I have a dream where Syrian refugees are in school like Clarkston High School with rich white children and blacks. I want to see the future of Clarkston High School in my dream. I see in this dream a peace coming to America, a time when the rich will voluntarily give away what they have to those in need. I see in then Millenials a generation that is love with social justice and peace. The Baby Boomers got fat and lazy on the riches and gold of the 1950’s-2000’s. The future is a future of austerity and thus mental health care must adapt. We must see the American mental health system learning from the African system. The major idea I have at this point is developing a program to encourage American mental hospitals to grow gardens to therapy and to engage in Art Therapy as a regular practice. I love people. I want to see the engagement with nature to become a normalized aspect of mental health care in this country over the idea of, “Have you taken your lithium or other meds?” That is none of your fucking business. It is my body, if people can do abortions in a Pro-Choice world, people can choose the path they want with their own mental health treatment. People have the right to seek the right treatment path freely without corporate pressure. That is my mission now. Please listen! I am not manic, there is a flood of ideas coming from stress due to the University of Minnesota pressure about legal stuff and disclosure with my mental health treatment. Dave in the disability office is not helpful, he is the problem. I am angry and tired of this run around. We need nature to come back in the mental healthcare system. Let us just focus on the trees and animals and love them and forget the rest.
Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. Kaya Erbil
I make money any way I can to finish a book of poetry on climate change, the West, and the Islamic World. Been working on this book for eight years. Features a raw and gritty personal story of mental illness. The book explores themes around religion, and tries to place a framework around the current War on Terror/global Islamic fundamentalist jihad. Relates technology and weapons of war to their basic scientific origin, digging deeper to find their mythological sources. Ending with a 500 year time travel journey to illuminate the public on the Islamic origin of Copernicus’s discovery, Arabic language semantics are explored to ask why the West gained a 500 year dominance. Back to 2018, faced with the existential dilemma of climate changed induced geopolitical apocalypse I will compare Islamic finance to Western capitalism and prove it to be superior as a framework for modern ecological economic. All these poems point back to the fight between Ishmael and Isaac. They both will realize that perhaps Ruth or Mary were the ones we should have written more about…