HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW ~ ROUTINES

an American ethnicity ….
THEM in the know say
I ain’t got one
even though
America can be my nation
and based on genetics
the color of my skin
I have to check off
as my race …..   hmmmm ..…
whatever happened to
that identifier
THE HUMAN-KIND   ~
then we would not
have to decide
if the president
of the USA
is either
black or white
or something else
’cause it would then
be up to our acts and deeds
our service to humanity
that should define us
not the daily ROUTINES
we follow according to label
like zombies
without resistance
due to the
social conditioning ~ impregnating
our minds
from the drivel
of political party
media and advertisement

as far as that
ethnicity thing
I was born and raised
in America
I’m a little pinch
of this or that
all important ingredients
added to what makes up a stew
my grandfather called COMMUNITY

WE THE PEOPLE

experiencing
this mixed up blend
of diversity
interacting physically
and cognitively
as this
HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW
with an emergent
cultural flavor
of complexity
born of
WE THE PEOPLE
living and breathing
each day
within a portion
of shared land
while still being
a part of
THE HUMAN-KIND   ~
progressively learning
what freedom truly is
or is not
and too
what freedom has still
not fully become   ~
~    especially
for many
of our brothers and sisters
as to equality and rights
being a normal reality
of liberty
and that WE THE PEOPLE
represent
so much more than
race ~
skin color ~ sex ~ gender
nationality ~ ethnicity
culture ~ belief
and economic status
the daily ROUTINES
we follow according to label
like zombies
without resistance ….

WE THE PEOPLE
of planet earth
are
THE WHOLE HUMAN-KIND   ~
a little pinch
of this or that
all important ingredients
added to what makes up a stew
my grandfather called COMMUNITY

HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW

peace out

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

a revision of the poem – HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW – from the book – Peace Out Poems for World Healing World Peace and The Human Race

Open Dialogue: Non-Violent Direct Action

 
We the People
as far as I SEE it
as a social activist
filled with a spiritual
felt-sense
must proactively
bring about
Social Change
through the use of
Non-violent
Direct Action  ~
a type of direct action
that creates an atmosphere
of effective communication
entwined with empathy
patience
and tolerance
where a process of learning
development and growth
is initiated
by way of a healing
and peaceful
process 
a form of Non-violent
Direct Action
known as
Open Dialogue
 
Open Dialogue
a manner of communication
that encourages
an environment
of free expression
and listening
without fear of reproach
a process
not so prone
to proselytizing  ~
that browbeating
laced with scorn
or seething condemnation
where We the People
~  the Human-Kind
will feel a part
of the equation  …..
be more willing
to confront
and air out
those suppressed
predispositions
inhibitions
and stereotypes
that work against finding
any cures for societal ills
 
peace out  ~
 
Words and Image by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

the HUMAN-KIND ~ I am a believer !

the HUMAN-KIND
an evolving species
capable of
creative acts….   producing
everything
from bad
all the way to
the good
some would say
the HUMAN-KIND
is
inherently
evil
yes
there are
those naysayers
and doomsayers
that seemingly focus
on the misdeeds
of humanity …..   failing
to note or recall
the positive
and productive acts
that helped to
evolve and sustain
the human species
through time …..
often
the way
one human
sees another
or views
a group of humans
from bad
all the way to
the good
appears limited
by the filtering process of
social conditioning
a tunnel vision effect
experienced
while living
with a limited amount
of humans
or specific groups
of humans
socially fenced off
from other humans
behind the barriers of race  ~
skin color   ~   sex   ~   gender
nationality   ~   ethnicity
culture   ~   belief
and economic status
divisions stirring
a dis-ease
between factions of
the HUMAN-KIND
a tea like drink
steeped to the brim
with predisposition
inhibition
and stereotype
infectious ingredients
that brew societal ills

despite such
factors and conditions
the HUMAN-KIND
through my eyes
as a self-proclaimed
Mystic Visionary
Spiritual Warrior
Pro-Human …..   Social Activist
Performance Artist   ~

I am a believer…..
in the HUMAN-KIND

the vision and intent
behind my positive
pro-human
proactive message
as it pertains
to this matter of belief
in the HUMAN-KIND

I now quote my own prose…..

