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Expired: Maximizing profits for colonized shareholders.

Wired: Maximizing immunity from anything diseased and colonized.

Inspired: Removing diseased Realtors' signs; adding permanent and irrevocable Land Acknowledgements of the region.

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If any of my ~3:30 AM posts are weird, it is because in meditation, I often meditate on honor in the order of molecules, or on their larger counter parts:

The order of the red-hot mantle atop the core that honors its place in outer space, to stretch out some magnetized poles and produce rotations so that each layer of core and mantle and crust can move and bubble and produce rocks and ash and dirt and flint and chert.

I like the order of spores held close by ferns and lichens and moss which, with the help of the fungi, speed up the return of fallen branches and leaves, decomposition to give the forests that earthy smell with fruiting bodies to feed the sticky snail so he can, in a rip and crack then feed the joyful scrubjay with strength to fly and fill the forest with his talkative calls.

The order of the two Hydrogens paired with the one Oxygen, floating around sometimes tied, sometimes loose, mixing here and there with salt and sand and quenching roots and throats, recycling their dances over and over and tiring not at all.

I am not here to impress anybody. If I followed you, don't take that as an automatic that I endorse your world views. More likely than not, it means I found some goodness of logic in something you wrote in one of your areas of expertise.

Most words have opposites; anarchy is a bad opposite of most good things: it seeks to confuse and distract.

I'm a builder, not a destroyer.

I will always honor order where it orders best in nature, never the fickle, flaky ways of emotional humans and their egotisms and cliques and clubs and pissing contents and hangups and rages and wishful entitlements.

It's better to start the day with an honoring of order and its BFF, accountability.

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How to build ?

✅ Do not abide by patriarchy.

✅ Find and network with people who care.

✅ Acknowledge stolen lands and . [1]

✅ Listen to and include marginalized voices when deciding build or demolish plans.

✅ Involve locally-indigenous people in ongoing ecological assessments, and be willing to pay them with whatever currency they request.

✅ Source and hire locally.

✅ Share good ideas globally.

✅ Expect nothing.[2]

[1] github.com/indie/ecosteader/tr

[2]github.com/indie/ecosteader/tr

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"Nature is so complex and its interactions so dynamic that the idea that science could ever understand it all is utterly laughable. We can understand the more simple things that we do to interfere with it: to degrade it, to wreck it. But we can never understand it. It is beyond our comprehension.

The Indian cultures that I know have said that nature is a great mystery. It is so complex, so great, so above us, that we should never be so arrogant to think that we can understand even a little bit of it. But we can understand our nature. We can understand the profit motive. We can understand wrong thinking." ~John Mohawk

"Clear Thinking: A Positive Solitary View of Nature" Bioneers conference 1999

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She wrote also of Indians in : "... different in details and identical in intent and disastrous effect to that of Indians in the United States"

Nevertheless, themes of survival persist:

"2. Indians endure -- both in the sense of living through something so complete in its destructiveness that the mere presence of survivors is a testament to the human will to survive and in the sense of duration or longevity. Tribal systems have been operating in the "new world" for several hundred thousand years. It is unlikely that a few hundred years of colonization will see their undoing." (Introduction)
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We can tell by who the whiteman elected Prezzy prez, that their sense of dread must be growing day by day.

"The acts of aggression committed against every aspect of American Indian life and society over the centuries-- what the Aztecs foresaw as Nine Hells or Nine Descents --have left indelible, searing scars on the minds and spirits of the native peoples on this continent. But voices of the spirits that inform Native America are being heard in every region.

The oral tradition, from which the contemporary poetry and fiction take their significance and authenticity, has, since contact with white people, been a major force in Indian resistance." (p. 53)

"Contemporary Indian communities value individual members who are deeply connected to the traditional ways of their people, even after centuries of concerted and brutal effort on the part of the American government, the churches, and the corporate system to break the connections between individuals and their tribal world. In short, Indians think it is important to remember, while Americans believe it is important to forget." (p. 210)

Another report on the sinking craters and loss of ecosystem/habitat of former permafrost in the Arctic regions:

thenarwhal.ca/arctic-tundra-is

“...[T]he history of capital is the history of [B]lack subjection. And the history of [B]lack subjection has its origin within [Black chattel] slavery … the structural position of the slave paved the way for the genesis of the white bourgeois subject [i.e. civil society and its economics: capitalism]. To be white [Human] was to not be a slave [Black]. [Slavery] was to define and guarantee white livelihood [capitalist society].”

