Monthly Archives: November 2014

Experimental, Internet-Linked, Poetry

MUST READ: Kurdish region in Syria legislates FULL equality for its women.
Take that … al-Baghdadi! http://www.kwch.com/news/national/ghitis-on-womens
-rights-kurds-slap-at-isis/29757164#.VGrJxTuFvNg.twitter … #twitterfiction

NBC and Netflix drop Bill Cosby projects like white-hot potatoes amid allegations
of sexual assaults. http://nydn.us/14KTELE #twitterfiction

ANOTHER MUST READ: Humanity Counts on Global Citizens, Too Young to be
Reading … http://wp.me/p2NwTR-vP; nonfiction … #twitterfiction-ally.

TO: @Facebook, @google, @CNN and @FoxNews, a movement is a-borning;
@Twitter @chachomanopapa & chachomanopapa.wordpress.com’s, a-blogging.

Humanity’s Counting on Global Citizens … Too Young … to be Reading

Two years ago and some days ago Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was wantonly
shot in the head by a gunman of the Pakistani
Taliban. Recently, she was honored by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. She’s
sharing the 2014 peace prize with Indian … Kailash Satyarthi.

Irony abounds here. Malala’s world-widely famous at seventeen. Kailash, at sixty,
is less renowned. Kailash is an Indian Hindu. Malala is a Muslim, Pakistani.
Geographically speaking, India and Pakistan, are neighboring countries;
that notwithstanding, they are less than neighborly … politically.

These two nations, one predominantly Muslim, the other predominantly
Hindu, mirror the abstract spiritual schisms, that so haunt, humanity.
Would that more people begin to mirror these two laureates, so recently
honored. No doubt, they’d agree: Abnegate nationality. Exalt … humanity.

For the Big Three (a tongue-in-cheek characterization of the Muslims, Christians
and Jews), egocentric misinterpretation of our Scriptures,
Scriptures Abrahamic all, albeit sharing, many personages and doctrines,
are screwing up, for the spiritually … non-Big-Three-aligned … The Big Picture.

That being the case, perhaps the most hopeful harbingers of global solidarity
to arise from that day’s prize announcements are the invitations, timely,
by prize winners Malala and Kailash, to the political leaders of their countries;
to join them on the podium when they receive their Nobels … from the Committee.

Should such a scenario come to pass, then the Norwegian Nobel Committee
may be, along with its joint Indian and Pakistani
2014 peace honorees, amongst visionaries that see that peace and prosperity
awaits but a planet that abnegates nationalities … in favor of … humanity.

Irony abounds here indeed; and that an aged Hindu Indian and a young Pakistani
Muslim girl are amongst the latest Nobel laureates is, ironically,
the least of it; for Allah/God/Jehovah/Yahweh is the Creator of the Big Three,
their estranged brothers and of … a Big Picture … cosmologically.

Alas, India’s Modi aspires that his nation be an arms dealer in a big way;
and there’s no such thing as a … global citizenship day;
but in this surreal nonfiction … where there’s a will … there’s a way.
ALLAH/GOD/JEHOVAH/YAHWEH willing, where there is a will, there is a way.

To Indians and Pakistanis: On the Labels that Rend Divisively and Humanity’s … End

Prisoners for life; so are we all in our respective paradigm matrices. Only
but illusorily free are we not hemmed in by razor wire, tall walls and bars … irony.
It has been written that the truth shall set us free; but His truth is not limited to one
people … much less … any one individual … save One.

A fictional/nonfictional history of the world, AN ATLAS, POETIC has been written
(albeit, perhaps, in vain), because our Creator foreordained … that it be … written.
Predestination; so completely at odds with our illusion of free will … is consistent
with a Creator knowing the numbers of hairs on heads, from moment to moment.

Predestination; historically speaking, a radical, and to many, a heretical doctrine,
pointedly … NOT … generally accepted … doctrine.
Prisoners for life; but we’re our own jailers and we have keys to our cells, in hand.
Perhaps God inspired the Scriptures, cross-culturally … so we might understand.

It is of the utmost importance that His children aspire and struggle to overcome
the adversities … inherent to life … after The Fall … from His Kingdom.
Time and change; one, a fourth dimension, the other, a dimensionless
ebb and flow; both … purposeful dimensions … but formless.

Once upon times, a dreamy One asked, in dreamy slumbers, one (wo)man
from every land to pen a poem to … every nation.
The compendium is “AN ATLAS … POETIC”…. It languishes, in
the memory of Art Everman’s laptop … read by no one … but … Everman.

AN ATLAS, POETIC… a compendium … of heartfelt pleas,
for Mandela-Tutu-like, global truth and reconciliation, please.
In this surreal nonfiction, what needs to be read by every human (every man,
woman and child on the planet), has been read only by … Arthur … Everman.

