Jul 29, 2014

Billionaire, Nick Hanauer on Plutocracy

(quotes from a Paul Solomon interview, PBS News Hour, 7-28-14)

Nick Hanauer, billionaire, venture capitalist:

"A fundamental law of capitalism is, if workers don't have enough
money[, businesses, [then] don't have enough customers... "

"the average age of fast food workers is 28 years-old, earning poverty
wages; and tax payers have to make up the difference-- in the form of
more food stamps, medicaid and rent assistance."

"Ceo pay went up 1000% in the last 20 years [or something like that (30 yrs)],
and worker pay went up 5.7 %."

"this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wallstreet, securitizing imaginary assets,
or doing high-frequency trading, is worth 1000 times more than an
educator teaching our children, a worker growing our food, or workers
throwing themselves in harms way, [this huge gap in the valuation of
workers in poverty and super-rich workers] is nonsense.!"

Hanauer calls his view "middle-out" as oppsed to "trickle down" or
"bottom up" et.al. economics.

"We have run a 30-year experiment in what happens to an economy
when you structure it to benefit the few, at the expense of the many.
And I would argue that for most people that experiment hasn't gone
very well....

"Its simply nuts that we have allowed this [Plutocracy] to happen.!"

What a relief, what balm, to hear Hanauer and a small minority of
degreed experts come around to what Yours Truly has been thinking
for over 40 years!


L.S. Heatherly  2014  Creative Commons

Jun 30, 2014

Earth's Natural Human Society






Within the ecovillages (those surviving today or millenia ago),
the Earth-person, family and community live in an intimate
relationship, in a triecologic, organismic, psycho-social-
ontological-ecological union. This, in turn, is in an intimate
union within Earth's ecosphere.

Sharing rules as a lifeway and culture. People know what each
other are feeling and thinking, with less need for speaking.
There are no people talking or digitally writing on screens.
People are in each others presence, on location in an Earth-
village. Its the realest, longest-runnung play of humanity.

'Civilization' fragments, adulterates, and alienizes this inity of
ecological, natural human being. Civilization fosters an
unprecedented intimacy inward -- the personal bio-ego-
self with itself, with other egoselves, as well as artificial
objects and phenomena-- while disrupting the other
intimacies with family, community, and local ecosystem.

The balance of all four of these Earth-human entities-
phenomena is essential to the growth, fulfillment, and
perpetuation of human life, spirit, society and soul.

It is from this disruption and distruction of long-running,
human intimacies, loves, carings, nurturings, fulfillments,
and bequeathments that 'civilization is found to be dis-
credited, illegitimate, and transgressive.

It is this revelation (as part of a deep human revelation)
exposing 'civilization's' disruption and disfunction of
natural, Earth-human evolved (natural) mind, heart, soul,
human being, society, all living nature and their relationships,
that frees our human life-being force away from historical,
life-force (which has violated, divorced and seperated
from our human being-force) to rebond to Earth's living
nature's life-being force and its(hers) patiently evolved
(naturally selected, ecological world (field) of balanced,
harmonious, living beings.

It is, simply, to be with Earth's living beings; or not to be.
To be an Earthly, human being; or be an artificial, invasive,
quasi, un-belonging, alienized, cyborg-being.



(edited from CH I of The Last Human Spring)
All rights reserved

May 18, 2014

In Memory of Margaret Velma Arellano

                                                                                           


















Margaret V. Arellano was born March 6th,
1956 in S.E. Phoenix AZ to Manual and
Mary (Medina) Arellano. Her father was
from Mexico; her mother (or her parents)
was from Texas. She had about 8 sisters
and 2 brothers; all raised speaking both
Spanish and English. She fell off a
teeter-totter at age 8, suffering epilepsy
for the remainder of her life. Her
attempts to hold a job following 3
years of college were dashed by this
primary affiction.

With her older sisters all married,
she tried marriage four times,
encompassing about a total of
four-five years of married life
altogether. Spurred partly by step-
father problems, Margaret briefly
married a Native American man
while still attending high school.
Her 3 subsequent husbands
were white.