-R. L. ‘Wanderings of the Slave: Black life and Social Death’. 2013

A house right around the corner from me has this superlative #mossy log right next to their driveway.

I envy their #moss but it's clear this log is in the exact right dappled shade to grow like this.

@lj_writes I don't disagree, but I think the backlash to satire, in the US at least, is a reasonable reaction to the over-lionization of the Daily Show and its ilk in the wake of the Bush years and the rise of Trump. These talk show hosts were hailed as heroes for lampooning politicians, but then they turned right around and invited even worse politicians onto their shows, humanizing them and paving the way for fascism.

Portland friends. I have seen some bad info floating around on the rent moratorium, so I wrote this post: curpheylaw.com/the-multnomah-c. Stay well! Stay housed! #COVID19 #Portland

prisons, politics 

This last day of the month of , learn about how slow white people are to wake up to reality:

On the 26th of February 2020, the US House finally passed a bill making lynching a federal crime.

Zero credibility is what the US has with nations comprised of PoC. Why? The persistent delusion of "American Exceptionalism" being falsely reinforced by politicians trying to appeal to others of their kind: white landowning men in the central region of the US.

Mark Charles: "... it took until 2020 for this nation to decide lynching was against the law. That [any] person lynching a black person was against the law."

He makes a great point contrary to what Buttigieg arguing for perpetuating the false ideals of exceptionalism.

There's not so much in the annals of the US Constitution that needs "restored", as Buttigieg claims. Rather, people need to start acknowledging what really happened:

“Where common memory is lacking, where people do not share in the same past, there can be no real community. Where community is to be formed, common memory must be created.” — G Erasmus, DENE ELDER

youtube.com/watch?v=wLRLm28VGs

"Solidarity Not Charity"

"Solidarity can be material, including organizing temporary support to address a crisis or building long-term infrastructure for necessities like food, clothing, shelter, medicine. It can also be ... building human and non-human connections, emotional and cultural. When addressing social and ecological struggles, solidarity always means action.

We’ve been practicing mutual aid long before anarchists decided it was a necessary principle for just social relations."

indigenousaction.org/solidarit

Because the patriarchy affects everyone negatively. (But not necessarily proportionally.)

newmexico.org/nmmagazine/artic

From "End" _Plight Of The Redman_ by XIT

"The Indian has been out there on the ghetto of the reservation for a long long time

We have existed without adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medicine, to name but a few

In their place we have been given malnutrition, poverty, disease, suicide, and bureaucratic promises of a better tomorrow

Your America has not been the land of your proclaimed liberty and justice for all

May your God forgive you

The treatment of our people has been a national tragedy and disgrace

The time has come to put an end to that disgrace"

More evidence that RCMP has been harassing First Nations people since at least 1950:

The Ahiarmiut: Out of the Way Dwellers

youtube.com/watch?v=7zZKKS_ByB

I learned last night that due to glaciation events, much of north-central Indiana actually should not have any earthworms and the vast majority in those areas are invasive introduced species that would likely be doing extensive forest damage if the forests weren't all cut down for agriculture.

I'm not sure what to do with this knowledge. I feel very conflicted.

What does this mean, now that the forests are gone? What's to be done?

I know one thing, I won't be dumping my nightcrawlers anymore.

Footage from the inhumane and despicable ICE prison camps in the RepubliKKKan state of Texas.

youtube.com/watch?v=61rBRw9qaK

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We stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize your thinking: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the most valuable asset you can have as the world continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty colonial systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life. We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. And please keep boycotting Home Depot!