Peddling the Evolution

We’re ready for a New Civil Rights Movement.
Let’s just call it a Movement.

When we say “The Movement”
Please hear “many movements.”

When we say “New Civil Rights Movement,”
Also hear “United Democratic Front.”

Father Mathi gave me that,
And much, much more.

We have inherited the resources
For transcendence.

May we start on the field of
Mythopoetic Visions?

May we dream of becoming
Midwife to Saints?

People’s priests and priestess
Able to live on alms from the people?

May we imagine making history
In this one lifetime
Might we telescope history,
Accelerate our adaptations…now?

Would you consider rallying your people
For some kind of grace-ful revolution…

We might call…

 “The Evolution?”

May we commence in one small place,
Called “Riverwest.”

Might we spark the Evolution
in Riverwest?

The evolution conceived as global,
begun as local, in Riverwest.

And even more concretely,
At Timbuktu, in Riverwest?

Timbuktu is a lost kingdom
Being renewed, in Riverwest.

We must start with the Soul,
Of the people, at Timbuktu, in Riverwest.

Why not bathe our Riverest Souls
in Sufi poetics, at Timbuktu, in Riverwest.

What say we make there lovely tablets
Of our transcendent visions, with REDPENS.

R…for rainbow renaissance,
Moments, citizens, and round table teams.
All of God’s children, Diversity is Strength.

E…for ecological thoughtfulness,
Smart growth and sustainable development.
Learning natural laws and respecting Mother Earth.

D…for urban design
Beauty sparks exuberance, the golden rule,
The golden mean.

P…for preservation.
Stewards of our glorious built and natural environments,
Guardians of our foundation stone of liberty.

E…for enterprise.
Private and community creations for authentic wealth,
Social enterprise experiments, business with soul.

N…for neighborhood.
Thought global, practice local.
A village to make a child and a complete citizen.

Our tablets with redpen principles
Can be in stone and on line.
As many tablets as the souls signing on.

May we consider some intermediate goals,
Perhaps a Nobel Peace Prize for our work,
A Nobel Peace Prize for a city, organization, or neighborhood.

A Nobel Peace Prize for a Neighborhood

This is the easiest for me to envision.
Riverwest would be my starting point.
The Riverwest Vision.

The people of Riverwest in quest of transcendence
Since the founding moments
Centuries ago.

We have lovers of Riverwest
Ready right now,
To share this story from the dawn of time.

Riverwest transcendence and the Indians,
Then the French, the Yankees, the Germans, the Poles,
The Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and “New Americans.”

Let’s present those stories to ennoble our visions,
How about starting at Timbuktu,
The crossroads of cultures, in Riverwest on Center.

Let’s seek story tellers,
Starting on line,
Perhaps a story theme a month.

Our mythopoetic dream vision drama
Will be vastly enhanced
With rich stories of those who came before.

Let’s seek vision artists,
Crafting words, singing songs, making art,
That gives direction and spark to our actions.

Our hero quests for self and community
Cannot be heroic without visions
Appropriate. No exceeding destiny here.

Let’s seek partners, near and afar
Presenting reasons for partnering for transcendence,
Guided by the golden rule and golden mean.

Different levels of partnering,
Nanosecond partners, who allow themselves awareness,
Modest supporters and full fledged engages’.

Let’s seek easy conversations with our partners,
Shared stories and visions,
Experiments in actions around shared interests.

May we seek partners from within and without,
From near and afar?
Partners who help craft our vision and act upon our dreams.

From each according to their ability and resources,
To each according to their contribution,
Useful concepts at this stage of history?

Experimental project teams
For truth, justice, and beauty,
Liberty, equality, and community?

Partnering for accelerated adaptations
Autocatalytic creations,
Support corporations for self-managed firms?

Reciprocal altruism and win-win games,
Energy equals MC 3, co-ops at Soldiers Homes,
Masses for communion, communications, and compassion.

On a more prosaic plain,
Why not a vision of a Nobel Peace Prize
For a neighborhood, say, Riverwest.

Why should Nobel Peace Prizes
Reinforce individual charisma,
So often a source of calamity?

Why not a Nobel Peace Prize
For Charismatic Neighborhoods or Villages,
Global “Golden” and “Rainbow” Urban Villages.

A Nobel Peace Prize for Riverwest,
An Evolutionary Global Village,
Where it is daily proven that diversity is strength.

