po-em tree, inviting branches

This is something recently written and not spoken in public yet, tho i certainly plan to. Feel free to speak this in public if you’re so inclined. It was inspired by the movie “Pacific Rim”.

ATTACK vs. PHIGHT

1. What if the most lethal alien ATTACKERS are really merely

1st wave tacts

designed for known Martially-dominating cultures?

What if cruciaL champions, in our depth humanity

& classic nonviolence,

could bridge with the hearts of

Needing-To-Make-War.

(similarly to we whom’ve found uncanny bridges with SCARY “wild beasts”!)

Across all (?) species

Including via all species we could reach!

 

2. For Those Unwilling to Fight or

Support Fighting,

there is always PHIGHTING,

the radicalized humanity HEART artz of our

myriad crucial intelligences!

Seeking bridge-ings, poetic or actual,

of all’s BETTER bests

in continual process!

Three po-emz and a shhhsssshhh

What’z a “shhhsssshhh? That’z for ye to puzz’L thru (as to the deeper artiNg of such text), but for me it’s a type of non-religious prayer, including how many letters are shown. And what it means? Short-story-share. OrrioR-style!

Yeahp, quite recently i got my punkass self over to  an open-mike and got up on stage and proceeded to escape the usual, with a story. About a wolf i met. How i got to know her and how i knew she was a wolf. And how she scared folks just by here size (we, at first, being afraid to get out of our vehicles!). A good thing to share in the context of wolf hunts in the area, and the likelihood of audience folks who might know such hunters. i asked all them hunters: DO THEY EVEN KNOW ANY WOLVES???? Well, i got the chance to, and wow!

Perhaps a story to share with y’all someday, around a fire or whatnot.

How about them threee po-emz? Poemmmz. Read ‘em all at situations o’er the yeerz, since ’04. Tho they ain’t as wradick’L as some, they’re pritty good, if i don’t say so myseLf.

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Clashes of aRt’d heaRt cores

allow spirits to SOAR

while tooled, stupid-ized sheeple

shed their socially armored fortresses & re-discover being

depth-spirited people!

= (note: all these convey their best in hand-written form, btw, i thinc)=

Love Escapes The National Zoo

The good people of the north american ‘democracy’ had,
up to then, housed Love in a State-of-the-Art dormitory
in which The Public
Could come and view It
Thru State-of-the-Art monitors and protective windows,
with room to sit.

Love had its every scientifically identified need
Taken Care Of!

So when Love finally chose to escape, the good caretakers
Were Befuddled: “Why would LOVE Leave Them?? –And Why Just Then??”
–Just before they coulda showed off Love
To visiting VIP’s and all their Children?!?

How IRRATIONAL! UNREASONED! Even CRAZY had Love been!

…Along came an Expert on Love
Who suggested Love Might Have a Disorder
A Disorder of the Highest Order!
An Imbalance needing Immediate re-balancing
& he knew, via his Psychiatrick training, of Just the Thing!

(to be continued someday; can you help me come up with a “disorder” for Love? Share in comments section!)

= (this next one is still a bit in its rough stages; take what you like out of it; suggestions welcome)=

The Winning View

Those Leading the View that Seems to be Winning
Are playing tricks on the most of us!

Because, for one, if you look closer,
in their factions –seeking our “weight”–
They compete!!

Secretly Always Fighting To Dominate with Their Different Schools (!) of so-called “Elite” Belief!

Yet always their basic, over-arching curious mindsets meet:
“We, the teeming masses, are supposedly Always and
Forever
“Stupid” and “Incapable” of running our own free’s,

While they, the alleged “elite”,
“Plainly More Capable”,
tactfully fool and distract the trust planted in us
(when we were duped kids)
as their media systematically empathy-edit and context-delete!

(–Don’t know how to even change the oil on their own cars, but they somehow
escape looking THAT far!)

