominant] training
that requires every idea and concept be referenced to refereed published [exegetical LeftBrain dominant] sources
is the extremity of this [conserving rather than transitioning] approach
to [reiterative monoculturing memorization
of what once was normatively true
and necessarily so,
yet perhaps not optimally or even sufficiently true
for all times and spaces and complex systems
and so yet hypothetically false,
BothAnd recreatively tensioned with EitherOr.]

Second, 
information technology has accelerated the speed of circulation,
retrieval
and reproduction [rights] of [nutritional/toxic] information.
The [commercial] professional packaging
of [LeftBrain reductive] secondary experience 
in [massively cooperatively networked] media
promises faster and better ways
to [LeftBrain access others'] learn[ing].

For instance,
in comparison to the wildlife [ecological healthy/toxic] observation skills
and original [6-sensory-neural 
(sight, sound, hearing, smell, touch, internal positive/negative feeling nutritional spectrum) 
bicamerally polypathic ecosystemic] 
thinking.

Third,
almost all formal scientific education is based on bottom-up reductionist [STRUGGLING EITHER/OR AGAINST 
top-down bilateral deductivist/inductivist BothAnd] thinking
[screening out cognitive-affective dissonance,
negative unresolved non-resonant psychology].

While the [cooperative multi]cultural harvest from specialized reductionist thinking over the last few hundred years
has been great
[and continues to accelerate],
it is the [cooperatively self-organizing] integration
and [creolizing] cross-fertilization of [regenerative Yang-cause] concepts
and 
[Yin-nurturing/caustic BothAnd 
bilateral-dialectal 
matriarchal implicated affect] ideas
that is now providing the most fruitful results 
for dealing with the [Yang/Yin eco]systemic [landscape/climate] problems
of the [regenerative-less/degenerative-more] environmental crisis.

Much of this [positive co-relational co-arising] integrated [comprehension]
is happening outside [formal] educational
[pathology-oriented, continuing competing-issues committed] institutions
[with highly competitive ecopolitical survival issues,
including chronic capital reinvestment].

Ironically,
information and communications technologies
are increasing these [cooperative paid-forward, co-redemptive] possibilities,
although this benefit is over [LeftBrain dominant] content,
and [redundantly tedious] replication over [re]creation;
[degenerative reiterative feedback loops
rather than cooperative self-governing 
regenerative double-binding 
ego/eco-conscious loops].

Fourth,
and most problematic of all,
formal education at the higher [yet not deeper] levels
is focused on digesting massive amounts of information
within the [slow-growth evolving creolizing] constructs
of separate [and alarmingly unequal] disciplines
and cultures
(such as [Left-Yang, EitherOr] science
and [Right-Yin, BothAnd] art 
[nurturing octave flow-fractal regenerative functions,
like 4Base fractal/crystal group/game math,
and 4Season phylogenic reproductive rights and wrong]).

This education lacks wholistic [therapeutic] integration
with [health-wealth ecopolitically oriented] living experience
and its insights and truths often make little [shallow] impression
on the underlying [Right-YinFlow nurturing-absorbing-resonant] structures
of [comprehensive] understanding
and [internally felt committed] belief [as co-empathic trust]
created by [LeftBrain might makes right] family [conservative-supremacist] upbringing,
mass [consuming dominating producer] media 
and popular [nationalized ecopolitical WinLose competition] culture.

In many fields
we find the [global glory] solutions
to [ecological within and without] problems
are  known [and felt]
but are not [regeneratively] applied
for a myriad of specific [LeftBrain constipated cul-de-sac] reasons.

The core of these problems is [competing mutually mis-communicating and therefore gradually degenerating exegetical-monoculturing belief systems]
which people appear to [conserve to defensively] hold
have not been [creolic EitherOr-evolution/BothAnd-revolution] integrated with
and [regeneratively-therapeutically-cooperatively] reinforced
by their [Left-Right bicameral polypathic
ecologically ecopolitical] personal experience
[of regenerative health and competitively degenerative pathologies].

Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2017

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

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