A mighty collaboration, starting on-line,
To spark a drama designed to win
Nobel Peace Prizes for urban villages.

A Nobel Competition for Global, Urban Villages,
Conforms to our natures this moment in time.
I propose networks of projec teams starting on line.

Our on-line conversations require a human touch,
Say lovely gatherings at sacred places
Where voice for all is easily offered and received,
Mixed with song and dance and love.

A zen-like quest for a Holy Grail,
The Mary Christ Budha Mohammed Abraham Gaia
Natures and other divines in each of us brought forth for the cause.

Consilience, i.e. pulling together, for this long march,
Combining the highest expression of science and art,
Consience joined with combinatorial play, a joyful start.

A setting forth of redpen actors.

  • Rainbow Partners and Projects

Who in Riverwest is already passionate about this?

Who in Milwuakee will be nanosecond partners or more?

  • Ecology Partners and Projects

Who in Riverwest is already passionate about this?

Who in Milwaukee will be nanosecond partners or more?

  • Design Partners and Projects

Who in Riverwest is already passionate about this?

Who in Milwuakee will be nanosecond partners or more?

  • Preservation Partners and Projects

Who in Riverwest is already passionate about this?

Who in Milwuakee will be nanosecond partners or more?

  • Enterprise

Who in Riverwest is already passionate about this?

Who in Milwuakee will be nanosecond partners or more?

  • Neighborhood

Who in Riverwest is already passionate about this?

Who in Milwuakee will be nanosecond partners or more?

Who will build this data base
Of brothers and sisters
Working for the evolution?

Why not student interns,
Semi-employed creatives
And boomers retiring from the marketplace?

Once we discover who the renaissance players are
Electronic and soulful communication is the way,
Easy talk on line, joyful, even ecstatic play.

The evolution won’t happen without
lots of talk and lots of play,
On line, in the real, sometimes fray.

Once we know who to talk and act with,
What to do?
Where to start?

I propose a single overarching goal,
The quest for a Nobel Peace Prize
For global, urban villages.

A Nobel Peace Prize
For Riverwest,
By 2010.

This gives us 5 years,
5 years for yearly goals.
Let’s proceed year by year.

Year One would find us
Creating on-line connections
for inside and outside projects.

A key outside project
Would pertain to lobbying
the Directors of the Nobel Committees.

Who might wish to form a project team
Designed to inspire the creation
of Nobel Peace Prizes for global villages?

A key inside project would involve
Connecting with at least one great leading spirit
Working in at least one of each “redpen” arenas.

Year Two would involve visions and actions
Rooted in the contextual theology and humanism
Of the Year One Song.

What say?

Why not?

To be continued, God willing,
kul am u-into bcheer, peace, love, light and happiness-Godsil


But also, the
HumanMovement.

RawMorningNotesForTheMovement.

Four Pillars

  1. Police Violence
  2. Soldiers Home

Where the soul of the city resides but has been blocked from the people by freeway and ballgame - bread and circuses - bureaucratic hospital, sweet little jewish cemetary.

  1. Collaboration between Summerfest and the Neighborhoods
  2. Internet Empowerment of Milwaukee’s Citizens

Conversion


Electric Mice Trump Missle Launchers

The Riverwest Mice shall prevail
Over force projectors from D.C. and Al Queda.

Truth, beauty, and justice,
Harnessed to internet electricity
Trump propaganda, bombs, and torture chambers.

March 21, Human Rights Day of South Africa
First Milwaukee Recognition of Human Rights Day

Godsil


Milwaukee Public Schools Offer Small High Schools for Social Enterprise and Citizenship

It is proposed that the Milwaukee Alliance School and the 8th St. School form partnerships with Milwaukee public and private institutions, businesses, and enterprises such that students can receive course credit and construct entire programs around these themes:

  • StartAFamilyBusinessOrIndividualEnterprise
  • StartASocialEnterprisePublicInterestGroup
  • StartAMovement

Here is a letter I sent in this regard, March 23, 2005, the morning after witnessing the Soldiers Home with Cleo Pruitt of Bridgeworks and author of the “Rebirth of Freedom” program for the Soldiers Home/NAACP Celebration, July 11, 5 p.m., Father Mathibela Sebothoma, poet and communications guide for the African Catholic Priest Solidarity Movement and the Institute for Contextual Theology (see http://www.sacbc.org.za), and John Worm, Milwaukee’s longest serving and most accommplished advocate/connector for homeownership programs rather than renting for the people.