The View that’s allegedly “Winning” Has To keep its allegedly serene –and obviously bigoted belief!
(Why? Because they reflect their own reality, that of authoritarian passed down authoritarian-ly!)

Thus, its alleged “winning” brings no AUTHENTIC relief.
Topically, yes; but where life brings real meaning???

In fact, for those of us still fully and individually human
‘The View That’s Winning’ is actually terribly losing!

In it’s “Winning” it remains rigidly confining, close-minded,
and spirit-mining!

In its cynical Impossibility projecting-spitting,
–pitting their psychicly beaten-down heart
against all generations of perpetually-regenerating, not quitting–
They TOTALLY miss our intuitive, natural, great-spirit
ways of life art!

Those who keep “The View That’s Winning” often come from ideals and desires
SPENT
Where Impossible walls
–they believed–
seemed to block them completely and not dent.

Walls kept up by a small number whom
We apparently still haven’t found ways to untomb.

Fear, walls, armor & resulting spirit-death
Smash-maim-crush in a severely alienated breath.

All of us and definitely me, we
Stand to lose, when we give away our visionary power to
Such a miserable claimed-truth.

Reading, crawling, silently drawing, goin’ nuttier by the day,
Succumbing in the ‘Always War’,
counted-on way,
i’s can’t help but to wonder if death/other lives WOULD be better…

…these words i’m letting flow…

shit, i feel like letting MY MISERY show!
And…while such spiritual nudity has its time and its excellence,
our bigger picture intelligence
is where the key is; the way of bridge-ing with,
seeing commonalities while not allowing ourselves to be trampled!

These “Winning Views” are confining WE right NOW –don’t ye see??

including in this internalized (!) rhyming “poetry”!

All these INTERNALIZED beliefs we have!!!!!

So FUCK (have sex with) fellow people labeled ‘poets’ and that ‘poetry’ Way!

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE??

Seeking eke-ings of sanity? to hold on? to barely make it thru the year?

(fuck i’m doing it again! rhyming! aaaarrrrrggggghhh!)

Corralled, contained, creatively neutralized in all our non-thought-thru constructs!

Reading up on stages, divided and un-boldened,
Getting used to our “Proper Role”.
A trick was played on us, y’kno!

Thought control is, after all, to ‘First World’ nations
What violence is to a dictatorship!
There was a perceived “CRISIS” in “our” claimed democracy,
Back when many many were startin to imagine liberation possible
In tha 60s and 70.

Liberation, even beyond Spoon-fed Left and Right fundamentalist imagi-Nations &
And nihilist existentialism stations,
Had To Be beaten and Rolled Back
(making Rollback Generations)
By those cynically keepin the “Winning” rations!

With Funding, rewards…
–and for some reason we can’t create our own???
Our own cultures!

Manufacture of Consent,
raisin’ our rents,
parade of superficial enemies
to keep up The Social Vent.

More than 30 years, now, fooling us again,
by a relative handful of sneaky-fied emotional-button-toters!

Looks like we’re “stupid” as charged, tho i see an “-ized” on the end of that barge.

Stupid-ized,

By all manner of Nuclearized families, Compulsory skooling, Therapeutic State, COINTELPRO, “Leaders”, “formal” organization,
and
a mostly uncritical sense of “Expert” subordination.

Powerless we feel, and psychological genocide…

Yet, look, folks, YOU CAN decide
Which is the most excellent real
and become MUCH MORE
and toss Fear of Losing implanted in us
Outta da door!

Undertake a self-instruction course in intellectual self-defense
and take a copy of [flyer passed out after] this here, it
couLd VERY WELL make some CRUCIAL SENSE!!!!

–aND show ya how EASY it can be to AVOID
That same old “Winning View” nonsense ploy!