Bubbling over with delight, Margaret came prancing across the hospital ward
floor to meet Heatherly, on or about, July 1st 1981. (she and all but one of
her sisters favored white boys.) They both were a bit smitten instantly.
She was released after 3 days; but he located her thru an old phone number
about a year later. Following about 3 weekly visits to her apartment, he took
a studio apartment next to her one bedroom. LS and Margaret attempted
a romantic relationship that LS left fully unconsumated for over 15 years,
due to her lingering flames and buddies from the past. She was someting of
a tomboy.

While living briefly in adjacent apartments, she was fresh out of a marriage,
and marriage minded. While LS, simply, sought her as a long-term,
monogamous girlfriend. After three months mixed with growth, happiness
and frustration; he told her that their beautiful friendship should be saved
and cherished; and to that end, he would revert back to visiting her
weekly instead of daily. He very quickly became her confidant. LS had
become quickly popular with some of her family, attending family
parties 1-2 times per month (siblings included an editor, lawyer, counselor,
small business owner, police officer, et.al.). He attended a family softball
game and was by acclaimation, appointed pitcher oweing to his
accurate pitching of hittable balls over the plate. Margaret was puzzled
and frustrated by his reserve toward her; but he had grown up without a
sister; hence, that was his nature with women, esp beginning out.

She was short on communication skills. Two sisters told her: "He loves
you!". Heatherly's anthropological, psychological, sociocultural,
philosophical mind and heart had long needed affection for and from
a unique, needy, girl like her. She fed his regeneration after a months
long decline in his general health and well-being; she, as well strengthened
the ongoing, psychological-spiritual-ontological-ecological-philosophical
pathway of one original, maveick's deep wide Earthly soul on a
"ground-breaking" literary mission for humankind's well-being and
humanity's conservation and restoration. Her heart, and soul had their
reasons as well.

Earnestly, LS plunged into probing and discovering the natures of this
unique young woman's mind, heart, lifeworld, development and soul.
Many times after the 1st year, he said "I could write a book about
this unique, struggling, triumphant, beautiful, female soul midst the
chaos called "the greatest nation on Earth."(updated description of her)
But he was carrying a long gestating book, now appoaching term.
It is no exaggeration to say that her entrance into his heart and
self-life-world was one key instance of midwifery for the deliverance
of his major work, "The Last Human Spring."

After about 9 months, their housing units went up for sale.
Whwereupon, LS located an apartment she like and helped her
make the move; as well as four other times in her life. Like close
cousins, they continued their special friendship based on errands
in his old cars and various outings once every 3 weeks for many years.
Then, later on, 6 -12 times per year. On the fly, he took many more
pics of her than anyone in his life. The early part of this 23 year
period, entailed her last 2 brief marriages. She was a bus peson;
LS a good, old car-person. Of Heatherly's few girlfriends in life
Margaret was the dearest and deepest in his heart and soul.
Both were not the marrying kind; and after her marriages, she
came to accept this about her life as innate with her handicaps.
Pics are worth 1000s of words: Margaret in '92; Margaret at
age 13; at West Clear Creek '97; LS and Margaret '95
 
 

May 2, 2014

Yes Virginia! Youth, Age, Heart, Time and Home!

                         By  L. S. Heatherly

Going back, and getting down to Earth-- our life within Her Life!

Calendar time is not the fullest measure of how old we are.
This tells us our age as measured by the mostly life-less solar system's measure!

We live on Earth, within Her systems! Not within the life-less solar system.
Calendars don't tell us the measure of a particular human being's
Length of time within Earth's living human being!

A mere measure of youth and age as Earth-solar cycles!
The truest measure is human being's passage through life and love!

Our passage is within Earth-life's eco-organismic,  field of living beings--
Within a particular family, community and particular, human socio-culture.

Beyond the solar system's measure of our age--
How many trips around the Sun we have experienced--
We each have biological age, psychological, social, and spirit-ontological age.

Our bio age is how well our dying cells have been replaced with new cells.
Our psychological age is how well our mental and emotional needs have been fulfilled.
Our social age is how well our social, developmental needs have been fulfilled.
Our spiritual-ontological age is how well our heart-soul needs have been fulfilled.

People die from two primary deficiencies:
Of full, rich blood to the organs,
And of full, rich love to our eco-social, and  heart-soul relationships.

Our age-- of persons, and, of our human species,
Is a family-community, living Earth-love thing!
Ah, beyond history's serial, greedy flings!

Yes, Virginia, there is a true, human heart, age,
Time, being, place and home of which to sing!
Squandered, now,  we have little left of precious these.