Here are Father Methibela Sebothoma’s concepts to express his awe at the gift for the generations of not just the citizens of the United States but also, the people of the world.

Here are the sacred remains of the ancestors who gave the last full measure of devotion that this young nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all of humanity is created equal…they had in mind all of humanity as the children of this “birth of freedom.”

We anticipate a “Rebirth of Freedom” at the Soldiers Home this July 11, 2005, where some immortal lines from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be cast in bronze and set in stone along side Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysberg Address.

Both addressed the issue of unifinished business.

Both were martyrs to the cause of a movement for a government that is for the people, of the people, and by the people.

Soldiers Home as National Spiritual Monument

Soldiers Home as Sacred Site for Spiritual Healing

Soldiers Home a Place to Teach Peace

Soldiers Home a Place for Reconciliation

NAACP
Bridgeworks
Bucketworks
The Alliance School
Project Stay
Wisconsin Co-Op Movement
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
Craft Guilds
Knowledge Worker Work Stations All of these groups have apprentice, fund Artist/Artisan Workstations Retail Outlets raising and recruitment, and continuing education work stations

Institutute for Heritage and Cultural Tourism
Institutute for Social Enterprise
Veterans Organizations
Peace Groups
Ecology Organizations
GLBT
Ethnic Associations
Spiritual Communities
International Institutes


Course Credits to

	*start family or individual business/partnership/corporation
	*win a petent for an invention
	*create an art gallery or public art
	*create a social enterprise around student passion/cause
	*create a “movement” around a student passion/cause
	*create a web site around a student passion/cause	
	*create a course sylabbus for continuing adult education around  a student passion/cause

Classes/Internships for Sparking Business, Social Enterprise,
or “Movements” at the Alliance School at the Soldiers Home

Dear Jodi, Tina, and Annabelle,

Is it insane to imagine on-line and in the real courses constructed to help high school students create their own business, their own public interest non-profit, and a “movement” with their friends and allies.

I propose the Save the Soldiers Home Movement be considered as a course offering at the Milwaukee Alliance School.

Course credit at the Alliance School for Helping the NAACP and Bridgeworks Save the Soldiers Home Movement.

Jodi Kessel Lyons and I have been using a UWM sociology internship with the intention of develop a web site resource to spark a movement to save our daughters from domestic violence.

I would very much like to discuss this idea with you on line, at a Bucketworks Idea Spark Gathering, and at the Steps of the Soldiers Home.

What say?

Why not?

Godsil

  • Soldiers Home as National Spiritual Monument

  • Soldiers Home as Sacred Site for Spiritual and Physical Healing

  • Soldiers Home a Place to Teach Peace

  • Soldiers Home a Place for Reconciliation

  • Soldiers Home as a Place for Job and Small Business Development

  • Soldiers Home as a Place for Heritage Museums for Democratic Movements of the Entire Planet

These are Father Methibela Sebothoma’s concepts to express his awe at the gift for the generations of not just the citizens of the United States but also, the people of the world.

Here are the sacred remains of the ancestors who gave the last full measure of devotion that this young nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all of humanity is created equal…they had in mind all of humanity as the children of this “birth of freedom.”

We anticipate a “Rebirth of Freedom” at the Soldiers Home this July 11, 2005, where some immortal lines from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be cast in bronze and set in stone along side Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysberg Address.

Both addressed the issue of unifinished business.

Both were martyrs to the cause of a movement for a government that is for the people, of the people, and by the people.

The above are portions of a letter I sent in this regard, March 23, 2005, the morning after witnessing the Soldiers Home with Cleo Pruitt of Bridgeworks and author of the “Rebirth of Freedom” program for the Soldiers Home/NAACP Celebration, July 11, 5 p.m., Father Mathibela Sebothoma, poet and communications guide for the African Catholic Priest Solidarity Movement and the Institute for Contextual Theology (see http://www.sacbc.org.za), and John Worm, Milwaukee’s longest serving and most accommplished advocate/connector for homeownership programs rather than renting for the people.

If you would like to read about plans for creating work stations and retail outlets for artists, artisans, knowledge workers, and musicians, several small museums, small schools and social enterprises for various movements of the civil society, and more, go to the last few pages of this link:

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