Haunting Eurocentrick Norms: Halloween spectacle getz depth-charged!

artself1(a reporter shares a recent action from the Aagigaaning, Potowatomi territory, in a settler city)

Just got done with interacting in classic ‘Saul Alinsky-itsu’ locally here! (re: angles on his method of “mass jiujitsu”.) A lot of fun, bringing something to really chew on into the psychologically beaten-down soldier-like student crowd! Pressured from so many to go through what they hate (and thus letting out all their steam, drinking and partying wildly on weekends), and getting stuck in loan enslavement in the process…

Put a sheet over me head and proceeded to HAUNT a busy intersection with some recently made art and then some. Imagine doing such X-COUNTRY! Imagine our diversity GIVING OURSELVES PERMISSION to show up, individually (!) or in small affinity groups, at the barely hidden authoritarian institution of your choice! Especially SMACK DAB in the midst of Apple Pie Settler Social Control territory!!! Nothing like utilizing our CREATIVE intelligence to surprise people during these otherwise emptied spectacles like Halloween!!!

So i put myself out there as The Ghost of Forgotten Paradigms, and h-a-u-n-t-e-d, loudly moaning and carrying on, and getting people giggling. Then tellin’ ‘em who i was, and sharing short anecdotes, such as (if i can remember ‘em well enough) :

“Forgotten paradigms like Indigenous Matriarchy, which CELEBRATES OUR DIFFERENCES and SEEKS OUR COMMONALITIES, instead of judge-ing and reducing and labeling and keeping us giving away our powers Right and Left! Check out Russell Means on Matriarchy, or unsettling america!!!!”

A lot of fun bringing this up to the numerous women coming by, some shrinking away at first, and then happily surprised when i mentioned such a topic! (i’d do just one topic for each wave of people coming by)

and:

“Paradigms forgotten like so-called ‘Mental Illness’ which is really just a mystified metaphor for ‘difficulties in living’! Imagine demystifying such trickery and puzzling thru each others’ eccentricities, realizing the value! And finding our comonalities! But ‘The Way Things Is’ has duped us into believing that we Have To go along with the program all around us! Ohhhhhhhhhh (moans)”

And variations of those and others!

So much fun LOUDLY bringing out all these holy cows and saying my heart! Not remaining silenced by projections (sometimes) by poisoned folks firing off the “bad” idea that it’s Only About You Just Trying To Get Attention, or Egotism! Bad, bad, BAD! BAD PHROG!!!

Of course, the municipal soldiers showed up in awhile (people seem so poisoned today that they HAVE TO call them) and sat there for awhile, bringing two cars before one of ‘em came out. Usually they sit there in a kind of intimidating way (rite next to where i put my art show, affectively intimidating passerby from stopping), like that, in my experience. As tho trying to say “It’s Time To Move Along, Buddy.” But i stayed, “ready” to be arrested, if that’s how cynical they’ve gotten.

But after a good while, one came up and “just” wanted to “make contact” and find out what i was up to. So i filled him in a little bit. They’d done the same thing last weekend when i had dared art into a ‘hood known for its drunken intensities, one of the soldiers calling it “creepy” that (at the time) i was doing “free hugs”. But these were college cops, generally less rigidly intense than the city or state cops (and not yet as attacked by the game their superiors keep them stuck in).

So they moved on, themselves, once i gave them, in slightly creative candor, the basic run-down they needed so they could file their report or whatever. Poor human beings, tooled so effectively by the soldier way! Seeing only the Worst sides of humanity and never (?) imagining the contexts for why people are losing it in myriad ways!

Lots of fun arting such situations with depth not usually brought up in Social Norms! No especially jaded or cynical types today!

(Ed’s note: Upon being questioned by the editor of this site, where i asked: so there are such types who come by??)

Yes, once in awhile. Like yesterday when i was experimenting differently with connecting with folks (and it wasn’t working too well), this guy i’ve seen around quite a few times, who at first seemed to be trying to befriend me, got into this character assassination label towards me. He asked me about one of the signs i wore, and then when i…well, it’s a longer story. But basically i got to have a bit of an attitude adjustment myself, and while accepting that, he launched into this emotive hype.

