Ken Wilber's "Integral Age", January 2007
Essays about the work of Ken Wilber - Integral World - …
Secondly, seems I never hear anyone talking about the contexts of macro and micro requiring justice and mercy respectively to maintain human cohesion. For a group, justice is the highest good, a balancing of the scales, but for individual relationships, mercy and compassion that deliberately unbalance the scales in favor of the beloved is the highest good. Both are love tuned to different contexts. As greens with best intentions work to legislate compassion in the macro, they are losing the cohesion of the group, which it seems Trump exploited. Unless there is some unprecedented shift in human nature, it seems there will always be the need for justice and rule of law in group settings–which may also mean borders and immigration regulations–to maintain the integrity of groups in which mercy and compassion can be protected and practiced in individual, micro settings. I’m not sure we evolve beyond certain realities in our group relations even as we grow in our collective spiritual consciousness.
Ken Wilber: The Integral Vision (Pt. 1 of 2)
All very interesting, and though I’m not fully schooled in developmental stages but see how they generally follow stages of spiritual growth, I’m sensing that too much is being forced into this model, trying to make things fit–as it seemed you were implying in softening the distinction between orange and green. That Trump either rallied or regressed voters to amber I think may miss the more urgent imperative of people just needing jobs. It’s amazing how much human evolution vanishes at the dinner table. People without jobs will generally follow someone promising work. Occam’s razor here: the simplest explanation tends to be true, though certainly there are amber voters in the Trumps ranks, as I imagine there are among Clinton voters as well.