“This idea of KIND,  where humanity ultimately becomes more fully aware of its Kind, THE HUMAN-KIND !  The one and only realization of a Kind by its KIND, regardless the diverse labels of race, skin color, sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, belief or economic status.  Where ONE KIND, We the people of planet earth set aside our differences and unitedly focus on one objective, the future survival of ALL THE HUMAN-KIND.  Spiritually as a collective, We the people need to envision the wisdom and benefit of working together to increase the overall well-being of all humanity.   A collective conscious, transitional process of spiritual awareness that proactively co-creates a social environment of global healing through the non-violent direct action of OPEN DIALOGUE.   A proactive way of communication that leads to a peaceful coexistence among We the people of planet earth and the everlasting preservation of THE HUMAN-KIND.”

“If expecting tolerance to be learned by others, then through example the tolerant, should patiently exhibit tolerance for those learning to be tolerant; even if, the intolerant are becoming tolerant, a lot slower than what is expected by the tolerant; how else should the tolerant expect the intolerant to learn tolerance?”

create social change
through Non-violent
Direct Action
initiate learning
and development
by way of the peaceful
and healing process
of Open Dialogue

peace out

~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Dedicated to my fellow social activist friend and mentor for peace, David Eberhardt and his 138 page memoir –  For All the Saints, a Protest Primer.

boldly speak

We
the people

the one
and only
of a KIND
THE HUMAN-KIND

We
will not kneel
in
silence
before the sword
of a tyrant  ~
in
defiance
We
will stand firm
united
for the sake of
freedom
equality
and justice for ALL
to boldly
speak
LIKE
through
Open Dialogue
a form of Non-violent
Direct Action
a peaceful
and healing manner
of communicating
that will
initiate
and encourage
learning ~
development
and social change
~ patiently
and tolerantly ~
until
the tyrant
surrenders
forevermore …..
rendered
silent
before
those who
boldly speak

We
the people

the one
and only
of a KIND
THE HUMAN-KIND

peace out

~Keith Alan Hamilton~

power of the spirit ~

as this proactive
pro-human
spiritual warrior
I believe in the power
of the spirit   ~
in the form of
spirituality
fueled by the perpetual
source of its energy
unconditional love  ~  as ….
the ultimate weapon
the most effective ingredient
that spirits
a kind of communication
for enlightening
We the people
and the spark that will
initiate social change

~   a freeing of souls
from
the demons
possessing them
through
predisposition
inhibition
and stereotype ~
SPIRIT
the glorious light
that removes
the shadow
of darkness and ignorance
so the Human-Kind
can holistically see
clearly without obstruction
the connectivity
the interrelationship
the interdependence
between all humanity
regardless
the labels
of race
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or economic status
therein
We the people
envision
the spiritual bond
and collective
strength of
the One
and Only
of a KIND
THE HUMAN-KIND
as a whole
to be able to
transform ourselves
wherein
We the people
as ONE KIND
will be able to
more readily
set aside
our differences
and focus on
the benefit
and wisdom
of proactively
helping each other
better help ourselves
through a process
LIKE
OPEN DIALOGUE
a form of Non-violent
Direct Action
a peaceful
and healing manner
of communicating
that will
initiate
and encourage
learning ~
development
and social change
~ patiently
and tolerantly ~
ultimately improving
the overall well-being
of
all
humanity
so THE HUMAN-KIND
will continue to survive
into the future

as this proactive
pro-human
spiritual warrior
I believe in the power
of the spirit  ~
in the form of
spirituality
fueled by the perpetual
source of its energy
unconditional love  ~  as ….
the ultimate weapon
the most effective ingredient
that spirits
a kind of communication
for enlightening
We the people
and the spark that will
initiate social change

peace out

Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~
Dedicated to fellow social activist artist and dear friend, Deon Ballard.