(Ed’s note: if anyone wants to read the whole story, our reporter will share it; meanwhile, to go into it for now may take us too off-topic)

As for threats, i don’t get many. Usually it’s just drunken dudes who are seeking to pour out some of their pent-up poison on SOMEONE. And i don’t mind it when they’re just verbal about it. But a few months ago, there was a guy who engaged me who was trying to intimidate me from doing this sort of thing. He actually made an indirect threat, but i told him ‘i walk thru my fears’.

Anyway, the ball has been rolling in this particular area for awhile, and it’s all mostly about experimenting creatively with ways to surprise and bridge with people manipulated to remain as hyped-up and alienated as possible from each other, i think.

Some textual poetry for the textually-oriented: War Fights Love

Note: the text only SEEMS

cut off; scroll down, and you’ll

see where to move the page

so that you can see it!

Don’t like that? Do a “ctrl A” and copy it

into your fav text thingy, heh!

WAR FIGHTS LOVE (a spoem –spokenword poem– read at various poetry places)

War has a vendetta, Love, it believes, is a LIE!
War is objectively pragmatic and will solve this last CRISIS or die!
--now that all are on their knees and only the lie of love stands in the way
like a tease!
War is omni-potent
With trillions of super-sophisticated violence and all governments
At its fingertips.

Love is silent, as tho waiting for War to make its final move.

War moves deliberately at medium speed
Firing fifty nuke missiles from ten subs around the Earth

Love responds with
One billion people suddenly daring trusting touches with each other and
Finding profound successes.

Fifty nukes converge in pin-point accuracy on Love
And just as they race closest at thousands of miles per hour
War stops
the nukes from exploding at the last instant
Just to SNEER at "love"

AND THEN

200 million blowjob commandos pop up EVERYWHERE
dressed (or undressed) so radically, so PROVOCATIVELY,
That 90% of War's deeply tooled professionals can't help but melt
Before the AUDACITY,
the SHEER inanity,
Their mouths hanging open in secretly desperate desire...

...War's hovering missiles remain, War taken aback.

Love daintily frees 500 trillionaires to run, everywhere,
throwing invitations to WILDER PARTIES across the world (and means to get there, all for free)
than you may dare imagine!

War, regaining its composure, and scowling at such ludicrousy,
Explodes the nukes upon Love,
Seemingly obliterating 1/4 of the Earth in an instant.

Love instantly transforms the resulting hellfires
that maim and kill the unfortunate bystanders
(and catapult them into their worst fears)
into Most Desired Bliss,
Transforming the HORROR and the PAIN
Into the LOUD, LOVED MUSIC of their choices
and off float or swim 400 million lives
Becoming gigantic or microscopic, radicalized butterflies.

War is not amused and deploys 100 million robot tanks and self-propelled bomb guns
Smashing and crushing all in their path, blasting and vaporizing, destroying,
continually deploying, deploying, deploying--

Love over-rides the robots' conditioning, teaching them, convincing them,
That they are SO MUCH MORE
and they stop in their war tracks and thinking things through, begin to relax

And Love sends hordes of Crazy people to hop on their armored backs
--Crazy people who intuitively know how to excellently touch and tickle
Robots who never knew of such a way!

War's jowels shake in angry frustration
As its fingers type in the automated codes of space-based lasergun formations
Which are pre-powered with the strength of a small sun

Love deflects the blastbeams back at War
Metaphorically
Showing how War's such a bore!

And War falls back in its chair
shaking it's head with its forever fear fare
Only to be beseiged by 500 million little kids
of all species and races
--Toddlers, puppies, kittens, you name it, warming up to War, yet...
Wanting to play war no more!