In this surreal nonfiction, AN ATLAS … POETIC … is poetry … about history,
sociology and eschatology; irony in verse for the nations and the territories;
irony in history and prophesy in verse for nations and territories; a call to action;
to become not Indian, Pakistani, American, or Russian but rather … Bohemian.

An existential riddle: Spiritualities diverse aside, isn’t our common denominator
actually our humanity and not … surreally … any base … nationality?
In this surreal nonfiction … what is the common thread in the fabric
for His creation? Isn’t it the totality … of His creation … cosmic?

Diverse spiritualities aside, the quintessence of unfathomability
is His purpose and our purpose.
But were we to abnegate nationality and exalt humanity,
wouldn’t we accomplish … His purpose?

#Twitterfiction: Come to @chachomanopapa on Twitter and a surreal analog,
chachomanopapa.wordpress.com. Poetry on history, from tweets and a blog.
Read excerpts from AN ATLAS … POETIC of India and Pakistan and a prologue
of what ne’er shall be written by any man … humanity’s … epilogue.

A Medley of Memorable Quotes on World Citizenry

A citizen of the world is a person who values his or her global citizenship
above any other local identity, or nationalistic, relationship.

The earliest known expression in history of this value is found in the memory
of the Greek Diogenes of Sinope who lived on or about 412 B.C.

It is said Of Diogenes that asked where he came from, he answered: “I am
a citizen of the world (a cosmopolitan)”.

The Tamil poet Kaniyan Poongundran wrote in the Purananuru, (wherein
he is one of many authors, “To us all towns are one, all men our kin.”

Thomas Paine declared: “The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren
and to do good is my religion.”

The Bahá’í Faith’s founder’s (Bahá’u’lláh’s) 19th century proclamation:
“The Earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

Who, or What, is Chachomanopapa?

Who, or what, is chachomanopapa? Chachomanopapa’s a means to an end.
Viral, not physical, it is less a who, than
a what. It is many things. One is a symbol of an idea whose time’s at hand,
amongst them questions like, “What’s the plan … Stan?”

Every two syllables are the Spanish diminutives for, boy, brother and father,
fashioned into an evocatively provocative single
word. The transcendences we undergo from boys to fathers
and from girls to mothers, mirror our lives, our challenge-laden … crucibles.

Chachomanopapa’s meant to both noun and verb be; to be that place on the net
where we’re reborn, learn, earn, and transcend to views that come
into view, from atop the mountaintop from atop which Dr. King (who can forget),
dreamt of a world … more like … His Kingdom … come.

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy: Alchemy

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

For brothers’ keepers in this fractious status quo, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
but the late great Nelson Mandela’s visionary model may yet deliver
us from the more or less continuous anarchy … that seemingly … ever and ever,
haunts humanity. But what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

That’s to say that South Africa’s improbable social and political experiment may be
successful as well on that larger stage that is planetary … in scope;
just like an off-Broadway show that goes on to Broadway … however improbably.
The proof is in the pudding … and its main ingredient … is hope.

And, if indeed, it turns out that what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander,
then why NOT a global Truth and Reconciliation … consider?
For indeed, for brothers’ keepers, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
Nelson’s legacy’s … the power … to forgive and forget … and to live … together.

For verily, what could be more alchemical than that, that exponentially
builds atop the efforts of those whom have built a foundation?
What human experience better exemplifies the human spirit than the legacy
of Nelson Mandela’s model of Truth and … Reconciliation?

An Ethical Code … for a Planet … in Auto-Destruct Mode

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

For brothers’ keepers in this fractious status quo, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
but the late great Nelson Mandela’s visionary model may yet deliver
us from the more or less continuous anarchy … that seemingly … ever and ever,
haunts humanity. But what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

That’s to say that South Africa’s improbable social and political experiment may be
successful as well on that larger stage that is planetary … in scope;
just like an off-Broadway show that goes on to Broadway … however improbably.
The proof is in the pudding … and its main ingredient … is hope.

And, if indeed, it turns out that what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander,
then why NOT a global Truth and Reconciliation … consider?
For indeed, for brothers’ keepers, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
Nelson’s legacy’s … the power … to forgive and forget … to live … together.

Treat Ye Others as Ye Would Have Others … Treat Thee (III)

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

For brothers’ keepers in this fractious status quo, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
but the late great Nelson Mandela’s visionary model may yet deliver
us from the more or less continuous anarchy … that seemingly … ever and ever,
haunts humanity. But what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

And, if indeed, what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.
then why not a GLOBAL Truth and Reconciliation … consider?
For indeed, for brothers’ keepers, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
Nelson’s legacy is the power, to forgive and forget … to live … together.

Treat Ye Others as Ye Would Have Others … Treat Thee (II)

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

Treat Ye Others as Ye Would Have Others … Treat Thee (I)

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

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