a MATTER of….. Matter/Energy

I’m this Spiritual Warrior
so to speak
and I do speak out
in a creative way
about societal ills
caused by
predisposition
inhibition
and stereotype
a way of social conditioning
that is in stark contrast
to my humane
values of
Freedom ~ Liberty
Equality and Justice
yes ~ HUMAN RIGHTS
the learning and developmental
process
found in
the Right of Choice
for ALL HUMANITY
We the people
of which
I’ve solemnly
taken the oath
until my last breath
and beyond
to fervently and relentlessly
protest for the advancement
of THE HUMAN-KIND
regardless
the labels of
race
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or economic status…..
bodily
I’m
~  living Matter/Energy
not energy/matter
it is a MATTER of perspective
as to my perceived
present
manifestation
I guess …..
my unique and individualistic
lived experience
as an everyday person
has progressed me
intelligently
to emerge this
transitionally
Proactive  ~
Pro-Human  ~
Social Activist  ~
Performance Artist
type path
of transformational
enlightenment as a mystic
an unfold  ~  enfold
Bohm  ~  Holomovement process
of Maturana and Varela
type knowing and understanding
~  expanding
multi-dimensionally
into a systemically
Nature-itarian
spiritual
mental
emotional
and physical
reflective conscious
collective view
of cognitive reality
I’m humbly though …..
just one human aspect
of the creatively
dynamic
co-evolutionary process
called Nature
it being the total representation
of its living and nonliving aspects
at any given moment
or snapshot taken
in the proposed
Prigogine
arrow of time
Nature as a System ~
this Whole
or Totality
cognitively becoming
multi-dimensionally
self-aware ~
self-reflective
of it-self ~
holistically
by way of
a reflective conscious
KIND
THE HUMAN-KIND

a MATTER of…..
Matter/Energy

peace out

Image and Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~
Dedicated to fellow mystic and social activist – life long and cherished friend, Geri Algeri.

ALL of our KIND is SIGNIFICANT

ALL of our KIND
is SIGNIFICANT
’cause each and every
HUMAN ….
is part of one SPECIES
We the people
of planet earth
are One of a KIND …..
a diversified KIND
THE HUMAN-KIND

ALL of our KIND
is SIGNIFICANT
ALL
are important
to our KIND’s
future survival

such a logical
train of thought …..
its objectivity ~
seems colored
by a subjectivity
filled with the sugar
of emotion
spiked like a cocktail
with those
value judgements found
in socially embedded
predispositions
inhibitions
and stereotypes
that are spirited
on
by
a kind of
societal elevation
the placing of one
over another
through
the over-emphasis
put on the labels
of
race
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or social status

SUPREMACY

if such
a societal elevation
is no longer
gonna exist
We the people
must create collectively
a social revolution
to de-emphasize
all the deeply ingrained
categorizations defining
our KIND
that paint over
the wisdom
and benefit to all
in the singularity
to be found
in the ideology of
One of a KIND …..
THE HUMAN-KIND
where the difference
between each other
becomes less significant
in the stream of things
more a resilient ingredient
that adds texture and flavor
to the much broader
commonality
of ~
THE COMMUNITY STEW
HUMANITY at large …..

~ yes ……

ALL of our KIND
is SIGNIFICANT
ALL
are important
to our KIND’s
future survival

the full texture and flavor
of THE COMMUNITY STEW
is gonna matter
for All to be able
to successfully survive
into the future
for our children’s
children’s
children’s sake
We the people
need to initiate
a spiritual movement
amongst ourselves
to systemically
cause a healing
within human
collective consciousness
spearheaded through
the communicative process
of OPEN DIALOGUE
We
from some to ALL
need to see the wisdom
and benefit to ALL
if We focus on ….
….. bring back to light
out of the darkness
air out ~ confront head on
the dark….. side
of human history
and the unfinished business
relevant to it
started during
the movement by MLK
and others
so long ago….
since then
seemingly
left lying in the shadows
hidden and suppressed
not really progressing
until the resurgent call
from some of We the people
“BLACK LIVES MATTER”
a collective
social movement
that will be a part
of leading
to the acceptance of deeds past
and a letting go by all
but never forgotten
so never repeated
those past transgressions
committed heinously
on humans by humans
where such a release
of value judgements found
in socially embedded
predispositions
inhibitions
and stereotypes
that are spirited
on
by
a kind of
societal elevation
the placing of one
over another
through
the over-emphasis
put on the labels
of
race
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or social status

SUPREMACY

We the people
will eventually
be able to openly
acknowledge freely ….