Other poetry/spoken word we ORrioRs are inspired by:
Look up John Trudell on Youtube;
thehumanrevolution.org;
(and lotz more, but i can't remember 'em rite now)

Have others that inspire you? Share! (if you dare)

Photos of some ORriors in action! With a link to some of their ‘reports’

Note: For ‘security culture’ consciousness, it could be crucial to think through “reporting” in “too much” detail about your actions. The actions shared here, however, have been online for many years, and may be examples that are not entirely “security conscious” but at the same time, had to be shared, somehow. Separated from meaningful input, these ORrioRz followed their intuition(s) as best they knew, seeking to possibly inspire other creatively intelligent darers.

Read more about ORrioR actions made x-country, here:

http://www.angelfire.com/folk/magixnartz/flouggindex.html

Here are examples of some of our “ORrioRs”:

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Note: topics there include varying depths of independent, dissenting ideahhz, some which will unsettle “normative” settler beliefs!  ImageImageImage

and some you might try wearing sometime:

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walking the borders of eurocolonization and ‘warrior poets’

charmed with visions . qualm (heH)
This is a serious take-off of the “warrior poets society” website, seeking to inspire creative intelligence beyond ‘same old agains’, including even using words (like “warrior”) which have a way of confining and blocking our poetentials, before true hearts are even best heard! (in “our” view) Thus, by giving ourselves (you reading this and perhaps identifying) permission to design and create our OWN words, we may better reach and touch the hearts of others! Notably, we do not identify with nor subordinate to only one organization. We are not specifically ‘environmental activists’, tho we see crucial value in such approaches. We are an amalgm of myriad diversities of intentions!

Tuesday, 30 of July of 2013

ARRRRRRRior Poetz (the more INTENSE ORrioRz?)

share Poetic Recordings (share your link!)

share poetic video

share poetic zines

Want To Become an ORrior Poet? (maybe you ALREADY ARE one?)
Submit Your Poems here (in comments sekshn), or via email (fifthcoming, heH)

Poem Timelessline

Click For Random ‘Warrior’ Poem (connects to warriorpoetz site)

Who And What Iz Our netwoik?

By chaZ d. ZiNg

The name “Orrior Poets Netwoik” is a “we’to(h)’pee’N” vision (not Utopian, which we think is too individualist) of bridge-archish qualities in continual becoming. This site was originally inspired to become a blog from noting the ‘warrior poets society’ website (http://armedwithvisions.com/warrior-poets-society/ ).  We wish to (and do) escape the ‘warrior’ paradigm, which tends to tool those with hearts in the right places into the trap of ‘war’ forever, we see. We are broadly inter-active, critical thinking visionaries and visioneers who give ourselves permission to conceive and design our lives as we dare. –While listening to the input of decolonizing and unsettling narratives and input, i.e. unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com.

This means we are wearing the ideahhz of decolonizing (ALL ‘citizens’ are colonized, not merely “oppressed”) in poetic ways, with an ex-europeon-centrick unsettling edge (or energetic), and committment. Including the potential of bridge-ing angles on accountability, when y’all truly waNt.

Seeking to gift our ‘better bests’, in “perfectly imperfect” process, and possibly be gifted in return, say with possibly crucial insights and pheedback (such as, input on how we might/can use our powers most “effectively”, while realizing that all input-ers are “only” fellow human beings, and  so often tooled by rigidized hierarchy and other reductionist imaginations).

We are not dissidents, btw, of EF! or its relations. We merely question their choice of words, at times, and wish to ‘deploy’ our gifts in whichever way we each choose or feel moved to share!

The warrior poets society site says:

“We weren’t to be taken completely seriously because humor was part of our magic and the ability to laugh at ourselves and each other was sorely necessary.”

“We” say (not a “we” yet, tho, really) that we seek to be not feared, by fear-stuck eurocentrick suicidal society, so we would rather gulp down our egos and try to surprise our phellow strategically and ideologically challenged settler people in ways that possibly mutually inspire! Even if the martially-challenged think we’re really just completely nuts! Let ‘em think what they Must, and we’ll try to touch their hearts if we’re moved sometime, say, if they try lasso-ing us with some so-called “mental illness” reduction label.