Copyright 2014  L.S. Heatherly



Mar 24, 2014

Visions of Love Over Blind Power

Love is blind to each one's desires;
Blind to each mind-body's selfishness.

Love is our wider, deeper vision -- blessed
As by, and for, the human, village-Earthly nest.

Love beholds the roots of our wide,
Our deep panoramic, Earth and human self.

Love nourishes and nurtures all humanness and Earthly-ness,
Things, unfoldings, deep and upward, from soul's love-life zest;

Love nourishes the manifold joys of humanity:
Not the bought, stolen, and possessed by insanity;

Sans the greedy, selfishness of persons and elites;
Sans all the Ages and millenia of recycled fights.

Love springs forth the flowerings and fruitings
Of whole human self, communtiy and soul, there, ensueing!

Ask not for whom Love flowers.
For whom Love seeds and friuts the human soul.

Into the winds and soils of the heart,
Love sows Her joys as hearth against the cold!

Ask not for why Love's visions grow in thee;
Deep visions grow that hearts portend to growing free.



Copyright 2014  L.S. Heatherly

Feb 4, 2014

Free Play of Life

Listen, closely, to chirps and songs of birds;
To howls and moans of gathered worlves;
To suckling babes, and romping toddler kids.

Watch, closely; all freedom unfolds in spontaneity.
Growing Love is the one, and only, deity!

Here, on Life's love-play grounds;
Love flashes within Living Nature's bounds!

Feel, Earth-Human-Life-Love grow connected!
Artificial law, through this, will be rejected!

Spontaneity! Life and Love spring!
Here, inter-springing, are Spirits inter-singing!

Mourn this bliss, now, mis-decaying away.
Study, the hitch and glitch of high-tech play.

Study, our Life and Heart away!
Love's blueprints; are being s-mattered away!




Copyright L.S. Heatherly 2014

Dec 31, 2013

Auld Lang Syne, of Soul

Deeply rooted truths, realities,
Comapassion, playings, labors, of loves:

Human commonalities are the commons of humanity,
Perennial, mostly buried, by all civilizations.

Source of all Human Revolutions against oppressions.
Not to be aware of buried, human treasure is easy:

Our primal roots and tubers
Of Earth's eco-family-community humanness!

Covered-over by the highways of personal,
Expedient, career and institutional selves.

Soul artifacts: underneath, national,
Commercial and political selves:

Underneath our intellect-egoselves'
Materialistic, diverse empires of domination.

II.
Not to join in the archaeological dig
For the organismic essences of humanity!

Not to yearn for the respringing and enculturation
Of natural, whole, human self and whole being!

To merely accept the ongoing sufferings
And inequities of the bulk of humankind!

III.
Human life (and being) is not a case
of  "to be or not to be".

It is a case of where and what to be,
And how to be that whatness;

And why to be that whyness.
There in our home of human beings.

It is a case of the becoming of,
And sustainment of, human beings--

Beyond the case of mere
Human organisms remaing alive;

Beyond our brains' and bodies' growth;
Beyond health and life, of our brain-body organisms.

IV.
Our human ecosphere-habitat is our where
We journey through our human beingness,

Is where our eco-nature-human being;
Finds what to love, how to love, and why to love.

Should these grown attainments be forgot?
Or, ever be our find!



Copyright 2013  L.S. Heatherly

Nov 10, 2013

Birth of Soul

             by L.S. Heatherly

Soul -- in singing, talking, playing music;
In living, loving, and being human:

Something unbought by diploma's hubris;
Ungained by travel, arts, and science in hand;

Something growing outward, upward and true:
Where yearning stops; Heart throbs; and Earth-love springs;

Enfolding the child, relating love's rule,
Over all Human and Earth brought things.

Soul is mother of family, village, and fairness;
Of bondings, givings, receivings: all this

Old treasure defies the greedy and selfish!
Soul is wonders, splendors, all lovings' sweet bliss!

Soul's a sweet cup, sipped here, in fleeting time;
So unworthy, we, of soul's long presence.

Human heart's vision is Culture's essence.
Soul's decision is pure, ancient, and sublime.

With each arising from our depths,
We are, briefly, born again-blessed.

With each pollution of child's purity;
We pollute, strike short, our futurity.



Copyright 2013 L.S. Heatherly