ALL of our KIND
is SIGNIFICANT
’cause each and every
HUMAN ….
is part of one SPECIES
We the people
of planet earth
are One of a KIND …..
a diversified KIND
THE HUMAN-KIND

ALL of our KIND
is SIGNIFICANT
ALL
are important
to our KIND’s
future survival

globally bringing
about social change
for the betterment
of ~
the much broader
commonality

THE COMMUNITY STEW
HUMANITY at large …..

peace out

Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

along the road ~ OPEN DIALOGUE

this or that
here or there
where is
the head ….. all the way
to the toe
the length
and breadth
of the whole matter  ~
you know
all the stuff
between A & B
….. we need to know
what it took
to get from
point A
to point B
don’t we  ~
shouldn’t we
experience
the struggle
the whole process
role it around
in our noggin
~  reflecting on it
~  evaluating it
~  understanding it
to fully learn
about what
had transpired
and how to move forward
along the road
of life together
as HUMANS
without judgement  ~

…..  so why then
the impatient
and intolerant
response to  ~
a certain collective
of INDIVIDUALS
that are on the march
boldly speaking out
about their plight
the discrimination
and injustices
they’ve underwent
as part of a group  ~
interacting with
other groups
that make up
and represent
the overall collective
of
ALL groups
the group of a KIND
a SPIECES
THE HUMAN-KIND  …..

the challenge  ~
how to create
a social environment
where other groups
of INDIVIDUALS
are more willing  ~
able
and receptive
want to walk in
the shoes of another
for a …..while
to better know
understand
and appreciate
the full breath
experienced
by a specific group
of INDIVIDUALS
while interacting
with other groups
of individuals

easier said than done
for us HUMANS as INDIVIDUALS
on all sides of the issue
to be able to
transition
and transform our thoughts
from socially embedded
ways of going
about thinking
and value-judgments
based on
and reinforced
by the naturally evolving
social blinders
of group labels
like
race
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or social status
for us HUMANS as INDIVIDUALS
We the People
of planet earth
through wisdom
to arrive at the point
of acceptance
for the differences in others
as INDIVIDUALS
a part of a specific group
and then
find it beneficial to focus
more on supporting
and building upon
the commonality
between
each and every human
especially
as far as
INDIVIDUAL
HUMAN rights
where the right of choice
liberty
equality
and justice
becomes the norm
for everyone
each INDIVIDUAL
regardless the group

for such a happening
to occur
for us HUMANS
as INDIVIDUALS
or as INDIVIDUALS
a part of a group(s)
who want to create
social change  ~
WE
need to find ways
through the communicative
process
that are
conducive to ALL
forms of communication
that will
initiate
the cooperative spirit  ~
learning
and development
between all parties involved
that is Non-violent
in its Direct Action
a process that is pro-human
peaceful
and healing in essence

forms of communication
LIKE
OPEN
DIALOGUE  ~
a way of bringing
back to light
out of the darkness
all hidden
and suppressed
predispositions
and inhibitions
that cause
the dis-ease
of societal ills  ~
where WE can
collectively
group to group
or person to person
confront
air out
and release
all pain
sorrow
and regrets
where all sides involved
can successfully
let go
get past
and move on …..
intelligently  ~
progressively  ~
transitioning
as We the People
along the road
of enlightenment
and human
transformation
as INDIVIDUALS
of a KIND
a SPIECES
THE HUMAN-KIND

peace out

~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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