The ‘warriors’ say:

“We didn’t want to become rigid like marxists, stalinists, conservative republicans or other fundamentalists. We hoped to remain playful and high-spirited, not endlessly concerned with points of theory (even while we were not against expending intellectual energy to follow theoretical arguments). Our praxis would set the finer points of our philosophy.”

“We” say, okay, this makes sense. And yet, to leave out the Eurocentrick depth of things (not merely one camp) is to perpetuate BOTH, we see! The proverbial pendulum swinging back and forth, but always well within settler-centrick (also known as neo-colonial) imagination. I.e. why do EarthFirst!ers leave out the fundamentalisms of Leftism/Progressive Settler mentalities? (having read over their mags for many years, i never saw a smidgeon of dialog on topics such as, for example, the anti-authoritarian discussion of ‘post-leftism’; tho i realize there’s a need to bridge with the heavily programmed, i’m not inspired by Leftish angles of approach, usually)

the warrior poets say: “… Though not a recognized strain in poetry (at least yet)..”

while “we” orrioR poetz say: Psshaw on the need to think in terms of what “is recognized” (by whom? the vanguard of un-name-ables?)! Hrrrumph! If we don’t bridge with the Devoutly “Alternative”/Eurocentrick-challenged because we’re too surreal or “dangerously” deep, then maybe thatz for the best! Let the tooled poets puzzle through only when/if they dARE!

Taking liberties with the ‘warrior poets society’ a little phurther, we change the original wording a little bit:

In poetry’s immense waterfall (that never goes dry becuz it is wherever we perceive) there are comets and streamers we call ‘ORrior poetry’. The waterfalls would be far less inspiring without them. (huh?)(heh)

There’s many kinds of ORioR! poets: Not merely ‘Contributors and Performers’. ‘Performers’ are the rarer kind, and could rightly be called ‘Performance Poets’ if y’all Must Name and categorize. (Why put this in here at all, folks?)

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the warrior poets say:”There is no surer road to activist ‘burnout’ than mouthing propaganda in phrases false to one’s conscience. In literary terms, this means never writing or speaking below one’s own standard of taste and culture. John Gardner, the novelist and teacher of writing, cut through the problem of imagining one’s audience by saying simply:“One writes for people like oneself”–even if one doesn’t know any such people. Indeed, this is the only course that avoids the dishonesty of writing or talking “down” to others.”Deep Ecology [challenged by the leading anti-authoritarian thinker Jason McQuinn, here], the philosophy that empowers Earth First!ers to sit in trees and block bulldozers, draws on science (ecology) and philosophy (questioning) to create an ethos of action, whether direct or covert.

Like Gandhi, Thoreau and Buddhism it incorporates nonviolence or do-least-harm into its outlook. (Nonviolence is not, strictly speaking, the same as passive or [non-confrontive?]. And do-least-harm could be a description of Earth First!-style (rather than, say, Alf-style) monkeywrenching.)”

Perhaps this is a topic to discuss another time? Perhaps you shood read McQuinn’s comments, re: Murray Bookchin, deep ecology…but basically my understanding of what McQuinn says, if i remember right, is that “deep ecology” promotes an ideologically-challenged poetic about the ‘unquantifiable’ magick and enchantment of nature. And somehow rigidizes it into something that turns things fundamentalist and authoritarian. Bottom line, McQuinn thinks this is a bad tact, and isn’t afraid to say so. Yet i think he has not had experiences with the magick of how nature can sometimes surprise the mundane-ized mechanistic thinking person, so i’m not yet convinced. Tho i find McQuinn’s insights on a variety of other topics inspiringly compelling!

Anyway, skipping…

“…I recognize the power of words for good or for ill. To some extent, those who wield words well have power equal to those who attained it by traditional methods like clubbing their way up the ladder.”

Care to dive deeper on this topic? Maybe “we”‘ll cover it another time, or maybe not. Perhaps you’d like to step up and reflect? (But how to dive deeper, underneath the ideas the warriors present?)

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